- 27th Annual RBM Partnership Board meets in Bangkok
- The 32nd Global Fund Board Focuses on Impact and Discusses the First Learnings of the NFM
- Leaders at East Asia Summit Commit to a Malaria Free Asia Pacific by 2030
28 November 2014: - The RBM 27th Partnership Board Meeting will take place on 2-4 December in Thailand. The main agenda of the three-day meeting will be to develop consensus on the way forward for the RBM Partnership within the context of the new Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP2) and the post MDG development environment.
Deliberations will explore new Partnership architecture to ensure countries continue to be supported in their malaria control and elimination efforts; a new Progress & Impact Report on APMEN will be launched; and Board members will review the outcome of the redesign which has reduced the Secretariat capacity by 50 percent.
25 November 2014: - The 32nd Global Fund Board Meeting was held in Montreux, Switzerland the past week to assess progress of NFM and make crucial decision points regarding governance, market dynamics, ethics, risk management and a new funding stream.
The Board indicated the need for targeting impact and ensuring greater simplicity within the NFM`s processes and procedures. It was concluded that the country concept notes should focus on more and better data and analysis of needs, as well as more precise application of TGF`s methodology.
The Board also agreed on a framework for reducing financial risk, ensuring cost efficiencies and savings. Such measures may allow covering the USD $1.3 billion need for countries to finance the second bednet replacement campaign within the current replenishment period.
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14 November 2014, Nay Pyi Taw: - Leaders of the 18 East Asia Summit countries have committed to an ambitious goal of eliminating malaria from the entire Asia Pacific region in the next 15 years. The region-wide commitment builds on strong political and technical leadership provided by the co-chairs of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance - Prime Ministers of Australia and Viet Nam.
The Asia Pacific region has an estimated 32 million cases of malaria each year and 47,000 associated deaths. Around two billion people in the region currently remain at risk of infection and are developing resistance to the drug artemisinin.
“Some countries and international organizations are cutting funds just when we need to go the final mile – to avoid the risk of malaria resurgence,” said Dr Nafsiah Mboi, Chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and former Minister of Health of Indonesia. “We have asked regional leaders to recognize the risk, to provide vision and commitment, and to take action to counter it effectively.”