Diaspora Malaria Awareness Initiative - News and Updates
About HRA-UNF Partnership
The United Nation Foundation has partnered with HRA to implement diaspora engagement in health-related awareness activities to stimulate direct investments in the eradication of vector born diseases, particularly, malaria. Malaria is a preventable yet deadly illness, threatening half the world’s population, and killing millions of children. Haiti has one of the greatest numbers of malaria cases among the Caribbean Islands and Central American countries (17,696 in 2014). Since 2010, due to global and local commitments to eradicate malaria, the incidence of the mosquito-borne disease has been cut by as much as half. HRA is supporting the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Netscampaign and the Malaria Zero Alliance to advocate for increased funding for malaria medical interventions and health systems infrastructure (e.g. medications, treatment centers) in Haiti. Through these partnerships, HRA has expanded its reach to support Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since Haiti’s SDGs cannot be achieved without significant investments to achieve better health outcomes, HRA has been developing institutional partners across various sectors to promote awareness, better coordination, and integration in humanitarian and development campaigns within the broader Haitian Diaspora community, as well as, in Haiti.
Haiti Celebrates Major Progress Against Malaria on World Malaria Day
Members of the global health community laud the dedication of thousands of Haitian health workers committed to accelerating efforts to eliminate malaria in Haiti. Their hard work has helped cut incidence of the mosquito-borne disease there by as much as half since 2010. Malaria, a preventable yet deadly illness, threatens half the world’s population and kills a child every two minutes....read more
November 6, 2019 - Malaria Day in the Americas
Malaria Day in the Americas 2019 Forum Registration Form
Haiti has a high number of malaria cases in comparison to the Caribbean Islands and Central American countries (17,696 in 2014). Inadequate coverage of surveillance in previous years preempts assessing progress of the country towards meeting its RBM and WHA 58.2 goals for MDG 6C...Read more
Global Fund Donors Pledge US$14 Billion in Fight to End Epidemics
10 October 2019
LYON, France – In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, donors at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference pledged US$14.02 billion for the next three years – the largest amount ever raised for a multilateral health organization, and the largest amount by the Global Fund. The funds will help save 16 million lives and end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030...