Africa Malaria Day is every year commemorated on 25 April. This day has been set aside by African governments committed to rolling back malaria and meeting the United Nations malaria-related Millennium Development Goals. It is, therefore, an opportunity for the RBM Partnership to show solidarity with African countries battling against this scourge by supporting several events and activities around the world.
In Africa, numerous countries organized events and activities to mark Africa Malaria Day. In Europe, coalitions and alliances against malaria advocated with parliaments and other decision-makers. The malaria community in the United States, highlighted this day with the first Malaria Awareness Day and several cities in Canada held awareness raising events.
The focus of this year's Africa Malaria Day is the need to work in partnership to reverse the progression of malaria and make a significant impact in endemic countries: Leadership and Partnership for Results.