Bahrain: Bahrain celebrates World Prevention Week under the slogan of “Wide Awareness Campaign” The Kingdom of Bahrain also took partake in the celebration of World Immunisation Week, which is celebrated usually every year last week of April, which aims to raise the level of awareness of the importance of vaccinations and their role in securing the necessary protection against many diseases.
The occasion also provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of vaccination and its role in ensuring protection for all members of the community.
With the support and guidance of wise leadership, the Kingdom of Bahrain has achieved leading and competitive achievements in immunization prevention and coverage, providing all high safe and effective vaccinations that follow the latest updates, global standards and scientifically proven standards to maintain health and safety of everyone, vaccinations are one of the most important and most successful preventive health interventions in maintaining public health and preventing many diseases that can be avoided with vaccination.
Bahrain’s extended immunization programme is a core support of public health and primary healthcare, with recommended vaccines being provided from birth through routine childhood vaccinations, and immunization services are extended to cover different age groups, including school students, reproductive-age women, the elderly, and most at risk of disease, and workers Healthy people and travellers to different travel destinations.
Health Ministry of Bahrain also celebrates World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25 every year, in support of WHO’s efforts to improve people’s access to preventive measures against life-threatening diseases. The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of prevention as a key strategy to reduce the risk of malaria. The malaria disease is spreading.
Malaria is a disease that burdens the whole world, and it has burdened Bahrain, where malaria was native to Bahrain in the 1930s.
So the government went after a lot, and all necessary efforts and resources to fight this disease were confiscated, then established the Malaria Department in 1939 to commence anti-malaria programs on a regular basis. Thanks to tremendous efforts and ongoing combat, the last local transmission of malaria was recorded in 1979.
The Kingdom of Bahrain was officially declared malaria-free by the WHO in 1982. The Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the first countries in the Middle East to eliminate malaria, and the Kingdom of Bahrain has since been proud of the achievement of 44 years in a row without any local transmission of malaria thanks to the efforts of all workers in the Ministry of Health and other concerned sectors to keep Bahrain malaria-free.