The EU must tackle malaria, urges EAAM
Three days before the European Council meeting from June 19-20, the European Alliance Against Malaria (EAAM) called on the EU member states to fulfill their financial commitments to achieve the health related MDGs.
Read the European Alliance Against Malaria Press release
The World Economic Forum Zeros in on Malaria in Africa, Cape Town, 4-6 June
Malaria, a disease that has been repeatedly shown to stall Africa's economic development, was the focus of three sessions at the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum on Africa. Global and regional leaders discussed how to better strengthen Africa's health systems, encourage further innovation in current malaria interventions and secure financial investment for sustained malaria control. The Zambezi expedition, a recent advocacy initiative of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership was showcased as a successful model for strengthening regional cooperation on malaria control.
Read RBM Partnership Press release [in English] [en français]
View video clip shown as a part of panel discussions
More info from WEF
The Global Fund Launches Additional Funding Round in 2008, Geneva, 4 June 2008
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its intention to launch a second call for proposals in 2008, inviting countries burdened by the three diseases to submit additional requests for funding. This will be the ninth round of funding since the Global Fund's creation in 2002, and the second time the Global Fund launches two calls for proposals in the course of a single year.
Read Read the Global Fund Press Release [in English]
11th Meeting of the RBM Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group [MERG], Bamako (Mali), 3-4 June 2008
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More info on MERG
10-11 July: The Institute of Tropical Medicine will host a technical meeting on quality standards for long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LLINs).
28-30 July: General Assembly of RACTAP (Réseau d'Afrique Centrale pour le Traitement Antipaludique) - TBC
31 July - 1 August: EARN Annual Cordination for Implementation Support Meeting
More info on upcoming events
LATEST PUBLICATIONS AND WEB ADDITIONS:
Implementation of Scaling Up Malaria in Pregnancy Programs: What It Takes! - The Jhpiego Experience
Malaria in Pregnancy Resource Package, Second Edition [English] [Français] [Português]
Technical Expert Group meeting on intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp)