Eurosport to support World Malaria Day 2019

Eurosport to support World Malaria Day 2019
By Eurosport

24/04/2019 at 09:11Updated 24/04/2019 at 10:33

Eurosport has joined a number of sports stars, including David Beckham, in supporting World Malaria Day in 2019, which will be hosted in the city of Paris.

Malaria threatens half of the global population and kills one child every two minutes.

David Beckham is lending his support and launched a ‘Malaria Must Die’ petition in a powerful video.

Paris will host a number of events on World Malaria Day 2019, including:

- A malaria awareness art installation in the centre of Paris – a graffitied malaria net

- A Football Tournament with participation from sports stars and the general public

- A publicity campaign around ‘Mosquitoes invading Paris’

- A Conference on progress and the issues in the fight against Malaria

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, said:

"The city of Paris is proud to host this year's World Malaria Day. With more than 6 million euros spent each year, Paris is one of the principal local authority contributors to international aid, particularly in the areas of health, combating pandemics and sanitation.

“I hope that this day will enable us to raise awareness of the importance of this commitment among Parisians, as it fully reflects the solidarity of Paris.”