The World Malaria Day will be observed in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the globe today with the theme Zero Malaria Starts with Me.
World Malaria Day — which was instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in May 2007 — is a day for recognising the global efforts to control malaria.
According to World Health Organisation, every year, about 216 million people become affected with malaria and 6,55, 000 die of the disease.
In Bangladesh, different organisations have chalked out various programmes marking the day. The programmes include seminar, rally and health camps.
Health and family welfare minister Zahid Maleaque is scheduled to join a programme at about 11:00am at CRDAP auditorium in the city.
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