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Richard Feachem to Receive Hewitt Award from Royal Society of Medicine

The Royal Society of Medicine will present the Richard T. Hewitt Award for distinguished achievement in the improvement of human health to Richard Feachem, KBE, FREng, DSc(Med), PhD, director of the Global Health Group at UC San Francisco's Global Health Sciences and a leading figure in...More

Sri Lanka celebrates malaria-free certification after long history of malaria control

On September 6th, Sri Lanka made history as one of the first South Asian countries to receive the WHO’s malaria-free certificationMore

Bill Gates and E8 leaders meet in Durban, South Africa to plan for malaria elimination in southern Africa

On the heels of African leaders endorsing a new roadmap to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2030, Bill Gates met with members of the Elimination 8 (E8) Regional Initiative (link is external) in Durban, South Africa to learn about the E8’s latest efforts.More

Are we on track? A snapshot of country-level challenges in achieving a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030

In recent months, national malaria programs in the Asia Pacific have experienced country-level setbacks in malaria elimination efforts.More

How can the Global Fund ensure that malaria eliminating countries receive an appropriate level of investment?

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has been the largest financial supporter of malaria since 2002.More

The Asia Pacific’s drive towards malaria elimination by 2030: The role of frontline health workers in the Philippines and beyond

Clemente Col is a volunteer malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) specialist in Palawan, Philippines. Of more than 7,100 islands in the Philippines, Palawan has the highest burden of malaria in the country, though the malaria map is quickly shrinking.More

Malaria-Free World Possible within a Generation, Study Says

More than 30 countries actively working to eliminate malariaMore

Roland Gosling featured in article on eliminating malaria in Swaziland

Roland Gosling, director of the Malaria Elimination Initiative, talks about eliminating malaria in SwazilandMore

What do we need to achieve a grand convergence in malaria?

The pipeline of new tools to detect, treat, and prevent malaria has never been stronger. In collaboration with the Commission on Investing in Health Secretariat, PLOS has released a collection highlighting global health innovation that will help achieve a “grand convergence” in healthMore

Update on the malaria elimination landscape in Africa: recent awards, ongoing challenges, new research, and increased financing

According to the World Malaria Report 2015, malaria mortality rates in Africa have fallen by 66 percent since 2000. In recognition of this incredible progress, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) presented its annual Awards for Excellence (link is external) to 13 African countries that have...More