World Malaria Day 2021

20 April 2021

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World Malaria Day takes place on 25 April 2021, with the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners this year celebrating the achievements of countries that are approaching, and achieving, malaria elimination. The WHO highlights that, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of these countries reported zero indigenous malaria cases in 2020, while others have made progress towards becoming malaria-free.

Ahead of World Malaria Day, country leaders, frontline health workers and global partners are invited to come together in a virtual forum to share experiences and reflections on efforts to reach the target of zero malaria. The event will be co-hosted by the WHO and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria on 21 April 2021.

Source: WHO, April 2021