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Today is World Malaria Day, an important day for raising awareness of the continued need to tackle malaria – a preventable and treatable disease that still kills a child every two minutes.

Malaria No More UK is celebrating the achievements of science and innovation taking place across the UK in the fight against malaria as well as showcasing the importance of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria to ensure that new tools to tackle infectious diseases can reach the right people in the right place at the right time.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on progress against malaria, and deaths from the disease have reached their highest level in nearly a decade. The Global Fund channels almost 60% of malaria financing, and is the largest multilateral investor in the health workforce and infrastructure needed to tackle existing diseases and prepare for future pandemics.

This year, President Biden will host the 7th Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund. As a founding partner and longstanding donor to the Global Fund, an ambitious UK pledge will be critical to getting progress against malaria back on track and strengthening our defences against future pandemics. I am calling in the UK Government to play its part in shaping a bold and ambitious approach to ensuring the fight against malaria gets back on track.


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