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Margaret Reilly McDonnell
December 19, 2019

NBN Statement: Congress Passes H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020

This week, the House of Representatives and Senate voted on a package outlining the budget for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20). This $1.4 trillion spending deal includes increased funding for bilateral and multilateral programs seeking to alleviate the burden of malaria globally, such as the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) and key UN agencies that are working on the frontlines.

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Nothing But Nets
October 10, 2019

Historic Global Fund Replenishment of $14 Billion for Progress on HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria

Today members of the global community gathered in Lyon, France to pledge resources for the Sixth Replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, seeking a targeted investment of at least US$14 billion over the next three-year period.

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Margaret Reilly McDonnell
September 26, 2019

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2020 Funding | NBN Statement

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved Fiscal Year 2020 funding for State and Foreign Operations and related programs. The funding bill included increased appropriations for bilateral and multilateral programs seeking to alleviate the burden of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.

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NBN Staff
August 28, 2019


After a 3-year study of trends and future projections for the factors and determinants of malaria, WHO's Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme) released the executive summary of its report. In summary, SAGme reaffirms that eradication is a goal worth pursuing and would save millions of lives and billions of dollars but cautions that we are far from a malaria-free world. 

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Kathy Calvin
May 22, 2019

Argentina is Declared Malaria-Free: UN Foundation Congratulates the Country and Calls for Continued Global Progress

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) certified Argentina as malaria-free at a pivotal moment in the fight against malaria. According to WHO’s most recent malaria report, malaria deaths and cases have been reduced in recent decades, but that progress has now stalled. Argentina is an example that malaria can be ended when given resources and prioritization.

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November 19, 2018

Nothing But Nets Executive Director Addresses Stalled Progress Revealed in World Malaria Report, Launch of Country-Led Response Plan

Washington, DC (November 19, 2018) – Margaret Reilly McDonnell, Executive Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, provided the following statement on the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2018 released today. 

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November 06, 2018

Groundbreaking Malaria Elimination Pilot Project launches in Grand’Anse, Haiti

A groundbreaking new pilot program for malaria elimination has launched in the in Grand’Anse region of Haiti, which carries more than 50% of the island’s malaria burden and has incidence rates nearly 12 times higher than the national average. 

The Grand’Anse project consists of a package of interventions to eliminate malaria sub-nationally by strengthening Haiti’s existing system of health care services. This package of interventions includes vector control, disease surveillance, case management, community engagement, as well as innovative strategies such as targeted mass drug administration and indoor residual spraying of insecticide in the most affected areas.

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June 11, 2018

UN Foundation’s Kathy Calvin on Paraguay’s Certification as Malaria-Free: Progress Happens When We Act; Let’s Recommit to be the Generation to End Malaria

Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) certified Paraguay as free of malaria – the first country in the Americas to accomplish this milestone in 45 years. This certification is granted when a country has recorded zero malaria cases transmitted in-country for the past three consecutive years.

This historic moment signals that progress in ending this disease – which still claims the life of a child every two minutes –  is possible. This was further highlighted today in the release of WHO’s Elimination 2020 (E2020) report, which found an additional 10 of the 21 countries identified are on track for elimination by 2020.

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April 25, 2018

First Lady of Haiti Martine Moïse Commemorates World Malaria Day, Expresses Commitment to Elimination Alongside Global, Political, and Scientific Leaders

Today, the First Lady of Haiti Martine Moïse and more than 300 government officials, civil society representatives, scientists and technical partners of the global health and development community gathered to celebrate World Malaria Day and increase awareness of Haiti’s commitment to eliminating malaria, a preventable yet deadly disease that threatens half the world’s population and kills a child every two minutes.

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