The hand-over of Chairmanship took place at MMV’s 11th Stakeholders' Meeting.
Last week's 11th Annual Stakeholders' Meeting saw the official handing over of the MMV board chairmanship to Mr Ray Chambers by Baroness Chalker of Wallasey.
President Kikwete opened MMV's Stakeholders' Meeting in Dar es Salaam, praising MMV for its effective interventions in malaria. He stated that "combined efforts in tackling the killer disease mean that millions of people and especially children will be saved from the crippling effects".
During the handover ceremony, Mr Chambers thanked Baroness Chalker for the positive results she personally pioneered during her term as Chariman of MMV. As the new Chairman, he assured the room that he and his team would dedicate their time and energy to efforts to eradicate malaria.
As Special Envoy to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon since February 2008, Ray Chambers has been very active in the field of malaria, leading the effort to achieve universal coverage of preventive measures in sub-Saharan Africa with a view to eliminating deaths from malaria by 2015.
In 2006 Ray co-founded the US-based non-governmental organization Malaria No More and has also been involved in several development efforts related to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, including Millennium Promise and the Millennium Villages Project to tackle extreme rural poverty.