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TOPLINE STORY:
Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium joins global campaign to Roll Back Malaria

Princess Astrid of Belgium


27 August, Brussels/Geneva - Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Astrid of Belgium announced her acceptance of her appointment as Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) Special Representative to support the global fight against malaria--one of the world's three major diseases.
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RECENT EVENTS:
WHO releases new guidance on insecticide-treated mosquito nets

WHO new guidence on ITNs

16 August, Geneva/Nairobi - The World Health Organization issued new global guidance for the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect people from malaria. For the first time, WHO recommends that insecticidal nets be long-lasting, and distributed either free or highly subsidized and used by all community members.
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the WHO Position Statement


AFRO and RBM agree on a framework for collaboration

26 August, Brazzaville - At a meeting attended by representatives of the RBM Secretariat and the WHO regional office for Africa, AFRO committed to being a RBM strong partner and to host RBM partnership Secretariat staff at regional sub-regional and country level. In this regard, AFRO pledged to actively participate in the finalization of the harmonized RBM workplan and budget, to help in the design and development of the terms of reference for the country partnership coordinators, and to contribute to the selection and recruitment of the new Subregional Focal Points.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
Estimated global resources needed to attain international malaria control goals

Estimated global resources needed to attain international malaria control goals

This paper, published in the August issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization, presents the methods used to construct a model for estimating the total financial costs of scaling up malaria control over 2006-2015 to achieve internationally agreed objectives and targets for the 81 most heavily affected malaria-endemic countries of the world’s 107 malaria-endemic countries and territories. Pessimistic and optimistic scenarios with different assumptions about the effect of interventions on the needs for diagnosis and treatment provide upper and lower bounds of the estimation.
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

PSM working group teleconference meeting

5 September, Geneva. The newly formed Procurement and Supply Chain Management Working Group will meet via teleconference to discuss its workplan and mandate.

"Faire mieux et plus ensemble contre le paludisme"

10 September, Paris. Dr Coll-Seck will participate in a roundtable debate on poverty and malaria at a conference on malaria organized by the Friends of the Global Fund Europe.

 

 

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RBM Partnership Harmonization Working Group Meeting

10-11 September, Geneva. The Harmonization Working Group will meet to develop a methodology to evaluate the support they provide to countries for their Global Fund round 7 proposals; to consolidate inputs for the overall RBM 2007-2008 workplan; to agree on an operating framework for the RBM HWG Early Warning System and the Malaria Implementation Support Team; and to define its role in the ACT subsidy roll out.

Finalizing the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Harmonized workplan

12-13 September, Geneva. The Working Group co-chairs, partners from sub-regional networks, chair of the Executive Committee, and members of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat will meet to finalize the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Harmonized workplan.

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