"Parasites everywhere have reason to fear." That is how Michael Gerson opened his Washington Post column last week about Bill Gates' commitment to eradicate malaria. But the statement could have applied to the entire week of the U.N. General Assembly, which marked a turning point in the campaign to end this disease. Bold goal-setting and sustained global commitment have cut malaria deaths by 60 percent over the past 15 years, and momentum is building to rid the world of this deadly disease once and for all. Last week, that effort shifted into high gear.
The Gates Foundation recently posted a blog applauding PMI’s work to end malaria. Founded by President George W. Bush in 2005, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) delivers the best tools to those living with the highest risk of malaria. Originally operating in 15 high-burden…
Malaria No More and Novartis Malaria Initiative in conjunction with the Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases hosted a lunch briefing on Capitol Hill on June 18th. By examining insights from public and private sector representatives who have dedicated their efforts to eliminate malaria, the panel briefed staff from over 35 Congressional offices on key research milestones and the future of malaria R&D.
Best practices for malaria elimination unveiled in Manila at the 6th annual APMEN meeting.
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As world leaders gathered in Davos, UN advisors reminded them why investing in malaria control is such an important – and wise -- investment.