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5 December 2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry: shared responsibility way to defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Speaking at the launch of the Fourth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), United States Secretary of State John Kerry called on global health partners to embrace all available tools to defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, saying that shared responsibility was the only way to succeed.

The Fourth Replenishment launch, entitled: ‘No Time to Lose: Sharing the Responsibility to Save Lives’ is convening leaders in global health in Washington to consider joint action and to secure sustained funding for the next three years to support programmes that prevent, treat and care for people with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Also, Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund, said in his closing remarks at the┬ámeeting: ‘The 21st century ideals that led to the founding of the Global Fund are now stronger than ever: partnership, shared responsibility, and mutual accountability. In many ways, this is a replenishment of hope. It is a lifting up of the human spirit.’

Source: The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria | Replenishment Partners Talk Shared Responsibility
Source: The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria | Global Fund Donors Pledge US$12 Billion

25 September 2013

UNDP and partners launch strategy to fight malaria

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) launched the ‘Multisectoral Action Framework for Malaria’, a comprehensive approach to fight malaria. The Framework calls for increased coordinated action among different development sectors to tackle the disease, which exacts its deadliest toll in sub-Saharan Africa and poses a major challenge to development.

According to UNDP, malaria is costing Africa about 12 billion US dollar in lost productivity every year.

Source: UN News Centre | Multi-level strategy to fight malaria launched by UN development arm and partners