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World leaders pledge extra $3bn to combat malaria

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 30 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1916
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. 1New York

    World leaders and heads of organisations promised at a United Nations summit last week $3bn (£1.6bn; €2.1bn) in new funds to combat malaria and said that they would sustain the campaign until success was achieved.

    They were speaking at the 2008 UN millennium development goals malaria summit on 25 September in New York.

    Malaria affects 3.3 billion people in 109 countries and kills nearly one million people a year, the summit organisers said. The most severely affected are children aged under 5 years and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Experts and heads of state said that malaria could be defeated—and they had a consensus plan and money to do it. Among them were the UN …

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