However, recent evidence suggests that the trend toward fewer malaria cases and deaths has stalled, or may have reversed course in some countries.
It is intended as an energising call to arms for organisations the world over to drive towards one shared goal of a malaria-free world.
For her part, Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah extolled the many sacrifices the health workers of Liberia have made in reducing malaria.
Speaking at the launched of the LLINs at the Paynesville town hall, First Lady Clar Weah said despite all the efforts being put in by the government of Liberia to combat malaria, the disease remains a major challenge in Liberia.
"Every two minutes, a child dies of malaria", said Stefan Swartling Peterson, UNICEF Chief of Health.
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He added that, although there had been a gradual decline in the transmission of malaria since 2000, they had noted an increase during 2017, with 17 765 cases reported between January and December past year.
Dr. Matshidoso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, on World Malaria Day 2018 said: "Elimination of malaria requires above all political leadership at the highest level, as well as leadership of programmes, resource mobilization, and intersectoral and cross-border collaboration".
"With the use of mosquito nets, the emergence of the disease will even happen, because malaria is claiming many lives than what people are imagining".
An estimated 5 million more malaria cases were recorded in 2016 than 2015 with about 445 000, people succumbing to the disease.
Who is most at risk?
In Nigeria and three other Sub Saharan African countries, Novartis plans to work with partners to help expand access to our paediatric artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) and drive integrated community case management (iCCM) initiatives. iCCM is recognized as a key strategy for increasing access to essential treatments and reducing child mortality from treatable conditions, such as malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.
Malaria can be prevented by mosquito control measures like preventing water stagnation and spraying insecticides in mosquito breeding sites Use of mosquito nets, mosquito repellant creams and wearing fully covered clothes are simple steps but effective steps for controlling malaria.