Seminar on World Malaria Day

A seminar was organized in the University of Faisalabad in context with World Malaria Day. The theme for this year was “End Malaria for good”. Key note address was delivered by Prof Dr Ehsan ul Haq. He informed that the Global Malaria mortality rate was reduced by 60% in 2000 – 15. 6.2 million lives were saved as a result of a scale-up of malaria interventions. Speaking on the occasion Prof Dr Zahid Masood added that In 2015, there were 214 million cases of Malaria worldwide including 438 000 deaths from Malaria and 3.2 billion population are at risk. Concluding the session Prof Abdul Haq said that community participation and IVM were the best strategies to eliminate malaria. Large number of faculty members and students participated in the seminar.