Washington, DC, February 23, 2023 - Malaria No More today announced a new two-year partnership with Open Philanthropy in the form of a $3.4 million advocacy grant award.
The award will expand Malaria No More's "malaria diplomacy" efforts to increase funding commitments from key donor governments in the Asia Pacific, including Japan, Republic of Korea, and additional donor markets. The 2022 WHO World Malaria Report showed that current spending on malaria saved nearly 1 million lives last year, yet more than 1/3 of at-risk populations still lack access to essential, cost-effective tools like malaria testing, treatment, and mosquito nets, so additional resources are urgently needed to save lives now and put the world on track to end this disease.
“Malaria interventions are one of the ‘best investments’ in global health. This generous investment from Open Philanthropy positions us to unlock vital, new high-impact health funding in growth markets,” said Martin Edlund, Malaria No More CEO. “With constrained global resources coming out of the COVID pandemic, it’s more critical than ever that we keep malaria funding high on the agenda at a time when promising new tools and technologies put our goal of ending the disease in reach.”
“As we confront fears of a global recession and continued setbacks from COVID-19, the role of advocacy is more important than ever,” said Sohini Chatterjee, Malaria No More Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy. “With increased resources from Open Philanthropy, we are equipped to scale up local advocacy support in Korea and Japan, as well as bring on new staff to serve as a megaphone for the malaria fight.”
“Malaria interventions like insecticide treated mosquito nets and seasonal malaria chemoprevention are two of the most cost-effective investments to save human lives in all of global health, “ said Norma Altshuler, Open Philanthropy Project, Founding Program Officer. “We are excited to work with Malaria No More to expand the coalition of donors who support proven interventions that can save lives and improve livelihoods for millions of people around the world.”
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About Malaria No More
Malaria no More envisions a world where no one dies from a mosquito bite. More than a decade into our mission, our work has contributed to historic progress toward this goal. Now, we’re mobilizing the political commitment, funding, and innovation required to achieve what would be one of the greatest humanitarian accomplishments – ending malaria within our generation. For more information, visit www.malarianomore.org
About Open Philanthropy
Open Philanthropy started with the question: How can we accomplish as much good as possible with our giving? Open Philanthropy identifies outstanding giving opportunities, makes grants, and follows the results. Its mission is to give as effectively as it can and help others build on its work. Its main funders are Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook and Asana. Through research and grant making, Open Philanthropy hopes to learn how to make philanthropy go especially far in terms of improving lives, and it's excited to connect with others who share these passions. www.openphilanthropy.org