World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25 April each year, is an internationally recognized 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.
On World Malaria Day we mark successes in the fight against malaria, highlight the responsibility we all have to end malaria within a generation and urge leaders to step up the fight and get us closer to a malaria-free world.
Over the past two decades we’ve made great progress in the malaria fight, saving more than 7 million lives and preventing over 1 billion malaria cases.
World Malaria Day 2021 will unify and build on the ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’ movement and the ‘Draw the Line Against Malaria’ youth focused campaign. This year’s theme, "Zero Malaria - Draw the Line Against Malaria", will explore and connect malaria elimination and malaria in high-burden settings.
The objectives for this year's World Malaria Day are:
- Highlight the successes of countries in the malaria fight.
- Inspire a new group of countries that have the potential to eliminate the disease by 2025.
- Demonstrate that zero malaria is within reach for all countries.
Here is how to join us:
- Draw the Line Against Malaria on zeromalaria.org;
- Light up momuments around the world on 25 April 2021 to mark World Malaria Day;
- Join us on social media using our social media toolkit;
- Organize activities in your own country.
Make sure to read the World Malaria Day 2021 highlights here
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