WHO touts bids to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025 | News | DW | 22.04.2021

The UN health agency said it had now identified 25 countries, some from the previous group and some new ones, with potential to stamp out malaria within five years. “These countries will receive specialized support and technical guidance as they work towards the target of zero malaria,” said the WHO in a statement. Eight countries, including China, Iran and Paraguay, succeeded in reporting zero indigenous human cases by 2020. The new group of countries aiming to to do so by 2025 includes Thailand, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Ongoing efforts against malaria Forty-six of the 87 countries with malaria reported fewer than 10,000 cases of the disease in 2019, compared to 26 countries in 2000. By the end of 2020, 24 countries had reported interrupting malaria transmission for 3 years or more. Of these, 11 were certified malaria-free by WHO. “Many of the countries we are recognizing today carried, at one time, a very high burden of malaria. Their successes were hard-won and came only after decades of concerted action” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.

Source: WHO touts bids to eradicate malaria in 25 countries by 2025 | News | DW | 22.04.2021

Alphabet soup for the soul – “E”

Great Earth Day!

Words from Walden

E is for Earth 

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.”

Henry David Thoreau

The Earth that we occupy is drenched in various forms of life that are full of energy and intelligence, both visible and invisible to the human eye.

The energy we experience on earth is all around us, if is in everything and everywhere. The leaves of a tree that produce food for both humans and animals is made by and infused with a higher intelligence. it is also found in insects and organisms.

Is earth the only place that intelligent life can prosper in the entire cosmos?

As we expand our universal reach through space we will find out that undoubtedly we are NOT the only planet where intelligent life exists in such abundance, but you already knew that.

One of the most intriguing…

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