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RBM E-Newsletter [March 2012]

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

 Top story

Dr Thomas Teuscher takes office as ad interim Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM)

With the departure of Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck today, Dr Teuscher stepped into the position of Executive Director ad interim of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. The appointment of a new Executive Director is expected to be announced at the next RBM Board meeting in May 2012.

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Prof Awa Marie Coll-Seck reflects on her tenure as Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership

After eight years at the helm of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck decided that she would not renew her mandate as Executive Director. She stated: "I am particularly happy and proud of the work accomplished, but the time has come for me to consider new horizons."

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 Highlights

Launch of The World Malaria Day 2012 web site

The theme for World Malaria Day 2012 - "Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria" focuses on the critical need for continued investment in malaria control to safeguard the gains that have been made over the past decade and to promote health and development in malaria-endemic countries.

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 Partner spotlight

La livraison d'antipaludique pédiatrique atteint la barre des 100 millions

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) a annoncé que cent millions de traitements de Coartem® Dispersible (artéméther-luméfantrine), un antipaludique développé spécialement pour les enfants atteints du paludisme à Plasmodium falciparum, avaient été livrés par Novartis dans 39 pays endémiques.

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 What we're reading

Which U.S. Presidents Had Malaria?

At least eight U.S. Presidents are believed to have contracted malaria during their lifetime, including Washington and Lincoln.

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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.

 

 

 

Upcoming events

1-2 March 2012: 2nd Annual Global Vaccine Forum

5-6 March 2012: Harmonization Working Group semi-annual meeting

6 March 2012: APPMG meeting: Vaccines and other new technologies in the control of malaria &am; NTDs

15 March 2012: The Developing Countries Coordinating Committee (DCCC) meeting

27-29 March 2012: 7th International IPM Symposium

27-30 March 2012: 47th The Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) International Meeting

More events on the RBM Calendar

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New online resources

RBM WARN mission report 2012: Côte d'Ivoire (in French)

Continuous LLIN Distribution Lessons in Brief
No. 5 The Tanzanian National Voucher Scheme (TNVS): Keeping up with 'Keep-up' - Tanzania
No. 4 Logistics, Logistics, Logistics - Malawi
No. 3 Accountable Partnership: Singing from the Same Songbook &am; Knowing the Score - Malawi
No. 2 Making it Work: Integrated Supply and Supervision - Kenya
No. 1 Making it Work: The Big Picture - Kenya

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