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. ACSH: World Malaria Day: April 25, 2014
  2. ACTconsortium: Interactive training halves malaria overdiagnosis and prevents wastage of drugs
  3. ACTmalaria: World Malaria Day: April 25, 2014
  4. African Union: World Malaria Day: “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria”
  5. Africare: Invest in Africans. Defeat Malaria
  6. AIRS: Building Capacity to Fight Malaria
  7. American Forces Press Service: Military Research Continues Fight Against Malaria
  8. Amref Health Africa: Calls for Increased Investment to Consolidate Gains in Malaria Control
  9. APMEN: World Malaria Day 2014: Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria
  10. ASHTM: Statement on World Malaria Day 2014
  11. A World at School: World Malaria Day 2014: Education is key to saving millions of lives
  12. Bayer: Raise Awareness on Vector-Borne Diseases on World Malaria Day 2014
  13. BestNet: World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014 - Photo Contest
  14. BioMedCentral: Malaria – the big push towards eliminating a killer
  15. bioMérieux: World Malaria Day 2014
  16. CDC: World Malaria Day — April 25, 2014
  17. CDC: and Partners Turn the Tide against Malaria
  18. Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy: World Malaria Day 2014
  19. DCP3: World Malaria Day 2014
  20. The Commonwealth Pharmacists Association: World Malaria Day – 25th April 2014
  21. DSW: World Malaria Day 2014 – The time for accelerating investment is now
  22. EDCTP: World Malaria Day 2014: ‘Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria’
  25. Episcopal Relief & Development: World Malaria Day 2014: A Face of Courage and Hope
  26. European Vaccine Initiative: World Malaria Day 2014: New vaccine candidates against malaria enter clinical development
  27. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: World Malaria Day 2014
  28. ExxonMobil: Commemorating World Malaria Day 2014
  29. Fight The Fake: Keep fake medicines from undermining progress made in malaria control!
  30. Friends of the Global Fund, Japan (FGFJ): 2014 World Malaria Day Event—"POWER OF ONE"
  31. GEMS: World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014s
  32. GHC: World Malaria Day
  33. GHD: Recognizing World Malaria Day: April 25
  34. Global Dimention: 25 April every year: Raising awareness of malaria as a curable and preventable disease
  35. The Global Fund: Partners Press for Accelerated Progress against Malaria
  36. The Global Fund: World Malaria Day 2014
  37. The Global Fund, UNICEF, The Government of Chad: Net Campaign Targets Universal Coverage in Chad
  38. Haffkine Institute: World Malaria Day 2014
  39. Harvard University: World Malaria Day 2014
  40. Health Policy and Planning: World Malaria Day 2014
  41. IAMP: World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014
  42. IFRC: Communities and the Red Cross joining forces to defeat malaria in Kenya
  43. IFRC: World Malaria Day: using technology to save lives
  44. Insedm: 25 APRIL 2014 – WORLD MALARIA DAY
  45. International Organization for Migration: A Future Without Malaria: Healthy Migrants in Malaria-Free Communities
  46. JHMRI, Jhpiego and Center for Communication Programs: 2014 World Malaria Day
  47. JHPIEGO: On the Front Lines of the Battle Against Malaria, MCHIP and Community Health Workers Transform Tragedy into Triumph
