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Last week at MalariaWorld: The loss of a giant in malaria control

September 16, 2016 - 09:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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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Press release: Researchers receive $10.2 million to study new malaria-prevention method

December 11, 2015 - 06:43 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In collaboration with partners in Europe and Africa, researchers at Penn State have received a five-year, $10.2-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate a new method for preventing the transmission of malaria. The method involves limiting mosquito access to houses by blocking openings and installing "eave tubes" that contain a unique type of insecticide-laced mosquito netting developed by Dutch partner In2Care that kills the insects as they attempt to enter. 
 

Message from the newly elected Chair of the RBM Partnership Board

June 17, 2016 - 07:24 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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.

25 April 2016 - WHO Report Eliminating Malaria

April 29, 2016 - 10:09 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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.

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