At Malaria No More, we envision a world where no child dies from a mosquito bite. We use our innovative partnerships and focused advocacy to elevate malaria on the global health agenda, create political will and mobilize the global resources required to achieve malaria eradication within a generation.
"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.
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.