This World Malaria Day, leaders and champions from around the world gathered in a shared vision of a malaria-free world at Malaria No More’s 11th Annual International Honors Night in New York City.
Malaria No More’s work in Cameroon has helped reduce malaria infections and deaths by 50% since 2000. Through our innovative partnerships and work with vital champions like Cameroonian mother Ruth, we are helping to protect vulnerable mothers and children in communities throughout the country. With continued commitment, a 75% decrease in malaria infections and deaths in Cameroon is possible by 2018.
USA TODAY/Media Planet recently published an op-ed by Malaria No More’s Managing Director, Josh Blumenfeld, on U.S. leadership in the fight to end malaria. Blumenfeld writes, “Our long tradition of investing in humanitarian assistance and foreign aid represents the best in American exceptionalism.
Over the past 15 years, the Indian subcontinent has seen a great reduction in the number of malaria cases from 2 million to 1.1 million in 2015. Despite this progress, India still accounts for 58 percent of the malaria burden in South-East Asia and represents the highest burden country outside…
Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush closed the White House Summit on Malaria saying, “The goal of defeating malaria is a challenging goal, yet it can be done. It's not going to require a miracle, it just requires a smart, sustained, focused effort.”
Thousands of miles from the malaria-burdened countries where pregnant women and young children frequently die from a mosquito bite, some of the world’s foremost malaria experts are trying to outsmart a deadly parasite that has been around for at least 20 million years. In insectaries, labs, treatment rooms and offices across Seattle, these experts have turned Seattle into a global capital for innovation to end malaria.
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a paper showing the highest spatial-resolution estimates of malaria mortality in Africa to date. Malaria No More spoke to one of the study’s authors, Dr. Simon Hay of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle, about the significance of the research.
Working to ensure no child dies from a mosquito bite is a lofty, but attainable goal. I’m reminded of this daily in my home country of Cameroon, where malaria is among the top causes of death and the main disease treated in our hospitals. It’s a goal that would not be possible here,…
Despite its size, the mosquito is the deadliest animal in the world and the greatest threat to our global health security. In 2015, mosquitoes killed an estimated 536,000 people. That’s more than lions, wolves, snakes, sharks and alligators combined. The malaria-transmitting female…