On April 25, we celebrated World Malaria Day! World Malaria Day is when we mark successes in the fight against malaria, highlight the responsibility we all have to end malaria within a generation and urge leaders to step up the fight and get us closer to a malaria-free world.

While celebrations usually take place at the National level and are organized by the Ministry of Health National Malaria Control Division, this year they were organized at the regional level with the districts taking lead in organizing the celebrations, with support from the local IPs. Soroti district was selected to host the event in the eastern region, Arua for West Nile/ North and Kamwenge for Central and Western. The theme for this year was “Domestic Financing for Malaria – The Time is now” and the slogan was “Awakening the call to Chase Malaria to zero.”

Pilgrim conducted an exhibition on Entomological surveillance that included; Larval Source Management (LSM), CDC light traps, and PSC. During the parade Pilgrim led with a banner, and showed up in the fight to draw the line against malaria. Through our work, we will continue to determine the best avenues to drive high transmission areas to elimination!