Statement on ‘Malaria elimination and acceleration towards a malaria-free world’

News - 6 October, 2015

At our ministerial meeting on Malaria elimination in Asia Pacific and Southern Africa that was held between 30 September and 2 October 2015, ministers, leaders and decision makers came together to discuss the elimination and eventual eradication of malaria, agreeing to collaborate, communicate and commit financing to existing political support. Here is their statement: “We, the Ministers, leaders, and decision-makers […]

Working towards malaria elimination – Malaria Day 2015

News - 25 April, 2015

Today marks the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) World Malaria Day 2015. Continuing from the past two years, the theme is ‘Invest in the future: defeat malaria’. In 2013, there were 198 million cases, and 584,000 deaths from malaria, with African children under five years old being the worst affected group. In 2014, 97 countries had […]

Celebrating World Health Day 2014

News - 7 April, 2014

On the 65th World Health Day, we reflect on the challenges posed by vector-borne diseases. Today is World Health Day. An annual event since 1950, the day is used each year to highlight a theme of global importance to health and healthcare. The theme for this year’s World Health Day, the 65th, is vector-borne diseases […]

World Aids Day 2011 December 1

News - 1 December, 2011

In February 2011, we highlighted the need for increased financial backing of HIV treatment. Suggestions on how to achieve this included greater use of domestic resources, innovative funding mechanisms and new efficiencies. The UNAIDS 2011 World Aids day report has stated that the number of recipients of AntiRetroviral Therapy (ART) has increased, the number of […]