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President, PM stress joint efforts to control Malaria disease

President, PM stress joint efforts to control Malaria disease

President, PM stress joint efforts to control Malaria disease

President, PM stress joint efforts to control Malaria disease

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ISLAMABAD: As the world observes World Malaria Day on Thursday, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif called for a vigorous political commitment and adequate investment strategies to reach the goal of a world free from the disease.

President Asif Ali Zardari asked all provincial governments and other stakeholders to take joint measures to control malaria disease. In his message on the occasion of World Malaria Day, the president underscored that prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria was possible.

The World Malaria Day is observed every year on April 25 to create awareness and find solutions to the challenges being faced in controlling the disease.

The Government of Pakistan is committed to providing all health facilities to the people, he said adding that Pakistan was determined to implement new initiatives under the Global Malaria Programme.

President Zardari pointed out that the measures were aimed at testing, confirming and standardizing the treatment of every suspected case of malaria.

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Expressing satisfaction over the Ministry of National Health’s concerted efforts to combat malaria through a joint unit, the president said the Common Management Unit Malaria adopted a comprehensive strategy.

On the other hand, prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, in a message on the Day, stressed the need to learn from each others’ experiences and support each other’s’ efforts in combating the disease.

He said the research and academic institutions needed to flag scientific advances to both experts and the general public, international partners, companies and foundations to showcase their efforts and reflect on how to further scale up malaria control interventions.

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He called upon all partners, organizations, healthcare professionals, and individuals to unite in their efforts to end malaria. “We must work collaboratively to strengthen healthcare systems, increase access to quality diagnosis and treatment, and raise awareness about the importance of prevention and controlling measures of malaria,” the prime minister added.

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