Latest News : 2015

Dr Fatoumata Nafo Traoré honours Princess Astrid of Belgium – Special Representative of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership: UNSG Ban Ki Moon sends personal message.

At a celebratory royal event to mark the progress in the fight against malaria, the RBM Executive Director Dr Fatoumata Nafo Traoré recognized the extraordinary commitment and tireless efforts of Princess Astrid during her
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Asia Pacific push for alignment of malaria efforts in the region

During the Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, representatives of WHO, RBM Secretariat, Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance and the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network debated the implications of Global Technical Strategy for Malaria and Roll Back Malaria Partnership’s Action and Investment to defeat Malaria AIM - 2016-2030 together with the region’s APLMA Elimination Roadmap.
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Malaria at Climate and Health Summit 2015: COP21

Alongside the UNFCCC Climate Summit or COP21, in Paris last week, the Global Climate & Health Alliance organised their own summit which brought together health professionals, policymakers, negotiators, academics and other members of the international community to answer an overarching question, "How can public health change the conversation on climate change in a post-2015 world?"
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WHO signals country progress in the path to malaria elimination

New estimates from WHO show a significant increase in the number of countries moving towards malaria elimination, with prevention efforts saving millions of dollars in healthcare costs over the past 14 years in many African countries.
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"Stay malaria-free and help others to be free" is the call from Eastern Mediterranean countries.

22- 24 November 2015: Malaria Programme Managers from the Eastern Mediterranean countries convened in Amman, Jordon this week at their 11th Inter-Country meeting to chart progress on malaria elimination.
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UN Marks Achievement in Global Malaria Reduction

“Today, we celebrate major advances in our fight against malaria,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, in a message marking the achievement of malaria reduction, as set out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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Brazil Sets Sights on Malaria Elimination

Ministry of Health launches Comprehensive Malaria Elimination Strategy, together with World Health Organization and Roll Back Malaria Partnership’s Global Framework to Achieve 2030 Targets
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9th Malaria Day in the Americas – Brazil nominated as 2015 Malaria Champion

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners honoured the 2015 Malaria Champions of the Americas during the annual commemoration of the regional fight against malaria. Launched in 2008, the Malaria Champions of the Americas Award recognizes innovations that have significantly contributed to malaria control and elimination efforts in the region.
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Malaria at the ASTMH 64th Annual Meeting: RBM Partners converge to chart the way forward

October 25-29, 2015: This week the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) is being held in Philadelphia (USA).
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Discovery of effective treatment against malaria recognized by the 2015 Nobel Committee: RBM Congratulates Dr. Youyou Tu

5th October 2015 – William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu were honoured this week by the Nobel Committee for finding natural treatments of diseases caused by parasites.
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