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World Malaria Day

25 Apr 2018

World Malaria Day 2018

Ready to Beat Malaria

Malaria cases are decreasing globally, with 21% reduction in new cases between 2010 and 2015. However there are still huge numbers of people affected by the disease, with over 200 million cases of malaria reported in 2016.

In Western countries, nearly all malaria is caused by travelling, which is why it’s important to be prepared before you visit an area at risk of malaria.

On World Malaria Day,  April 25th, the World Health Organisation has called for a focus on uniting the world to beat the disease once and for all.

How You can Prevent Malaria

Together with diagnosis and treatment, in areas where malaria is rife, WHO recommends:

  • Get vaccinated against Yellow Fever and Japanese Encephalitis
  • Wear light-coloured, long sleeve clothing
  • Get rid of any stagnant water
  • Spraying indoor walls with insecticides
  • Using insecticide-treated nets and window screens

“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.

More Information

Find out if you are travelling to a country that has a risk of malaria by visiting our country vaccination guide.

Read more about malaria and how to you can prevent it.

For further information and a consultation with an experienced member of our travel team, you can book an appointment online here, call our Central London travel clinic on 020 7353 5678, or email us at info@fleetstreetclinic.com.

 

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