In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic likely caused an additional 40-50,000 deaths from malaria that otherwise could have been prevented. If we do not act now to address the cause of these additional deaths and fight COVID-19 and malaria together, we will undoubtedly lose years of progress.
The Global Fund is providing guidance, tools and immediate funding of more than US$1 billion to help countries fight COVID-19, mitigate the impacts on lifesaving HIV, TB and malaria programs, and prevent fragile health systems from being overwhelmed, but they need more – $5 billion more.
This World Malaria Day urge your governments to ensure The Global Fund can protect all its hard-fought progress by increasing investments to meet their $5 billion goal.
World Malaria Day Tools:
GFAN will be launching new content each week of April leading up to World Malaria Day that all partners are encouraged to use and share. At the beginning of each week GFAN will post a graphic featuring one of our new Speakers – we ask that partners follow the schedule and wait until the appropriate week to share each graphic.
We have included the Speakers’ social media handles so you can tag them in your posts and – as always! – please also be sure to tag GFAN and use #UniteToFight and #WorldMalariaDay.
Week of April 5
Click on the image to download Mirriam’s graphic to post on social media.
Mirriam sees malaria every day at the clinic where she works as a midwife. In her region of Zambia, at least 1/4 of all children under 5 are infected every year, and without The Global Fund’s help, many of them would not survive. #UniteToFight #WorldMalariaDay
Since 2006, the Global Fund has distributed 15,600,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to fight the spread of malaria in Mirriam’s home country of Zambia. Read her story to learn more about the impact the Global Fund has had on her life: http://bit.ly/GFANMirriam #UniteToFight #WorldMalariaDay
- Facebook: @mirriam.bandachisamba.1
BLOG Post : We will have a new post featuring one of our Speakers this week!
Week of April 12
Click on the image to download Miranda’s graphic to post on social media.
“The Global Fund remains relevant to my work as a youth activist and health service provider by making effective investments in key populations as well as supporting country-level efforts to adopt enabling policies for effective and efficient malaria elimination approaches.” #UniteToFight #WorldMalariaDay
Miranda uses her expertise as a healthcare professional to inform her advocacy for improved health systems and services, particularly for young women in Cameroon. Read her story: http://bit.ly/GFANMiranda #UniteToFight #WorldMalariaDay
- Facebook: @ekema.miranda
- Twitter: @NdoloMiranda_EE
- Instagram: its_mimish_ee
Week of April 19
Click on the image to download Krystal’s graphic to post on social media.
“I am just one voice in millions that has benefited from the Global Fund’s work, but that is one voice I am proud to add in advocacy for an organization that is doing so much amazing work in my country and throughout the world.” #UniteToFight #WorldMalariaDay
Malaria is the number one killer of children under the age of five in Uganda, and Krystal and her two younger brothers almost became statistics themselves. Read her story: http://bit.ly/GFANKrystal #UniteToFight #WorldMalariaDay
- Facebook: @tripplemiss
- Instagram: @Lornakrys
BLOG Post : We will have new blog post featuring one of our Speakers this week!
On World Malaria Day
Keep an eye out for our launch of a World Malaria Day video featuring some of our Speakers!
World Malaria Day Campaigns from our Friends!
You can also share and use campaigns for World Malaira Day developed by GFAN members and supporters!