|Celebrating 10 Years of Collaboration: Looking into the Future Together|
On Thursday, September 15, 2011, USAID Amazon Malaria Initiative (AMI), and Amazon Network for the Surveillance of Antimalarial Drug Resistance (RAVREDA) will commemorate 10 years of successes and lessons learned in the prevention and treatment of malaria in the Amazon Basin.
The event’s goal
The event’s goal is to present breakthroughs in the regional fight against malaria and call for a sustainable roadmap to control and eventually eliminate this disease. The participants will reflect on the collaboration between USAID AMI and RAVREDA PAHO over the last decade and its positive impact on malaria control in the Amazon. They will also examine ways to align resources and coordinate investments in malaria control efforts in the Americas.
Invited Speakers include Susan Thollaug, Health Team Leader, LAC Bureau, USAID; Rear Admiral, (U.S. Navy Retired) Timothy Ziemer, US Global Malaria Coordinator, President’s Malaria Initiative; Dr. Mirta Roses, Director, PAHO; and Dr. Ana Carolina Santelli, Director Malaria Control Program, Brazil, among others.
The impressive gains described in the 2013 World Malaria Report – including some 3.3 million lives saved since 2000 -- would not have been possible without the financial and political commitment of the United States government and other international partners, said Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), at a special event at the U.S. Capitol.
Efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality rates by 45% globally and by 70% in the Americas, according to the World Malaria Report 2013, published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Today, the World Health Organization (WHO), launched the World Malaria Report 2013. (In Spanish)
World Malaria Report 2012 (01/10/2013)
PAHO Honors 2012 Malaria Champions of the Americas (11/09/2012)
World Malaria Report 2011 (12/15/2011)
PAHO Honors Malaria Champions of the Americas 2011 (11/09/2011)
PAHO Names "Malaria Champions of the Americas 2010" (11/04/2010)
Malaria Burden More than Halved in the Americas (04/22/2010)
PAHO Honors "Malaria Champions of the Americas 2009" (11/11/2009)
Malaria in the Americas: No Time to Ease Up (11/06/2008)
Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization