The UK government and the Gates Foundation partner to defeat malaria

In partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK government has created a £1billion fund (called The Ross Fund) to fight malaria and other infectious diseases. In a Huffington Post blog piece from Malaria No More UK, The Global Health Group’s Sir Richard Feachem commented on this development: "The commitment of Chancellor George Osborne to eradicate malaria in our lifetimes is both visionary and achievable. One hundred countries have already eliminated malaria and an additional 35 will be eliminated by 2025. The remainder are making strong progress and can expect to eliminate by 2040. We will then have achieved, by deliberate and purposeful action, a malaria-free world. This will be a major milestone in the 200,000 year history of homo sapiens."

For further information about The Ross Fund, check out this article from The Guardian.