Welcome to the last edition of the Malaria Consortium Newsletter for 2021.
This has been a year of highs and lows in global public health. Exciting news of a World Health Organization-recommended malaria vaccine and a smaller increase in malaria deaths due to the pandemic than initially projected going at least some way to soften the blow of severe cuts to UK-aid funded programmes and worrying warnings from COP26.
For us, 2021 has been a year of challenge, innovation and collaboration as we navigated the uncertainties of a world continuing to be dominated by the impact of COVID-19. We've been extraordinarily busy adapting and implementing programmes and in spite of the challenges, over the last 12 months we continued to deliver and, in some cases, significantly expanded our work - ensuring communities were supported and receiving essential health services, undertaking ground-breaking research and helping to further build the resilience of health systems. More recently, we launched our 2021-2025 Strategy - driven by our vision of a world progressing towards Universal Health Coverage, with a marked and sustained reducion in malaria and other communicable diseases.
We are extremely grateful and humbled by your continued support for our work and want to take this opporutunity to say an enormous thank you to every single person who has helped us in whatever way over the last year towards our goal of saving lives and improving health in Africa and Asia.
We've put together a snapshot to reflect just some of what made up 2021 for Malaria Consortium - take a look below.
Throughout the year, we’ve sought to bring you blogs that share our lessons learnt and opinions on the most prominent moments relating to our work. Take a look at some of our highlights, as we share our top five most viewed blog posts from 2021.
We produced a record 79 non-peer-reviewed publications this year - reflecting Malaria Consortium’s impressive and varied portfolio of work. We have not only been able to grow our translated content – with a quarter of this year’s crop of publications available in either French or Portuguese – but we also introduced interactive publications to our offering.
View our top reads, highlighting some of the innovative research and learning that characterised our work in 2021. To explore our full range of publications, you can visit our library and interactive hub.