The theme for the day was “zero malaria starts with my campaign” movement and “draw the line campaign” Half of the world’s population still lived at risk of the disease. In 2012, eight people died every day of malaria, while only one person died every day in 2020. The Executive Director of GOSANET Foundation said malaria mortality rate among children under five years had decreased from 0.6 percent in 2012 to zero point one (0.1) percent in 2020.
He said his organization was using funerals, community gatherings, and community information centers to disseminate and educate people in the Adaklu district on the treatment and prevention of malaria. He appealed to people with signs of it to go to the nearest health facility for treatment. He also appealed to Assembly members and opinion leaders in the district to lead the people in their communities in cleaning their surroundings.