Partnership for a Malaria-free World

| 25 Apr 2007
UK Coalition Against Malaria

The UK All Party Parliamentary Malaria Group and the UK Coalition Against Malaria are organising a reception in the House of Commons on Africa Malaria Day 2007, on the theme of 'Partnerships for a Malaria-Free World'.

The Africa Malaria Day event on 25th April at 5-7pm, Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons, is being made possible by a Europe-wide project, the European Alliance Against Malaria, led in the UK by the Malaria Consortium with partners Bartley-Robbs, and in Europe by the Red Cross EU office. The Alliance project is one of the main sponsors of this AMD event

This is a dynamic group of civil society organizations from Brussels, France, Germany, Spain and the UK, all working in the global health and development field. Members of the Alliance have strong reputations, a wide reach and share a commitment to the fight against malaria and poverty. The Alliance aims, through advocacy, to increase funding and improve programming for malaria, demanding rigorous and resolute action against malaria as part of global efforts to reduce poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The theme of this Africa Malaria Day event is the "strength of partnerships for a malaria-free future"; this is demonstrated by the advocacy group, UK Coalition Against Malaria, an alliance of UK-based civil society organisations, parliamentarians, NGOs, FBOs, business sector, media, academic institutions and trade unions who are concerned about Malaria, and supported by the Mobilising for Malaria programme, that is bringing interested parties together for Africa Malaria Day 2007.

The event will look at how coordination, cooperation and partnership working between endemic and developed country governments, policy makers, NGOs, media, the pri­vate sector, multilateral and bilateral agencies, and the research community can lead to effective prevention, education and treatment programs on the ground. Speakers will include Fergus Walsh, BBC, Professor Geoff Targett, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and H.E. Mr Ato Berhanu Kebede, Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK.

If you would like to attend please email h.gibbs@malariaconsortium.org to get an invitation to bring with you to the House of Commons; this is required for security reasons. Please find attached a map of the Houses of Parliament.

UK Coalition against Malaria: www.coalitionagainstmalaria.org.uk