AI and Malaria Control: an Exciting Future Ahead

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A Jerusalem-based start-up ZzappMalaria that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and tech to eliminate malaria has won first place in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE Competition, securing a $3 million prize, as well as the People’s Choice Award as the “Most Inspiring Team.”  How Zzapp identifies malaria transmission hotspots  Zzapp is a software system that supports the planning and implementation of … Read More

Matt RomneyAI and Malaria Control: an Exciting Future Ahead

CAMA Director Joins Steering Committee for the New Nets Project and Net Transition Initiative

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Ochuko Keyamo-Onyige has been invited by Unitaid to join the Steering Committee for the New Nets Project (NNP) and Net Transition Initiative.  The NNP aims to catalyze the market introduction of dual-AI ITNs. It is co-financed by the Global Fund and Unitaid, led by IVCC and supported by the US President’s Malaria Initiative.  The Global Fund has recently committed additional … Read More

Matt RomneyCAMA Director Joins Steering Committee for the New Nets Project and Net Transition Initiative

WHO-led Dialogue on Rethinking Malaria in Africa

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The 2020 World Malaria Report findings and the failure to attain the 2020 milestones of the Global Technical Strategy (GTS) for malaria, 2016-2030 demonstrate stagnating progress in reducing malaria in Africa; this calls for a rethink of Africa’s malaria control model. Eradication requires a context-driven interrogation of the lessons from COVID-19 and a restructuring of the global aid architecture, coupled … Read More

Matt RomneyWHO-led Dialogue on Rethinking Malaria in Africa

The Impact of COVID-19 on Future Malaria Efforts

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Patrick Sieyes, Head of Global Growth, Vestergaard Pandemics like COVID-19 inevitably invite reflection on other scourges like malaria, still rampant in Nigeria and many parts of the world. Despite committed efforts by health workers, researchers, national malaria control programs, international organizations and private companies, malaria still claimed over 400,000 lives in 2019. We are left to ponder what it will … Read More

Matt RomneyThe Impact of COVID-19 on Future Malaria Efforts

Case Studies: The Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Workplace & Community Malaria Programs

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The spread of COVID-19 has led to a health crisis in countries across the world, including significant disruptions to health systems and services. The measures employed by the private sector to continue, adapt, or suspend workplace and community malaria programs during the COVID-19 pandemic are largely unknown. In response to a request from CAMA partners to study the impact of … Read More

Matt RomneyCase Studies: The Impact of COVID-19 on Corporate Workplace & Community Malaria Programs

GBCHealth Recognizes 20 Years of Private Sector Engagement with the Global Fund

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Twenty years ago, the world was dealing with a pandemic that was causing the deaths of millions of people, disproportionately impacting populations in low and middle-income countries and communities. The response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 80s and 90s was uncoordinated, fragmented and freighted with stigma, ignorance and prejudice. Against this backdrop, TB and malaria were also wreaking havoc … Read More

Matt RomneyGBCHealth Recognizes 20 Years of Private Sector Engagement with the Global Fund

Add your voice to the UK private sector’s letter urging cancellation of UK aid cuts

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The 2021 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report, released last week by Development Initiatives, painted a stark but clear picture: humanitarian assistance is not rising to the challenge of COVID-19. 2020 saw a record funding gap of $18.8 billion as UN-coordinated humanitarian funding appeals were only 52% funded, according to the report.  Within this context, the UK government’s recent proposed cut to … Read More

Matt RomneyAdd your voice to the UK private sector’s letter urging cancellation of UK aid cuts

Partnerships for Malaria Elimination: CAMA Report

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The COVID-19 pandemic has severely tested malaria control efforts and has hurt progress in tackling malaria across many countries. There is general consensus that a more coordinated, intentional, and focused effort is urgently required. In order to catalyze new ways of thinking, develop cross-sector partnerships and leverage both existing and new resources to respond to these challenges, GBCHealth and the … Read More

Matt RomneyPartnerships for Malaria Elimination: CAMA Report

Innovations in Global Health: The Business Case for Safe Drinking Water

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The role of business in addressing the problem Lack of access to clean drinking water is a huge, global problem. The UN reports that more than 500,000 people die every year from contaminated drinking water. Addressing caloric and micronutrient deficiency diseases also requires reducing or eliminating severe diarrhea caused by waterborne pathogens. 663 million people lack access to an improved … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInnovations in Global Health: The Business Case for Safe Drinking Water

Insights: The Double (and Deadly) Burden of Malnutrition

Alyssa GovindanNews, Newsletter

The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has been increasing in recent years to the point that it now constitutes the leading cause of death worldwide. In response, the Secretary General of the United Nations will convene a third high-level meeting on NCDs at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this September. The meeting will focus on prevention and control of … Read More

Alyssa GovindanInsights: The Double (and Deadly) Burden of Malnutrition