Variety Of Malaria Prevention Tools Needed To Eliminate Disease, WHO Says In World Malaria Day Ceremony
WHO: Prevent malaria — save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April
“At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives. … Together with diagnosis and treatment, WHO recommends a package of proven prevention approaches, including insecticide treated nets, spraying indoor walls with insecticides, and preventive medicines for the most vulnerable groups: pregnant women, under-fives, and infants. ‘WHO-recommended tools have made a measurable difference in the global malaria fight,’ said Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of WHO. ‘But we need a much bigger push for prevention — especially in Africa, which bears the greatest burden of malaria’…” (4/24).