RBM E-Newsletter [April 2012]
World Malaria Day is fast approaching. RBM's Princess Astrid lobbies Asian leaders to boost investment in malaria and step up in the fight against disease resistance. Hong Kong stars Janice and Jill Vidal put malaria in the spotlight. RBM partners in Singapore focus on research for developing new malaria treatments. RBM spreads awareness about malaria in 101 facts on Twitter and Facebook.
World Malaria Day in social media
RBM partners have brought the fight against malaria to social media, telling stories, asking questions, sharing resources and planting the seed of advocacy for positive change across the worldwide web. This month RBM has launched Malaria101 - a campaign to increase interest in and knowledge about the global fight through sharing one hundred and one basic facts about malaria in social media.
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DFID to fund winning proposals for health research
Developing new technologies to address diseases of poverty is at the heart of a competition DFID launched earlier this month to boost health research. While the competition is open to all areas of work, malaria drugs, in particular for P. vivax and malaria in pregnancy, diagnostics and insecticides are topics of particular interest. Applications are being accepted until April 23 2012.
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What we're reading
Estimates of child deaths prevented from malaria prevention scale-up in Africa 2001-2010
Funding for malaria prevention in Africa over the past decade has had a substantial impact on decreasing child deaths due to malaria. The LiST model estimates that 842,800 (uncertainty: 562,800-1,364,645) child deaths have been prevented across 43 malaria-endemic countries in Africa, compared to year 2000. The impact in 2010 is estimated to be biggest, with a 24.4% decrease in malaria-caused child deaths, compared to a scenario of no scale-up of prevention interventions beyond 2000 coverage levels. ITNs accounted for 99% of the lives saved.
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.
16-21 April 2012: Thirteenth Ordinary meeting of the Assembly of Health Ministers of ECOWAS
17 April 2012: Malaria 2012: Drugs, Vaccines, and Pathogenesis
18-20 April 2012: Geneva Health Forun - GHF – 2012
23-24 April 2012: Clinical Vaccine Development Short Course
23-27 April 2012: The 13th World Congress on Public Health
23-27 April 2012: The MENTOR Initiative's Malaria in Humanitarian Crises workshop
24-26 April 2012: Global Health Research Forum – 'Beyond Aid'
25 April 2012: World Malaria Day 2012
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25-26 April 2012: Vaccine Biomanufacturing Short Course
26-28 April 2012: World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists - Global Donors Forum 2012
More events on the RBM Calendar
New online resources
RBM EARN: Latest meeting documents and updates (in French)
RBM WARN: CCM teleconferences
RBM SARN: Updates and documents
Eighth Procurement and Supply Chain Management Working Group (PSMWG) meeting
Harmonization Working Group (HWG) meeting
Eighteenth Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group (MERG) Meeting
8th Malaria Advocacy Working Group (MAWG) Annual meeting
RBM 2012 Roadmaps:
March Country Facts and Reports Updates