RBM EUpdate


RBM puts spotlight on Malaria and Women's Health at G8 Parliamentarians Briefing
22 - 23 June, 2009 Rome, Italy

A high-level G8 conference gathered over 60 parliamentarians to discuss how to make gains in women's health issues in times of economic crisis. Organised by Global Call to Action Against Poverty, Action Aid Italy, German Foundation for World Population and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, the conference tackled a wide range of reproductive health issues.
The Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat described how malaria control interventions contribute to improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality.
View RBM presentation
More info on malaria and G8 from EAAM


RBM and the Global Fund review country plans to expand access to effective antimalarials
10 June 2009, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

RBM and the Global Fund review country plans to expand access to effective antimalarials. Photo by Bonnie Gillespie, Johns Hopkins University Representatives from malaria-endemic countries gathered in Tanzania to discuss their plans for implementing the Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria (AMFm), an innovative financing mechanism designed to expand access to the most effective treatment for malaria, artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs).
Countries participating in the AMFm's phase one familiarized themselves with the proposed technical framework and distribution of roles and responsibilities and provide feedback on possible improvements and needs for technical support. The workshop was jointly convened by the Global Fund and the RBM's Harmonization Working Group (HWG) and Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG).
View AMFm Mock TRP Agenda, AMFm Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop Agenda




RBM's Advocacy Working Group Gathers for its Second Annual Meeting 2009
18 June, Geneva

The RBM Advocacy Working Group gathered for its second bi-annual meeting from 18-19 June 2009 in Geneva to agree on priority activities and outputs for the second half of the year. Participants from 24 different Partner organizations advanced partner coordination around national, regional and global level advocacy efforts.
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What Role for the EU in Achieving GMAP Objectives?
17 June, Geneva

What Role for the EU in Achieving GMAP Objectives?Malaria has been integrated into the European development agenda since 2005. With more than 50 percent of all contributions to the GFATM, the EU is the largest international donor in tackling this disease. To align the EU policy response to malaria, EAAM convened a stakeholder conference to address the role the EU can play in advancing the implementation of the GMAP.
View Conference Agenda
More info about EAAM


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

Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria: 2009 Annual ConferenceGBC thanks the nearly 600 participants, speakers, conference sponsor Chevron and conference reception sponsor Anglo American for making this event a resounding success.
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WHO appoints new director of Global Malaria Programme
Geneva, 17 June 2009

HWG MeetingDr Robert Newman has been appointed as the new Director of the Global Malaria Programme (GMP) and will join the team on July 17, 2009. Dr Newman was recently Deputy Chief for Science and Chief of the Program Implementation Unit in the Malaria Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
View Dr Newman' biography


Civil society website tells the story of fighting child malaria in Africa
16 June 2009

Photo by Photo by Bonnie Gillespie, Johns Hopkins University In the run-up to the Day of the African Child (June 16), civil society organizations across the world shared valuable resources on protecting and treating children in Africa from malaria.
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2-3 July SARN malaria managers meeting

6-9 July High-level Segment of ECOSOC, Geneva

6-9 July EARN/SARN Annual Review and Planning Meeting 2009

10-12 July SADC/MACEPA Advocacy and Communications Strategy Framework development meeting

8-10 July G8 Summit 2009

13-17 July Seventh INDEPTH/MCTA/AMANET GCP Workshop

20-21 July ECOWAS Ministers of Health Meeting

27-30 July AFAO (Association des Femmes de l'Afrique de l'Ouest) Meeting

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