On April 25 the international community joins together to recognize #WorldMalariaDay. This year, while the world continues to focus on the spread of COVID-19, we join other NGOs including the World Health Organisation in their focus on "Zero malaria starts with me" a campaign that to keep malaria high on the political agenda, mobilize additional resources, and empower communities to take ownership of malaria prevention and care.
Between 2000 and 2014, the number of malaria-related deaths fell by 40% worldwide, from an estimated 743 000 to 446 000.
But in recent years, progress has ground to a standstill. According to WHO's World malaria report 2019, there were no global gains in reducing new infections over the period 2014 to 2018. And nearly as many people died from malaria in 2018 as the year before.
You can help more children and families get protection from malaria. By supporting Child Essentials you assist them to access both more mosquito nets (to protect them from malaria carrying mosquitos) and more clean, safe water sources to protect them from water borne diseases like malaria.
Read other stories about ChildFund’s work reducing the impacts of malaria in our dedicated communities here.