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Statement on the Commitment Made by Commonwealth Leaders to Halve Malaria Across the 53 Commonwealth Countries by 2023

London, April 20, 2018 – Malaria No More welcomes today’s pledge by the 53 leaders of the Commonwealth to reduce malaria by half across the Commonwealth by 2023, made at the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). If achieved, this game-changing commitment would prevent 350 million malaria cases and save an additional 650,000 lives from this preventable disease, which still kills a child every two minutes.

The Commonwealth and its citizens are disproportionally affected by malaria – accounting for more than half of all global cases and deaths, but just one third of the world’s population. The pledge was included in the official Communique “Towards a Common Future,” which outlines how the Commonwealth “can contribute to a future which is fairer, more sustainable, more secure, and more prosperous.” Commonwealth leaders also committed to accelerate efforts to reduce malaria globally by 90 percent by 2030 and to assess and report on progress against these goals every two years at CHOGM...

FuelING the Fight to End Malaria

We envision a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. More than a decade into our mission, our work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. Now, we’re mobilizing the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments – ending malaria within our generation.

historic,
global progress

Thanks to sustained efforts by the US and partner governments, non-profit organizations and individuals, the world has made historic progress in the fight against malaria. This progress has unlocked immeasurable human potential, improved the health of hundreds of millions of people and will save and improve lives for generations to come.

~7 MILLION

LIVES SAVED

>1 BILLION

CASES PREVENTED

Global malaria control ranks as one of the great public health success stories since the start of this century.

— MARGARET CHAN, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 2007-2017

ACCELERATING THE PATH TO ELIMINATION

Thanks to historic progress against this disease, the world has set its sights on an ambitious target: ending malaria in our lifetimes. With 21 countries on track to eliminate malaria by 2020, the next three years are critical to ensure that the funding, innovation and leadership are in place to meet this milestone and put us on the path to make malaria no more.

Cumulative returns on investment if we end malaria within a generation

SAVE

11 MILLION

ADDITIONAL LIVES

PREVENT

4 BILLION

CASES OF MALARIA

UNLOCK

$2 TRILLION

IN ECONOMIC IMPACT

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