- Race Against Malaria planning ramped-up in Southern Africa
- Fight the Fakes campaign
- National Malaria Control Program Managers Meeting
7 March 2014 : Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, URT-Zanzibar, Zambia and Zimbabwe are ramping up their plans to launch the second “Race Against Malaria” – which will link Southern African communities together to commemorate World Malaria Day in April 2014. The private sector, the countries' national malaria control programmes and the military are mobilizing vehicles, personnel and collateral to build racing teams that will cover the over 4,000 kilometres of roads and tracks to penetrate remote villages and cross border communities and raise awareness about malaria and its possible elimination in the region.
Global companies are rushing to support the race ; LABIOFAM (Cuba) , Sanofi-SA (France), Tianjin Yorkool International Trading Company (China) and Hudson Pumps (USA) are sponsoring vehicles and Southern Region (Zimbabwe) will support motorbikes to tackle rough terrain.
To find out more about RAM and sponsoring opportunities, please contact the Southern African Regional Network (SARN-RBM): Col (Dr) Kaka Mudambo - firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Phone: 126774248399 or +26776525357
3 March 2014: - We are proud to announce Roll Back Malaria as a new Partner of the Fight the Fakes campaign! Fake medicines are a threat to public health and put patients at risk of drug resistance, prolonged illness, disability and even death. Their negative impacts can undermine entire public health initiatives and patient trust in healthcare systems and providers. A comprehensive strategy to combat fake medicines requires multi-stakeholder collaboration at local and global levels.
Please visit www.fightthefakes.org and follow us on Twitter (@FightTheFakes) to learn more about our involvement.
24 February 2014, Geneva, SWITZERLAND : - More than 50 organizations meet at the Global Fund Secretariat in Geneva today to shape the future course of RBM's in-country advocacy. Changes in the development landscape and resource mobilization discussions place countries and regional institutions centre-stage. Partners will address one persistent challenge in mobilizing domestic resources for malaria at the country level, which is a lack of national-level advocates who can consistently work on the ground in endemic countries to build networks and reach out to decision makers.
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