£3 Billion Pledge to Help End Malaria Deaths

Monday, January 25, 2016

£3 billion pledge to help end Malaria deaths announced by George Osborne and Bill Gates.

Deaths from Malaria could be nearly eliminated in the next 15 years thanks in part to a landmark £3 billion funding commitment announced today by the Chancellor and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Speaking at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, George Osborne, Bill Gates and International Development Secretary, Justine Greening revealed a significant funding package to ramp up efforts to fight Malaria, centred on a £3 billion commitment over five years and a mission to support the World Health Organisation’s goal of reducing malaria deaths by 90% by 2030, on a path to malaria free world.

The Chancellor George Osborne said:

I am determined that our overseas aid budget is spent on the challenges people in Britain want to see addressed – and those that threaten global and national security.

Across the globe over a billion people are infected with malaria and it’s a cause of both untold misery and lost economic potential.

That’s why, working with Bill Gates, I’m determined that Britain leads the world in the fight against this disease.

Source: ReliefWeb (link opens in a new window)

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