WHO strategy focuses on bolstering global and national programs to control malaria and increase access to diagnosis, prevention and treatment. There were an estimated 214 million new malaria cases and 438,000 deaths – 90% of which were in Africa in 2015.
Ramil Burden, Vice-President for Africa and Developing Countries at GSK, said, “As a healthcare company, GSK has long been involved in battling this disease but we know more needs to be done; we are delighted to partner with Comic Relief, who bring a deep understanding of supporting communities to improve health and prospects. Our partnership will support global efforts aimed at trying to reduce the burden of malaria by 90% by 2030. Not only will this help unlock human and economic potential, but it will also provide a springboard for managing other current and future health challenges.”
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