Info Request | Media centre | Newsletter | Site Map | in French | Search the site:

African Summit 2000

On 25 April 2000, African leaders from 44 malaria-endemic countries met in Abuja, Nigeria for the African Summit on Malaria, where they signed the historic Abuja Declaration and declared 25 April of each year "Africa Malaria Day".

Abuja Declaration and the Plan of Action
An Extract from The African Summit on Roll Back Malaria
RBM
The Abuja Declaration on Roll Back Malaria in Africa signed by the African Heads of State and Government on 25 April 2000; Framework for monitoring the Plan of Action, Abuja Declaration.
View/download document (PDF) [in English] [in French](1062k)

African Summit on Roll Back Malaria
Summary Report
Summary report on African Summit on Roll Back Malaria and Technical Briefing preceding the summit; reflections on next steps for the Global Partnership.
View/download document (WORD) [in English]

The Burden of Malaria
Economic Analyses
Professor Jeffrey Sachs

HU and LSHTM
Executive summary for Economics of Malaria Center for Development, Harvard University and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
View/download document (WORD) [in English] [in French]

Economic Costs of Malaria
WHO Press Release 28/2000, 25 April 2000
WHO
Africa's GDP would be up to $100 billion greater this year if malaria had been eliminated years ago, according to new research by Harvard, London School and WHO.

Record-Breaking Giant Mosquito Net
RBM Press release, 11 April 2000
A.Seale

RBM
Two hundred and twenty-five Nigerian schoolchildren will gather under a giant mosquito bednet - 225 times large than the standard insecticide treated nets used to protect against malaria - in an attempt to set a world record.
View/download document (WORD) [in English]

WHO DG Statement at the Summit on RBM in Africa
Abuja, Nigeria 25 April 2000
Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland

WHO
Keypoints of the WHO plan of action to support Africa's efforts to control malaria.
View/download document (WORD) [in English]

RBM Press Release
April 25 2000
RBM
The African heads of state signed a declaration calling for at least one billion US dollars a year to be made available to the Roll Back Malaria movement in Africa to help achieve its aims of halving malaria deaths by the end of the decade.

Provisional Agenda
African Summit, Abuja, Nigeria, 24-25 April 2000
Provisional Agenda for Technical Meeting, 24th April 2000; Provisional Agenda for Summit Meeting, 25th April 2000.
View/download document (WORD) [in English]

Roll Back Malaria - Roll in Development
African Summit, Abuja, Nigeria, 24-25 April 2000
RBM
Africa's leaders are calling for concerted action on malaria.
View/download document (PDF) [in English] (61k)

MalSum News N 2
April 2000
RBM
Advance briefings from the Africa Summit on Roll Back Malaria, Issue N 2.
View/download document (WORD) [in English]

MalSum News N 1
March 2000
RBM
Advance briefings from the Africa Summit on Roll Back Malaria, Issue N 1.
View/download document (WORD) [in English]

Media Advisory Notice
29 March 2000
A.Seale

RBM
Information on accreditation details for journalists and news crews. Photo/filming opprtunity on 18 April 2000.
View/download document (WORD) [in English]

African Summit on Roll Back Malaria
Brief for International Development Organisations
Dr D.Nabarro
RBM
Proposed Summit objectives and Technical Programme, Summit venue, management of Summit preparation, accommodations, logistics, security and protocol arrangements, communication, publicity and PR.
View/download document (WORD) [in English] [in French]