16 April 2014 – On the occasion of World Malaria Day, marked every year on 25 April, WHO is helping malaria-endemic countries assess the feasibility of gradually moving towards elimination. Since 2000, there has been a 42% reduction in global malaria mortality rates and many countries have declared malaria elimination as a national goal. Instituted by the World Health Assembly in 2007, World Malaria Day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment to control and eliminate this deadly disease. The theme for the 2013–2015 campaign is "Invest in the future. Defeat malaria."
18 March 2014 – More than half the world’s population is at risk of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis and yellow fever, and about a million people lose their lives every year. WHO's 2014 World Health Day campaign seeks to raise awareness about the threat posed by mosquitoes, flies, ticks and freshwater snails, and urges families and communities to take action to protect themselves. Resources, including a global brief, infographics, posters and factsheets, are available on the global campaign website.
28 March 2014 – Malaria endemic countries are in the process of developing concept notes under the new funding model of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. To provide guidance to National Malaria Control Programmes, WHO has issued a policy brief summarizing all recommended policies and strategies that countries should take into account.