MMV co-hosted meeting for donors in Barcelona - an unqualified success

'Sustaining the Momentum: The importance of partnerships in the fight against malaria'

24 Mar 2010

The meeting was the first-ever forum jointly hosted by Medicines for Malaria Venture and Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB) in Barcelona, Spain on 15 March 2010.

The continued funding of malaria drug R&D is critical in the fight against malaria and in the effort to ultimately achieve malaria elimination and eradication. The well-attended forum brought together high-level representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, donor governments, and philanthropic institutions in an unprecedented meeting of minds. It emphasized the need for continued funding in the fight to achieve malaria eradication and underlined the fact that partnership amongst sectors was the only way to vanquish the minute but deadly foe - the malaria parasite.

A comprehensive report on the meeting will be available shortly and will cover all the panel discussions, most of which did not consist of formal presentations. The PowerPoint presentations that were made are available below.

Agenda - MMV-CRESIB Forum [PDF: 155Kb]

Presentations

Session 1

Setting the Scene - The challenge of malaria [PDF: 1Mb]
Prof Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Executive Director, Roll Back Malaria Partnership

Setting the Scene - The urgent need for new tools for malaria [PDF: 1.3Mb]
Dr Pedro Alonso, Director, Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic-University of Barcelona

Setting the Scene - Medicines for Malaria Venture: Leading the way in research and development for malaria eradication [PDF: 1.1Mb]
Dr Tim Wells, Chief Scientific Officer, Medicines for Malaria Venture

Session 5

WHO vision - Sustaining the momentum: The challenges ahead [PDF: 8Mb]
Dr Robert Newman, Director, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization

Session 6

Medicines for Malaria Venture Project of the Year 2009 - Spiroindolones - a new chemotype for the treatment of malaria [PDF: 2.1Mb]
Dr Thierry Diagana, Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD), Singapore and NGBS Consortium

Dinner

Bongi Makhabela, Chief Executive Officer of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, gave a rousing speech at a dinner.