'Counting Malaria out' on World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day April 25th 2010
Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease which half of the world's population is at risk of getting. It kills around 1 million people with most of these deaths occurring in Africa. This third World Malaria Day is set to be even bigger and better than last year. The ongoing Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership campaign 'Counting Malaria Out' aims to intensify global efforts to reach important milestones set by the Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP). We have less than a year to meet the 2010 target of universal mosquito net coverage for all populations at risk and a reduction in the number of malaria cases and deaths by 50%. World Malaria Day is a time to mobilise civil society in the fight against malaria. Read more

The main objective of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership is the scaling up of interventions at country level to ensure wide spread coverage, particularly to population groups most vulnerable. There is a need to strengthen support for coordination amongst country health partners. The identification of support needs are to be led and designed locally, with support from other levels as appropriate for the country context and capacity and the stage of policy development and implementation.

For more information on World Malaria Day, 25 April 2010, click here and for more details on Roll Back Malaria, click here

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