Malaria and the G8

Leading or lagging?

03 Jul 2009

MMV has been closely following the promises made by G8 leaders since Okinawa 2000 and welcomes a new report, published by the European Alliance Against Malaria, that investigates the G8’s contributions to malaria control.

In 1998 leaders of the G8 nations endorsed an international initiative to control malaria, offering support for the then new Roll Back Malaria initiative to reduce malaria-related mortality by 2010. The issue gained further prominence following the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000. But what have been the commitments and contributions of the G8 since they met in 1998?

The following report investigates this question and based on the findings, makes a number of recommendations on how the effectiveness of contributions towards malaria control can be improved.