Commitment To Meeting Malaria MDG Must Continue In Post-2015 Development Era

Inter Press Service: Realizing Unfinished Business of MDGs: A Call for Greater Action and Investment for Malaria
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership

“…[Malaria] gains are fragile and their impact unevenly distributed. As we shift gears — from the Millennium Development Goals to the broader Sustainable Development Goals — we must not forget the unfinished business of the MDGs, the unmet targets — the populations still at risk and the continuing unnecessary deaths, suffering, and loss of livelihood caused by malaria. … In this critical transition year, the RBM Partnership will launch its second generation global malaria action plan called ‘Action and Investment to defeat Malaria (AIM) 2016-2030: for a Malaria-Free World.’ … Going forward, the malaria fight will need new focus: strengthening country ownership, empowering communities, enhancing data quality for decision making, engaging multiple sectors outside health, and exploring ways to do things better at all levels, with maximum value for money…” (4/21).

EurActiv: A new political impetus for the fight against malaria
MEP Maurice Ponga, vice chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development, and MEP Cristian Dan Preda, vice chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights

“…The Sixth Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which aimed at fighting against malaria, has proven successful, thus showing that tangible results can be achieved thanks to the MDGs. … However, past successes should not hide what remains to be done towards complete eradication of malaria. … In order to support the progress of international community towards the eradication of malaria, we call on the public and private stakeholders to work together to develop innovative solutions ranging from awareness-raising to prevention, drug supply, access to care, and research and development…” (4/20).

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