2019 World Malaria Day: Message from our Program Coordinator

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“Malaria has huge impacts that cut across all sectors; causing a massive burden on health systems. Consequently, this leads to reduced productivity of corporate organizations and impaired economic growth. While there have been significant interventions ma

Thursday, April 25th is World Malaria Day, a day established by WHO member states to draw attention to the continuing need for investment in, and commitment to, the fight against malaria. The theme for 2019 is, “Zero Malaria Starts With Me”.

 “Malaria has huge impacts that cut across all sectors; causing a massive burden on health systems. Consequently, this leads to reduced productivity of corporate organisations and impaired economic growth. While there have been significant interventions made globally, progress in accelerating the impact of interventions focused on malaria control and elimination have stalled for the second consecutive year. To end the scourge of malaria in Africa, there is an urgent need for collective action from the Government, Private Sector and Implementing partners to increase investments and access to life saving interventions, foster strategic collaborations to prevent new cases and empower Africans to take action to end Malaria.

YOWEC as an Organization will continue to sensitized and provide logistics where necessary to our locals who are mostly affected.

Some Tips on how to prevent Malaria:

·                  Determine your level of risk.

·                  Stay in well-screened areas at night.

·                  Always use a bed-net impregnated with insecticides.

·                  Use mosquito repellent.

·                  Use Mosquito nets where necessary

·                  Go for long sleeves.

·                  Insect repellent again.

·                  Sunscreen comes first - repellent second.

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