Celebrating World Malaria Day 2024 

Posted 25th April 2024 by Yann-Pablo Corminboeuf

25th of April 2024 marks the annual World Malaria Day, an opportunity for the worldwide malaria community to share information about differing approaches toward malaria eradication, celebrate milestones in research, and highlight the ongoing need for funding and political support in the fight against malaria.  

Our theme for this year’s World Malaria Day is “Gender, Health Equity and Human Rights”. We are focused on accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world by acknowledging the effects that the malaria endemic has on women and marginalised groups and championing their contributions in the field of malaria research.  

This World Malaria Day, we created a series of vignettes featuring quotes from a number of stakeholders across Africa who are involved in our project, including members of the communities that we work in, local leaders and policymakers. Individuals from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Uganda shared their experiences with the malaria endemic and views on the fight towards #ZeroMalaria.  

As well as creating vignettes as part of our digital campaign, we have created a digital wax pattern with a traditional African design, inspired by the countries that we operate in, and that are primarily affected by the malaria endemic. The design incorporates scientific illustrations to highlight the contributions of our researchers as well as a figure representing our stakeholders and the women who have a hand in the fight against malaria.

The next World Malaria Day is a long way away, but in the year ahead, we will continue to do all that we can to raise awareness about malaria, stand strong with the malaria community and champion the voices of those who are primarily affected by this deadly disease.