Today is World Malaria Day, and malaria prevention works. We can be the generation to end malaria for good.
Malaria can often be avoided using the ABCD approach to prevention, which stands for:
- Awareness of risk – find out whether you’re at risk of getting malaria
- Bite prevention – avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent, covering your arms and legs, and using a mosquito net
- Check whether you need to take malaria prevention tablets – if you do, make sure you take the right antimalarial tablets at the right dose, and finish the course
- Diagnosis – seek immediate medical advice if you have malaria symptoms, including up to a year after you return from travelling
Prevent Malaria, Save Lives!