We can defeat malaria

We can defeate malaria

Malaria is preventable and curable. Significant progress has been made since 2000 thanks to increased global investment and action.



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1 child dies every 60 sec

Photo: Georgina Goodwin, Vestergaard Frandsen

Despite recent progress, about half the world's population still lives in malaria risk areas and malaria remains a leading cause of death amongst young children.


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Keep up momentum

We cannot afford to lose momentum

Today's gains against malaria are increasingly threatened by a shortfall in funding. It is critically important that we stay on course; malaria resurgence will remain a persistent threat until the disease is stopped altogether.

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World Malaria Day 2014

World Malaria Day is a chance to shine a spotlight on the global effort to control malaria. Each year, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partner organisations unite around a common World Malaria Day theme. Invest in the future: defeat malaria is a three-year theme partners chose for the period of 2013-2015 to call attention to the need to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and defeat malaria in the future.

RBM Partners Commemorate World Malaria Day

  1. Amref Health Africa: Calls for Increased Investment to Consolidate Gains in Malaria Control
  2. APMEN: World Malaria Day 2014: Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria
  3. BestNet: World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014 - Photo Contest
  4. CDC: and Partners Turn the Tide against Malaria
  5. European Vaccine Initiative: World Malaria Day 2014: New vaccine candidates against malaria enter clinical development
  6. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: World Malaria Day 2014
  7. Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ): 2014 World Malaria Day Event—"POWER OF ONE"
  8. GHC: World Malaria Day
  9. Global Dimention: 25 April every year: Raising awareness of malaria as a curable and preventable disease
  10. The Global Funf: Partners Press for Accelerated Progress against Malaria
  11. Harvard University: World Malaria Day 2014
  12. IFRC: Communities and the Red Cross joining forces to defeat malaria in Kenya
  13. JHMRI, Jhpiego and Center for Communication Programs: 2014 World Malaria Day
  14. JHPIEGO: On the Front Lines of the Battle Against Malaria, MCHIP and Community Health Workers Transform Tragedy into Triumph
  15. LSHTM: Featured Malaria Publication - PLOS ONE
  16. LSTM: World Malaria Day 2014: Insecticide Quantification Kit
  17. Malaria Consortium: World Malaria Day 2014: Lessons from the past - can malaria ever be eradicated?
  18. MMV: World malaria Day 2014
  19. MVI PATH: World Malaria Day 2014: Invest in the future: Defeat malaria
  21. Nothing But Nets and Major League Soccer Team Up to Beat Malaria
  22. PATH marks World Malaria Day 2014
  23. PLAN: 25 avril - Journée mondiale contre le paludisme
  24. PMI: World Malaria Day – 2014
  25. SFH Investing in the Future, Defeating Malaria
  26. Vestergaard: Online mapping system helps fight malaria by tracking mosquito resistance to insecticides used to prevent malaria
  27. WHO: World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014
  28. WHO (note for media): World Malaria Day 2014: WHO helps countries assess feasibility of eliminating malaria
  29. WHO SEARO: World Malaria Day, 2014 “Invest in the future: Defeat malaria”
  30. WHO WPRO: Statement by Dr Shin Young-soo WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific for World Malaria Day
  31. The World Bank: How a Water Project is helping Fight Malaria in the Senegal River Basin

On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2014, we spoke with the Right Honourable Stephen O'Brien, MP, global advocate for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, about his time in the Sahel collecting mosquitoes, the role of parliamentarians in this fight, the post 2015 agenda, and the importance of continuing to invest in the fight against malaria. Read the interview.