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Malaria No More welcomes Uday Shankar and Kathy Park to its Board of Directors

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Shankar’s and Park’s expertise will be instrumental to Malaria No More works with India’s Government to develop first national mosquito-borne disease education campaign

Malaria No More welcomes to its Board of Directors Uday Shankar, Chairman, Star and Disney India and President, The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific and Kathy Park, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs.

Shankar’s expertise will be instrumental as Malaria No More works with India’s Government to develop the first national mosquito-borne disease education campaign, and works with the State of Odisha – one of India’s highest malaria burden states that reduced malaria cases by more than 80 per cent between 2017 and 2018 – to replicate its success in other high burden regions in India.

Park is head of Fund and Private Capital Raising in the Americas has been a leader in developing innovative and bespoke financing and business solutions, particularly for alternative investment managers and financial institutions. Park has also championed women’s issues as a Board member of Susan G Komen Greater NYC.

“Malaria No More relies on the political, communications and technical savvy of our Board to pursue our mission to ensure no one dies of a mosquito bite,” said Martin Edlund, CEO, Malaria No More. “Uday and Kathy bring a wealth of expertise and influence that will help advance Malaria No More’s work to end one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases, and we’re grateful for their leadership and commitment.”

“Malaria disproportionately affects women, putting their lives at risk, threatening the health of their unborn children and hampering earning potential. This is a critical time to mobilise new resources to step up the fight to end malaria. Malaria No More’s work has contributed to the global effort that resulted in saving 7 million lives and preventing more than one billion malaria cases since 2000. I am honoured to join my fellow board members who are committed to ending this preventable and treatable disease,” said Park.

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