Global Malaria Talks on 2010 Targets in Rio de Janeiro
3-5 December 2009, Rio de Janeiro
More than seventy malaria and global health speciialists gathered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 3 to 5 December for the 17th Roll Back Malaria Board Meeting, including government delegates, Ministers of Health, representatives from business and industry, civil society organisations and research institutions.
The three-day gathering marked the twelve month countdown to the achievement of the 2010 targets. High level consultations and Board resolutions ramped up ambitious plans for an effective international response over the coming months.
View Draft Agenda of The 17th RBM Partnership Board Meeting
Minutes and presentations of the 17th Roll Back Malaria Board Meeting will be published on the RBM web site shortly.
A Campaign to Score Against Malaria Spotlighted in Brussels
Brussels, 16 November 2009
Leaders from international organisations and EU institutions gathered in Brussels to draw attention to the United Against Malaria Campaign in the run up to the World Cup in South Africa. High-profile figures including HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Special Representative of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership; Isabelle Durant, Vice President, European Parliament; Corinne de Permentier, Vice President, Belgium Parliament; Charles Michel, Belgium Minister for Development Cooperation and Karel De Gucht from the European Commissioner for Development have shown their unanimous support for the campaign.
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UN Deputy Chief Hails United Against Malaria Campaign
New York, 12 November 2009
UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro welcomed the roll-out of the United Against Malaria (UAM) campaign at UN Headquarters in New York. The campaign aims at catalyzing football fans to build government support for the 2010 RBM malaria target of universal access to mosquito nets and malaria medicine. Launched beginning of November in Ethiopia, UAM is being introduced to government officials in capitals around the world. It also echoes UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call upon the international community to achieve MDG 6 that requires a near elimination of all malaria deaths by 2015.
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Global Fund approves US$2.4 billion in new grants
Addis Ababa, 12 November 2009
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria's Board of Directors has approved 17 out of 31 Malaria proposals, a total of US$ 609 million over 2 years and up to US$1.3 billion over 5 years.
Partners in the RBM Harmonization Working Group and other RBM mechanisms supported countries during the application process. Ten out of twelve Affordable Medicines Facility for Malaria proposals were also approved in Round 9 which will improve access to artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) - the most effective treatments today for malaria.
"Countries should continue be encouraged by this result. Substantial resources are being made available to help countries achieve impact against malaria. We are delighted with this announcement and will work even harder to support those countries who did not benefit from this Round. The Global Fund continues to be the greatest financier of malaria control and has taken on new and important initiatives, such as the AMFm, which will boost access to life saving drugs", said Dr Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Executive Director of RBM Partnership.
Read The Global Fund Press Release
100 million people more to be protected with LLINs to reach universal coverage
Geneva 05 November 2009
Information from The Global Fund indicates that a total of US$ 336.1 million were recently disbursed for the purchase of 50.4 million long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) to procure to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.
With technical assistance from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership at country level, the new Global Fund disbursements will help expand net coverage in five malaria-endemic countries, whose cumulative at-risk population is estimated at nearly 300 million people.
View The Global Fund Press Release
SADC Commemorations Cite Public-Private Partnership RBM for Regional Success
13 November 2009
This years' SADC Malaria Day (Friday 13th November) was commemorated in Ezuluini, Swaziland with high level attendance of 14 Health Ministers from the region, together with their respective malaria control programmes, including those of the military.
Notable speeches from MOH Seychelles Marie-Pierre Lloyd, stressed the importance of the public-private partnership embodied by RBM and attributed the good malaria control results achieved in the region to the effectiveness of the South African Sub-Regional Network (SARN).
Hon Minister Lloyd specifically acknowledged the success of those countries in their efforts to reach elimination, and championed all SADC countries for securing sufficient resources to reach Universal Coverage by 2010. The Global Fund Round 9 announcement made the previous week, confirmed successful proposals for Malawi and Mozambique. SADC Health Ministers adopted 2010-2011 SARN work- plan for the region.
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LATEST PUBLICATIONS AND RBM WEB SITE ADDITIONS:
GMAP in French: Le Plan mondial de lutte contre le paludisme
RBM Roadmaps to 2010: November Updates
- EARN: EARN Countries: Global Fund Round 8 Grant signing progress tracking
- EARN: RBM Focal Point Experience in Coordination Mechanisms
Procurement and Supply Management:
RBM Working Groups:
RBM Private Sector Constituency Newsletter
8-11 December Fourth Malaria Elimination Group Meeting
10 December Malaria Consortium: Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals: Are rights being realised?
14-19 December Swiss Tropical Institut: Malaria Donation Event of Swiss Solidarity Fund
15 December IVCC Board Meeting
15-17 December 2nd Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) in conjunction with the 6th Annual United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
20-21 January 2010 Fifth RBM PSM Working Group meeting
25-29 January 20101 Alliance for Malaria Prevention - 2010 Partners meeting
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