Bill Gates and Ray Chambers call on world leaders to commit to eradicating malaria within a generation
Bill Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ray Chambers, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and for Malaria, have released an in-depth report on what it will take to eradicate malaria. It declares that eradication can be achieved by 2040 if world leaders commit to making it a reality, and they call on leaders to launch a global debate on the issue.
The report is released as world leaders convene at the UN General Assembly in New York to adopt new goals for global development. It urges major donors and malaria-affected countries to expand their commitment to the fight against malaria, and it declares that eradication could save 11 million lives and unlock $2 trillion in economic benefits.