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RBM E-Newsletter [November 2011]

The RBM E-Newsletter is a monthly publication of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

 Top story

Nearly a third of all malaria affected countries on course for elimination over the next decade

A report, released by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) on 17 October, just prior to the opening of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Forum in Seattle, revealed that an increasing number of countries are setting their sights on eliminating malaria, with three countries already certified as malaria-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the last 4 years.

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 Highlights

Wide-scale trial of malaria vaccine produces promising results

Wide-scale trial of malaria vaccine produces promising resultsThe first results from a large-scale Phase III trial of the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S, revealed that the vaccine provided young African children with significant protection against clinical and severe malaria with an acceptable safety and tolerability profile.

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RBM Applauds Liberia's President Sirleaf for Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Liberia's President SirleafThe Roll Back Malaria Partnership congratulates the Deputy Chair of the African -Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011.

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RBM Harmonisation Working Group discusses strategic challenges ahead of upcoming Board meeting

RBM Harmonisation Working GroupRBM's Harmonisation Working Group (HWG) held a two-day meeting on 27 October in Geneva to review progress against planned targets and assess endemic countries' needs for partner support. Participants discussed key strategic challenges to be highlighted at the RBM Board meeting and the role of HWG post 2011.

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 Partner spotlight

"SMS for Life" program wins 2011 WSJ Technology Innovation Award in Health-Care IT category

SMS for LifeThe "SMS for Life" programme won the Health-Care IT category of the 2011 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards.

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Global Atlas echoes findings from RBM's latest report on elimination

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About the E-Newsletter

The RBM E-Newsletter is a forum to share malaria news and resources. If you have a submission for the newsletter, please contact us.

The E-Newsletter is produced by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, which brings together more than 500 private and public sector partners to mobilize coordinated action against malaria worldwide.

 

 

 

New online resources

RBM: 2011 Country Roadmaps - November Updates (in French)

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Upcoming events

16-18 November 2011: 21st RBM Partnership Board meeting

19-23 November 2011: ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

21-22 November 2011: 25th Global Fund Board Meeting

21-25 November 2011: Mentor Malaria in Humanitarian Crises Workshop

23-24 November 2011: MMV ADAC Meeting

4-8 December 2011: ASTMH 60th Annual Meeting

December 2011: Launch of the WHO World Malaria Report 2011

More events on the RBM Calendar

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