Deputy health minister, Dr Victor Bampoe launched the World Malaria Day at a ceremony in Accra.
The launch is expected to see efforts against the spread of Malaria achieved by 2020 considering its deadly effects in mothers and children.
The World Malaria Day theme provides a common platform for countries to showcase their successes in malaria control and unify diverse initiatives in the changing global context. Malaria-endemic countries have made incredible gains in malaria in the last decade, but sustaining them will take extra efforts until the job is finished and malaria is eliminated worldwide. While efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat malaria have gained important momentum over the past years, an annual shortfall in funding threatens to slow down progress, particularly across Africa where high-burden countries are facing critical funding gaps.