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Health and Business Leaders Announce an Ambitious Malaria Control Effort to Save over 3 Million Lives in 5 Years, Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2008

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3.5 million lives could be spared and as much as $30 billion of annual economic output gained through a rapid scale-up of malaria prevention and treatment measures in the 30 hardest hit countries in Africa, reveals a new report released today at the World Economic Forum.

Bolstered by the findings of the report, leaders in the fight against malaria convene in Davos today to announce an accelerated 36-month effort to scale-up malaria control across sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Gupta, chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, World Bank Group president Robert B. Zoellick, UNICEF executive director Ann Veneman, and Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck, executive director of the RBM Partnership will discuss a mechanism for deploying the best practices in public health and the best ideas of the private sector in the fight against malaria.

Download the press release [in English], and full report from the web site of Malaria No More.

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Malaria-endemic countries in Southern Africa prepare to embark on a life-saving voyage on the Zambezi River, Livingstone, Zambia, 21 January 2008

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Angola, Zambia, and Zimbabwe convened today to plan a life-saving expedition that will put the plight of malaria-stricken communities in the spotlight.
The 2-month expedition along the Zambezi River will raise awareness among both local communities and international donors of what is needed to fight malaria and help strengthen cross-border collaboration on malaria-related policies.
The Zambezi Expedition project, supported by 6 countries from the Southern African Development Community, has received financial backing from the nonprofit and the private sectors and will be steered by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

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RECENT EVENTS:
10th Meeting of The RBM Partnership Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group (MERG), Geneva, Switzerland, 9-10 January 2008

MERG View Action Items of the meeting [PDF version]
More on The RBM Partnership Monitoring & Evaluation Reference Group (MERG)

WARN annual meeting, Bamako, Mali, 28-30 January 2008
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NEW PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES:

Le paludisme & les enfants: Rapport d'activité sur la couverture des interventions
Malaria & children Progress in intervention coverage

We Can't Afford to Wait: The Business Case for Rapid Scale-up of Malaria Control in Africa
Prepared by Malaria No More and McKinsey & Company on behalf of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership

UPCOMING EVENTS:

1 February : Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria (AMFm) Taskforce Meeting hosted by DFID

11-12 February : Roll Back Malaria Partnership EARN 1st Quarter Meeting, Bamako, Mali

18-19 February : Roll Back Malaria Partnership Harmonization Working Group (HWG) Meeting, Geneva Switzerland

22 -24 February : The Central Africa Roll Back Malaria Network (CARN) First Quater Meeting, Kinshasa DRC

 

 

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