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Last week at MalariaWorld: Invest in the future. Defeat malaria. World Malaria Day 2015.

April 23, 2015 - 21:59 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

On 25 April it will be World Malaria Day. A day when the World Health Organization and other organizations involved with the fight against malaria are calling for commitments to the vision of a world free of malaria. The Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) has defined the theme as "Invest in the future. Defeat malaria". This theme reflects the ambitious goals and targets as defined in the draft post-2015 strategy that will be presented to the World Health Assembly in May. This new strategy aims to reduce current malaria cases and deaths by 90% by 2030. Four countries have been certified free of malaria in the last decade and the post-2015 strategy sets the goal of eliminating the disease from a further 35 countries by 2030. On World Malaria day the success in the fight against malaria will be highlighted. And new commitments will be made. 

One of the activities is a call for action by RBM to support coverage with Intermittent Preventive Treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. Read the RBM Call to action here.

This week we will share with you an infographic about malaria resistance from Vestergaard. You can read the Vestergaard infographic about insecticide resistance here.

We are looking forward to read and share more good malaria news. Let's see what World Malaria Day 2015 will bring.

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