La Francophonie, on the front line against malaria


Awa Marie Coll Seck, doctor and Minister of State to the President of the Republic of Senegal, calls on French-speaking countries to make a commitment against this disease via the Global Fund.

Half of the most malarious countries in the world are located in French-speaking Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Mali, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo), where 313 million people are exposed. Pregnant women and young children are also the most vulnerable to this disease. It is estimated that 10,000 pregnant women and 200,000 infants die each year as a result of malaria infection during pregnancy. Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has demonstrated its ability to protect those who need it most by developing partnerships closer to the ground. This is why we are calling for the broadest possible mobilization with the Global Fund to continue concrete progress towards universal health coverage for all.

While there is still a long way to go, significant progress has been made in recent years. During the 6and Global Fund Replenishment Conference, held in Lyon in October 2019, 14 billion…

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