Ending malaria, transforming the world

10th anniversary of World Malaria Day, 25 April 2018

As a highlight of the Tour de Suisse against malaria, the Swiss Malaria Group together with the RBM Partnership to End Malaria is organizing the 10th anniversary celebrations of World Malaria Day in Geneva on 25 April 2018. An inauguration of the World Malaria Day art installation on Place des Nations will take place at 16:00. This will be followed by a roundtable at the Graduate Institute where high-level experts will discuss how the commitment to fighting malaria can help achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Programme

16:00 10th World Malaria Day event opening, Place des Nations

Art installation unveiled by Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, Ambassador for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

17:00 High-level roundtable at the Graduate Institute with:

  • Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Prof Awa Coll Seck, Minister of State, Senegal/ Board Member, RBM Partnership to End Malaria
  • Dr Kesete Admasu, CEO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria; former Minister of Health of Ethiopia
  • Dr Minghui Ren, Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization
  • Thomas Gass, Ambassador and Vice-Director Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Dr Marina Carobbio Guscetti, Vice-President of the Swiss National Council
  • Professor Christian Lengeler, President of the Swiss Malaria Group

18:30 Networking reception generously offered by the City and the Canton of Geneva

 

Further information on the event: www.swissmalariagroup.ch

We will gladly help with the registration process and to organize interviews (please direct all enquiries to the Executive Secretary of the Swiss Malaria Group, Carole Küng – contact details below). We look forward to your participation and media coverage.

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Pop-up art demonstrates a better world without malaria

The week before World Malaria Day, pop-up art installations will be on display at events in seven Swiss cities. With a fascinating hologram technique, the art installation will project 3D scenes which depict a better and healthier world without malaria.  These holograms placed in public spaces have been created in collaboration with the Institute Hyperwerk of the Academy of Art and Design Basel / FHNW. “We would like to show that our joint commitment in Switzerland is successful and brings about worldwide positive transformations that affect all of us, also us here in Switzerland,” said Prof. Christian Lengeler, President of the Swiss Malaria Group.”

 

About the Swiss Malaria Group

The Swiss Malaria Group is a network with members from research, industry, government and non-governmental organizations and is committed to Switzerland’s leadership in the fight against malaria.

More information: www.swissmalariagroup.ch/en

Member organizations: www.swissmalariagroup.ch/en/about-us

 

About the RBM Partnership to End Malaria

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is the largest global platform for coordinated action against malaria. Originally established as the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership in 1998, it mobilizes for action and resources and forges consensus among partners. The Partnership is comprised of more than 500 partners, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions.

More information: www.rollbackmalaria.org

www.worldmalariaday2018.org

 

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