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How Ending Malaria Transforms the World?
April 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
The Swiss Malaria Group, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, and the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix
After a consistent decline over decades, the rate of malaria infections is on the rise again, threatening the hard-fought progress globally. Ending malaria is critical to achieving not only SDG target 3.3, but also other goals, including SDGs 1 Zero Hunger, 2 Less Poverty, 5 Gender Equality and 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth.
The political will to continue investing in public health needs to be sustained.This panel discussion, held to mark the 10th World Malaria Day, will explore the challenges and ways forward in reaching the 2030 SDG Goal of ending the epidemic.
1) Kesete Admasu, CEO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria; former Minister of Health of Ethiopia
2) Marina Carobbio Guscetti, Vice-President of the Swiss National Council
3) Awa Coll-Seck, Minister of State, Senegal; Board Member, RBM Partnership to End Malaria
4) Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, Ambassador for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
5) Thomas Gass, Ambassador and Vice-Director, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
6) Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
7) Minghui Ren, Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization