April 25th – World Day of fight against Malaria



Malaria kills more than 400 thousand people annually worldwide, and is still a public health problem in Brazil, with over 140 thousand cases reported in 2020, especially in the Amazon region. The lethality in Brazil in non-endemic areas is much higher due to late diagnosis. Malaria is a treatable disease, with free diagnostic and treatment in the Unified Health System (SUS), but can progress to severe forms in a few days if not quickly diagnosed and treated.