  48. KFF: Highlighting World Malaria Day
  49. LSHTM: Featured Malaria Publication - PLOS ONE
  50. LSTM: World Malaria Day 2014: Insecticide Quantification Kit
  51. MACEPA (MakingMalariaHistory): How can we defeat malaria?
  52. Malaria.com: World Malaria Day 2014
  53. Malaria Consortium: World Malaria Day 2014: Lessons from the past - can malaria ever be eradicated?
  54. Malaria Journal Club: WORLD MALARIA DAY 2014
  55. Malaria No More (UK): World Malaria Day 2014
  57. Malaria World: This week it's World Malaria Day: Read the Jerusalem Declaration on Sustainable Malaria Elimination in Africa
  58. MedIndia network: World Malaria Day 2014: Fight Back Against Malaria, Protect Your Future
  59. MMV: World malaria Day 2014
  60. MNYS: World Malaria Day 2014
  61. MSF: "Not a Miracle Cure," But Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Having Strong Impact in Niger
  62. MSH: World Malaria Day 2014: Ajak's Story
  63. MVI PATH: World Malaria Day 2014: Invest in the future: Defeat malaria
  64. MVVC (Malaria Vectored Vaccines Consortium): World malaria Day - Placental Malaria
  65. MW: This week it's World Malaria Day: Read the Jerusalem Declaration on Sustainable Malaria Elimination in Africa
  66. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: World Malaria Day April 25, 2014
  68. Nigeria NMCP: World Malaria Day 2014Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria - Are You Ready for World Malaria Day 2014?
  69. Nothing But Nets and Major League Soccer Team Up to Beat Malaria
  70. Novartis and Malaria No More provide two million antimalarial treatments to children in Zambia
  71. NYAS: Malaria 2014: Advances in Pathophysiology, Biology and Drug Development
  72. Oil Search Health Foundation: World Malaria Day 2014: Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria
  73. ONE: World Malaria Day: We can achieve a world free of malaria
  75. Oxford University (NDM): World malaria day 2014
  76. PATH marks World Malaria Day 2014
  77. PLAN: 25 avril - Journée mondiale contre le paludisme
  78. PMI: World Malaria Day – 2014
  80. PureTravel: Get Involved with World Malaria Day
  81. Red Cross Canada: World Malaria Day: 3.3 Billion Still at Risk
  82. Results for Development: World Malaria Day 2014
  83. Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and RBM: Intergrating Malaria into Sustainable Development Goals
  84. SFH Investing in the Future, Defeating Malaria
  85. SIM: World Malaria Day 2014
  86. THL: World Malaria Day 2014: Vector-borne Disease on the Global Health Agenda
  87. Thomson Reuters: World Malaria Day: The Weak Links in the Malaria Cycle
  88. The Tony Blair Faith Foundation: World Malaria Day 2014: Two Million People Reached In Sierra Leone
  89. UMC: World Malaria Day - April 25, 2014
  90. UNDP: World Malaria Day 2014
  92. University of Pennsylvania: World Malaria Day 2014: Invest in the future. Defeat malaria
  93. University of Quinsland: Malaria-free Asia Pacific one step closer
  94. UN News Centre: On World Malaria Day, UN officials push for near zero preventable deaths
  95. UN Secretary-General's message on World Malaria Day
  96. UN Special Envoy Ray Chambers' official remarks on our progress and challenge ahead in the malaria fight
  97. U.S. AFRICOM: World Malaria Day observed at AFRICOM
  98. USAID Deliver Project: World Malaria Day 2014
  99. Vestergaard: Online mapping system helps fight malaria by tracking mosquito resistance to insecticides used to prevent malaria
  100. VoA editorial: World Malaria Day 2014
  101. WEEMA: Malaria Day 2014: Updates!
  102. WEF: What African governments can do to fight malaria
  103. WellcomeTrust: Image of the Week: World Malaria Day 2014
  104. WHO: World Malaria Day, 25 April 2014
  105. WHO (note for media): World Malaria Day 2014: WHO helps countries assess feasibility of eliminating malaria
  106. WHO AFRO: World Malaria Day 2014
  107. WHO AFRO: Message of the Regional Director, Dr Luis G. Sambo, on the occasion of World Malaria Day 2014
  108. WHO AMRO (PAHO): "Malaria Champions of the Americas" seeks best practices on integrated efforts against vector-borne disease
  109. WHO EURO: Malaria: great progress towards elimination, but persistent threat of imported cases and reintroduction
  110. WHO SEARO: World Malaria Day, 2014 “Invest in the future: Defeat malaria”
  111. WHO WPRO: Statement by Dr Shin Young-soo WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific for World Malaria Day
  112. The World Bank: How a Water Project is helping Fight Malaria in the Senegal River Basin
  113. World Gold Council: Gold For Health - Ghana Spotlight

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.