After our call for Commonwealth leaders to take action, £2.9 billion has been pledged to the fight against malaria and all 53 Commonwealth Heads of State have committed to halve malaria across the Commonwealth by 2023.
Our Malaria Must Die so millions can live campaign began in the lead up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London this year, we were campaigning for people to call on the Heads of State to take bold political action. With the Malaria Summit London event during CHOGM week, we saw fourteen Heads of State, Bill Gates, scientists and international organisations attending and making commitments totalling £2.9 billion towards the fight against malaria.
After the Malaria Summit and at the end of CHOGM week, Theresa May announced that all 53 Commonwealth Heads of State have committed to halve malaria across the Commonwealth by 2023. This will have a significant life saving impact in the Commonwealth, saving 650,000 lives and preventing 350 million cases of malaria over the next five years.
The Malaria Must Die campaign will continue, as we call on the Commonwealth Heads of State to stick to their commitments. You can see a full list of the commitments and videos and images of the Malaria Summit London at www.malariasummit.com.