25 April 2018
Are you Ready to Beat Malaria?
This World Malaria Day, join the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and hundreds of partner organisations across the world in showing our collective commitment to helping 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 by those in some endemic countries.
Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives.
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 end 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. And, for the first time in more than a decade, progress has stalled. In 2016, a staggering 216 million people around the world had malaria — 5 million more than the year before.
If vital support for the malaria fight is not sustained, our hard-won gains against the disease will be lost. We must act now to continue the momentum and stop malaria in its tracks – from new life-saving treatments to a renewed political commitment.
This World Malaria Day, we must all recommit to end malaria – in our communities, our countries and around the world.
We are ready to beat malaria. Are you?