World Malaria Day

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Head of Burnet's malaria research, Professor James Beeson

In a reflection of how progress on malaria has stalled in many regions around the world, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a new resolution that calls on member states to provide universal access to life-saving tools for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Leaders from countries most impacted by the disease convened to share their views on what can be done during the UN’s 73rd General Assembly.

The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report in 2018 showed that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled.

In 2017, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria causing 435,000 deaths, the majority 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.

CLICK HERE to read about Burnet’s fight against malaria.

Date & Time

Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Professor James Beeson

Deputy Director (People); Head of Malaria Immunity and Vaccines Laboratory; Adjunct Professor Monash University