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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

Papua New Guinea joins APMEN as 18th country partner

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has joined the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN)More

Southern Africa revitalizes tri-lateral cross-border malaria initiative

In July 2015, Ministers of Health from Swaziland, South Africa, and Mozambique signed an agreement to revitalize the Lubombo Spatial Development Initiative (LSDI) under a new name: the Mozambique, South Africa, and Swaziland Cross Border Malaria Initiative (MOSASWA)More

Vector Control for Malaria Elimination Retreat Summary now available

The UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) convened a group of experts from research institutions and partner organizations from all over the world to generate enthusiasm and collaboration around a new research program supported by the Parker Foundation that aims to...More

Partners of the Global Fund Meet to discuss new strategy

The Global Fund released a new meeting report from the 2015 Partnership Forum in Bangkok, Thailand (June 24-25).More

Global leaders call for increased financing for malaria

At a special side event of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development entitled Malaria Financing for a New Era: An Exceptional Case for Investment, global leaders of the malaria community called for increased investment in malaria control and elimination in order to achieve a...More

APLMA appoints Dr. Mboi as Envoy

The Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) announced that Dr. Nafsiah Mboi has been appointed APLMA Envoy. APLMA is an alliance of Asian and Pacific heads of government formed to accelerate progress against malaria and to achieve an Asia Pacific free of malaria by 2030.More
Sean Parker

Sean Parker Supports UCSF to Advance Research on Mosquito Control for Malaria Elimination

Sean Parker, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, has donated $4.5 million to UC San Francisco (UCSF) to launch a research program directed by Sir Richard Feachem on innovative and aggressive approaches against the mosquito that transmits malariaMore