As we commemorate another World Malaria Day, we felt it would be appropriate to raise awareness on one of the most critical public health challenges. Social media platforms will be inundated with statements and tributes commemorating World Malaria Day.
However, is it all we can think about on such a momentous event, or do we have a plan?
Yes, we will discuss the solution in this post. Prior to that, we’d want to discuss World Malaria Day and why we mark it each year.
Take a look…
World Malaria Day
It was established by member states of the World Health Organization during the World Health Assembly in 2007. As the name says, World Malaria Day is an annual international celebration held on 25 April to honor global efforts to combat Malaria. It is also an opportunity to draw attention to the importance of continuous investment in malaria prevention and control and a persistent governance mechanism.
Malaria Statistics Worldwide
Diseases have always been the cause of the majority of deaths throughout the world. And Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases. According to research, human malaria parasites evolved between 2.5 million and 30 million years ago in tropical Africa, making it one of the oldest diseases.
It has killed millions of people in the past. Research indicates that it has affected 3.3 billion people worldwide, spread over 106 nations. In 2012, Malaria killed an estimated 627,000 people, the majority of them being African youngsters.
In 2020, an estimated 241 million new cases of malaria were reported, with 627 000 malaria-related deaths occurring in 85 countries. Children under the age of five who lived in the WHO African Region accounted for more than two-thirds of all fatalities.
Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease; however, it continues to have a catastrophic impact on the health and livelihood of people all over the world, despite advances in medical technology. Hence, it is safe to say that only improving health care systems and bringing in new treatments and medicines is not enough. It’s now time to take impactful measures to nip the problem in the bud.
So, what’s the solution?
Before we talk about the solution, let’s first understand the root cause of any disease.
It should go without saying that poor sanitation, filthy surroundings, open sewage pits, and other factors are at the foundation of most diseases. Living in a dirty atmosphere increases your chances of getting malaria, too. Because of this, it is critical to maintain a clean environment.
Households clean their homes, but when it comes to trash management, most states do not have adequate waste management systems in place.
It’s time for countries, especially in tropical regions of the world to implement Smart Solid Waste Management solutions, which includes collecting, sorting, and recycling solid waste. It also aims to address solid waste management concerns through the use of sensors, smart monitoring systems, and mobile applications.
Numerous firms offer intelligent waste management monitoring systems nowadays, though none better than Convexicon India, who is market leader in this sector. It provides municipal corporations and local governing bodies across India with IoT-based waste management solutions that improve the efficiency of waste collection.
Using IoT-based waste management solutions, municipalities can ensure effective waste management operations and close gaps as soon as they exist.
Municipalities benefit from data intelligence and real-time insights supplied by IoT solutions designed by Convexicon for solid waste management challenges. These insights can be used to identify and regulate trash bin fill patterns in a given area. Mobile applications, in addition to hardware solutions, are utilized to address difficulties inherent in traditional waste management systems, such as tracking drivers in the field.
Route optimization of garbage vehicles happens, which eliminates the possibility of overflowing garbage bins by directing vehicles exclusively to filled bins. The smart waste management system is based on geospatial data analysis, which is used to monitor regional rubbish generation patterns.
In a nutshell, a smart waste management solution optimizes each stage of the traditional waste collection process. That is the imperative of the hour for all countries, especially in tropics, to combat disease and resolve waste management issues.