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.
Michelle Obama joined first lady Laura Bush and African First Ladies from across Africa for a two-day summit dedicated to advancing women’s economic empowerment across the continent.
Last month, Malaria No More launched NightWatch in both Chad and Tanzania. I was fortunate enough to attend both events and see firsthand how the platform adapts to different country contexts while maintaining the core aspects of mass media communications, celebrity engagement and government commitment to create behavior change.
Much like how First Lady Michelle Obama is fighting childhood obesity with her "Let’s Move!" campaign, Mama Kikwete is championing the fight against malaria in Tanzania.
From Bieber to Beyoncé, pop stars have long lived in our bedrooms in the form of calendars. Now, a calendar with African pop artists is helping to heighten messages of malaria prevention in Africa.
Peter Chernin, Chairman of Malaria No More, reflects on his 2010 trip to Tanzania and the success of Global Fund programs that are saving lives in Zanzibar. He applauds the Global Fund's zero tolerance policy for fraud and corruption.