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What does World Malaria Day signify?

World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria.

World Malaria Day sprung out of the efforts taking place across the African continent to commemorate Africa Malaria Day. The ‘Malaria-to-Zero’ initiative is a good demonstration of the power of an organized private sector effort against malaria. Its goal is to galvanize and pool private sector resources and capabilities in order to save one million lives by 2020. Several  cases of malaria are found in low-income countries under-equipped to prevent and treat the disease. Nations that have successfully beat malaria did so through a combination of advanced medication and treatments, the prevention of mosquito bites, and the elimination of infected mosquitoes. World Malaria Day gives people the chance to promote or learn about the efforts made to prevent and reduce Malaria around the world. Good healthcare is important to prevent and treat diseases like as Malaria. According to WHO this theme underscores the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting surrounding the common goal of a world free of malaria. It will empower individuals across the world to make a personal commitment to saving millions more lives and help communities and economies to thrive by ending malaria. It will re-energize the fight to eliminate the disease, which still threatens half of the global population and kills one child every two minutes. Several awareness campaigns and events are organised to celebrate this day and WHO will share several interviews with leaders and advocates who have been involved in malaria control. These leaders will share their views and efforts of the past 71 years fighting with malaria. World Malaria Day also enables new donors to join in a global partnership against malaria, and for research and academic institutions to reveal scientific advances to the public.
The day also gives international partners, companies and foundations a chance to showcase their efforts and reflect on how to scale up what has worked.