Unified approach to health equity.
The First Malaria World Congress will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 1 – 5 July 2018.
Malaria is without doubt one of the world’s leading health problems causing death and severe illness to millions each year at a scale that entrenches poverty and disadvantage in major swathes of the world. Despite impressive advances over the last decade, malaria remains a huge global and regional threat. The recently released World Health Organisation 2017 World Malaria Report is a salutary reminder that we are indeed at a tipping point which could go either way.
At present, there is no mechanism anywhere in the world for ALL stakeholders - those in affected communities, in government, in policy development, in implementation, in program finance, and in research - to gather and share information, to reach a consensus and to build a solid framework for collaborative action against malaria.
The inaugural Malaria World Congress aims to address this gap.
OUR OBJECTIVES ARE
Malaria elimination is a priority issue in 2018. Following on from the malaria event to be held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) in London in April, 2018, this Congress will be a critical step in keeping up and building upon the political momentum created at the April event. The Malaria World Congress will be the opportunity to work through implementation issues not possible in a one day meeting putting a strong focus
THE CONGRESS IS STRUCTURED AROUND THREE KEY THEMES:
WITHIN EACH OF THESE THEMES THERE ARE FOUR PILLARS:
The conference will to provide the opportunity for both presentations and in-depth discussion and will culminate in a key joint declarations.
Professor Alan Cowman FAA FRS Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
The First Malaria World Congress has a mission to promote the highest standards in the broad area of the organisation and function of Malaria Research. In executing this mission the Congress endeavours to foster a culture of inclusion and equity in all of its activities including conference participation. The Congress welcomes and encourages participation by members regardless of gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or age.
The First Malaria World Congress is committed to supporting diversity in all of its activities.
The First Malaria World Congress is committed to striving for gender balance by:
- Ensuring balanced female and male representation in the invited speakers, proffered talks and session chairs at the conference
- Ensuring committees such as the conference organising committee, program committee and scientific advisory board are gender balanced.
- Building in support structures that facilitate attendance at the conference by women and men with dependents.