In 2019, we expanded our global ambition and reach with new programs and partnerships.
NO ONE SHOULD DIE OF A MOSQUITO BITE
Your support fuels Malaria No More’s work to mobilize the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments – eliminating malaria in our lifetimes.
NOW IS THE TIME TO RECOMMIT TO ENDING MALARIA WITHIN A GENERATION
In 2019, Malaria No More worked with global partners to step up the fight against malaria. Together, we unlocked transformative new financial commitments, elevated leader and champion voices, built innovative partnerships, highlighted progress and new solutions. Global milestones included:
However, half the world continues to be at risk of this preventable disease, including 1 in 3 pregnant women and millions of children under 5 in sub Saharan Africa.
OUR WORK ISN'T DONE
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CASES OF MALARIA
GLOBAL DEATHS FROM MALARIA
TOGETHER, WE CAN END MALARIA
At Malaria No More, we’re focused on ending the world’s oldest, deadliest disease. See the highlights from MNM’s efforts in 2019, made possible by your partnership and support.
Dr. Kenneth Staley, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative speaking at the 2019 World Malaria Day event on Capitol Hill.
MAXIMIZING CRITICAL U.S. LEADERSHIP AND FUNDING
Malaria No More’s advocacy played an instrumental role in securing new investments and solidifying bipartisan Congressional support for the malaria fight. By regularly convening and educating policy makers, technical partners and senior government officials, we made the strongest case possible for deepening U.S. leadership on malaria. Congress appropriated a 15% increase in annual funding over 2019 levels to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which funds 65% of global malaria programs. The U.S. commitment was essential for the Global Fund to meet its goal to save 16 million lives from the three diseases by 2023. Our advocacy also resulted in a new high-water mark ($770m) in the President’s Malaria Initiative’s budget, with funding added to speed the transition to next-generation mosquito nets that will combat growing insecticide-resistance.
ACCELERATING THE FIGHT IN INDIA
2019 was a watershed year in Malaria No More India’s program. We kicked off a new partnership with healthcare company Abbott, set up a dedicated Strategic Support Unit within the Government of Odisha, and launched a Malaria Action Coalition all aimed at accelerating innovation and progress in India’s state with the highest malaria burden. At the national level, we initiated a strategic partnership with Times Bridge, of the Times of India Group, and activated our board network to bring on partners – including Reliance, Star India, and Sony. These partners are supporting our work to elevate malaria as a priority health issue within the government and to reach the 1 billion Indians at risk of malaria with a national mosquito-borne disease awareness campaign set to launch in 2020.
Photo: Sephi Bergerson
CREATING INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIPS TO INFLUENCE ACTION ON MALARIA
Malaria No More forged creative new partnerships at the intersection of malaria and development issues such as gender, data-improvement, climate and human rights. We embarked on a new partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation so journalists could elevate the story of malaria’s impact on women and girls. With Forecasting Healthy Futures we convened leading technology and health partners to demonstrate how weather data and analytics can accelerate progress against mosquito-borne disease in India and Africa. We welcomed new voices in the fight with the Korea End Malaria Alliance and co-founded a new Health Finance Coalition to attract large-scale private investment in health in Africa. We also worked with the Global Fund to explore making social, gender and human rights issues central to the malaria response.
MOBILIZING INFLUENTIAL VOICES TO CELEBRATE PROGRESS AND JOIN OUR EFFORTS
In 2019, Malaria No More rallied the global malaria community to celebrate major milestones and leadership in the malaria fight. On International Women’s Day, we celebrated game-changing women who are leading the fight against malaria, then followed up with honoring “10 to End” innovating partners and ideas helping to make the end of malaria possible within our lifetimes. Our work also focused on countries leading the way. We drove attention to Argentina’s and Algeria’s malaria-free certification in 2019, and to Cameroon which, following our long-time advocacy and communications work there, made its first-ever pledge to the Global Fund. Last year, we also were pleased to add two enterprising leaders to our Board of Directors.
SHAPING THE AGENDA
REINFORCING MALARIA AS A TOP GLOBAL HEALTH INVESTMENT
In 2019, we worked with top media outlets, and raised our and others’ voices, across the United States and globally to increase awareness, create accountability, and celebrate major milestones in the malaria fight. Read top stories from the year here.
THE TIMES OF INDIA
LETTER FROM OUR CEO
To our partners and supporters –
How do you end the world’s oldest, deadliest disease? You adapt and sustain.
As 2019 drew to a close, we celebrated progress. The lowest levels ever of malaria cases and deaths in history. Record-level funding commitments from global donors and endemic countries via the Global Fund and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative. Dramatic progress in India and the Greater Mekong Subregion, and malaria elimination in Argentina and Algeria.
Yet, the reality of 405,000 people a year still dying from mosquito bites in 2018 sharpened our resolve to end malaria within a generation. A new report from the Lancet Commission on malaria eradication captured the stubborn optimism of the global malaria campaign when it concluded that malaria eradication “is a bold but attainable goal, and a necessary one.”
But today, we face a changed landscape: The unforeseen challenge of COVID-19.
How do we respond when not one but two diseases threaten the most vulnerable? We work together to adapt and sustain.
People all over the world now have an all-too personal experience with how a deadly, infectious disease can upend health systems and economies—and, more personally, how it can do the same to our families and communities. In this context, Malaria No More’s commitment to deliver the political will, financing, and innovation to end malaria is more vital than ever.
We’re finding ways to keep malaria funding and programs on track as COVID-19 threatens to drastically increase malaria deaths and undo the tremendous progress over the last dozen years. We’re working with partners like the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and RBM Partnership to End Malaria to explore how the innovations, capacities, and partnerships we’ve built over the past fifteen years can be adapted and applied to tackle COVID-19 in Africa. And we’re working with partners including Facebook, the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi and the Rockefeller Foundation to invent the new approaches demanded by new challenges.
We’re hard at work on finding these solutions. Thank you for your partnership and support.
Martin Edlund CEO, Malaria No More
P.S. Please join me in welcoming our newest board members:
Head of Fund & Private Capital Raising in the Americas - Goldman Sachs
Chairman Star and Disney India, and President Disney, Asia Pacific
MALARIA NO MORE SUPPORTERS
Our inspiring partners, donors and volunteers are an essential part of our mission to end malaria within a generation.
Learn more about our remarkable leaders and generous supporters from 2019
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Photo: Sephi Bergerson