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It's coming, the Kigali Summit June 2020

We will be supercharging the fight against malaria and neglected tropical diseases

The Kigali Summit on 25th June 2020 will super-charge efforts to end malaria and neglected tropical diseases. 

The summit will bring a united global focus on ending these preventable diseases that have been devastating the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people for thousands of years. The Summit is being co-hosted by two global partnerships tackling the diseases, the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Held on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, the Summit will capitalise on the presence of the Heads of State of countries who represent almost two-thirds of the global burden of malaria and neglected tropical diseases.

For malaria, this meeting will advance the agenda set by the Commonwealth leaders in 2018 to halve malaria cases in Commonwealth nations by 2023 and will mark progress and spur action against this significant milestone as well as global malaria reduction and elimination targets for 2025 and 2030. 

By coming together now, the two health communities aim to share knowledge and resources to accelerate progress towards global goals aimed at ending malaria and neglected tropical diseases within a generation.

These diseases are united by the fact that they are diseases of inequity; they disproportionately affect women, children under five and people living in extreme poverty or remote communities.