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On The Frontlines of Malaria Elimination Press Fellowship

A Washington Global Health Alliance Fellowship in Partnership with Malaria No More

Zambia, 30 October – 4 November, 2017

Since 2000, global efforts in the fight to end malaria have saved an estimated 7 million lives and prevented more than 1 billion malaria cases. In Africa, which is home to 92% of the world’s malaria burden, malaria mortality rates have fallen 66% since 2005.

Sustained Zambian government commitment to fight malaria and increased domestic funding has Zambia on track to eliminate malaria by 2021, which would make it one of the first countries in Africa to end this deadly but preventable disease. The Zambian government has moved from malaria control to elimination, setting an ambitious goal of creating a “malaria-free Zambia.”

This press fellowship is designed to help journalists explore the impact of malaria control efforts to-date and the response needed to eliminate malaria in Zambia.

In Zambia, press fellows will meet with high-level government officials, healthcare workers, traditional leaders, U.S. government officials, regional leaders, national and international non-government organizations, and others working to end malaria. Together, these groups are ensuring that front line tools are in place to prevent, diagnose, and treat malaria. Press fellows will also see areas of the country that are at different points in the process of eliminating malaria and see firsthand the response that’s required to end malaria for good.

Applications

Applications are due by Sunday, October 1, 2017. Apply online, here.