Join Friends of the Global Fund Europe at the COP21

Tuesday 1st Décembre 2015, 11:15 – 14:15
Area Générations climat, Room 8
COP 21 – Paris, le Bourget

 

The fight against malaria, first parasitic scourge in the world, is one of the main objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the recent United Nation General Assembly. After 15 years of unprecedented international mobilization, the targets set for the fight against malaria for the end of 2015 may be achieved on time, and the epidemics could be controlled by 2030 as suggested by the SGDs.

However, according to several surveys, it is now possible to show an impact of climate and environmental changes on the development trend and geographic distribution of the epidemics, along with potential effects of anthropogenic activities likely to cause greenhouse gas emissions such as deforestation for instance, or migratory movements   that can be induced by such climate changes.

Friends of the Global Fund Europe organize on December 1st, 2015, at the the Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21), at Paris-Le Bourget, an event entitled “What is the impact of climate and environment changes  on vector-borne diseases? The Case of malaria” (see program detailed below), in order to discuss about the potential impact of such changes on populations’ health, particularly the most vulnerable ones, in order to better adapt the international community’s strategy with respect to epidemics control as well as resources needed.

Program

 

11h15-11h20   Introduction – Mr. Laurent VIGIER, Chair of the Friends of the Global Fund Europe

 

1st Session – KNOWING AND PREVENTING THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT CHANGES ON MALARIA (11:20-12:45 AM)

11:20-11:35     Introduction and moderation of the session – Ms. Kim CERNAK, Deputy Director of Friends of the Global Fight US

11:35-11:50     Geography, situation and evolution of malaria – Dr. Abraham  MNZAVA – Coordinator, Malaria Vector Control Unit, Global Malaria Program, WHO

11:50-12:05     Potential impact of climate variations  and change on populations exposed to malaria – Mr. Menno BOUMA, Honorary senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Visiting Professor at the Catalan Institute for Climate Sciences, University of Barcelona

12:05-12:20     Controlling malaria: the instruments for integrated disease control – Pr. Ogobara DOUMBO, Director of the Malaria Research and Training Center of Bamako, Mali (cancelled)

12:20-12:35     The action of the Global Fund and the financing of the fight against malaria – Dr. Shiro  KONUMA, Senior Political Advisor, External Relations Division The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

12:35-12:45         Discussion with the audience

 

2nd Session – CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT CHANGES: STRATEGIES FOR VECTOR CONTROL (12:50-14:15 AM)

12:45-13:00     Introduction and moderation of the session – Mr. Philippe MEUNIER, French Ambassador of the fight against HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases

13:00-13:15     The epidemiological surveillance of malaria – Pr. Philippe GUERIN, Director of the network WWARN

13:15-13:30     Vector and resistance control – Situation and progress – Dr. Jonathan LINES, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

13:30-13:45     Situation and development of vector research – Pr. Martin AKOGBETO, Director of the Entomological Research Center of Cotonou (CREC), Benin

13:45-14:00     Malaria – agriculture and environmental conditions – Pr. Martin AKOGBETO, Director of the Entomological Research Center of Cotonou (CREC), Benin

14:00-14:10         Discussion with the audience

14:10-14:15     Conclusion – Mr. Philippe MEUNIER, French Ambassador of the fight against HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases

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