In memoriam: Anuj Shah (1960-2016)
It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic loss of Anuj Shah, who was the CEO of A-Z Textile Mills Ltd. in Arusha, Tanzania. He passed away on 1 September after a short illness. Nick Brown from A-Z sent us a contribution, which you can read by clicking here.
The world, and particularly Africa, has lost a giant in malaria control. We wish his family and friends much strength in these difficult times. May his contributions and the millions of lives saved and cases of malaria averted because children could sleep under bednets produced by A-Z under his leadership always be remembered.
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illumigene® Malaria, a novel, highly accurate test developed by Meridian Bioscience, has been awarded the coveted Journées Internationales de Biologie prize for Innovation in emergency treatment and point of care testing.
I am delighted to welcome Dr Fred Binka as Coordinator of WHO’s Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance (ERAR) hub in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Dear Partners and Friends,
After a period of extensive consultation, the RBM Board agreed at its 29th Meeting in December 2015 on a new governance architecture. This included the establishment of a reconstituted Partnership Board, which could take advantage of the tremendous skill, energy and effectiveness of its partners and lead the organization into a new era.
Dr Sylvia Meek meets with community drug distributors supported by our integrated community case management and nutrition project
ACT Consortium launches free resources for malaria community
On World Malaria Day, ACT Consortium researchers launched five resources to help guide those working in malaria endemic countries.
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan thanks Switzerland for their engagement in the fight against malaria via video message on World Malaria Day 2016 in Bern, Switzerland.
In May 2015, the World Health Assembly endorsed a new Global Technical Strategy for Malaria. The strategy includes ambitious goals for malaria control and elimination in the next 15-year period. A key target: eliminating malaria in at least 10 countries by 2020. According to a new analysis from WHO, this goal can be achieved – and surpassed.
25 April 2016, GENEVA - A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, WHO is releasing a World Malaria Day report that shows this goal, although ambitious, is achievable.