As a former diplomat-turned-novelist, Maureen Lomo, aka M.L. Wonder, has explored numerous countries and worked on three continents. During her time abroad, serving the United States government, she gained a unique perspective on cross-cultural relationships, community, and global health, all of which inspired her newly-released debut novel: TenthYear in the Sun
National Independence Day celebrations, such as India’s this week, typically provide leaders and citizens the opportunity to reflect on the hopes, aspirations, anxieties and promise their country holds. With 70 years of progress to look back upon, Indians have much to be proud of, especially in the realm of health. Improvements in maternal and child health and water and sanitation have increased Indians’ life expectancy and unlocked economic benefits for many. Two significant milestones in particular – eliminating smallpox and polio – represent tremendous feats that improved the lives of millions of Indians and served as turning points for global eradication efforts.
Malaria No More congratulates H.E. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on his appointment as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
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.
With the support of ExxonMobil, 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.
Malaria No More Commemorates World Malaria Day by Honoring Aliko Dangote and Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer
Eleven years ago, Malaria No More was founded on the vision that stopping people dying from mosquito bites represented the greatest humanitarian investment in the world. Today, nearly 7 million lives have been saved from malaria, more than 1 billion cases averted, and 17 additional countries have eliminated malaria since 2000. The success is thanks to increased political will, funding, innovation, and the collective efforts of a global malaria partnership.
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.