Today is the World Malaria Day, and I am fighting against Malaria since many years,
being myself victim of Malaria already and suffered like many million others on this planet.
The World Malaria Day is commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control Malaria.
Globally some 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria, and some
250 million travelers yearly who spend their holiday in malaria risk countries.
World Malaria Day 2012 comes at a critical juncture for the massive global effort at
The researches made extraordinary gains under the impact of some extraordinary people
as Ray Chambers, the UN special malaria envoy, and, of course, Bill Gates, who invests through its Foundation to find a vaccine against Malaria.
Not only faith personalities through their networks and personal authority they hold
can be of essential influences for the good in public health, but the support and help of anyone of you. Providing health messages, raising awareness and supporting the local Malaria Associations
are just some basics to save lives.
It takes so little to protect the underage or elderly people with an impregnated bed
mosquito-net, the knowledge of how to use it properly and cleaning up stagnant water ponds.
Of course intensive anti-malaria campaigns that reduce deaths significantly and open up
the possibility of eradication cost money.
Therefore the contributions of those who can afford it are most welcome.
The Roll Back Malaria Program
(www.rbm.who.int) is the relevant
organization to respond to your entire question about Malaria and donations.
The RBM Partnership is the global framework to implement
coordinated action against malaria. It mobilizes for action and resources and forges
consensus among partners. The Partnership is comprised of more than 500 partners, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector,
nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions.
Without your contribution the clock could be set back and break the momentum across the
Investments in malaria control have created unprecedented momentum and remarkable
returns in the past years. In Africa, malaria deaths have been cut by one third within the last decade; outside of Africa, 35 out of the 53 countries, affected by malaria, have reduced cases by
50% in the same time period.
In countries where access to malaria control interventions has improved most
significantly, overall child mortality rates have fallen by approximately 20%.
However, these gains are fragile and will be reversed unless malaria continues to be a
priority for global, regional and national decision-makers and donors.
On World Malaria Day, everyone in the malaria community, from district health officers
to net manufacturers, epidemiologists to volunteer health workers, are committed to continuing the fight to reduce the burden of malaria.
The people in the malaria risk countries count on you!