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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


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2012: Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria

Ban Ki Moon
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2011: Achieving Progress and Impact

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2009-2010: Countdown 2010

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2008: Zambezi expedition

Zambezi expedition
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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.

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