World Malaria Day 2018

World Malaria Day 2018

We are ready to beat malaria. Are you?

World Malaria Day 2018

This World Malaria Day, join the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and hundreds of partner organisations across the world to help beat malaria, one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases.

World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25 April each year, is an internationally recognised day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. However, half the world still lives at risk from this preventable, treatable disease, which costs a child’s life every two minutes.

 

 

We urgently need to do more to beat malaria and save millions more who will otherwise needlessly die from the disease. Malaria remains both a major cause and a consequence of global poverty: its burden is greatest among the poorest and the most vulnerable members of society. With renewed focus and commitment, we can be the generation to end one of the oldest and deadliest diseases in human history. This World Malaria Day, declare you’re ready to beat malaria. If we don’t seize the moment, our hard-won gains against the disease will be lost.

 

How you can get involved and get ready to beat malaria this World Malaria Day.

If you’re an Organisation:

It’s only through coming together with our partners on World Malaria Day that we can send a strong united message across the globe that more needs to be done to beat malaria.

 

Toolkit

We have developed a range of World Malaria Day campaign materials for organisations to download and disseminate to their members. These include a toolkit featuring stats, facts and key messages, to help you promote World Malaria Day and the activities you’re hosting to mark the day.

 

Events

Many of our partners will be holding events on World Malaria Day – from schools to parliaments – to raise awareness about global efforts to fight malaria. Tell us about events you’re holding to mark World Malaria Day and we’ll upload them onto our interactive map.

 

Social Media

Use the campaign hashtags, #readytobeatmalaria and #endmalaria to show your organisation is declaring to beat malaria this #worldmalariaday and ‘like’ and share World Malaria Day campaign materials on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Linked-In. We have also developed suggested social media posts to help promote World Malaria Day.

If you’re an Individual:

We can be the generation that beats malaria, but we can only do that with your help. There are several ways you can get involved in World Malaria Day:

 

• Many of our partners will be holding events on World Malaria Day – see here to find out more about events taking place across the world.

 

• If you live in a malaria affected area, help your family and friends beat malaria: sleep under an insecticide treated bed net, use a mosquito repellent and see a doctor in case of malaria symptoms.

 

• We need to ensure that malaria remains high on the political agenda – write to your political leaders or local representatives, and find out about local groups that advocate for better malaria prevention and treatment and how you can help them.

 

• We would encourage anyone who can afford to, to donate to our partner organisations who do amazing and hugely valued work.

 

• Pledge your support for malaria action on social media using the campaign hashtags #readytobeatmalaria and #endmalaria, along with #worldmalariaday and ‘like’ and share World Malaria Day campaign materials on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

 

About Us

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is the largest multi-stakeholder global platform for coordinated action against malaria. We convene more than 500 partners, advocating for concerted, collaborative action to achieve more, together. Partners include malaria-affected countries, bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, product development partnerships, nongovernmental and community-based organisations, research organisations and academic institutions. The RBM Partnership works to increase political and financial commitment, strengthen
programs in malaria-affected countries and advance research into new tools and innovations to end the disease for good.

This World Malaria Day, we want to bring to bring people together and encourage governments to renew global commitments to accelerate progress towards ending one of humanity’s oldest and deadliest diseases. If we don’t seize the moment now, our hard-won gains against the disease will be lost.

 

About Malaria

Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people each year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria is the leading cause of death for children under five. 

Thanks to the mobilisation of resources, political will and community efforts, malaria control and elimination efforts since 2000 have resulted in nearly 7 million lives saved, leading to US$2 trillion in benefits to malaria affected countries. However, more progress is urgently needed. 

Malaria remains both a major cause and a consequence of global poverty and inequity: its burden is greatest in the least developed areas and among the poorest members of society. Half the world still lives at risk from this preventable, treatable disease. Progress has slowed and could be rapidly
reversed if vital support for the malaria fight is not sustained. 

This World Malaria Day, we want to bring to bring people together and encourage governments to renew global commitments to accelerate progress towards ending one of humanity’s oldest and deadliest diseases. If we don’t seize the moment now, our hard-won gains against the disease will be lost.

What is Malaria?

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that kills more than 400,000 people each year.

Take Action

Take Action

Whether you are an organisation or an individual, join us and declare you’re ready to beat malaria this World Malaria Day.

Toolkit

Toolkit

Our toolkit has lots of information, resources and guidance to support your World Malaria Day activities.

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