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Using sport to eliminate malaria in Zambia

JOSEPH KABUNGO
SPORT in many cases is only considered as a leisure activity without realising the health potential it has on people’s lives.
It has a positive impact on young people due to its popularity.
Sport and soccer in particular can be used as such in disseminating messages in the fight against malaria.
In the last two years during the month of April, I have had an opportunity to add my voice towards the enhancement of the various strategies that the country has put fourth in the fight against malaria from a sporting perspective.
Every year Zambia joins the rest of the world in commemorating the World Malaria Day that falls on the April 25.
Malaria causes a lot of suffering among people and eliminating it will make Zambia a better and safer place for future generations.
This will enable thousands of people to reach their full potential and contribute positively towards national development.
Since 2008, the global community comes together to commemorate World Malaria Day on April 25.
This day was established by the World Health Organisation as an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/