On October 22, 2013, a delivery of 200,000 malaria treatments and 200,000 rapid diagnostic tests landed in Zambia as part of Malaria No More and Novartis‘s Power of One campaign. Zambia is the first country receiving deliveries through the campaign, in which every dollar donated buys and delivers a test and treatment to a child with malaria in Africa. This most recent delivery means that, since July, Zambia has received a total of 400,000 malaria tests and 400,000 treatments through the campaign.
Novartis will support the campaign financially and donate up to three million Coartem® Dispersible treatments to match antimalarials funded by the public. The Zambia National Malaria Control Centre’s rapid reporting system is used to direct diagnostics and treatment to where they are needed most.
To learn more about the campaign and to make a donation, click here.