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Eliminating Malaria In Africa Possible With New Innovations

Devex: Innovating for a malaria-free Africa
Joy Phumaphi, executive secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance

“…The [African Union’s] adoption of the ‘Catalytic Framework to End AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030’ gives Africa a roadmap that could change the future of the continent. The framework … provides concrete financial and political commitments to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2030. This is a much-needed political step that will help Africa keep pace with recent technological innovations in the fight against malaria. … A new generation of innovations are needed to combat [the] evolving threat [of malaria]. … Initiatives such as the recently opened Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help us with the next steps, which include pushing for increased local manufacture of life-saving commodities and ensuring national regulatory and policy environments keep pace with innovations. For Africans it is hard to imagine the continent without malaria. We believe it is possible. With innovation, a malaria-free Africa is in sight” (9/9).

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