{Photo Credit: William Vasquez}Photo Credit: William Vasquez

April 25 is World Malaria Day, and this year the World Health Organization (WHO) is shining a spotlight on prevention, the cornerstone of malaria control efforts globally. While many countries with ongoing malaria transmission have reduced the burden of this disease significantly, the work is far from over. According to the WHO, in 2015 alone, there were an estimated 212 million new cases of malaria. That same year, malaria claimed the lives of almost half a million people worldwide, mainly young African children.

Marian Wentworth

In a recent conversation with global development media platform Devex, MSH’s President and CEO Marian Wentworth talked about her new role, her transition from the private sector, and her overall views on the challenges and opportunities facing global health. The following are excerpts from the article originally published on Devex on March 27, 2017, by Amy Lieberman. What do you hope to bring to MSH, and what changes would you like to see in the organization?

{Photo credit: Jean Jacques Augustin}Photo credit: Jean Jacques Augustin

The Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality working group has written a letter to the editor of The Lancet, which was published in the February 18 edition of the journal. Amy Boldosser-Boesch, Senior Director of the FCI Program of MSH, represents MSH in the working group and co-wrote the letter.


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