November 6 is observed annually as the Malaria Day in the Americas.
Malaria Zero Starts with Me
On its fourteenth year of commemoration, Malaria Day in the Americas is regarded as an important opportunity and mechanism for countries of the Region to engage various stakeholders in aggressively fighting malaria.
Urgent action is needed to get the global response to malaria back on track – and ownership of the challenge lies in the hands of countries most affected by malaria. On the occasion of Malaria Day in the Americas 2020, and in keeping with this consolidated effort by the global malaria community to highlight the reported successes and the remaining challenges in malaria today, the Region is adapting the same theme used for the commemoration of World Malaria Day 2020: “Zero malaria starts with me.” In particular, PAHO highlights the importance of sustained malaria efforts while protecting health workers during COVID-19 pandemic.