Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has made a commitment on behalf of Uganda in efforts towards the end of Malaria in Uganda. The president said in absence of a vaccine against malaria, community mobilisation, political will and strengthening research capacity will be prioritized in the fight against Malaria. “I have never known why the vaccine (against plasmodium) is impossible. But we are ready. I am ready to launch a full war against the mosquito and the plasmodium so that we are free from Malaria,” said President Museveni at the virtual webinar titled Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID-19 on Wednesday September 1, 2021.... Read more
In 2017, WHO warned that the global response to malaria had reached a crossroads. After 15 years of success in global malaria control, progress had levelled off, and many countries with a high burden of the disease were losing ground. According to the latest World malaria report, published in November 2020, progress continues to plateau and – without urgent action – the 2030 targets of the WHO global malaria strategy will be missed. The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious additional challenge to the delivery of malaria prevention, detection and treatment services worldwide. In view of these worrying trends, WHO has called for new approaches to global malaria control that are shaped, first and foremost, by the voices and perspectives of frontline health workers and communities. One such approach, “High burden to high impact,” is being led by 11 countries that carry the highest share of the global malaria burden. Launched in 2018 and supported by WHO, this approach aims to reignite progress in the fight against malaria through 4 key actions: political will to reduce malaria deaths; strategic information to drive impact; better guidance, policies and strategies; and improved coordination.... Read more
President Museveni alongside Dr Specioza Naigaga Wandira Kazibwe,former Vice President and currently Senior Presidential Advisor on Population & Health and Dyann F. Wirth, Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health during a global virtual discussion to ‘take stock’ of the global malaria situation and offer insights on the most effective and innovative response to control and eliminate malaria across the globe.... Read more
Watch the livestream of the global webinar in English with captions (additional language links below).