30 APRIL 2020

Zero Malaria Starts With Me

 

 

Led by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to raise awareness of the global burden of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that puts half the world at risk and kills a child every two minutes. In 2018, these investments saved almost 600,000 lives and prevented nearly 100 million malaria cases compared to 2000 levels. Globally, in 2018, an estimated 1,109 deaths occurred daily as a result of malaria infections. Of 1,109 deaths, an estimated 67% were children under five years. The global theme for World Malaria Day, ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’, emphasizes everyone’s power and responsibility – no matter where they live – to ensure no one dies from a mosquito bite.

 

For more information, visit http://endmalaria.org/worldmalariaday and http://who.int/malaria.

 

In Australia, Malaria Awareness Day is observed on 30 April each year, in conjunction with World Malaria Day on 25 April. The global theme for World Malaria Day, ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’, emphasizes everyone’s power and responsibility – no matter where they live – to ensure no one dies from a mosquito bite.

 

We want to raise awareness of the fact that malaria is preventable, and that early diagnosis and treatment are critical to saving lives and reducing human suffering. In 2018, an estimated 228 million people were infected with malaria, worldwide. In that year, there was an estimated 405,000 deaths with 1,109 deaths per day and 67% of deaths were among children under 5 years of age.

 

For more information on the evolving situation regarding COVID-19 and malaria, please refer to the World Health Organization Q&A.

 

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KEY MESSAGING

Theme: ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’

Hashtags: #MalariaAwarenessDay, #WorldMalariaDay, #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe, #ZeroPalu

*Covid-19: an evolving situation, but we urge greater investment in building and supporting resilient health systems to protect and advance progress against existing infectious diseases like malaria and be prepared to effectively address new outbreaks like COVID-19.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

So, RAM Australia is running a social media campaign to raise awareness and promote education surrounding malaria and we need your help!

 

  1. Write ‘zero’ on a poster
  2. Take a photo of yourself holding up the poster
  3. Send the photo to the RAM PR and Media Coordinator – [email protected]
  4. Or, post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or LinkedIn tagging @RAM or #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe
  5. RAM Australia will repost your photos and together we will build an online movement

 

Help us create an online community and generate online awareness surrounding malaria.

 

Download this poster to spread the word!

MAD Campaign Poster

 

Netania, our RAM PR and Media Coordinator

 

RESOURCES

RAM has produced a number of resources, available for use for Malaria Awareness Day. These are connected with the key and social media messages.

Ideas for Rotary clubs

Social media graphics

RBM Partnership to End Malaria Press Release: Strong health systems and sustained investment keys to reaching zero malaria

RBM Partnership to End Malaria Advocacy and Communications Toolkit: World Malaria Day 2020

 

  

 

SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGES

Today is #WorldMalariaDay/#MalariaAwarenessDay. Every two minutes, a child is killed. No matter where we live, #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe.

 

We’re building, supporting, and investing in resilient health systems to protect against existing and new disease threats. #WorldMalariaDay/#MalariaAwarenessDay

 

As the world grapples with the #COVID19 pandemic, we’re reminded of the critical importance of strong health systems to fight deadly infectious diseases like malaria. #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe

 

 

Countries with less robust health systems where malaria is endemic will struggle further as resources are diverted to #COVID19 and resulting in fewer resources to combat malaria. But #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe.

 

In 2018, greater investment in malaria saved almost 600,000 lives and prevented nearly 100 million malaria cases compared to 2000 levels. We must close the funding gap and invest in strong health systems. #WorldMalariaDay/#MalariaAwarenessDay

 

 

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