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April 2014

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World Malaria Day 2014

World Malaria Day 2014

The remarkable progress made in malaria control over the past fourteen years shows what is possible when we work together. However the gains that have been made are fragile. The biggest threat to the success of the malaria fight is not a lack of innovative strategies and ideas but a lack of predictable funding. RBM works to secure resources for malaria programmes in countries. You too can help roll back malaria. Be part of the solution.

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Eight Countries cross the finish line on World Malaria Day

The Racing Against Malaria rally is a high-visibility advocacy initiative to mobilize governments, the private sector and citizens to test, treat and track malaria in cross-border and river basin areas in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia and Angola.

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 Partners in Action

African Leaders & United Nations Secretary-General Highlight Malaria as Exemplary Investment for Development alongside EU-Africa Summit

African leaders and Ban Ki Moon
At the 4th EU-Africa Summit in Brussels United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon noted, "Healthy communities create more vibrant, inclusive societies that allow people and economies to thrive. Malaria clearly illustrates this. Since the Millennium Development Goals were launched, we have seen proof that fighting malaria is a good investment that saves lives and speeds up economic progress [...] I call on all partners to contribute to health interventions now that will save costs and lives in the future. "

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 What we're watching and reading

Opinion by RBM Partnership Executive Director Dr Nafo-Traoré Managing malaria in changing times


RBM Leadership interview with the Right Honourable Stephen O'Brien, MP A prize worth capturing


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The RBM E-Newsletter is a forum to share malaria news and resources. Your submissions are welcome. 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.




Coming up

6-8 May 2014: Joint RBM - Global Fund LMIS Workshop

11-16 May 2014: I+ Solutions Training: Procurement & Supply Management of Essential Laboratory Commodities

14-16 May 2014: 26th RBM Board meeting

19-24 May 2014: Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly

22-27 May 2014: I+ Solutions Training: Achats et Gestion des Approvisionnements des Produits Essentiels de Laboratoire

More events on the RBM Calendar


New online resources

Malaria Behavior Change Communication Indicator Reference Guide [en français]

Ninth annual meeting of the Vector Control Working Group
[Meeting report]

CARN Newsletter :
Les ECHOS N 10 : [in English] [in French]
Les ECHOS N 9 : [in English] [in French]