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Latest African Leaders Malaria Alliance Stories

2014-01-30 23:23:59

Annual awards – bestowed at the AU – highlight how Africa’s future is inextricably tied to progress in defeating malaria. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Today during the official opening of the African Union Summit of heads of state, H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique, conferred the 2014 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Awards for Excellence in Vector Control to Cape Verde, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe,...

2012-06-07 10:23:46

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Malaria No More Policy Center today announced the recipients of annual awards for distinguished service in the fight against malaria. The three separate awards, which this year are being received by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-01-NE) and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), were presented this morning at the Fourth Annual Malaria Champions Breakfast in Washington,...

2011-12-13 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) applauds the progress announced today in the World Health Organization's 2011 World Malaria Report, which finds a 26% drop in global malaria deaths since the year 2000, and a more than five percent drop in the past year. Africa recorded an even larger reduction in malaria deaths - 33 percent since 2000 - a further sign of progress toward the global goal of near-zero malaria deaths by the end of...

2011-10-07 15:53:00

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...

2011-09-20 14:14:00

President to Address United Nations General Assembly NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo called on governments, NGOs, and the private sector to make a long-term commitment to fight malaria. President Obiang, who is currently Chairman of the African Union, served as a key note speaker at an event held at the margins of the UN General Assembly yesterday to celebrate the achievements of the UN decade to Roll Back Malaria....

2011-09-19 11:04:00

ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action Tracks Malaria Data, Spurs Action and Drives Progress toward Goal of Ending Malaria Deaths by 2015 NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- African Heads of State and Government and international partners convened at the United Nations General Assembly meetings today to launch a new, innovative tool to track progress in the fight against malaria: the ALMA Scorecard for Accountability and Action. Created at the request of members...

2011-02-23 00:00:41

Pledge Guarantee for Health will help streamline the aid pipeline to get health supplies to countries in record time, saving lives, reducing costs and eliminating waste Washington, DC & Lusaka, Zambia (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Today, more than 800,000anti-malaria bed nets have arrived and been distributed in Zambia three months ahead of schedule and before the peak of the deadly rainy season, thanks to a deal reached by the Government of Zambia, the World Bank, UNICEF, Stanbic...

2010-09-22 15:00:00

Leaders Rally to Rapidly Deliver Life-Saving Interventions to Save Children and Support Women in AfricaAmidst Reports that Current Interventions are Saving 200,000 lives per year NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prominent leaders in global health and development joined several African heads of state at UN Headquarters today to announce new commitments to accelerate progress toward ending deaths from malaria, a disease that claims the lives of more than 850,000 Africans each...

2010-04-20 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressional Malaria Champions today received over 20,000 signatures from people around the world supporting efforts to eliminate malaria. Members of local youth soccer teams and actress Molly Sims presented signatures gathered through United Against Malaria (UAM), a soccer driven anti-malaria campaign, and by World Vision's End Malaria campaign. Just ahead of World Malaria Day, partner organizations and individuals are showing their support...