Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease.
The Ghana Malaria Foundation (GMF) has launched a five-year fundraising campaign in partnership with the National Malaria Control Programme to support malaria programming, innovation in service provision and research into alternate means of malaria prevention and treatment in Ghana.
Today, country leaders and senior officials from across Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas announced new political and financial commitments to accelerate the global fight towards eliminating malaria - a disease that claims the life of a child every two minutes and puts half the world at risk.
From June 28-30, 2017 in Lao Plaza Hotel, Vientiane, the Department of Communicable Disease Control (DCDC), Ministry of Health, Lao PDR organized the Regional Workshop on orienting health systems towards effective control and elimination of malaria in the GMS.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has suggested Vietnam and Laos step up medical cooperation with more diverse and effective activities in the time ahead to match with the special solidarity between the two countries.