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  • African parliamentarians fighting HIV also take up malaria and tuberculosis
  • Business Leaders & Health Experts Gather in Yangon
  • The MDGs were good for malaria control, says RBM Executive Director at launch of a new UN report

1 October 2014, Kinshasa, DRC : - Parliamentary Assembly of the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria held its 12th annual meeting to assess progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Referring to the plea that Dr Victor Makwenge Kaput, Chairman of the RBM Board made at the previous session in 2013, the parliamentarians decided to include — malaria and tuberculosis, the other two key pandemics on the continent — in their fight. This decision seeks to minimize fragmentation through enhanced collaboration and joint advocacy and resource mobilization for the three diseases.
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29 September 2014, Yangon, MYANMAR : - - More than 100 leaders from the health, development and corporate sectors have gathered in Yangon to participate in the seminal regional forum on Opportunities for Corporate Sector Engagement in Malaria Control in the Asia-Pacific. In advance of the 2015 enactment of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and broader ASEAN economic integration, this one-day meeting seeks to identify tangible opportunities for strengthened public-private partnerships to support regional malaria control strategies and drive progress toward country-specific development targets.
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25 September 2014, New York, USA : - Global leaders in health and sustainable development launched today the MDG Advocates' Leaders Report, a publication by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon's MDG Advocacy Group. The report shows the positive impact that the eight MDGs have so far had on the world's most vulnerable populations.
"Having an agreed global malaria target has helped enormously to achieve the impressive cuts in malaria mortality we see today," Dr Fatoumata Nafo said today. "With malaria on the retreat, malaria-endemic countries around the world have made substantial headway towards multiple development goals."
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Statement by Rima Shretta, Malaria Elimination Initiative
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