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2005 world malaria report launch

Who: Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF’s new Executive Director
Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, Director of WHO’s Malaria Department
Kul Gautam, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director

What:  Launch of first ever UNICEF and WHO World Malaria Report

When:  Tuesday, 3 May, 10:30 AM EST

Where:  UNICEF House, Danny Kaye Visitor’s Centre, East 44th Street (b/w 1st and 2nd Avenues)
(The main launch will be in New York City.  Regional Launches are also being held in Geneva and Cairo at the same time.)

Why:  The 2005 World Malaria Report is the first comprehensive report on the burden of malaria worldwide and on countries’ progress to control the disease. During the past five years, substantial advances have been made in some countries and areas in initiating and scaling up programmes to provide prevention and treatment to those most affected by malaria.  Although much remains to be done, the Report presents clear evidence that the tide is beginning to turn against malaria and a measurable reduction in global malaria illness and death should be seen over the next few years. 

Attention to Broadcasters:  Video of UNICEF’s work to control malaria and the launch of the report will be broadcast on two separate satellite feeds on Monday the 2nd and Wednesday the 3rd of May through the UNIFEED on APTN Global Video Wire.  The feed on 2 May will feature b-roll on Malaria.  On 3 May a video news package of the launch will be broadcast.  Visit www.un.org/unifeed  Broadcast time is:  21:45 - 21:55 GMT and re-feed 2:45 - 2:55 GMT. 
Both packages will be available for download in broadcast quality and/or ordering on www.thenewsmarket.com  The service is free.

TO ATTEND, PLEASE RSVP to Erica Kochi (ekochi@unicef.org) or call +1 212 326-7785

For further information, please contact:

Erica Kochi, UNICEF Media, New York,+1 212 326-7785 or ekochi@unicef.org
Oliver Phillips, UNICEF Media, New York, +1 212 326-7583 or ophillips@unicef.org





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