“After a consistent decline over decades, the rate of malaria infections is on the rise again, threatening the hard-fought progress globally. Malaria eradication is critical to achieving not only SDG target 3.3, but also other goals, including SDGs 1, 2, 5 and 8. Therefore the political will to continue investing in public health needs to be sustained. This panel discussion, held to mark the 10th World Malaria Day, will explore the challenges and ways forward in reaching the 2030 SDG Goal of ending the epidemic.
The event will be preceded by an art installation and ceremony at the Place des Nations at 16:00, a short walking distance from Maison de la paix, and followed by a networking reception.
16:00 10th World Malaria Day Ceremony, Place des Nations, Genève
17:00 Public event at Maison de la paix
High-Level Roundtable. Speakers include:
- Awa Coll-Seck, Minister of State, Senegal; Board Member, RBM Partnership to End Malaria
- Kesete Admasu, CEO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria; former Minister of Health of Ethiopia
- Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Minghui Ren, Assistant Director-General for Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization
- Marina Carobbio Guscetti, Vice-President of the Swiss National Council
- Thomas Gass, Ambassador and Vice-Director Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
- Noëlla Coursaris Musunka, Ambassador for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
18:30 Networking reception
Supported by the City and the Canton of Geneva”
Event organised by the Swiss Malaria Group, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and the Global Health Centre
Source: Graduate Institute