It is truly the stuff of legend homepage image! The fight against malaria is one of the most inspiring global health stories in decades. Here are just two example of what dedicated people have achieved:
- Malaria kills 60% less people today than in the year 2000! That means about 6.2 million lives have been saved since then.
- Malaria is no longer the leading cause of death of African children.
- There are 75% less cases of Malaria today than in 2000.
Thousands of communities, organisations and donors from about 57 different countries have worked together to reach millions of people with tools, diagnosis, and treatment plans to hit back at malaria. What a great success!
This year on Malaria Day, different countries will show-and-tell their success stories. The official theme for 2016 is “End Malaria For Good” and countries in every region of the world are invited to showcase their stories of their fight against malaria on a common platform for all to see. But the war is far from over.
What still needs to happen
For the world to win this fight, we need strong partnerships and sound investments. We’ve had a lot of success in the last 15 years, but can we keep it up? Only if our eyes stay on the real goal: ending malaria for good.
What you can do
Be informed. Even if you don’t live in a malaria region, it still can’t hurt to know what malaria prevention is all about – you never know when you may be travelling through a malaria zone. Here are the basic facts. Working together has brought us this far – working together will take us all the way.
More information: http://www.worldmalariaday.org/blog