In Advance Of World Malaria Day, WHO Urges International Community To Address Gaps In Malaria Efforts

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Malaria Day, U.N. officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease
“Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a post-2015 future, top United Nations officials declared [Monday]…” (4/20).

U.N. News Centre: Fight against malaria must be taken to ‘next level,’ U.N. agency urges ahead of World Day
“…In a press release issued two days ahead of this year’s global observance of World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO), warned that despite ‘dramatic declines’ in malaria cases and deaths since 2000, more than half a million lives are still lost to what is widely understood to be a preventable disease…” (4/23).

VOA News: WHO: Political Will, Money Can Defeat Malaria
“The World Health Organization (WHO) reports dramatic progress has been made in the fight against malaria, but more needs to be done. In advance of World Malaria Day (April 25), the U.N. agency is calling for global action to close gaps that remain in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of malaria…” (Schlein, 4/23).

WHO: World Malaria Day: call to close gaps in prevention and treatment to defeat malaria
“… ‘As we celebrate World Malaria Day on April 25, we must recognize the urgent need to expand prevention measures and quality-assured diagnostic testing and treatment to reduce the human suffering caused by malaria,’ says Dr. Hiroki Nakatani, WHO Assistant Director-General for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases…” (4/23).

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