In 2007, the World Health Assembly declared that, “World Malaria Day shall be commemorated annually on 25 April, in order to provide education and understanding¬†of malaria as a global scourge that is preventable and a disease that is curable”. It would be an opportunity to, “inform the general public of the obstacles¬†encountered and progress achieved in controlling malaria.”
The Roll Back Malaria (RBM)¬†Partnership is the global framework to implement coordinated action against malaria. Comprised of the most important malaria prevention organizations across the world, each year these partner organisations unite around a common World Malaria Day theme.¬†Invest in the future: defeat malaria¬†is the theme partners chose for the next three years to call attention to¬†the big push¬†needed to reach the¬†2015 Millennium Development Goals¬†and #defeatmalaria in the future.
Over the past year Stomping Out Malaria has significantly increased its investment in malaria prevention. From only 13 countries in 2011, over the last year Stomp has grown to work in 23 countries. You can find stories about our programs across Africa in our News feed, and highlights in the Weekly Awesome.