April 25, 2010 is the recognition of World Malaria Day. Every minute, a child in Asia and Africa  dies from malaria.

In one year alone, malaria causes the deaths of over one million lives, leaving grieving families, communities and nations poverty-stricken in its destruction. Very young children and babies are the most vulnerable from the ravages of this dreaded disease, as their immune systems are not strong enough to fight this terrible disease.

The “Rollback Malaria” campaign is committed to end this preventable and treatable disease, with the development of new drugs to combat malaria and to distribute insecticide-treated nets to areas where they are needed.

Malaria takes a great toll on the wealth of a nation—–its people, and the fight to eradicate malaria will give hope to today’s generation, to make way for a safer living environment for those of the future.

To learn more about the global community’s efforts to end the scourge of malaria, visit and see how you can contribute in the fight against one of the world’s oldest diseases, so that one day there will no longer be a World Malaria Day.


Today, there are 109 malarious countries in 4 regions

Source: Global Malaria Action Plan

World Malaria Day – A Day to Act

25 April is a day of unified commemoration of the global effort to provide effective control of malaria around the world. This year’s World Malaria Day marks a critical moment in time. The international malaria community has less than a year to meet the 2010 targets of delivering effective and affordable protection and treatment to all people at risk of malaria, as called for by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon.

World Malaria Day represents a chance for all of us to make a difference. Whether you are a government, a company, a charity or an individual, you can roll back malaria and help generate broad gains in multiple areas of health and human development.

Reducing the impact of malaria would significantly propel efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, agreed by every United Nations member state. These include not only the goal of combatting the disease itself, but also goals related to women’s and children’s rights and health, access to education and the reduction of extreme poverty.

Hundreds of RBM partners – governments, international organizations, companies, academic and research institutions, foundations, NGOs and individuals – are already gaining ground against malaria. Diverse partner initiatives are guided by a single strategy, outlined in the Global Malaria Action Plan.

Learn how you can support RBM


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