On 25 April 2019, a high-level conference to debate progress and challenges in the fight against malaria took place inside Hôtel de Ville as part of the official World Malaria Day celebrations. The conference was attended by high-level leaders such as the First Ladies of Niger and Haiti and Mayors of Niamey and Freetown, among others.
In addition, further public-facing activities spanning art, sport and culture took place in the heart of Paris on the day, including:
- The unveiling of a work of art designed by graffiti-artist Cyril Kongo
- A football tournament with players comprising famous faces from the world of sport
- Educational activities on malaria for young children
- Renowned musicians in concert, including Oxmo Puccino and Ben L’Oncle Soul
A selection of photos is now available here.