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For those planning to travel to countries that have known malaria cases, it is very important to take preventive measures, including avoiding mosquito bites by using insect repellent, covering the arms and legs, and using a mosquito net. In ancient Greece, in the 4th century BCE, malaria was responsible for affecting the populations of different city-states.

As the world celebrates World Malaria Day, World Health Organization (WHO) affirmed that malaria still kills a child every two minutes.

"The needless deaths resulting from malaria and the household expenditure on malaria are unacceptable".

Meanwhile, UN Resident Coordinator Janet Rogan who was represented by World Health Organisation (WHO) Officer- Incharge Mary Bwalya, indicated that the UN remains committed to eliminating malaria. "The department also aims to get rid of malaria-related casualties in the state by 2018", reads a statement from the Health Department. Ninety percent of malaria cases and over 90 percent of malaria deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Binka said there was need to admit alternative medicine into the fight to wipe out malaria.

"However, as we make these mosquito net available to you, I urge every person who receive the net to use them for their intended goal so that together we can fight to kick malaria, with those few words, I Clar Weah first lady of the republic of Liberia, hereby declare the 2018 mass mosquito net campaign officially launch", the First Lady said.

According to the World Malaria report, 2017 released to mark World Marked Malaria Day.

"In the world today, an unprecedented number of people are on the move and migration can pose challenges to malaria control and elimination".

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Vietnam has adopted a national strategy on malaria prevention and elimination for the 2011 - 2020 period with a vision towards 2030.

On this World Malaria Day, WHO continues to call for greater investment and expanded coverage of proven tools that prevent, diagnose and treat malaria.

"We used a novel, highly sensitive quantitative polymerase chain reaction designed for detecting all six malaria species infecting humans, says Claudia Daubenberger, a co-author of the study and a researcher at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute".

She also used the occasion to recognize the impact of the government and worldwide partners for their many supports in combating malaria in Liberia.

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Introduction and expansion of effective interventions such as the use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs), Artemesinin based Combination Therapies (ACTs) for the treatment of falciparum malaria and the promotion of long lasting Insecticide treated bed Nets (LLINs) has brought a revolution in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention program of the country.

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