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Australian interview with UCSF Global Health Group's Sir Richard Feachem on malaria elimination: "The progress is stunningly positive around the world."

Sir Richard Feachem, Director of the UCSF Global Health Group (link is external), was in Brisbane, Australia this week to receive an honorary degree from the University of Queensland School of Public Health (link is external) for his work on malaria elimination.More

Swaziland Likely To Be First To Eliminate Malaria In Southern Africa

Global Malaria Experts Meet to Recognize the Country’s Regional Leadership in Malaria EliminationMore

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

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