“World Malaria Day” was established and approved at the 60th World Health Assembly (WHA) in March 2007. It replaced “Africa Malaria Day” which was commemorated every year since 2001 on 25 April. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of malaria as a disease that is preventable and treatable and to mobilize communities across the world to get involved in the fight against it.
The World Malaria Day website has been established to help individuals and civil society contribute to the achievement of the Global Malaria Action Plan goals, through the establishment of a dynamic and interactive information and advocacy portal.
It aims to help inform, educate, mobilize and stimulate the highest possible number of stakeholders – to SHARE best practice and successes, update LIVE news and events on World Malaria Day and share the most informative and interesting links on MALARIA, the disease, treatment and prevention.
Until now, there has not been a medium through which civil society groups could share their work and disseminate their messages on malaria treatment and prevention on and around World Malaria Day.