The Prince of Wales and The Duke of York, Patron, Malaria No More, attended The Malaria Summit London on 18th April, 2018 at Northumberland Avenue, London. The event united Leaders of Government, Business, Science, and the Global Health Community during the week of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to renew their commitment to combat malaria. The Malaria Summit London was convened with the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Roll Back Malaria Foundation to End Malaria.
HRH has been a long-standing supporter of the global fight against malaria. In 1999, The Duke of York visited a Malaria Research project run by the Wellcome Trust at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. HRH met patients suffering from the disease and saw how the hospital dealt with Malaria.
In January, 2007 The Duke of York attended the World Economic Forum, Davos where HRH first met Sir Richard Feachem. At the time, Sir Richard served as founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Under Secretary General of the United Nations. In November, 2007 The Duke of York subsequently gave a Dinner at Buckingham Palace to discuss malaria eradication in Southern Africa.
The Duke of York also attended the launch of the 2014 WHO Malaria Report at The Houses of Parliament.
On 18th July, 2017, The Duke of York hosted a dinner for Malaria No More at Buckingham Palace to plan for the Malaria Summit in 2018.
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