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world malaria day 2023



Dear Partners,

Over the last two decades, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria has achieved significant progress, saving hundreds of thousands of lives.  

Today, countries are working tirelessly to deliver innovative approaches to hold the line against malaria, and recent investments have produced one of the most robust pipelines of malaria interventions in decades. 

However, a perfect storm for malaria is brewing; emerging biological threats threaten the effectiveness of existing tools and inadequate investment in controlling the disease in high-burden countries, which have been reducing funding for at-risk populations, represents the “greatest threat” to gains the world has made. Last year’s Global Fund Replenishment fell short of what is needed to maintain malaria programmes, scale up the latest innovations and reach everyone at risk. 

World Malaria Day on Tuesday, 25 April, is an opportunity for us to keep malaria high on the global health agenda, which is why the RBM Partnership to End Malaria is pleased to announce this year’s theme:

Time to Deliver Zero Malaria: Invest, Innovate, Implement.

The theme for 2023 highlights the need for urgent action and further investment to ensure investments made to date deliver maximum impact in the fight to end malaria. This World Malaria Day, the global malaria community will come together to:
  • Invest: Let’s call on global leaders to deliver on commitments and ensure existing investments deliver impact and extend the reach
  • Innovate: Let’s celebrate the research community’s innovation and call for further investment to deliver transformative and improved tools
  • Implement: Let’s support countries and communities to adopt innovative techniques and deliver tools and treatments to those most in need.
We will soon share further details leading up to World Malaria Day, including ways partners can get involved, a partner toolkit, and events. Ahead of 25 April, we encourage partners to share their planned activities and join the conversation using #TimeToDeliverZeroMalaria.

We look forward to working together this World Malaria Day to invest, innovate and implement a zero-malaria world.

Best wishes,
The RBM Partnership to End Malaria

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