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How Ending Malaria Transforms the World?

Organized by
The Swiss Malaria Group, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, and the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute, Geneva

April 25
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix
Geneva, Switzerland


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.

Panelists include: 

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

Malaria Control: A Critical Investment for Saving Lives in Africa

Organized by

September 27
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC

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Honorary Co-hosts

Sen. Chris Coons (Co-Chair of Malaria Caucus)
Sen. Roger Wicker 
(Co-Chair of Malaria Caucus)


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (Invited)
Kesete Admasu, Roll Back Malaria Partnership CEO
Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Irene Koek, Acting U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator
Bernard Nahlen, Deputy Coordinator, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative
Elizabeth Chizema, Director, National Malaria Elimination Centre, Zambia
Patrick Kachur, Chief of the Malaria Branch at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Regina Rabinovich, President-elect of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Jen Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation
Amanda Glassman, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development


This event will serve as an opportunity to discuss and celebrate the launch of a special supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene that reports on nine new contributions on the impact of malaria control interventions. Specifically, the articles document the success of various malaria control efforts (including the causal link between malaria intervention scale-up and reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality) and new methods for evaluating the impact of large-scale malaria control programs. Taken together, the articles represent a conceptual and practical framework for planning and executing a new generation of impact evaluations, with possible applications to other health conditions in low-resource settings.

Accelerating US Progress in Combating Malaria Worldwide: Recommendations for Maximizing Investments Toward a World Free From Malaria

For more than a decade, the US government has made smart, strategic investments to combat malaria worldwide. These investments, alongside those of our partners, have yielded remarkable results in reducing the burden of the disease and promoting economic growth in malaria-endemic countries. Now we have reached a critical juncture, and there is both an opportunity and an urgent need to catalyze further progress.

In Accelerating US Progress¸ GHC-member PATH recommends specific actions the Administration, Congress, and relevant agencies can take to help ensure that malaria is never a death sentence, whether for a young African child or an American soldier in arms deployed overseas.

This brief lays out an investment case for what is needed, challenging US leadership to match a bold vision for malaria control and elimination with full funding for malaria programs, intensified support for R&D, and continued efforts to leverage US influence globally to achieve this vision. Access brief.


GHC’s Collective Voice Converges in Geneva for WHA70 
Last week the Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70) concluded in Geneva, Switzerland. It was a whirlwind WHA with a WHO Director-General election, and several agenda items – from Health Systems to Communicable Diseases – addressed. Global Health Council (GHC) sent a robust delegation of 70 members to WHA70, representing multiple health priorities. Many of GHC’s WHA delegates took part in daily huddles, read statements to the Assembly, and partnered on side-events. Although these voices were diverse, they were united in celebrating the power of civil society. Check out some highlights from the blogs of our WHA delegates and advocates, or view the GHC WHA70 Storify.

Spotlight on the 141st Session of the WHO Executive Board
Following the recently concluded Seventieth World Health Assembly (WHA70) in Geneva, Switzerland, members of the WHO Executive Board convened between June 1 – 2 to give effect to the decisions and resolutions reached at WHA70. A small group of GHC delegates attended the 141st WHO Executive Board Session (EB141), where they tracked and reported on some of the priority agenda items that were discussed. Agenda Item 6:1, Eradication of Malaria, generated conversations that took center stage at the meeting, with several member states pushing for increased efforts and integrated approaches to boost malaria prevention and control globally. Watch recordings of the full proceedings at the EB141 Session.

Explore Planetary Health with Child Family Health International 
Thanks to technological improvements and the use of planetary resources, human health has improved tremendously in recent decades, with great improvements in life expectancy, as well as maternal and infant health. Unprecedented environmental changes threaten to undermine this progress and jeopardize future generations. With a range of new planetary health programs and placements, Child Family Health International (CFHI) aims to foster education about planetary health, food waste reduction, diets with low environmental impact, efficient use of water, and ending deforestation. These programs are designed to equip participants with a better understanding of the intrinsic connection between the health of humans, health of animals, and the health of the ecosystem. To learn more about CFHI programs with planetary health themes.

A Call to Action for Gender Equality in Global Health Leadership
After a year of analysis and over 15 global dialogues, Women in Global Health (WGH) has identified a comprehensive list of commitments that the global health community, particularly at the organizational and institutional level, need to fulfill in order to achieve the goal of greater gender equity in global health leadership. Further, WGH is developing tools in partnership with key stakeholders to better facilitate the translation of these commitments to action. As a partner of Women in Global Health, under the Women Leaders in Global Health Initiative, GHC invites members of the global health community to join the movement to advance gender equity at all levels of global health leadership. Learn more.

Upcoming Workshop on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance 
The Forum on Microbial Threats will host a public workshop, “Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: A One Health Approach to a Global Threat,” on June 20 – 21. The workshop will examine the key areas in human, animal, and environmental health that contribute to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance through a One Health approach, and present the complexities and potential strategies of bridging the different sectors and disciplines to counter this global threat. Workshop speakers and discussants will contribute perspectives from government, academia, private, and nonprofit sectors at the global, national, and local levels. This two-day workshop will be held at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. Please RSVP to join in-person or attend via webcast.