We’re for “Zero malaria”
(Dar es Salaam, April 25 2019) It’s World Malaria Day today. IHI joins with the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children through the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), the WHO, and partner organizations in promoting the campaign theme “Zero malaria starts with me” by urging each one of us in the fight against the disease to empower communities to take ownership of malaria prevention and care.
Here is the official IHI message on the day, which underlines the need to empower communities in the fight against malaria: .IHI Message on World Malaria Day
You may wish to listen to the official message on the day from Dr. Tedros, Director-General of WHO, here: WHO Director’s message.
Let’s all get involved!
IHI hosts Malaria Day events in Ifakara, Bagamoyo
On World Malaria Day, our institute collaborates with authorities in Bagamoyo and Ifakara to host local malaria day events.
We’ll keep you posted on developments from all sites via our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter).
Engagement with the media
In Dar, our scientists are engaging with the media to give updates on malaria. Dr. Dickson Lweitojera was on Channel 10’s morning show – Baragumu from 6.30-9.00am, and Head of the Clinical Trials and Interventions department at IHI, Dr. Ally Olotu, will update the public on the progress of the search for malaria vaccine on Azam TV today evening. This will be during the 8pm o’clock news bulletin.
Our Director of Science, Dr. Fredros Okumu, penned an opinion that was featured on The Citizen newspaper editorial at the beginning of the week.
Let’s share and give more updates!
National malaria event cancelled due to cyclone
Our CED, Dr. Honorati Masanja, was in Lindi, where a national event was being hosted, before it was cancelled due to a cyclone threat. The Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) has warned that Lindi and Mtwara regions face threats of a tropical storm Kenneth forecast to land fall on the coast of the Indian Ocean Thursday and Friday.
IHI had set a booth on the national event grounds in Lindi to showcase its research and services. #