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Two million people in the country are at risk of malaria

Newsg Reporter 25 April, 2018, 14:49:03

  • Two million people in the country are at risk of malaria

Dhaka: Today World Malaria Day. Like other countries in the world, the day is observed in Bangladesh. The theme of the day is "We are ready to eradicate malaria". A program has been organized at the CIRDAP Auditorium in the capital on the occasion of World Malaria Day. Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim will inaugurate the day. On the occasion, a seminar was organized at the National Press Club on Tuesday with the help of the Health Department's Disease Control and BRAC. Apart from this, special programs will be organized at all district and upazila levels today (Wednesday).

In this regard, Director General of Health Department Prof. Abul Kalam Azad said, the targets we have taken will achieve the target in a particular time. Of this, the annual transmission rate of 13 malaria-prone districts in the year 2021 will be reduced to below zero -1.46. At the same time preventing malaria infections in eight of the 13 malaria-prone districts. Confirming the release of malaria in 51 districts by 2021. He said that compared to 2008, the number of malaria patients decreased by 65 percent and mortality decreased by 92 percent.

Among the 64 districts of the country there are 71 outbreaks of malaria in 13 districts of the south and north-eastern borders. Among them, Hill Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachari Malaria Prakan and Cox's Bazar are identified as central malaria-trapped areas. About 1.25 million people in these areas are at risk of malaria.

According to the Health Department's malaria eradication program, 93 percent of the total malaria in the country is in three hill districts. Analysis of the data of malaria patients in 20117, found that 85 percent of patients have falciparum germs. Which is later responsible for the death of malaria and the disease.

According to the data obtained from the malaria eradication program, 39,771 malaria cases were reported in the country in 2015, of which 9 people died. In 2013, 27,737 malaria cases were affected and 17 people died. In 2009, 29,237 people were attacked and 13 people died.

Director of Health Department (Disease Control) Professor Dr. Sania Tahmina said, malaria is the disease of mosquito. It is difficult to completely eliminate any transmitted disease. In this case you have to be patient. The more effective the management becomes, the better the situation. We are working to eliminate malaria by 2030.

Meanwhile, according to the latest World Malaria report in November of the year 2010 published by the World Health Organization, more than 21 million people were infected with malaria in 2016. Of these, 4,45,000 people died. Although the number of deaths in the previous year was 4 lakh 46 thousand. Malaria is a carrier-borne disease. Almost half of the world's people are at risk of malaria. In 2011, approximately 216 million people were infected in malaria in 91 countries of the world. The World Health Organization's information on 'World Malaria Report-2017' has been published.

In 2012, about 9 percent of people in Africa were infected with this disease. 91 percent of them died. An estimated $ 2.7 billion is spent in the world to eliminate malaria in 2016. In 2012, almost half of the world's population had malaria risks. Malaria is higher in Africa than in Africa.

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