There are an estimated 229 million cases of malaria worldwide and there were 409,000 deaths in 2019, mostly children.
Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many scientists saying the evidence is too thin to recommend it now.
A malaria drug widely touted as a potential cure for COVID-19 showed no benefit against the disease over standard care — and was in fact associated with more deaths.
While the disease-carrying insects can give anyone a hard time, people with certain qualities are more likely to suffer from mosquito bites than others.
The death toll from the deluge itself has touched 1,559, including 551 children and 318 women, which does not include the disease deaths, the country's disaster management agency said.
World Malaria Day, which is annually observed on April 25, represents an ideal occasion to highlight the milestones and achievements made by the UAE in the fight against malaria.
Anti-viral drug remdesivir cuts recovery times in coronavirus patients, according to the full results of a trial published on Friday night, three weeks after America's top infectious diseases expert said the study showed the medication has "clear-cut" benefits.