The 25th anniversary of the Health Development and Anti-Malaria Association was commemorated

The 25th  anniversary of the Health Development and Anti-Malaria  Association has been commemorated at the Inter Legacy Hotel, Addis Ababa attended by members, volunteers, and media professionals.

The Health Development and Anti-malaria Association (HDAMA) is a Civil Society Organization established in 1998 to respond to the increasing impact of Ethiopia’s devastating malaria outbreak in the northern part of Ethiopia.

The aim of this event is to announce that HDAMA has launched celebrating its 25th anniversary and commemorating the historic establishment date, to announce that the organization will hold a series of events before the grand anniversary event that will happen on October 8, 2023.

Data shows that malaria outbreaks are likely to occur in the coming months mainly due to climate change and could be worsened by the security problem. As a call for action:

  • The community should protect itself from the illness and death that can be caused by malaria;
  • The media should raise awareness of malaria prevention ways;
  • The government and stakeholders should timely response to the possible spread of the disease.  

The association currently has more than 260,000 members and volunteers and collaborates with various stakeholders and partners in malaria prevention and control, tobacco control, unhealthy food control, Gender-based violence, and reproductive health prevention and management. Child support, youth center services, and humanitarian response projects for internally displaced people due to security problems are being implemented.

The Health, Development, and Anti-Malaria Association has saved hundred-thousands of lives through its health and development projects over the past 25 years. The success of the association and its contributions have been recognized by the government, stakeholders, international partners, and the community at large.