Yesterday, in America, the 12th edition of the Malaria Day was held. For the countries of the region, the platform was the main cause of death in the past century to carry out a breakthrough campaign against malaria. all peoples of the world. Thus, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged the region's states to cure the situation and urgently take action to preserve the progress and eradicate this deadly disease.
Currently, Paraguay is the first malaria in America, officially recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in June of this year. In 1973 Cuba achieved that. Currently, Argentina is ready to pass the certification in 2019. Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico and Suriname will be the list of 21 countries in the world to combat malaria by 2020. The number of other countries, by 2030, is likely to reduce the risk of disease and reduce the risk of achieving the goals of the region.
Carissa F. Etienne, director of PAHO, has shown that it is closer to removing the skin, but believes that our actions can not be trusted or relaxed, and that control efforts should be repeated when this occurs.
Malaria is endemic in 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, one in 2017 after the disappearance in Paraguay. Since 2015, malaria cases have increased by 71% in the region. 95% of the total population is concentrated in five countries, mainly in specific areas where the anti-disease efforts are weakened. Most affected are mobile, such as locals, vulnerable people, and miners and migrants.
"If we want to fight malaria, we need to expand access to many diseases, diagnostics and timely treatment," says Marcos Espinale, Director of the Department for Infectious Diseases and Inquirers. Ecology of PAHO.
In America, the Malaria Day In 2008, the Initiative Council of the PAHO Member States was set up and stressed the need for investment in prevention and control of disease in America. Regional efforts co-ordinated by PAHO and its partners were estimated to have saved hundreds of lives by reducing the mortality rate by 30% between 2000 and 2017.