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Pres. Sirleaf declares Monday World Malaria Day

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Pres. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Pres. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has, by proclamation, declared Monday, April 25, 2016, as World Malaria Day and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a working holiday.

A resolution declaring April 25 of each year as Africa Malaria Day, amended as World Malaria Day, was adopted by the Summit of African Heads of State, held in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1997.

The resolution called on Member States of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), NOW THE African Union (AU), to initiate and implement plans of action to curtail malaria and malaria-related mortality in Africa.

This year marks the ninth World Malaria Day Anniversary.

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Day will be celebrated in Nimba County’s commercial city of Ganta under the global theme, “End Malaria for Good.”

Also, it will be celebrated under the local slogan, “Pregnant Women, Go to the Clinic for Malaria Medicine.”

 


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