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Mon, 6-11-2023

Commemoration of SADC Malaria Day is held annually on 6th November to create awareness about malaria and mobilise communities to participate in the malaria control programmes. The communities are mobilised through health education to create awareness and are taught to recognise signs and symptoms of malaria to seek immediate treatment when feeling sick, empower communities on home-based treatment and to capacitate communities on the use of personal protective measures to mitigate against the spread of malaria.

 The 6th of November is a very important day in the malaria world as it was on this day in 1899 that Dr Alphonse Laveran identified the malaria parasite as the causal agent of malaria.