Innovating to reduce the burden of malaria and save lives!
The theme for World Malaria Day 2022 will be “Innovate to reduce the burden of malaria and save lives”. No tool in the current palette will solve the malaria problem on its own. WHO calls for investment and innovation in finding new vector control approaches, new diagnostics, new antimalarial drugs and other tools to accelerate progress against this disease.
While the global malaria burden declined steadily between 2000 and 2015, progress has slowed or even stagnated in recent years, particularly in high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Urgent and concerted action is needed to put the world back on track to meet the 2030 targets of the Global Malaria Strategy of the WHO.
Although preventable and treatable, malaria continues to have devastating consequences on the health and livelihoods of people around the world. In 2020, there were an estimated 241 million new cases of malaria and 627,000 malaria-related deaths in 85 countries. More than two-thirds of deaths were recorded among children under 5 living in the WHO African Region.
Source: innovating to reduce the burden of malaria (WHO)
10:30 a.m.: Introduction by Youssouf Camara, Director General of the House of Africa
10:40 am-11:30 am: 3 simple and local solutions against malaria.
- Artemisia herbal tea, a local and inexpensive herbal treatment / Lucile Cornet-Vernet, Founder.
- MAIA, the "ointment that really protects against mosquitoes" / Gerard Niyondiko, Co-founder.
- Qista, Ecological mosquito trap / Stefania Juan, Export manager.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: 4 business leaders testify:
- Frank Eba, Managing Director of the Senegalese Sugar Company
- Patrick Ogwang, Founder of Jena Herbals
- Eric Maville, General Manager of Corporate Health
- Baba Ndiaye, Honorary President of the Departmental Council of Kaolack (Senegal)
Followed by an exchange with the participants.
Be numerous to interact at this event.
Source: eradicating malaria is possible!