World Malaria Day – 2019

Zero Malaria Starts with Me

Children in Uganda answer: Who slept under a mosquito net last night? Credit: Caitlin Christman/PMI
Children in Uganda answer: Who slept under a mosquito net last night? Credit: Caitlin Christman/PMI

About

World Malaria Day showcases global efforts to control and eliminate malaria. Every year on April 25, partners come together to celebrate successes, recognize each other's efforts, and underscore the need for expanded investment as well as sustained political commitment for malaria prevention, control, and elimination. This year’s theme is Zero Malaria Starts with Me.

The U.S. government demonstrates exceptional leadership in the global fight to end malaria. The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) supports 24 partner countries in sub-Saharan Africa and 3 programs in the Greater Mekong Subregion in Southeast Asia to control and eliminate the disease. Led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), PMI delivers cost-effective, lifesaving malaria interventions—such as insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying, and essential medicines—alongside catalytic technical and operational assistance that equips and empowers partner countries to end malaria.

Events

World Malaria Day Faith Roundtable
USAID Point IV Conference Room on the Sixth Floor, Ronald Reagan Building
Thursday, April 25, 3:00–4:30pm
This event is hosted by PMI in collaboration with USAID’s Center for Faith & Opportunity Initiatives. Learn how the U.S. Government, through PMI, partners with the faith community to enhance U.S. malaria investments and deliver lifesaving malaria interventions.

The executive summary and transcript of the event are available as PDFs.

Malaria Elimination in Africa Symposium
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Somner Hall - E2014
Thursday, April 25, 8:00am–6:30pm
This event is hosted by Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute. Deputy U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rick Steketee will deliver the keynote address on what it will take to eliminate malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Learn how PMI is supporting partner countries to control and eliminate malaria.

World Malaria Day Reception
Capitol Hill, S-115
Tuesday, May 7, 5:00–7:00pm
This event is hosted by Malaria No More and will celebrate U.S. leadership in the global malaria fight. U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Ken Staley will deliver remarks and visitors from Uganda will speak about the positive impact of U.S. investments in their country. The event will also officially launch the FY 2018 PMI Annual Report.

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