On September 25, 2008, Malaria No More,the United Nations, the UK Department orInternational Development and the Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation convened worldleaders in health, government and businessat the 2008 MDG Malaria Summit or thesingle largest day o commitments in thehistory o the ght against the disease.The event was marked by $3 billion in newunding announcements and the debut othe Roll Back Malaria Partnership's GlobalMalaria Action Plan, a comprehensiveblueprint or global malaria control.
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The ght against malaria hasreached a decisive moment. In2008, the largest commitmentsin history injected new resources,support and energy into theglobal eort against the disease.Malaria No More is working tocapitalize on this momentumor the greatest possible impact:saving lives.We are ocused on providinguniversal access to mosquitonets, eective medicine andtargeted spraying to all peopleat risk o malaria in Arica bythe end o 2010. This is a crucialrst step in ensuring the end omalaria deaths on the continentby 2015.This Update highlightssome o the ways MalariaNo More is harnessing thepower o resources, advocacy,communications andinvestments or maximum eectin the ght against malaria.
09.25.08: malaria’s moment
hosted by malaria no more co-founders peter chernin andray chambers, guests and panelists included heads of state,titans of industry and global health leaders—all united behind one common goal: ending malaria deaths.CR & AI
The Malaria Capital Campaignwas established with gits totaling$38.5 million rom ExxonMobil,Marathon Oil in partnership withthe Republic o Equatorial Guinea,and NYSE Euronext. Representingthe private sector’s commitmentto malaria control, these gitswill help und mosquito nets andtreatment, build country capacityto implement malaria controlprograms and promote proper useo malaria intervention tools inArica.
off to a great startbusiness suits up for themalaria capital campaign
The ght against malaria means business.Malaria No More attended the 2009 WorldEconomic Forum in Davos, Switzerlandto galvanize the private sector anddemonstrate how, even in the ace oeconomic crisis, ghting malaria is the bestinvestment the world can make today.In partnership with the Global BusinessCoalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis andMalaria, Malaria No More launched theMalaria Capital Campaign, an initiative toraise $100 million rom the private sectorto help provide everyone at risk in Aricawith anti-malaria tools by the end o 2010.Business can play a key role in the victoryagainst this deadly disease by investingstrategically, leveraging core competenciesand drawing on their best corporatepractices.
(l-r) co-chairs peter sands (group chief executive,standard chartered group), rex w. tillerson(chairman and ceo, exxon mobil corporation) andpeter chernin (president and coo, news corporation).