World Health Organization Releases 2021 World Malaria Report
Each year, WHO’s World Malaria Report offers in-depth information on the latest trends in malaria control and elimination at global, regional and country levels. The report highlights progress towards global targets and describes opportunities and challenges for curbing and eliminating the disease. This year’s report includes a special analysis on the impact of disruptions to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key Takeaway: In 2020, there were an estimated 241 million malaria cases and 627,000 malaria deaths worldwide, representing about 14 million more cases in 2020 compared to 2019, and 69,000 more deaths. Read more here.
Rotarians commemorated World Malaria Day in the Kitwe District and joined in activities that also marked the beginning of Rotary Family Health Days where free medical services were offered to the local community. Malaria testing and treatment was one of the services being offered.
From April 21-23, Rotary District 9213 held its 97th District Conference in Naivasha. The conference saw over one thousand participants and offered an opportunity for Rotarians, Rotaractors, interactors, and guests to discuss and vote on important District matters.
The Outreach Program to Mothers and Pregnant Women at clinics and hospitals in The Gambia was launched, long-delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.