World Malaria Day – 2016

End Malaria For Good

Children learning about behavior changes that can prevent the spread of malaria.


April 25, 2016, marks World Malaria Day – a day to celebrate the gains made in the fight against malaria. Each year, this day highlights global efforts to control malaria and mobilizes action to combat the disease. On this occasion, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), releases its Tenth Annual Report to Congress [PDF, 8.7MB], which describes the U.S. Government’s contributions to the global fight against malaria.

Photo Contest Winner: Feliciano Monti

Congratulations to our "End Malaria For Good" photo contest winner, Feliciano Monti, PMI/USAID resident advisor! His photo, featured on the banner above and on the home page, shows malaria testing occurring in South Shan State during Burma's first national Malaria Indicator Survey. 

Visit our Flickr page to view the 90 photos that met the contest guidelines. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and voted!

World Malaria Day Twitter Chat

Monday, April 25, 2016, 9:00 am to 11:30 am ET

We are hosting an #EndMalaria Twitter roundtable on World Malaria Day. Please see below for a timeline of topics, retweet to promote our chat to your followers, and ask questions and chime in using #MalariaChat!

9:00 am ET Reaching the hardest to reach
9:30 am ET Malaria in Pregnancy
10:00 am ET Harnessing innovation & expanding research
10:30 am ET The threat of drug resistance
11:00 am ET What impedes or inspires behavior adoption or change?


2016 World Malaria Day Symposium
Global Malaria: The International Centers of Excellence Centennial Celebration
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Monday, April 25, 2016

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