About World Malaria Day

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World Malaria Day is commemorated every year on 25 April since 2008. The decision on establishment of the World Malaria Day was taken in May 2007 by the World Health Assembly, attended by delegations from all of WHO's 193 Member States. The World Health Assembly decided that World Malaria Day shall be commemorated annually to provide "education and understanding of malaria" and spread information on "year-long intensified implementation of national malaria-control strategies, including community-based activities for malaria prevention and treatment in endemic areas." The theme of the First World Malaria Day (2008) was "Malaria - a disease without borders". On 2009 World Malaria Day, the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership kick-started its "Counting malaria out" campaign. This on-going 2-year campaign is intensifying global efforts to reach the first important malaria milestone by 2010 and to strengthen systems in endemic countries for the long haul of sustained malaria control and...
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