This year, like every year, the malaria community will commemorate Africa Malaria Day on 25 April to show solidarity with African countries battling against this scourge. This day has been set aside by African governments committed to rolling back malaria and endemic countries all over Africa will be raising their voices in unison. Many other parts of the world also suffer from malaria just like Africa: Thailand, the Amazon region, India, and Vietnam for instance. Africa Malaria Day is therefore an opportunity for ALL countries to reaffirm their commitment to reduce the burden of this disease.
This year's Africa Malaria Day will highlight the need to provide universal access to artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and call for these treatments to reach those who need them as quickly as possible.