All over the world on 25th of April “World Malaria Day” is commemorated. The theme of this year is “Invest in the future: Defeat malaria”.
Since October 2012 , there has been no indigenous malaria transmission in Sri Lanka. At present, we are at the phase of prevention of reintroduction of malaria. In 2013 and 2014 there were 95, and 49 malaria patients detected and treated in Sri Lanka.
A ceremony to felicitate the members of the Anti Malaria Campaign, who have sacrificed more than 25 years of their careers and lives to eliminate malaria from
Sri Lanka, was held on the 9th of September 2014, at 9.00 am, at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, under the patronage of the Hon. Minister of Health, Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena.
The World Malaria Day Press Conference 2014 was organized by Anti Malaria Campaign on 24th April 2014 at SLFI under the patronage of Dr. Palitha Mahipala, Director General of Health Services and Dr. Risintha Premaratne
,Director, Anti Malaria Campaign to commemorate World Malaria Day which fell on 25th April 2014.
Anti Malaria Campaign together with Sarvodaya organized a "World Malaria Day Walk" on 6th May 2014 under the leadership of Dr. Y.D. Nihal Jayathilake (Secretary to the Ministry of Health)
, Dr. Palitha Mahipala (Director General of Health Services), Dr. Sarath Amunugama (Deputy Director General of Health Services) and Dr. Risintha Premaratne (Director, Anti Malaria Camapaign)
to commemorate World Malaria Day which fell on 25th April 2014.