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Using Football Fever to Beat Malaria Fever MOH Ministers Commit to New Campaign
Geneva, 14 may 2009

At the close of the Roll Back Malaria Board Meeting last weeek over 20 Health Ministers were introduced to the exciting United Against Malaria campaign and the football fever caught on ! Both the Malian and Ghanaian Health Ministers challenged each other to bring their respective national teams to the June 6th qualifying game and declare their commitment to the campaign "opponents on the field: united against malaria".
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RBM Partners and Board gear up for meeting the 2010 malaria targets
Geneva, 14 may 2009

16th RBM Board MeetingMinisters and senior officials of malaria-endemic countries joined representatives of international and multilateral organisations, NGOs, academia, the private sector, donor countries and foundations for the two-day 16th RBM Board meeting.
The participants addressed the challenges that endemic countries and their international partners presently face in an effort to allign activities to meet the 2010 targets for delivering prevention, diagnosis and treatment to all people at risk of malaria.
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The March of Washingtons Distributes $30,000 for Antimalarial Drugs in Uganda
Washington, D.C., 28 May 2009

The March of Washingtons Distributes $30,000 for Antimalarial Drugs in Uganda

The March of Washingtons – the first broad-based campaign to increase access to high-quality antimalarial drugs in Africa has just made its first donation. Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have been delivered to Soft Power Health's clinic in Uganda - recognized as having the highest malaria transmission in the world and currently facing a severe shortage of antimalarial drugs.
View AFM Press Release

 

Social business to promote health in Bangladesh
Ludwigshafen, Germany – 3 May, 2009

Social business to promote health in BangladeshBASF SE and Grameen Healthcare Trust announced the establishment of a joint social business venture-BASF Grameen Ltd-to improve the health and business opportunities of the poor of Bangladesh.
BASF Grameen Ltd. will start by utilizing two products from BASF's portfolio: dietary supplement sachets containing vitamins and micronutrients, and impregnated mosquito nets that offer protection against insect-borne disease.
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RECENT EVENTS:

RBM partners harmonise efforts to accelerate progress towards universal coverage
Geneva, 11 May 2009

HWG MeetingMore than 50 participants, representing different constituencies of the RBM Partnership gather in Geneva today for the semi-annual meeting of the RBM's Harmonisation Working Group (HWG). The meeting provides a forum for coordination across the HWG and for information-sharing on country progress towards the 2010 target of universal coverage.
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RBM partners prepare malaria-endemic countries for a net scale up
Nairobi, 4 May 2009

Photo by Dr B-B Udom Representatives from 9 malaria endemic countries gathered in Nairobi today for a four-day training workshop on expanding coverage with long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs). Technical Officers from National Malaria Control Programs in Sudan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Botswana, Kenya, Angola, Ghana, Rwanda and Somalia received targeted training on how to improve national planning of mass net distribution campaigns.
The Nairobi workshop is the last of a series of five country workshops, organized by the Alliance for Prevention of Malaria. Earlier this year, an additional 23 endemic countries received training at workshops held in Mali, Nigeria, DRC and Zambia.
Multiple RBM partners participated in conducting and facilitating the workshop series. Training was provided through Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), VOICES / John Hopkins University (JHU), Center for Communication Programs, UNICEF, Population Services International (PSI), the World Bank, Malaria No More, UK Department for International Development (DFID), Malaria Consortium, Society for Family Health, USAID, Management Sciences for Heath (MSH), World Heath Organisation (WHO), The Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) at PATH, and other RBM partners, based in countries.
View Draft Agenda, List of Participants

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

16 June Day of African Child

17 June Briefing to Examine U.S. Strategy for Combating Malaria Around the World

17-19 June 13th Meeting of the RBM Partnership Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG)

20 June Launch of a new partnership between Malaria No More and the Youssou Ndour Foundation: Surround Sound: Senegal

22-26 June MENTOR International Training: Malaria Control in Emergencies Workshop

23 June 2nd DNDi Stakeholders' Meeting / 3rd DNDi Africa Meeting

23-24 June Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria: 2009 Annual Conference

For information on upcoming events please check the RBM online Calendar of events and submit your events to the Calendar.

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