On 25 April 2015 the world commemorates World Malaria Day under the theme, “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria”. The theme highlights the need for increased financial and human resources, commodities and infrastructural investments to control and eliminate this life-threatening disease.
Malaria can be prevented or controlled through the use of long lasting insecticidal bed nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), preventive therapies for pregnant women, children under five and infants, as well as quality-assured diagnostic testing and treatment. Most malaria prone countries are still far from achieving universal coverage of these malaria interventions.