World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day, held on 25 April each year, highlights the need for malaria prevention and control.

The World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report for 2019 shows that malaria continues to strike hardest against pregnant women and young children in Africa.

Scaling up efforts to reduce cases and deaths among these populations would provide a significant boost in the fight against malaria.

In 2018, an estimated 228 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide compared with 251 million cases in 2010, and 231 million cases in 2017.

In 2018, there were an estimated 405,000 deaths from malaria globally, compared with 416,000 estimated deaths in 2017, and 585,000 in 2010.

Children aged under five years are the most vulnerable group affected by malaria. In 2018, they accounted for 67 percent of all malaria deaths worldwide.

World Malaria Day is 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

Saturday, 25 April, 2020

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