David Beckham put his star-power to use on Wednesday in a bid to reinvigorate the fight against malaria under the slogan “Malaria must die – so millions can live”. As it is known to us all, 25th of April is the World Malaria Day. Today, a campaign named “Malaria Must Die” that stresses the worldwide joint effort and commitment in the field of malaria prevention and treatment is launched, focusing on pressuring leaders of countries in the Commonwealth, a 52-member grouping including Britain and most of its former colonies, to adopt policies aimed at eliminating the disease. With the strong willing to make world better, Wondfo always take unremitting efforts to fight Malaria by providing high-quality products.
Beckham called for Malaria attention
<span “=””>Backed by a coalition of global health and development organizations, including Malaria No More, and a number of celebrities. This global campaign kicked off with a video featuring footballer David Beckham, showing him in a glass box “under attack” by a swarm of mosquitoes.
“These insects are annoying in places like the U.K. but in many parts of the world a mosquito bite is terrifying and deadly,” Beckham said in a statement. ” Every two minutes a child dies from malaria and progress on ending the disease is stalling, this is totally unacceptable,” said Beckham, a member of Malaria No More UK’s leadership council and a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF.
Despite successes in recent years, malaria continues to kill about 445,000 people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease affecting humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoans (a group of single-celled microorganisms) belonging to the Plasmodium type. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later. In those who have recently survived an infection, reinfection usually causes milder symptoms. This partial resistance disappears over months to years if the person has no continuing exposure to malaria.
In 2016, malaria claimed 455,000 lives and caused 216 million cases, 5 million more than 2015(211million).
Hazard of Malaria
An advertising company in Spain uses hundreds of mosquitoes of various shapes and sizes to create collage paintings, only to appeal to the public to pay attention to the harm of malaria to humans. In an advertisement, these mosquitoes form the picture of Nazi head Hitler. In the other two advertisements, mosquitoes form tanks and are bombarded with bombs. Underneath each ad, there is a word: Nothing and nobody can take away so many lives like Malaria.
Action of Wondfo
According to a report on the UN website, the World Malaria Report 2017 issued by the WHO on November 29 last year showed that the number of malaria cases in the world increased by 5 million in 2016 compared with 2015, and the number of deaths was about 440,000, similar to the previous year. This means that the global malaria prevention and control work has stagnated.
To fight against malaria, Wondfo established an industrialized production line and developed a rapid detection kit for malaria that certified by Guangdong Province as a high-tech product in both 2011 and 2015. In the meantime, Wondfo actively engaged in the exploration of both domestic and overseas markets. Products related to malaria diagnostic reagents have been sold to over 30 provinces in China and more than 140 countries and regions worldwide, such as India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Myanmar, Bangladesh, South Korea etc. Our tender customers regarding Malaria testing products include UNOPS in India and MOH in Columbia, which symbolizes a big step of Wondfo in terms of cooperation with government and contribute to the international malaria control.
At the 2017 National Science and Technology Awards Conference held on the 8thof January, 2018, a fruitful achievement acquired by Wondfo, together with the Second Military Medical University of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Sun Yat-sen University, Southern Medical University, Tongji University, and Darui Biotech that namesThe Establishment and Application of Key Technologies for the Prevention and Control of Major Parasite Diseases such as Malaria and Schistosomiasishas won the second prize of The 2017 State Science and Technology Progress Award (SSTPA).The achievements in won the second prize of 2017 National Science and Technology.
Having reached such a new height, Wondfo will devote itself to enhance innovation capability, increase the R&D input, and continuously transform the frontier international biotechnology scientific and technological achievements into productivity in the future. Malaria prevention and treatment, we have been acting!