London, 4 January 2010:
Yesterday evening saw the launch of Malaria Consortium’s 2008-9 Annual Review at a reception in Westminster. Among the audience of approximately 50 people were representatives from donors, corporations, NGOs and the media, as well as Malaria Consortium supporters and colleagues.The evening was presided over by Executive Director of Malaria Consortium, Sunil Mehra, who welcomed everyone and introduced the guests of honour. Speakers included Stephen O’Brien MP, Chairman of Malaria Consortium and Shadow Health Minister, Richard Graham, Head of International Grants, Comic Relief and David Applefield, Financial Times (FT) Special Representative for Africa, the Middle East, and Emerging Markets, and Project Manager for the FT's Combating Diseases series.Richard Graham from Comic Relief challenged many current approaches to controlling disease and funding health initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. He questioned whether his own organisation’s approach, and those of others is correct.
Malaria Consortium works in partnership with communities, health systems, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions and local and international organisations to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services. Together, we work to secure access for groups most at risk, to prevention, care and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases.
MalariaTreatment Improving access to diagnosis and effective treatment, particularly among rural populations.