15 Oct Launch of the 2013 Malaria Report
On 15th October, the 9th Annual Malaria Report – Malaria at the Cross Road was launched by Rt Hon Stephen O’Brien MP, Prime Minister’s Special envoy to the SAHEL countries and Global Advocate on Malaria for Roll Back Malaria launched the Report.
Although much has been achieved, we are now facing our biggest challenges. An estimated 660,000 people are still dying from malaria every year. The vast majority under five years old in sub-Saharan Africa.
The tools which have served us so well, the long-lasting insecticide treated nets for prevention and the Artemisinin Combination Therapies for cure are coming up against resistance by the ever-versatile ever resilient malaria parasite.
The money required to control and eventually eradicate malaria remains far greater than the money available, despite huge increases since 2001.
Professor Schellenberg, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, who wrote the Report on behalf of the APPMG guided those at the meeting through the Report.
See Report & Press Release on this website