WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Roll Back Malaria Partnership announces elimination strategies

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The Roll Back Malaria Partnership recently announced its new strategies that are designed to help global efforts achieve the goal of malaria elimination by 2030.

Leaders from around the world will meet at the third International Financing for Development (FfD) conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030, which has been approved by the World Health Assembly. Another discussion topic will be the Action and Investment to defeat Malaria 2016-2030, as developed by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

These two documents have built a technical framework and guidance for the investments and actions necessary to eliminate malaria from the world.

“Reaching our 2030 global malaria goals will not only save millions of lives, it will reduce poverty and create healthier, more equitable societies,” Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, said. Ensuring the continued reduction and elimination of malaria will generate benefits for entire communities, businesses, agriculture, health systems and households. 

“Transforming our understanding of the powerful return on investment of ending malaria deaths into dynamic and effective action on the ground will be essential to realizing the future we want, where all people enjoy the equality and dignity they deserve,” Ban Ki-moon said.