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August 2013

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RBM highlights malaria fight at Abuja+12 Special Summit

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In the run-up to the Abuja+12 Special Summit of the African Union, held from 12-16 July, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners supported civil society’s inputs into a high-level political declaration, which reaffirmed Africa’s commitment to health and the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria.

On 13 July RBM Partners launched the Malaria Situation Room, an initiative that offers urgent, strategic support to 10 hardest-hit countries in Africa - Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Niger.

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Infographic showing timeline of the timeline of key African Union health leadership commitments since 2000 (Roll Back Malaria) and 2001 Abuja summits  Of the 53 African Union Member States, only six have met Abuja 2001 pledge to commit 15% of national budgets to health  Since Abuja 2001, 44 African nations have seen >50% reductions in malaria cases  Well targeted malaria financing is an investment in healthier and more equitable societies, and an investment in the future

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 Partners in Action

Global consultation on developing a multi-sectoral approach to Malaria

Global consultation on developing a multi-sectoral approach to MalariaLeading international development experts met in Geneva from 1-3 July to establish new schemes to include malaria control and elimination efforts into broader development activities. Experts from education, housing and urbanization, water management, food security and climate change reviewed what role their respective field can play in expanding the fight against malaria.

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 What we're reading

Huffington Post:
Malaria Battle Is Not Lost, But We Must Redouble Our Effort
Paludisme: tout ce que vous devriez savoir sur la maladie


The Global Fund:
Intel and Global Fund Start Partnership on AIDS and Malaria Research




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Coming up

4-9 August 2013: Gordon Research Conference: Malaria

18-22 August 2013: EARN 14th General Assembly Meeting 2013

19 August - 4 October 2013: Eight international training on the Management of Malaria Field Operations (MMFO)

More events on the RBM Calendar


New online resources

RBM Roadmaps 2013
Status of implementation of 2013 planned Malaria Interventions in 47 African endemic countries and Yemen as of July 2013

CARN: Draft Agenda of CARN NMCPs annual review and planning meeting 2013
ToR of the meeting

SARN: Zambia SARN PMI MOP Mission report
SARN Mission report to Zimbabawe
Madagascar SARN-Global Fund Mission report

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