The Fight Against Malaria in Africa: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining
Pam Bolton, Vice President, Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Fareed Abdullah, Unit Director, Africa Unit, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Adel Chaouch, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Marathon Oil Company
Chair: Ian Linden, Director of Faiths Act, Tony Blair Faith Foundation
More people die as a result of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa than any other part of the world, and most of these deaths are among children under the age of five. Malaria is a major impediment to development and costs the African economy billions of dollars each year, despite being a preventable and treatable disease. A number of organizations have been working to significantly reduce the prevalence of malaria with initiatives, such as the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and the World Health Organization's Global Malaria Programme. At this event the speakers will discuss the progress that has been made in the fight against malaria and the key challenges that slow or prevent progress.
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