Switzerland is a pioneer in the fight against malaria. We have had many successes through the years and continue to pledge our knowledge, innovation and commitment to defeat malaria.

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On April 25, 2016 Switzerland reaffirmed its leadership role in ending malaria


WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan thanks Swiss Malaria Group members for their engagement in the fight against Malaria:


Impressions Bern - Capital of World Malaria Day 2016

On the occasion of World Malaria Day

On the occasion of World Malaria Day

, a giant mosquito, staged by the young scenographers Demian Wohler and Dan Jakob, lands on the federal square. 800 children continue to die every day from malaria parasites transmitted by a mosquito bite.

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Switzerland’s President of the national council Christa Markwalder

Switzerland’s President of the national council Christa Markwalder

, the musician Dodo and Alexander Tschäppät, mayor of Bern, inaugurate the giant mosquito that landed on the Federal Square on the occasion of World Malaria Day.

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President of the national council Christa Markwalder,

President of the national council Christa Markwalder,

president of the state council Raphaël Comte and the parliamentarians Isabelle Chevalley (Green Liberal Party), Marina Carobbio (Social Democratic Party), Yvonne Feri (Social Democratic Party) and Rosmarie Quadranti (Civic Democratic Party) are signing the Bern Malaria Declaration.

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Linus Igwemezie

Linus Igwemezie

head of the Novartis Malaria Initiative signing the Bern Malaria Declaration

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Dodo knows what it is like to fall ill with malaria

Dodo knows what it is like to fall ill with malaria

and having to wait several days in a little shack for life saving drugs: „No child should have to die from this entirely preventable and treatable disease – that’s why today, I am taking a stand for the continuous strong engagement of Switzerland in the fight against malaria.“

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Mosquitos on the Federal Square:

Mosquitos on the Federal Square:

A "selfie" with a mosquito on World Malaria Day is a 'must'!

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Malaria-Game:

Malaria-Game:

Young and old can test their knowledge on malaria in the 4x4 meter big malaria-quiz-game.

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Bern Malaria Declaration:

Bern Malaria Declaration:

The ten messages of the Bern Malaria Declaration are ready for the signing ceremony on the federal square.

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Mayor of Bern Alexander Tschäppät

Mayor of Bern Alexander Tschäppät

during his welcome speech on the federal square.

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President of the national council Christa Markwalder

President of the national council Christa Markwalder

emphasizes the importance of Switzerland's engagement in the fight against malaria.

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Alina Amuri,

Alina Amuri,

a Swiss singer with roots in Congo, brings the ceremony on the federal square to a harmonic end.

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Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme

Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Programme

during his keynote speech at the symposium in the city hall Bern.

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Afro-Dance Group Café Au Lait

Afro-Dance Group Café Au Lait

brings excitement to the symposium in the city hall.

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Dr Elizabeth Chizema

Dr Elizabeth Chizema

of the Zambia Ministry of Health wants to end malaria in Zambia by 2020 - a 'zambitious' goal.

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Susanne Brunner

Susanne Brunner

moderates the final panel discussion with Dr Elizabeth Chizema, Dr Hans Rudolf Herren, Prof Dr Marcel Tanner and Dr Linus Igwemezie.

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