OFFICE OF THE SPECIAL ENVOY
About the Office of the Special Envoy for Financing of the Health MDGs and for Malaria
On December 31, 2015, we'll reach the deadline for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. These goals represent the most important effort to improve lives in history, endorsed by leaders from 193 countries and 23 international agencies, and they include three that are dedicated to global health, focused largely on children under five and pregnant mothers.
A key objective of the office is tackling MDG 6, Combatting HV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases, and specifically reducing the number of deaths caused by malaria from over half a million to near zero by the end of 2015. Achievement of this target will require continued universal coverage of malaria prevention in Africa, as well as aggressive deployment of diagnostics and treatment integrated community case management in the public and private sectors. The Office will mobilize resources while coordinating the various public and private stakeholders in order to reach this goal in less than 1,000 days.