He said that on the sideline of the event, there would be a meeting of Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS and Joint African Union Commission Roll Back Malaria
High-Level Briefing, among others.
One such catalyst, Roll Back Malaria
, served as a hub for many other players striving to eradicate malaria and saw worldwide deaths from the disease fall 75%.
That is why Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi crown prince, has contributed $30 million to the Roll Back Malaria
partnership, the pre-eminent global framework for action against malaria.
Beyond Ethiopia, Tedros chaired the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Board, and the Roll Back Malaria
Tedros, the new WHO head, also served as Chair of the Global Fund and of the Roll Back Malaria
(RBM) Partnership Board (RBM), where he secured 'record funding' for the two organizations and created the Global Malaria Action Plan, which expanded RBM's reach beyond Africa to Asia and Latin America, according to the UN agency.
The public health campaign will include dissemination of information against spread of HIV/AIDS, and also provide support for the National Roll Back Malaria
He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of the Roll Back Malaria
(RBM) Partnership Board, and as co-chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.
Current malaria control initiatives led by WHO, including the Roll Back Malaria
Partnership (http:// www.
However the low levels of parasitaemia during the elimination phase possess a challenge to early diagnosis and prompt treatment of the disease, which has been accepted as one of the key strategies for Roll Back Malaria
(RBM) program, at individual as well as community level because of low efficacy of microscopy and currently available RDTs.
2,3] Notwithstanding these remarkable achievements, most African countries are way behind in achieving the World Health Assembly and Roll Back Malaria
Partnership target of a 75% decline in malaria incidence.
Some of the names discussed so far include Michel Sidib, the executive director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV and Aids; and Awa Coll Seck, former Senegalese minister of health and executive director of the Roll Back Malaria
The UN agencies and other international partners who will be attending the Conference include WHO, Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the Global Fund for fighting HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, GAVI, Stop TB Partnership, Roll Back Malaria
, UNICEF, UNFPA and USAID.