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Roll Back Malaria report confirms aid for malaria is working but predictable long-term funding is essential to achieve MDGs
18 March 2010, Paris/London

A new report from the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership confirms that current investment in malaria control is saving lives and providing far-reaching benefits for countries. But it warns that without sustained and predictable funding, the significant contribution of malaria control toward the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) could be reversed.

Malaria Funding and Resource Utilization is the first in a new series of reports launched by the RBM Partnership to benchmark progress towards RBM targets and the Millennium Development Goals. The report, authored by WHO, UNICEF and PATH and published today, shows that external funding for malaria control by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, World Bank, and the US Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI) totalled almost US$4.6 billion between 2003 and 2009. Since 2003 the Global Fund has provided two-thirds of all malaria control financing. By the end of 2009, the Global Fund had approved more than 200 proposals for funding from 81 countries and 6 multi-country grants, supporting programs that distributed 104 million mosquito nets and treated 108 million cases of malaria in accordance with national treatment guidelines.
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More info on Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series
More info on Country Funding and Resource Utilization Report [in English] [in French]
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WHO releases new malaria guidelines for treatment and procurement of medicines
9 March 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

WHO releases new malaria guidelines for treatment and procurement of medicinesThe World Health Organization (WHO) is releasing new guidelines for the treatment of malaria, and the first ever guidance on procuring safe and efficacious anti-malarial medicines.
WHO press release
Guidelines for the treatment of malaria: second edition
Questions and Answers
Good procurement practices for artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines

 

QUICK UPDATES:

RBM Board members elections in Lao and Kenya
24 March 2010, Luan Prabang and 18 March 2010, Nairobi, Kenya

Sudan's Minister of Health, Tabita Sokaya, was elected as an Alternate member of the RBM Partnership Board at a meeting of the Health Ministers of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). At present, Minister Beth Mugo of Kenya represents IGAD as RBM Board member.
At the 14th Board meeting of the Asian Collaborative Training (ACT) Network for Malaria Prof. Huang Jiefu, Vice Minister of Health of the Peoples Republic of China was elected Board Member of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership for 2 years, as from the next RBM Board meeting. The assembly of 11 ACT Malaria countries elected Thailand as Alternate Board with a 2-year mandate.
More info on the RBM Board

 

Global Fund report says malaria deaths can drop by 2015
8 March 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

Global Fund report says malaria deaths can drop by 2015
Malaria may be eliminated as a public health problem within a decade in most countries where it is endemic, revealed the Global Fund's 2010 Results Report that was released today. These projections are based on the assumption that current rate of scaling up of health investments will be maintained and further accelerated.

View Global Fund press release
remarks by the RBM partnership
The Global Fund 2010: Innovation and Impact, Results Summary 2010

 

Helping Haiti

Helping Haiti

Sumitomo Chemical was proud to provide Olyset Nets to Haiti as part of the immediate response to the earthquake.

More info from Sumitomo Chemical

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

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15 March - 5 May "Malaria - Blood, Sweat and Tears": Photo Exhibition at UN New York for World Malaria Day 2010

3-14 April International Course on Epidemiological Methods

6-8 April World Economic Forum on Latin America

6-9 April RBM CARN Meeting

9-11 April 1st Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Global Health

12-16 April RBM WARN Meeting

17-18 April Global Health / Innovate 2010

19 April Launch of the Second Report in the Roll Back Malaria Progress & Impact Series

19-21 April Geneva Health Forum

25 April World Malaria Day

26-27 April Thirteenth Annual Conference on Vaccine Research

26-30 April CORE Group Spring Meeting 2010

28 -30 April Twenty-first Global Fund Board Meeting

 

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