Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement.

World Malaria Day; Time to deliver zero malaria: invest, innovate, implement.  Malaria is an acute febrile illness caused by Plasmodium parasites, which are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable.  World Malaria day is observed every year on the 25th April to bring global attention to the efforts being made to bring an end to malaria and encourage action to reduce suffering and death from the disease.  Epidemiology  In the latest WHO World Malaria report in 2022, there were 247 million cases of malaria in 2021 compared to 245 million cases in 2020. The estimated number of malaria deaths stood at 619 000 in 2021 compared to 625 000 in 2020. Of these deaths, 77 per cent were children under 5 years of age. This translates into a daily toll of over one thousand children under age 5.  Four African countries accounted for just over [...]