The Congo Expedition (launch date: April 25, 2010, World Malaria Day) is an unprecedented humanitarian project both in scale and scope and builds on the success of the 2008 Roll Back Malaria Zambezi Expedition. In 100 days and for the first time ever, specialists will travel the entire length of Africa’s second largest river by boat, drawing attention to a unique partnership that is beating back malaria. Journalists from around the world will join the team, highlighting the increased efforts of malaria-endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, foundations and research institutions to roll back the deadly disease in one of the world's most difficult places to deliver health care. Medical teams will join ongoing campaigns and provide remote populations that have not yet been reached with vector control, bed nets and malaria treatments. The Congo Expedition has a strong yet simple positive message not only for one, but for all countries around the world:
Despite all difficulties malaria can be beaten.