High-level Council comes together to push for malaria eradication
The End Malaria Council was launched at the start of 2017 to drive progress toward malaria eradication by focusing on the critical elements of leadership, financing and technology. MMV welcomes the establishment of the Council that sees malaria eradication as a critical health and development priority.
The Council was founded by nine global public sector and business leaders that met on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The group which already includes current and former presidents of four malaria-endemic countries is set to grow and represent all the key malaria-endemic regions.
The launch of the Council follows a month after the release of the WHO 2016 World Malaria Report, which showed steady progress in reducing cases and deaths from malaria since 2010, while underscoring the urgent need for global leadership, new funding and innovation to stay on track to meet targets.
Members of the Council will collaborate with the RBM Partnership and other key partners to build on this steady progress, keeping malaria high on the political agenda, globally and regionally, securing sufficient funding and supporting the development of new technology to help countries end malaria for good.
“The creation of the End Malaria Council comes at a critical juncture in the fight to defeat malaria and brings new impetus,” said Dr David Reddy, MMV’s CEO. “MMV looks forward to working closely with the Council to build on the solid progress made over the past 10 years, and to help realize our shared vision of a world free from malaria.”