World Malaria Day


Professor James Beeson and his malaria research team.

The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report in 2016 estimated more than 215 million cases occur of malaria each year, with 438,000 deaths in 2015. The majority of deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and among young children.

Malaria remains endemic in around 100 countries with more than three billion people at risk.

World Malaria Day, held on 25 April each year, highlights the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

It is also an opportunity for new donors to join the global malaria partnership, and for research and academic institutions to showcase their scientific work.

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Date & Time

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Professor James Beeson

Deputy Director (People); Head of Malaria Research: Immunity, Vaccines and New Therapies Laboratory; Adjunct Professor Monash University