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Malaria Is Preventable With Effective Treatment, Innovations

In the following two opinion pieces, Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More, announces a Devex series on malaria innovations and highlights efforts to treat malaria among children.

Devex: Solve for M: 5 key challenges to ending malaria

“…We find ourselves at another watershed moment in the malaria fight, and the only way we’re going to succeed is through relentless innovation. … Broadly speaking, we’ve identified five key challenges the world needs to solve to win this fight. Every week and a half, starting Monday, we’ll zero in on one challenge and let you know who’s innovating to find solutions. The series will culminate in some big news regarding the malaria community’s plan to reach eradication, delivered by one of the world’s biggest names and most prolific innovators in fighting disease, Bill Gates. So stay tuned, and join us here this week as we launch with Challenge No. 1: Find the parasite, the first of five topics we’ll be covering in our series” (9/30).

Huffington Post: Small In Size, Big In Classroom Disruption

“…[M]alaria accounts for nearly half of preventable absenteeism in African schools and causes up to 50 percent of deaths among African schoolchildren. … The good news is that we can help protect children who still live with the reality of a potentially deadly mosquito bite. This month, Malaria No More celebrates the one-year anniversary of Power of One, a campaign in which a one-dollar donation provides a test and treatment for a child in Africa. … After only a year, we are excited to report that we are close to meeting our goal of raising three million treatments for children in Zambia. To date, two million treatments and one million tests have already been distributed to kids in need. Now, we need your help to get across this finish line” (9/30).

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