Malaria Must Die Campaign – #MalariaMustDie

Dec 3, 2020 | Uncategorized

As a Vice President of the wonderful Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, which is at the cutting edge of the fight against Malaria, and member of the parliamentary group on malaria, I fully endorse the Malaria Must Die Campaign.
It is unacceptable that in 2020 a child still dies every 2 minutes from malaria. Right now with Covid-19 the fight is harder than ever, but with continued political leadership and investment we can end malaria in our lifetime
 
 

Today, with the help of David Beckham, Malaria No More is launching a ground-breaking new film from the Malaria Must Die Campaign.  

The release of the film comes just a few days after the publication of this year’s WHO World Malaria Report, which shows that although huge progress has been made against the disease since 2000, saving an incredible 7.6 million lives, in recent years progress has flatlined and COVID-19 has caused disruption to diagnosis and treatment in all malaria endemic countries, further jeopardising hard fought gains.  

Using cutting edge visual effects from the geniuses behind some of the world’s biggest superhero movie blockbusters, David speaks from a future when malaria has been eradicated and reminds us of what can be achieved if we maintain our investment in tackling malaria today. 

The UK Government has been a critical leader in the fight to end malaria over many decades, both financially and through the contribution of science, innovation, and political leadership. As difficult spending decisions are taken in the months ahead, it is vital that the UK’s leadership and investment in the fight against malaria is maintained, both to save children’s lives today and help build the very infrastructure needed to protect us all from future pandemic diseases – as Stephen Crabb wrote yesterday on Conservative Home

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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