In 2017, Senegal became the 15th country to sign the 'Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities' with the Global Fund, strengthening a 15-year long partnership to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
UK pledges £100 million ($135 million) for malaria
Ahead of the Commonwealth Summit in London, International development secretary Penny Mordaunt announced a £100 million (US$135 million) investment to support the Global Fund's work on malaria. The fund will also receive pound-for pound matching funding from the private sector. This funding announcement is part of the UK's pledge to commit £500 million (US$675 million) to malaria.
Norway's Official Development Assistant (ODA) budget for 2017 was NOK34.1 billion, which corresponds to 0.99 per cent of GNI. In dollars terms, according to the OECD, this was US$4.1 billion, a 10% decrease from 2016 attributable to lower costs of hosting refugees within Norway. NOK5.12 billion (US$602 million) went to global health and 54% of Norwegian ODA was channeled through multilateral organizations, an increase from 43% in 2016.
April 25, 2018: World Malaria Day 2018 | ZERO Malaria 2030 Event: History of Malaria in Japan
Malaria No More Japan and Sophia University will host the ZERO Malaria 2030 Campaign in Tokyo, which will feature a comic drama that will focus on the history of malaria in Japan. The historic script will describe how the Japanese lived with malaria and will be a good opportunity for spectators to think about what Japan can do to help achieve the global goal of "ZERO Malaria".
Artists and speakers at the event include:
Tomonari Ohkura, traditional comic drama artist
Shigeyuki Kano, Director of the Department of Tropical Medicine and Malaria at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)
Mihoko Kashiwakura, Head of Japan at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Tetsuo Kondo, Director of UNDP representation office in Tokyo
Yayoi Takei, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Nursing Sophia University
Ichiro Ishida, Marketing Chief and marketing General Manager at the Asahi Shimbun
April 26, 2018: Centre for Global Health hosts conversation on food, nutrition, and human rights
The event hosted at Nye Auditorium 13, Domus Medica, Gaustad, will address whether and how to use a human-rights- centered approach when addressing the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, malnutrition, and related diseases. Speakers include Kaia Engesveen, Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva; Louise Meincke, World Cancer Research Fund International; Henriette Øien, Division of Public Health, Norwegian Directorate of Health.