Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria Awards

15 Jun 2007
Africa Fighting Malaria
The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held its annual award ceremony in splendid style at the Natural History Museum in New York City. The star-studded event was Chaired by Amy Robbins and included speeches by Richard Branson and a rapping duet by Jamie Foxx and Doug E. Fresh. The evening ended with an inspiring address by honoree, Bill Clinton, who stressed that the similarities between people around the world far outweigh our differences and a recognition of this would help address the persistent problems that face the globe.

There were many awards given out to deserving companies for their contributions to HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. See - 2007 Awards for Business Excellence

Ray Chambers, founder of Malaria No More, presented the malaria awards and reminded guests that with a small investment of $10 in a net or the use of inexpensive sprays, lives could be saved from malaria. 

AFM would like to recognize the outstanding contributions made by the award winners for their work on malaria control.  Marathon Oil Corporation was the winner of the main award for malaria control for their excellent malaria control program in Bioko Island which is managed in conjunction with the Government of Equatorial Guinea and leading health experts.  This program, which relies on indoor residual spraying among other interventions has been highly successful in bringing down malaria cases and deaths.  In the words of Marathon Oil's Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Adel Chaouch "We're making sure children have a future.  And malaria doesn't."  Visit www.marathon.com/malaria

Other companies that were commended for their contributions to malaria control were:  AngloGold Ashanti for their malaria control work in Ghana, BHP Billiton for their work in malaria control in southern Mozambique and Novartis for their contributions to malaria control through their drug, Coartem and their ongoing efforts in research and development. 

AFM congratulates all these companies and the committed, hard working individuals that are working to save lives and improve malaria control around the globe.