CEO of Malaria No More UK, James Whiting, reinforces the Commonwealth’s key role in efforts to eliminate malaria and firmly believes that now is the defining time to keep our promises and step up the fight against humanity’s oldest and deadliest disease.
“This preventable and treatable disease still kills a child every two minutes and is the biggest killer of children under five in most of Africa.”
Since 2000, the international malaria community has achieved significant success in cutting deaths from malaria by more than 60 per cent, saving almost seven million lives, many of which are young children and vulnerable people in Africa and around the world.
However, despite such impressive gains, this preventable and treatable disease still kills a child every two minutes and is the biggest killer of children under five in most of Africa. The 2018 WHO World Malaria Report revealed that in recent years, global efforts in combatting the disease have slowed down, progress has sadly stalled and many countries were experiencing a deadly malaria resurgence. With a similar warning message in 2019, it is a sobering reminder that humanity’s oldest enemy will not go down without a fight. We simply can’t sit back now…
CEO, Malaria No More UK