World Malaria Day 2018: Ready to Beat Malaria
Social Media Toolkit
CDC and global partners commemorate World Malaria Day each year on April 25.
The expanded use of proven malaria control strategies worldwide has significantly contributed to nearly halving the number of worldwide malaria-related deaths each year. From 2000–2015, these efforts are estimated to have saved more than 6.8 million lives, mostly among children under the age of 5 in Africa. Despite these tremendous achievements, approximately 3.2 billion people—almost half the world’s population—remain at risk of malaria. In 2016, 216 million cases of malaria were reported and an estimated 445,000 people died from the disease. The global risk of malaria results in approximately 1,700 cases of malaria reported in the United States each year, almost all among individuals returning home from travel abroad.
There is a critical need to accelerate the progress and continue to fine-tune approaches to malaria control to achieve global targets in the World Health Organization’s Global Technical Malaria Strategy 2016–2030External.
CDC supports global malaria control efforts through the U.S. President’s Malaria InitiativeExternal (PMI), an interagency initiative led by USAID and co-implemented with CDC, to reduce malaria incidence and mortality. CDC also supports global malaria control efforts by conducting multidisciplinary research globally to increase knowledge about malaria and develop safe, effective interventions that can further reduce illnesses and death, and ultimately end malaria for good.
How CDC Is Commemorating World Malaria Day 2018
Please check out (and share) our features for World Malaria Day 2018:
- CDC Feature: World Malaria Day 2018
- Dear Colleague Letter from CDC’s Center for Global Health and Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria
- CDC Global Health feature, including the following:
- CDC Global Health “Our Global Voices” Blog: Confronting Malaria on the Frontline in Nigeria
- CDC Global Health Story: Progress Made in Elimination Efforts Brings Caribbean Closer to Beating Malaria
- Emerging Infectious Diseases World Malaria Day Announcement
- Use the hashtags #ReadytoBeatMalaria and #EndMalaria to join the conversation among CDC and partners via social media on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
2018 World Malaria Day Social Media Messages
The following messages are suggestions only. Please check out the full suite of malaria social media cards at the links below.
- Official WMD 2018 Hashtag: #ReadytoBeatMalaria
- Additional Hashtags: #EndMalaria, #WorldMalariaDay, #HealthForAll
Suggested Social Media Messages:
- For more than 70 years @CDCgov has been #ReadytoBeatMalaria. Learn more about our work to #EndMalaria for good #WorldMalariaDay http://bit.ly/2K734XuExternal
- Today is #WorldMalariaDay! @CDCGlobal is committed to eliminating #malaria worldwide, and now we’re using lessons learned & existing systems from efforts to eliminate other diseases, including #polio, to reach our goal to #EndMalaria for good. http://ow.ly/ie0F30jDl28External #ReadytoBeatMalaria
- On this #WorldMalariaDay, @CDCGlobal & many #MalariaZero partners are on the verge of eliminating #malaria from Hispaniola, which includes #Haiti and the #DominicanRepublic. This would make the #Caribbean a malaria-free zone! http://ow.ly/oaZC30jDl66External #ReadytoBeatMalaria #EndMalaria
- Reminder on this #WorldMalariaDay: #Malaria is still a threat to U.S. travelers, military, and citizens living abroad, with an average of 1,700 imported cases diagnosed each year in the United States http://ow.ly/1h6d30jDl87External #ReadytoBeatMalaria #EndMalaria
- Reminder on this #WorldMalariaDay: #Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on earth, & the ones that transmit #malaria like to feed at night. Protect yourself & those you love when traveling to areas with malaria! http://bit.ly/2K99WDJExternal #ReadytoBeatMalaria #EndMalaria
- New from @CDCgov & @CDCMMWR for #WorldMalariaDay: Now a third treatment option in U.S. for #malaria in pregnant women http://bit.ly/2vCLPKqExternal
- We’ve come a long way to #EndMalaria for good, but 3.2 billion people, or almost half the world’s population, can still get #malaria where they live #ReadytoBeatMalaria #WorldMalariaDay http://bit.ly/2vJqSgGExternal
- Sad but true: more than 2/3 of all malaria deaths are among children under 5 years old, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact a child dies from #malaria every 2 minutes. At @CDCGlobal, we stand #ReadytoBeatMalaria and to #EndMalaria for good
- #WorldMalariaDay is a stark reminder that #malaria is still a serious health threat to many people in #Africa, where more than 90% of malaria deaths occur each year #ReadytoBeatMalaria #EndMalaria