Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We work with global leaders to mobilize the political will, resources, and innovations to save lives and accomplish malaria eradication within a generation.
2016 was an exciting year in the malaria fight and we want to share some of the areas where we put your dollars to work. Our community achieved many key, global milestones, including historic declines in cases and deaths, and formally declaring Sri Lanka and Europe malaria-free. It was also an amazing year for Malaria No More’s (MNM’s) work as an organization as we celebrated ten years of remarkable progress.
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In 2016, our work spanned five continents, from saving lives to galvanizing leadership and mobilizing resources to end malaria in our lifetimes.
Through our advocacy, communications, and commodity work with the Cameroonian government and partners we:
Drove a 300% increase in Cameroon’s domestic malaria contribution since 2014
Launched a pilot seasonal prevention campaign
Increased net coverage to 90% among children under 5 through a national mosquito net campaign
Africa has set an ambitious target of ending malaria on the continent and Malaria No More is working to help African leaders meet that goal. MNM’s communications work with the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) helped grow thought-leader media coverage by 500% and featured the most respected voices across the continent.
MNM was proud to support the formation and launch of the End Malaria Council, an innovative champions group convened by UN Special Envoy Ray Chambers and Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help drive leadership, financial commitment and innovation in the malaria fight. This group held its first meeting in January 2017, sparking new efforts in Africa and Central America.
Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
UN Special Envoy for Malaria
CEO, Dangote Group
President of Liberia, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Founder, FDC Mozambique
Former President of Tanzania
President, Inter-American Development Bank
Founder, Chernin Entertainment
Since we launched at the White House Summit on Malaria in 2006, MNM has worked across administrations and with bi-partisan congressional champions to expand US leadership in the malaria fight.
Building on President Obama’s call to end malaria in his final State of the Union address to Congress, his FY 2017 budget proposal included a $200 million increase in funding for the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The House of Representatives and Senate followed suit by including significant funding increases for PMI in their appropriations bills.
In 2016, MNM took journalists to Tanzania and brought nine journalists from the US, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, and India to Seattle to highlight ground-breaking malaria innovations and research.
We partnered with our friends at the UN Foundation and USAID to launch the #CallYourShot campaign. Together with 2-time NBA MVP Steph Curry, tech leaders like Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and HP’s Meg Whitman, you helped us raise funds and awareness to purchase life-saving mosquito nets. #CallYourShot had more than 257 million Twitter impressions during the week of World Malaria Day (April 25) alone!
Our dynamic partners, donors, and volunteers are vital to driving our progress toward ending malaria deaths for good.
You deserve to know where your money is going. Malaria No More is committed to transparency and works hard to steward the contributions of our donors and partners to save lives and achieve maximum impact.
Revenue numbers adjusted for impact of multi-year grants
When we started in 2006, the prospect of “no more” malaria seemed laughably ambitious. The disease was killing nearly a million people every year. Ten years into our mission, with your help and support, the fight against malaria has emerged as one of humanity’s greatest success stories. Smart investments, strong leadership and innovative partnerships have saved the lives of 6.8 million people and averted more than 1 billion cases of malaria. Thank you for your help in achieving this historic progress!
Now, we’re setting our sights on the even more ambitious goal: eradicating malaria within our generation. According to the Economist Magazine, achieving this goal “would rank among humanity’s greatest achievements.” It would save 11 million lives, avert 4 billion cases of malaria, and unlock $2 trillion in economic impact.
Malaria No More is already hard at work to lay the groundwork for this goal. We’ve renewed our partnership with the Gates Foundation to mobilize political will and resources in the malaria fight. We’re demonstrating the potential for impact and domestic political commitment through our work on the ground in Cameroon and Kenya. And we’re working with the Clinton Health Access Initiative to assess needs and opportunities for achieving malaria elimination in India and across the Americas.
But we need your help to continue this momentum. Working together, we can ensure that no mother has to grieve the loss of a child to a mosquito bite. We can be the generation to end one of humanity’s oldest, deadliest diseases.
In the process, we’ll show what it looks like to take on and solve big, stubborn global challenges and leave the world a better, healthier place.
CEO, Malaria No More