After a 3-year study of trends and future projections for the factors and determinants of malaria, WHO's Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme) released the executive summary of its report. In summary, SAGme reaffirms that eradication is a goal worth pursuing and would save millions of lives and billions of dollars but cautions that we are far from a malaria-free world.Read Article
Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) certified Argentina as malaria-free at a pivotal moment in the fight against malaria. According to WHO’s most recent malaria report, malaria deaths and cases have been reduced in recent decades, but that progress has now stalled. Argentina is an example that malaria can be ended when given resources and prioritization.Read Article
Washington, DC (November 19, 2018) – Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Executive Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, provided the following statement on the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2018 released today.Read Article
A groundbreaking new pilot program for malaria elimination has launched in the in Grand’Anse region of Haiti, which carries more than 50% of the island’s malaria burden and has incidence rates nearly 12 times higher than the national average.
The Grand’Anse project consists of a package of interventions to eliminate malaria sub-nationally by strengthening Haiti’s existing system of health care services. This package of interventions includes vector control, disease surveillance, case management, community engagement, as well as innovative strategies such as targeted mass drug administration and indoor residual spraying of insecticide in the most affected areas.Read Article
Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as free of malaria – the first country in the Americas to accomplish this milestone in 45 years. This certification is granted when a country has recorded zero malaria cases transmitted in-country for the past three consecutive years.
This historic moment signals that progress in ending this disease – which still claims the life of a child every two minutes – is possible. This was further highlighted today in the release of WHO’s Elimination 2020 (E2020) report, which found an additional 10 of the 21 countries identified are on track for elimination by 2020.Read Article
Today, the First Lady of Haiti Martine Moïse and more than 300 government officials, civil society representatives, scientists and technical partners of the global health and development community gathered to celebrate World Malaria Day and increase awareness of Haiti’s commitment to eliminating malaria, a preventable yet deadly disease that threatens half the world’s population and kills a child every two minutes.Read Article
Last week, Congress passed a funding package for Fiscal Year 2018, which was later signed by the President, keeping the government open and pertinent programs funded through the end of September 2018.Read Article
Alexandra Daddario announced today that she is dedicating her birthday on March 16 to raise funds for the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF). The Baywatch star traveled to Malawi this past summer to visit programs supported by the two organizations.Read Article
The United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, one of Japan’s leading chemical companies, announced the third year of their partnership to help protect women, children, refugees, and vulnerable populations from malaria. The partnership will support Nothing But Nets’ work in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the campaign’s new focus on ending malaria in Latin America and Caribbean. As part of the Every Woman, Every Child platform, the partnership helps to advance the unprecedented global movement that mobilizes and intensifies international and national action by governments, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women, children and adolescents around the world.Read Article