World Malaria Day around the world - in pictures30 April 2015
World Malaria Day is an international event that brings people together from around the globe to unite in the fight against malaria. Malaria Consortium has offices in Africa and Asia which commemorate April 25th by holding a variety of events that help raise awareness. Below are some of the highlights:
People in South Sudan were tested and treated for malaria on World Malaria Day.
Field officer guiding the malaria knowledge pre-test during a training of Mutivaze communal structure members, District of Rapale, Mozambique.
Members of Namitatar community structure during a malaria prevention training in the district of Mossuril, Mozambique.
Members of the Namitatar community structure demonstrate the use of plants in their community as mosquito repellent during the malaria prevention workshop in the district of Mossuril, Mozambique.
Malaria Consortium Nigeria, DFID and commercial sector partners of SuNMaP gear up to defeat malaria on the occcasion of World Malaria Day 2015.
At a World Malaria Day 2015 event in DFID's Nigerian office, Dr James Ssekitooleko, SuNMaP Programme Technical Director, explains how malaria prevention and treatment work within the SuNMaP programme.
Permanent Secretary and Representative of the Health Minister, Linus Awute, launching the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020 at the ministerial press briefing in Abuja, Nigeria, held to mark World Malaria Day 2015.
Permanent Secretary and Representative of the Health Minister, Linus Awute, and the National Coordinator of the National Malaria Elimination Plan Dr N Ezeigwe at one of the exhibition stands at the ministerial press briefing in Abuja, Nigeria, on the occasion of World Malaria Day 2015.
Participants at the ministerial press briefing and launch of the National Malaria Strategic Plan in Nigeria.
Community and religious leaders gathering at a World Malaria Day event at Jikwoi, a satellite community located at about 30 km from Abuja city centre.
Community leader and the national coordinator of the National Malaria Elimination Plan at Jikwoi, a satellite community located at about 30 km from Abuja city centre.
Community leader during an interview for World Malaria Day 2015 at Jikwoi, Nigeria.
School children are waiting for a malaria rapid diagnostic test. The malaria testing was one of the side events for World Malaria Day 2015 at Jikwoi, Nigeria.
Community dance before the distribution of long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) to pregnant women during one of the side events for World Malaria Day 2015 at Jikwoi, Nigeria.
Pregnant women are waiting to collect long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) during one of the side events for World Malaria Day 2015 at Jikwoi, Nigeria.
A health worker gives instructions on how to take anti-malarial drugs (ACTs) after a patient is tested positive on malaria using a rapid diagnostic test. The malaria testing was one of the side events for World Malaria Day 2015 at Jikwoi, Nigeria.
Community members asked questions about malaria prevention and treatment at a World Malaria Day event in Jikwoi, Nigeria.
Approximately 300 participants, including village malaria workers, students, citizens, village chiefs and hospital staff took part in a parade to raise awareness on World Malaria Day 2015 in Pailin, Cambodia. The banners focus on malaria prevention, saying "Use a mosquito net to prevent malaria", “Get a malaria test at the village malaria worker's”,“Sleep under the mosquito net always and everywhere to prevent malaria.”
A parade to raise awareness on World Malaria Day 2015 in Pailin, Cambodia.
Over 600 participants joined the World Malaria Day 2015 celebrations in Pailin at the Thai-Cambodian border. Various key players in the field of malaria elimination attended the event, including the Director of the Provincial Health Department, the Deputy Governor of Pailin, several NGOs and a Public Health Officer from Thailand.
H.E. Mey Meek, Deputy Governor of Pailin Province, alongside Dr. Seng Ran, Director of the Provincial Health Department and Mr. Uthai Sriprom, Public Health Officer from Thailand, are lined up to release the balloons as a symbol for World Malaria Day and recognition of all the key partners for their efforts to reach the malaria elimination goals. The Cambodian banners read “Invest in Future, Defeat malaria” and "World Malaria Day 25.04.2015".
The balloons as a symbol for World Malaria Day and recognition of all the key partners for their efforts to reach the malaria elimination goals. Pailin, Cambodia.
Students participated in the malaria quiz during the World Malaria Day event in Pailin, Cambodia.
Press conference in Ethiopia, Addis. While representing malaria community partners Agonafer Tekalegne, Malaria Consortium Ethiopia Country Director (seated right) said “I am proud of the malaria community partners and the Federal Ministry of Health as they achieved a significant reduction in malaria morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia. However, this success can't make us doze off as we need to work hard in doubling our efforts to sustain the gained advantage and succeed in malaria elimination."
One of the opening ceremony activities for Wold Malaria Day 2015 in Ethiopia included traditional dancing of the southern region.
This booth was set up to stress the importance of a correct diagnosis for malaria. The Southern Regional Vice President of Ethiopia and head of the regional health bureau gets tested for malaria using a rapid diagnostic test (RDT).
During the World Malaria Day 2015 activities in Ethiopia school children performed songs and dances on malaria to raise awareness.
Malaria Consortium Ethiopia partners (WHO, UNICEF, FMOH and Zonal health) gather during a site visit for World Malaria day 2015.
Mobile van in Ethiopia used for social mobilisation in 20 towns during 22 days preceding World Malaria Day 2015, reaching 5000 people per session on average.
Country: Ethiopia | Cambodia | Nigeria | Mozambique
Keywords: Preventive treatments | Treatment | Public health communications | Elimination | Health system strengthening | Facility health services | Diagnosis | Vector control | Community delivery | Advocacy and policy