The United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have teamed up to promote strategies to fight malaria globally.
The result of their effort is a report titled “From Aspiration to Action: What Will It Take to End Malaria?” The report details strategies, tools and financing world leaders can use to help eradicate malaria.
“Over the past 15 years, we have seen tremendous progress in reducing the burden of malaria globally – a direct result of our collective action – and we now stand in the unique position of putting an end to this disease forever,” Ray Chambers, Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and Malaria Secretary-General Special Envoy, said.
According to a UN press release, deaths due to malaria have reduced in recent years with 6.2 million lives saved and 663 million cases prevented since 2000, the disease still results in the death of about one child per minute worldwide.
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