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Kenya joins the world in celebrating World Malaria Day 2021 – KBC

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Kenya joins World Sunday to mark Malaria Day with the revelation that more than half of the world’s population is still at risk of the disease.

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The theme for this year’s celebration is “Zero Malaria Begins with Me” and the World Health Organization says this is being achieved through sustainable funding.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe is expected on Sunday afternoon to outline steps taken by the government to tackle malaria.

World Malaria Day is celebrated every April 25th and recognizes global efforts to control malaria.

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Although the disease is preventable and treatable more than 3 Billion people are at risk of contracting malaria.

In 2012, malaria caused approximately 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children.

Currently malaria kills 1 child every 2 minutes statistics that continue to worry stakeholders in the health sector.

Through sustainable funding, the World hopes to bring malaria to zero infections.

The slogan ‘Zero Malaria Begins with Me – Draw a Line Against Malaria’ will explore and integrate malaria eradication in a more demanding environment.

In Kenya, there are approximately 3.5 million clinical cases and 10,700 deaths each year.

People living in Western Kenya have a higher risk of malaria.

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