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.