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Global Fund commits US$17.8 million to support malaria elimination efforts in southern Africa

During the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Health Ministers meeting 11-13 November 2015, ministers of health representing the Elimination 8 member countries met to celebrate a new investment by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.More

GHG launches 2015 Clinical Social Franchising Compendium

For the past seven years, the Global Health Group’s Private Sector Healthcare Initiative has been surveying clinical social franchising programs around the world to learn where and how they work, what health services they specialize in, who they serve, and what their health impact is.More

E8 awarded new regional grant from the Global Fund

The Elimination 8 (E8) has been approved for $17.8 million from the Global Fund to synchronize malaria elimination efforts in the southern Africa regionMore

The Economist doubles down on malaria progress and challenges

In two October 10 articles, The Economist explored the potential for global malaria eradication in our lifetimes. Citing the fall of malaria deaths by nearly a half since 2000 (from 850,000 deaths per year to currently about 450,000), Eradicating disease focused on three big improvements in the...More

Nobel Prize awarded to Chinese scientist for discovering artemisinin

On October 5, Tu Youyou won a Nobel Prize in the sciences for her discovery of artemisinin and its use in the treatment of malaria. Dr. Youyou, 84, became the first citizen of the People's Republic of China to win a Nobel PrizeMore

New Report Outlines Vision for Eradicating Malaria

During September's UN General Assembly, Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ray Chambers, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria, released an in-depth report titled From Aspiration to...More

Ministers meet at Wilton Park to discuss malaria elimination in Asia Pacific and southern Africa

Last week, 32 ministers and former ministers, and decision-makers from Ministries of Health and Finance from 17 countries in Asia Pacific and southern Africa agreed to a statement on "Malaria Elimination and Acceleration towards a Malaria-Free World"More

New website highlights progress in eliminating malaria

The Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) has launched a new website to showcase commitment to and progress in malaria elimination.More

WHO/UNICEF report: Malaria MDG target has been achieved

This year, the Millennium Development Goals 2000-2015 (MDGs) will come to a close, and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015-2030 will begin.More

Nature article reports 700 million malaria cases averted in Africa

Researchers from the University of Oxford published a new article in Nature, The effect of malaria control on Plasmodium falciparum in Africa between 2000 and 2015, analyzing data from sub-Saharan Africa to estimate that there was a 40% reduction in malaria cases across the continent over the last...More