World Malaria Day 2017
Please join us for a WHA side event hosted by The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in collaboration with the Roll Back Malaria Partnership
Co-sponsored by: Republic of Angola, Republic of Botswana, Republic of Congo, Principality of Monaco, New Zealand, United States of America
Where: Palais des Nations, Room 8
When: 18h – 19h15, Thursday 25th May 2017
Since 2000, we have made great strides in curbing the malaria epidemic. Between 2000 and 2015, global malaria incidence fell by 21% and mortality rates decreased by 29%. Malaria mortality in Africa fell by 31%. Thanks to the mobilization of resources and political will, malaria control and elimination efforts have resulted in nearly 7 million lives saved and over US$2 trillion added to the economies of malaria affected countries.
We are now embarking on new chapter in the fight against malaria. This final effort may be our most challenging yet. To succeed we must adapt. Complacency is not an option: every day more than 1,100 people still die from malaria – a preventable, treatable disease.
A malaria-free world is within our grasp. This requires the highest political and financial investments from donor and malaria-affected countries.
Together, we can end malaria for good.
Please note: In order to gain access to this event, participants must already hold a pass to the UN.