MMV welcomes appointment of Dr Daniel Ngamije as Director of Global Malaria Control Programme
The newly appointed director will be responsible for leading the organization's efforts to combat malaria worldwide
On Tuesday, 21 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) appointed Dr Daniel Ngamije as the Director of the Global Malaria Programme (GMP), which is a department within the WHO that is responsible for leading and coordinating global efforts to control and eliminate malaria.
As the former Minister of Health in Rwanda, Dr Ngamije played a critical role in advancing the country's health sector and improving the health and well-being of its population. He achieved this by mobilizing funds and establishing community and tech-driven programmes to diagnose, treat and reduce malaria cases in Rwanda.
With his appointment taking effect on Saturday, 8 April 2023, Dr Ngamije will work closely with governments, NGOs, and other organizations to ensure that all people at risk of malaria have access to effective prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, and that efforts to control and eliminate malaria are coordinated, evidence-based, and sustainable.
"We at MMV welcome the appointment of Dr Ngamije as Director of the Global Malaria Programme,” said CEO Dr David Reddy. “His leadership, experience, commitment, and vision will be invaluable in the fight against malaria, a disease that continues to pose a significant threat to global health. We wish him every success in this important role and look forward to working together in the years to come.”