Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Mark Dybul has pledged support to Vietnam to sustainably maintain achievements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
The world's first malaria vaccine will be rolled out in pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa, WHO confirmed today. Funding is now secured for the initial phase of the programme and vaccinations are due to begin in 2018.
When Melinda Gates, co-chair of theBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said in 2007 that "any goal short of eradicating malaria is accepting malaria," she helped to spark an industry wide shift toward ending the disease.
In an opinion piecewrittenin Gatesnotes, co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates expressed his desire to eradicate malaria by 2040. Gates expressed his distress following visits to a number of African countries, where the disease was at its peak, with children experiencing cerebral malaria, when the parasite is attacking the brain and causing horrible seizures.
The replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, held in Montreal, Canada on 16-17 September 2016, has been unprecedented in many ways. Over US$ 12.9 billion was pledged for the next three years, nearly US$ 1 billion more than at the previous replenishment conference in 2013.