ABOUT THIS TOOLKIT
This advocacy and communications toolkit has been designed to support your communications activities this World Malaria Day, and contains materials and resources which can be used in the run up to and during World Malaria Day on 25 April 2020.
Everyone – from global leaders, NGOS, academics and civil society organisations to journalists, teachers and health workers - is invited to use this toolkit to spread the word this World Malaria Day and join the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement.
The toolkit includes:
SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
Share these posts on your social media channels to get more people to join the Zero Malaria Starts With Me movement:
The world's poorest and most marginalised people are hardest hit by malaria, and they are also likely to be the most affected by #COVID19. This #WorldMalariaDay we are reminded of the importance of building secure health systems to defend against disease. 🏥 #HealthForAll
This #WorldMalariaDay, countries must safely maintain malaria control programs 🦟 in the face of #COVID19 and act fast before the rainy season 🌧️ to distribute lifesaving malaria tools, to save thousands of lives and prevent malaria cases overburdening challenged health systems 🏥
We are in the middle of a global health crisis. Now more than ever, it's time to call on governments to ensure we have strong health systems in place to protect against existing diseases like malaria and emerging ones like #COVID19, and secure #HealthForAll. 🏥🩺 #WorldMalariaDay #endmalaria
This #WorldMalariaDay, we urge leaders to sustain and increase their investments to #endmalaria which prevent almost 100m cases and save nearly 600k lives each year, including the most vulnerable – pregnant women and children 🤰🏿 👶🏾 #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe
#DYK investing to #endmalaria increases the capacity of health workers 👩🏾⚕️ 👨🏽⚕️and helps build more resilient health systems 🏥? This #WorldMalariaDay we call on global leaders to strengthen our first line of defence against disease #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe
Sustained global investment to #endmalaria prevents almost 100m cases of #malaria and saves nearly 600k lives each year! 🙌🏽 🙌 We must close the $2bn annual funding gap to reach the most vulnerable people with the life-saving malaria interventions they need. 📈 #WorldMalariaDay
We can be the generation to #endmalaria. This #WorldMalariaDay join me to declare #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe 💪 💪🏿 and learn more about the global movement 🌍 recognising our power and responsibility to ensure no one dies from a mosquito bite 🦟 at zeromalaria.africa
SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS
#DYK more countries than ever are closer to eliminating #malaria? This #WorldMalariaDay we urge global leaders to make targeted investments 🎯 to propel regions like the Americas and countries on the verge of elimination to #endmalaria! #ZeroMalariaStartswithMe
Malaria is an unfair disease that still puts half the world at risk. Pregnant women and children 🤰🏿 👶🏾 in sub-Saharan Africa suffer the most. On #WorldMalariaDay we must take a stand against this deadly disease to create a #ZeroMalaria world in a generation. #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe
This #WorldMalariaDay ask our world leaders to power innovation 💡 so we can develop better ways to fight this deadly disease and be the generation to #endmalaria. ✊ ✊🏽 ✊🏿 #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe
World leaders must champion our malaria researchers and scientists 🔬 who every day bring us one step closer to a #ZeroMalaria world. 👏 👏🏼 👏🏿 New tools for prevention, as well as early diagnosis and treatment of malaria can help us fight back. #WorldMalariaDay #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe
Malaria continues to fight back and steal our futures. 🦟 But this #WorldMalariaDay I’m asking you to take a stand to demand action and investment from our world leaders to #endmalaria once and for all ✊ ✊🏽 ✊🏿 #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe
WORLD MALARIA DAY: CALLS TO ACTION
This World Malaria Day, support us to emphasize the power and responsibility – no matter where we live – to ensure no one dies from a mosquito bite, as we call on everyone to be accountable in the fight against malaria
- Invest in robust health and surveillance systems and sustaining malaria prevention and control interventions to help ensure millions of the most vulnerable are protected from malaria and new diseases like COVID-19.
- We must close the $2 billion annual gap in malaria funding to develop transformative tools and reach the most vulnerable people with the life-saving malaria interventions they need.
- We can significantly improve maternal health and child survival by increasing access to life saving tools for the millions of pregnant women and children still at risk of malaria.
- Invest in the development and scale up of innovative tools and technologies to help us beat malaria and the mosquito that carries it.
- More countries than ever are closer to eliminating malaria. Targeted investments to fill gaps in malaria programming can propel regions like the Americas and countries on the verge of elimination to reach their goal of zero malaria.
- Be the generation that ends malaria. Learn more and join us to hold global leaders accountable to their commitments at zeromalaria.africa
(Photo Credit: Malaria No More / Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville)