World Malaria Day 25 April 2013
|Venue:||All around the world!|
|Date:||25th Apr, 2013|
What will you be doing on April 25th, 2013?
World Malaria Day is on 25th April each year and gives people the opportunity to raise awareness of malaria and do some fundraising for this worthy cause. This year’s theme is ''Achieving Progress and Impact'' so how will you be making an impact on April 25th?
JCI is one of the biggest global partners in this campaign against malaria. So far JCI has donated over $750,000. The plan is to send 1 million nets by 2015, it does look promising.
'JCI organisations have been working incredibly hard to reach this goal. They have been hosting concerts, writing and selling books, designing calendars, starting employee giving campaigns at their workplace -- all to send nets and save lives. In Japan, over 3,000 JCI members in 19 cities conducted their own Nothing But Nets activities to raise awareness and funds for malaria prevention. Within a couple of months these savvy professionals raised over $240,000! That will send 24,000 life-saving bed nets!'
World Malaria Day was established by the World Health Assembly (WHA) at its 60th session in 2007. The day is commemorated every year on April 25 to create awareness about an ancient disease and the devastating impact it has on the lives of more than 3 billion people – half of humanity. World Malaria Day is an opportunity for the global development and health communities to intensify their efforts in providing access to affordable, safe and effective anti-malarial combination treatments worldwide, as well as protective insecticide treated nets and other preventive measures.
Junior Chambers across the country will be putting on events to celebrate the fight against malaria and we hope that yours will be one of them! With various forms of social media available to promote your event how can you say no!
Get involved as an individual or as a Junior Chamber and let us know what you are getting up to! JCI UK National Board will be aiming to visit all Chambers taking part in the event on the day. So let us know what you will be doing!