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08 Mar 2013 description

Notes that one million children’s lives stand to be saved from malaria as a result

New York, March 7, 2013 - In his first statement since Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expanded his mandate to become his Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals, Ray Chambers applauded the critical impact that the new funding model announced by the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, TB, and Malaria will have in achieving the goals by December 2015, the internationally agreed deadline.

17 Dec 2012 description

Recent progress likely to stall in 2013 unless immediate action is taken according to findings of the World Health Organization’s World Malaria Report 2012

26 Apr 2011 description

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While immense progress had been made in the fight against malaria over the last five years, the goal of near-zero deaths from the highly preventable and treatable disease by 2015 still faced many hurdles, Ray Chambers, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Malaria, said today.

25 Apr 2011 description

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212-307-2527 or 646-626-6043
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New York: Three years after the United Nations Secretary-General established the goal of ending malaria deaths by 2015 by first providing all people at risk of the disease with life-saving interventions, leaders in the global malaria effort convened to assess progress and discuss the way forward.

24 Apr 2011 description

Ray Chambers, Envoyé spécial du Secrétaire général pour le paludisme, a opposé son humilité au Time Magazine qui le classe, cette année, parmi les 100 personnalités les plus influentes du monde. M. Chambers a souligné que si d’immenses progrès ont été accomplis dans la lutte contre le paludisme au cours des cinq dernières années, il n’en reste pas moins que des obstacles demeurent sur la voie de l’éradication totale de la pandémie d’ici à 2015.

05 Oct 2010 description

NEW YORK - October 5, 2010 - Raymond G. Chambers, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria, praised today's announcement by the United States Government that it will commit four billion dollars over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria - the first multi-year pledge the United States has made to the Fund, and a 35 percent increase.  This represents the largest increase in support for the Fund by any country for the next three years.

15 Mar 2010 description

New Media Luminaries Unite to Inspire and Activate Social Media Audiences throughout the Year in Support of Malaria Control

NEW YORK, 15 March (Office of Special Envoy) - Today, United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, announced the formation of a Social Media Envoy group chartered with inspiring and activating social media audiences throughout the year in support of malaria control.

21 Jan 2010 description

United Nations -

"GlaxoSmithKline's plan to publicly release exclusive data on over 13,500 compounds with malaria fighting capabilities is an invaluable gift to the scientific community and malaria victims at large. Allowing broad-based access to this important data will undoubtedly catalyze research and development and ensure a competitive marketplace that will ultimately make more interventions accessible to people who need them most.

15 Dec 2009 description

Indicators of significant progress against the disease demonstrate the reversal of the course of malaria.

United Nations - The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, commended the findings of the WHO World Malaria report today.

"The 2009 WHO World Malaria Report demonstrates that we are succeeding in the global campaign to end deaths from a disease that takes the lives over one million people each year.

08 Dec 2009 description

Office of the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria

United Nations - The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers, will be visiting Nigeria and Kenya this week, to review progress made and challenges that remain in the malaria control effort there. The two nations represent one third of all global malaria mortality, leading to nearly 400,000 deaths and billions of dollars in lost economic opportunities in those countries alone.