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RBM Newsletter
March 2015

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Thank you Yvonne Chaka Chaka! RBM Goodwill Ambassador celebrates her work with RBM and Unicef

Over the next two weeks South Africa’s world-renowned singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka will commemorate her work as a humanitarian, as a singer, and as a Roll Back Malaria and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Through raising awareness and resources to defeat malaria, and advocating on behalf of women and children, Yvonne has worked tirelessly to bring better health and livelihoods to the people of Africa. To mark her enormous contribution, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership would like to thank her most sincerely for her enduring commitment and support in waging a daily battle against malaria and giving a voice to the vulnerable and voiceless.

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From a strong global partnership to a mother in Kazungula, Zambia - the fight continues


In 2005 Zambia hosted the regional Africa Malaria Day. “Working with partners has allowed Zambia to make great strides in the fight against malaria,” said the Minister of Health. In 2008 Zambia welcomed the world, hosting the first-ever World Malaria Day. We showed the power of partnership and political will, our investment resulting in treated bed nets, indoor spraying, test kits and treatment available nationwide. In 2015 we are planning a big event and elimination is at the top of our agenda. The country is again in the spotlight as the world wants to learn about our serious plans to eliminate malaria. The fight against the disease is now where it should be: at the household.

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The Roll Back Malaria Partnership Congratulates the Rt. Hon. Stephen O’Brien, MP (UK) for his Appointment as Head of UN OCHA


The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership extends its congratulations to the Rt. Hon. Stephen O’Brien, MP (UK), for his selection as the next Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs at OCHA by the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. Mr. O’Brien has a strong, long-standing interest in Africa, security and development. Since 2013, he has served as Global Advocate of the Roll back Malaria Partnership, working with parliamentarians and other elected officials in malaria endemic countries to help reinforce political commitment to accelerate progress against malaria.

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

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Your New RBM Website!

The RBM Secretariat is pleased to announce the migration of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership web site to a new content management system – with new features and a new look! All 6000 pages have been reworked or archived into a user friendly simplified arrangement. Watch out for the new App – available for download very soon. Visit your RBM Partnership site.