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Pilani Rajasthan JMA - World Malaria Day 2012
Malaria is one of the major causes of death and disease in the world with the life of a child being lost to malaria every 60 seconds.
World Health Organization - WHO’s new initiative, T3: Test, Treat, Track, urges malaria-endemic countries and donors to move towards universal access to diagnostic testing and antimalarial treatment, and to build robust malaria surveillance systems.
Symptoms of malaria include fever, headache, and vomiting, and usually appear between 10 and 15 days after the mosquito bite. If not treated, malaria can quickly become life-threatening by disrupting the blood supply to vital organs. In many parts of the world, the parasites have developed resistance to a number of malaria medicines.
The global theme for World Malaria Day 25 April 2012 is "Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria." Malaria research is one among the top ranking research activities in India today and it is indeed a matter of pride that the Pharma Major Ranbaxy has come up with a synthetic drug for malaria treatment as against prevailing plant derived drugs.
Established in the year, 2004 Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy – JMA which has been making rapid strides in early childhood education derives its inspiration from the quote “Information is just bits of data while knowledge is putting them together and wisdom is transcending them.” Addressing the students and teachers of JMA Pilani, Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan explained the significance of the day by sharing the above details and pointed out that key interventions to control malaria include - prompt and effective treatment with well tested medicines, use of insecticidal nets by people at risk; and indoor residual spraying with insecticide to control the vector mosquitoes.
About JMA Pilani: Hometown to the Birla family, Pilani in the heart of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan is well known for various educational institutions, CSIR Laboratory CEERI as well as the upcoming BrahMos Missile Assembly Project unit. Smt Jamuna Mishra Academy - JMA Pilani is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities Designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child's Future.
For more details about JMA Pilani see http://www.jma-