$8 Million Raised in Fight Against Malaria
NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Malaria No More honored one of its founders, Peter Chernin, for his significant contributions and efforts in the fight against malaria at the 2012 Malaria No More International Honors last night in New York. When Mr. Chernin and Mr. Ray Chambers founded Malaria No More they set out to create a non-profit that brought private sector solutions to a public health crisis. Since its establishment six years ago, Malaria No More has leveraged its marketing expertise and corporate leadership to engage new champions in the fight to end malaria deaths in Africa.
"Ending deaths from malaria represents an unprecedented opportunity to effect global change. The world has made a tremendous impact in just six years, reducing malaria deaths by one-third in Africa by driving the funding, attention and education needed to stamp out this disease," said Peter Chernin, Co-Founder of Malaria No More & CEO of The Chernin Group. "I am proud that Malaria No More has become a leading organization in this fight, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to stop this dreadful disease through direct impact on the ground where help is needed most."
Along with honoring Mr. Chernin, Malaria No More also announced over $8 million in new financial and in-kind partnerships to fuel its life-saving work over the next year.
In recent years, the world has made astonishing progress against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease. Malaria No More has distributed enough nets to protect 5.4 million people across Africa, while its advocacy efforts have helped governments mobilize unprecedented funding commitments to combat the disease. Malaria No More has also amplified the life-saving impact of these investments through innovative health communications, reminding millions of families of the need to sleep under their nets each night.
"We applaud Peter's vision and tireless devotion to saving lives and protecting the health of children and families at risk from malaria," said David Bowen, CEO of Malaria No More. "Despite all of the progress that's been made the last decade in the malaria fight, much more remains to be done. It is still an unacceptable fact that a child dies from malaria every minute. We must re-dedicate ourselves to a bold new approach for winning the battle to end malaria-related deaths."
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Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths. We're helping the world get it done by engaging leaders, rallying the public, and delivering life-saving tools and education to families across Africa. Founded in 2006 by business leaders Ray Chambers and Peter Chernin, Malaria No More is working to create a world in which no one dies from a mosquito bite. For more information, visit www.MalariaNoMore.org, read our Buzzwords blog, "Like" our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.
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