- The World Malaria Report 2014 was Launched This Week
- 27th Board Meeting updates community on RBM Partnership restructuring
- RBM Partners Launch Report Highlighting Progress toward Malaria Elimination in the Asia-Pacific
9 December 2014: - The World Malaria Report 2014 was launched in the United Kingdom Houses of Parliament on December 9, 2014. The report summarizes information received from various sources, including malaria-endemic countries, and updates the analyses presented in the 2013 report.
It assesses global and regional malaria trends, highlights progress towards global targets, and describes opportunities and challenges in controlling and eliminating the disease. The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World malaria report 2014. Between 2000 and 2013, the malaria mortality rate decreased by 47% worldwide and by 54% in the WHO African Region - where about 90% of malaria deaths occur.
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8 December 2014: - Following presentations and discussions during the 27th Board Meeting in Bangkok , Board members, the Malaria Advocacy Working Group ( MAWG) and the Secretariat have issued a communique to advise the malaria community on the proposed restructuring of the RBM Partnership.
“As we collectively develop the GMAP II, and prepare to meet the changes in the development landscape it is important that everyone is aware of the critical work being undertaken by the RBM Board and the Task Force on Architecture and Governance (TFAG) which will ensure the Partnership is able to adapt to the new environment, and maintain the fight against malaria as a universal priority,” said Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Executive Director of RBM.
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8 December 2014: - A new report highlighting the approach, goals and achievements of the Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) was launched the past week during the 27th Board Meeting of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Asia-Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN): Supporting the common goal of a malaria-free Asia-Pacific comes just weeks after the November 2014 commitment of regional Heads of State during the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, to eliminate malaria from the region by 2030. In the report, authors highlight the leadership and local ownership needed to achieve such ambitious targets and identify the added value of innovative approaches the APMEN network model provides to complement existing efforts and further drive socio-economic development.
With 22 malaria-endemic countries in the Asia-Pacific, the region is home to over 2 billion people at risk of infection and accounts for approximately 32 million cases of malaria infection and 47,000 associated deaths each year. While a scale-up of interventions has averted over 80 million cases, and more than 100,000 deaths since 2000, the Asia-Pacific region continues to carry the second highest malaria burden outside of Africa. India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea bear the largest burden of the disease, accounting for 89% of all malaria cases in the region.
“Malaria elimination is vital to the continued development of the Asia-Pacific, not only helping to surpass threats like drug resistance and saving lives, but increasing school attendance, unlocking productivity and growing markets,” said Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Executive Director of RBM.
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