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RBM E-Newsletter [July 2011]

Welcome to the first issue of the RBM E-Newsletter. The E-Newsletter is a monthly publication of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and replaces the previous RBM E-Update.

 Top story

Rise in malaria research funds leads to largest pipeline ever of new drugs, vaccines, insecticides and diagnostics

New report finds that a four-fold increase in funding for malaria research and development has led to unprecedented gains, but warns of impact of even a small funding decrease.

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 Highlights

New report shows Zambia making progress against malaria

Scaling up of malaria interventions has saved an estimated 33,000 children under five.

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Antimalaria efforts must expand in a recovering global economy

RBM editorial discusses malaria funding and results in the context of the current economic climate.

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 Partner spotlight

Global Fund-supported programs provide 190 million bed nets to protect families from malaria

Mid-year results from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria show substantial increase in distribution of insecticide-treated nets and use of indoor residual spraying.

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SMS for Life wins Global Business Coalition award

New award recognizes creative use of technology for health.

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 What we're reading

Solving the Sisyphean problem of malaria in Zanzibar - Science magazine

Examines the choices and challenges faced by countries once they significantly reduce their malaria burden.

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About the E-Newsletter

The RBM E-Newsletter is a forum to share malaria news and resources. If you have a submission for the newsletter, please contact us.

The E-Newsletter is produced by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, which brings together more than 500 private and public sector partners to mobilize coordinated action against malaria worldwide.

 

 

 

Upcoming events

27-28 July 2011: 5th CMWG meeting (Geneva, SWITZERLAND)

More events on the RBM Calendar

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New online resources

Progress and Impact Series - Focus on Zambia
[en français]

Progress and Impact Series - Business Investing in Malaria Control: Economic Returns and a Healthy Workforce for Africa
[en français]

Malaria Research and Development in a Time of Economic Uncertainty - Staying the course? [en anglais seulement]

WHO / GMP - Good practices for selecting and procuring rapid diagnostic tests for malaria [en anglais seulement]

WHO - Guidelines for monitoring the durability of long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets under operational conditions [en anglais seulement]

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