African Leaders Malaria Alliance Congratulates President Sirleaf on Nobel Prize Honor
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Secretariat wishes to congratulate its Deputy Chair, Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, as well as Ms. Leymah Gbowee and Ms. Tawakkul Karman, on the distinction of being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011.
President Sirleaf’s life and work are a remarkable testament to the power of non-violent leadership, vision, and persistence to achieve extraordinary results for humankind. Over many decades, President Sirleaf toiled tirelessly to bring lasting peace and sustainable growth to the people of the Republic of Liberia and across the African continent.
Under the stewardship of President Kikwete and President Sirleaf, ALMA has grown to include 40 members and the African Union. Together, they have produced remarkable progress in the fight against malaria, contributing to a 38% drop in global malaria deaths since the year 2000 and 11 African countries which have registered a decline of 50% or more in malaria mortality.
Most recently, ALMA launched the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action, an innovative tool to track progress across multiple malaria, child and maternal health indicators and facilitate a high-level, rapid response to bottlenecks and obstacles.
ALMA congratulates our Deputy Chair on winning the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 and we look forward to President Sirleaf’s continued leadership and partnership on ending malaria-related deaths by 2015 and ensuring that women and children in the Republic of Liberia and across the African continent continue to develop and thrive.
The African Leaders Malaria Alliance is a coalition of 40 African Heads of State and Government and the African Union who are committed to working together to end malaria. Learn more at ALMA2015.org.
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SOURCE African Leaders Malaria Alliance