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World Leaders Pledge 3 Billion Dollars for Malaria Control

by Rajashri on September 26, 2008 at 1:09 PM
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 World Leaders Pledge 3 Billion Dollars for Malaria Control

An ambitious global plan to drastically cut malaria deaths around the world received a fillip when world leaders who had gathered for an anti-poverty summit on Thursday pledged to commit nearly three billions dollars for the purpose.

The funds, which include 1.1 billion dollars from the World Bank, will be used to support rapid implementation of the first ever Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP), a new strategy that can save more than 4.2 million lives between 2008 and 2015, sponsors said.

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