End Malaria for Good

Malaria Causes

  • Plasmodium parasites
  • Transmitted through the bite of the infected female Anopheles mosquito, which is active mostly between dusk and dawn.
  • Symptoms usually appear 10 to 15 days after the infected mosquito's bite.

Symptoms of Malaria

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea.

Prevent Malaria

  • Sleeping under an insecticide-treated net at night
  • Use a quality mosquito repellent
  • Spraying the walls of homes with insecticides.
  • Preventive therapies are also recommended for travellers, pregnant women, children, and infants.
  • Do not store water in open containers for long periods. Stagnant water helps mosquitoes breed.
  • Wear long sleeved clothes that cover arms & legs.
  • Drain all sources of stagnant water in and around residential areas periodically.
  • Close windows at around 5 p. m when mosquitoes become active.
  • Children & pregnant women in high risk areas must be given intermittent preventive treatment, along with routine vaccines & antenatal treatment.

Who is at Risk?

  • Young children & pregnant women are especially susceptible to malaria infection and death.
  • All age groups and genders are at risk in areas where significant immunity to malaria isn't acquired.

Treatment for Malaria

W.H.O recommends prompt diagnosis in people suspected of malarial infection. An effective & safe antimalarial prevents life-threatening complications.