Basic Information WMD
World Malaria Day (WMD) is an annual event observed on April 25 with an aim to raise awareness and educate people about malaria and its treatment and prevention.
Observed on: April 25
Organized by: WHO
Introduced in: 2007 (Proclamation)
About World Malaria Day (WMD)
Every year April 25 is observed as World Malaria Day (WMD). This day is observed to provide “educational and understanding of malaria” and spread information on “year-long intensified implementation and treatment in endemic areas.”
In May 2007 World Health Assembly in its 60th session decided to observe World Malaria Day on April 25 every year. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by mosquito.
Activities and Programs on Malaria Day (WMD)
Many programs and events are conducted on this day to spread the message and theme selected for particular year. Programs and activities are there in local levels, national level and international level. Hospitals are organizing special events to support the observation.
Many companies related to health, government departments, NGOs, other organizations work in the field of health, educational institutions, etc. are participating in the programs. Different programs include seminars, street plays, medical camps, health awareness programs, etc. conducting on this day.
Theme for World Malaria Day (WMD)
World Malaria Day 2021 Theme is “Reaching the zero malaria target”
World Malaria Day 2020 Theme was “Zero malaria starts with me”
Malaria Day 2019 Theme was “Zero Malaria Starts With Me”
Malaria Day 2018 Theme was “Ready to beat Malaria“
WMD 2017 Theme was “End Malaria for Food”
2016 Theme: End Malaria for Good
2015 Theme: Invest in the future: defeat malaria
2014 Theme: Invest in the future: defeat malaria
2013 Theme: Invest in the future: defeat malaria
2012 Theme: Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria
2011 Theme: Achieving Progress and Impact
2010 Theme: Counting malaria out
2009 Theme: Counting malaria out
2008 Theme: Malaria: a disease without borders