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World Malaria Day

On April 25, the world will focus its attention on the global burden of malaria — with an eye toward scientific developments that portend real-life solutions.

Published April 08, 2014

World Malaria Day

As we approach World Malaria Day on April 25, approximately 3.3 billion people (one half of the world’s population) are still at risk of contracting malaria. With more than 650,000 malaria deaths annually, there is still much work to be done before this disease can be controlled.

Increased prevention and control measures have led to a 25% worldwide reduction in malaria mortality rates since 2000. However, those living in the poorest countries remain the most vulnerable to malaria; nearly 90% of all malaria deaths worldwide occur in the sub-Saharan Africa, mostly among children under five years of age infected with the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Science must play a key role in elucidating disease processes and developing potential drugs and vaccines to mitigate, and one day eradicate, this deadly disease

Event (In-person and Webinar)

Malaria 2014: Advances in Pathophysiology, Biology and Drug Development

April 25, 2014
Join the Academy and international experts on World Malaria Day to examine breakthroughs in pathophysiology, pre-erythrocytic and liver stage biology, and drug development.

Event (In-person and Webinar)

Building a Collaborative International Network

April 24, 2014
Join Science Alliance for an introduction to communicating and networking with scientists and professionals from different cultures. Register for this event, and receive a discount to the Malaria 2014 conference.


Advances in P. vivax Malaria Research

Progress has been made toward developing new drugs against P. vivax and initial steps have been taken to facilitate vaccine development. Researchers and public health officials highlight knowledge gaps and discuss a path forward in this eBriefing.


Unlocking the Secret of Global Health Victories

Experts discuss recent successes and setbacks in global health, exploring how partnerships can drive progress and how to drive developments from the lab to the field.