A Swiss alliance against the killer disease malaria
Swiss Malaria Group
On 25 April 2008, World Malaria Day, the Swiss Malaria Group (SMG) – a Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) initiative – will be making its first official appearance before the Press in Basel. The Swiss Malaria Group consists of Swiss-based players from the public and private sectors, as well as from civil society, with the shared aim of spearheading the fight against an infectious disease that still kills a child every thirty seconds. The Swiss Tropical Institute, the SDC, the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, Novartis, Mepha, Syngenta, the Swiss Red Cross, the Medicines for Malaria Venture, Roll Back Malaria and Solidarmed are joining forces in the Swiss Malaria Group discussion platform to intensify their impact in the field.