‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’
World Malaria Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly, is internationally observed on 25th April each year. The day presents an opportunity to raise awareness of the incredible opportunity we have to eliminate one of the oldest and deadliest diseases and save millions of lives and help communities thrive. Numerous events are held in malaria-affected and donor countries around the world to mobilize global and local leaders, civil society, the private sector, academic institutions and communities in the fight to end malaria.
Coming ahead of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria Replenishment meeting this October in Lyon, France, it is even more vital we use the day to draw global attention to malaria and the need for urgent action.
Each year, the RBM Partnership organises an internationally visible official ceremony to mark the day. This year, the official celebrations will be hosted by the city of Paris, with the French Government supporting a range of activities taking place in the capital, to celebrate the day. This will present an increased opportunity to engage with other Francophone countries, where 313 million people are at risk of malaria, on World Malaria Day. Indeed, half of the 10 highest malaria burdened countries are Francophone countries.
- #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe / #ZéroPalu
- #StepUpTheFight / #AccélérerLeMouvement