Since 2008, the global community comes together to commemorate World Malaria Day on April 25. World Malaria Day was established by WHO Member States as an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.
2013 - 2015: Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria
View Malaria and Poverty video clip on RBM YouTube
2012: Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria
View United Nations / Roll Back Malaria Partnership video of UN Secretary-General
Ban Ki-moon on RBM YouTube
2011: Achieving Progress and Impact
2009-2010: Countdown 2010
2008: Zambezi expedition
World Malaria Day is a time for
ENDEMIC COUNTRIES in affected regions to draw attention to their progress and challenges in malaria control and lobby for more donor and domestic support
NEW DONORS to get engaged in the global partnership against malaria
RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS to flag their scientific advances to both experts and general public
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS, COMPANIES AND FOUNDATIONS to showcase their efforts and reflect on how to scale up what has worked; and
INDIVIDUALS to understand why malaria is a problem and take action to help solve it.