Save the date: Webinar- Malaria Day in the Americas 2022

Save the date: Webinar- Malaria Day in the Americas 2022
Save the date: Webinar-  Malaria Day in the Americas 2022

Malaria Day in the Americas offers an opportunity for the countries of the Americas to encourage the participation of the various actors and stakeholders in the battle against malaria. Urgent action is needed to get the global response to malaria back on track, and responsibility for the challenge rests in the hands of the countries most affected by the disease. Parties interested in celebrating this day have the option of using this theme to galvanize commitment to the fight against malaria.

Date: November 4th, 2022
Time: 01:00 p.m. (EST - US and Canada)
Platform: Zoom
Simultaneous translation into Spanish, Portuguese and French



  • Moderator:
    Patricia Sanchez | United Nations Foundation

  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm
    Welcome remarks
    Dr. Massimo Ghidinelli | Director Ad Interim, Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health PAHO/WHO

    Opening messages

    • Dr. Kumar Nirbhay | GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health
    • Dr. Cecilia Mundaca Shah | Director. UN Foundation Global Health
    • Ms. Gabrielle Hunter | Jonhs Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
    • Dr. Carlos Espinal | Global Health Consortium, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University
    • Heidi Mihm | Acting Team Lead / Health Systems Advisor Office of Regional Sustainable Development - Health Bureau LAC- USAID
  • 1:30 – 1:40 pm
    Malaria Elimination in the Americas
    Dr. Roberto Montoya | PAHO/WHO

  • 1:40– 1:50 pm
    13 Years of Malaria Champions Commemorative video

  • 1:50– 2:15 pm
    Malaria Champions Rethinking
    Dr. JS Alexandre | PAHO/WHO

  • 2:15– 2:20 pm
    Video. Malaria Elimination in Belize
    United Nations Foundation - PAHO/WHO

  • 2:20– 2:30 pm


Also, we will be broadcasting the event via YouTube on the PAHO channel: