10 June 2013, New York, USA : - A two-day high-level consultation, organised by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, aims to generate consensus about a common strategy to position the malaria fight in the global development agenda post 2015. The consultation includes representatives from across the Partnership's key constituencies and is expected to help generate stronger, evidence-based malaria advocacy. It will also guide partners on how to speak with a unified voice about key issues in the run-up to the 2015 malaria targets and in the context of a new post-2015 framework.
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Ministers sign the Declaration of Nouakchott to accelerate malaria fight in six neighboring countries
10 June 2013, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: : - Six Ministers of Health have signed the Declaration of Nouakchott, agreed at a high-level meeting held in May in the presence of Dr Nafo-Traoré, Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Director Deputy of the WHO African Region. The Ministers of Health of the Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Chad commited to accelerating efforts to combat malaria. The declaration calls on RBM to provide advocacy and strategic support to this initiative, urges WHO to provide strategic and technical guidance, and asks sub-regional organisations and Regional Economic Communities to help increase funding for health, as well as further explore opportunities for South-South cooperation.
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6 June 2013, Antananarivo, MADAGASCAR : - The national Madagascan Roll Back Malaria Partnership has launched a new report that highlights the efforts made in the fight against malaria on this island state. The deployment of anti-malaria interventions in recent years has led to a significant increase in coverage of malaria prevention and treatment tools. At the national level 80% of households now own at least one mosquito net, which is an increase of 43% in three years. In the 91 districts covered by mass distribution campaigns (of the 111 in total), this percentage rises to 94%. Today, malaria is no longer the first cause of morbidity and mortality in Madagascar which is reflected in the improvement of national health indicators.
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