Guardian, Malaria Consortium Hold Expert Roundtable Discussion On World Malaria Day

The Guardian, in association with Malaria Consortium, hosted a roundtable discussion on World Malaria Day, during which participants heard about progress in the fight against the disease in certain countries and discussed how “the burden of malaria is still high and spending on the disease is inadequate,” the Guardian reports. “The discussion was held under the Chatham House rule, which allows comments to be reported anonymously to encourage frank and free debate,” and included 14 participants with representatives from the U.K. government, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the School of Oriental and African Studies, the Zambia High Commission, GlaxoSmithKline, Accenture Development Partnerships, Oxfam, the Overseas Development Institute, Re-Define, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Guardian, and Malaria Consortium. A summary of the discussion is available online (Robson, 4/25).