Global Fund, Plan Partner to Tackle Malaria in West Africa

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and international non-governmental organization Plan have launched a $50.5 million partnership to help curb malaria in three West African countries, namely Togo, Burkina Faso and Cameroon.

The partnership targets the distribution of preventive medicines and reduction of river blindess and guinea worm infections in the three countries. It would specifically focus on preventing the spread of malaria among children under 5.

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