2023 Africa Climate Week: Experts Discuss Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Ahead of COP28

NAIROBI (September 6, 2023) –Today, at the 2023 African Climate Action Summit, the Health Finance Coalition hosted an “Action Hub” event entitled, “Voices from the Climate-Health Frontlines: Highlighting Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention,” as part of the government of Kenya’s Africa Climate Week 2023, one of four regional climate weeks held to build momentum ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference COP 28 in Dubai. The event, co-hosted with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, highlighted health challenges posed by climate change by engaging the climate change and global health communities in a conversation with civil society organizations on the role of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) in climate-proofing malaria eradication efforts.

DevEx: How to use blended finance to address growing global health needs

Global spending on health reached $9 trillion in 2020, a “new high,” according to the World Health Organization. But with multiple ongoing crises, climate change, and the impact of COVID-19 on budgets, everyone’s looking at ways to raise more funding to help address increasing health needs and prepare for future threats.

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