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World Malaria Day

Wednesday - April 25, 2018 12:12 pm , Category : Fun Facts

April 25 (WTN ) - April 25 is celebrated as “World Malaria Day”.

According to WHO report, as of 2016, 91 countries and territories had ongoing malaria transmission and an estimated 3.2 billion people – nearly half the world’s population – were at risk of malaria. The year saw an estimated 216 million cases and 445000 deaths due to malaria worldwide.

The latest Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded to Chinese scientist Youyou Tu in 2015. She  won for her investigation on Chinese traditional medicine to unearth one of the most effective cures for malaria – artemisinin.

The first malaria-related Nobel Prize was awarded to Ronald Ross way back in 1902 for his discovery. Ross was British medical doctor born in Almora, India. 








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