James Whiting
James was appointed to galvanise the UK malaria campaign in August 2012. His former leadership positions involved the strategic growth of both new and established charities. James served for nine years as Deputy Executive Director of Hope for Homes and Children, developing the charity into a global force in the deinstitutionalisation of childcare. More recently, as Managing Director at Friends of the Earth UK, James drove change across its structure, strategy and brand while capitalising on its unique strengths. James says: “The malaria campaign is that rare thing – a development campaign which we are demonstrably winning, with malaria deaths in Africa cut by 33% in the last decade. Although the path is still fraught with difficulty, we can now envisage a day when no parent loses a child to malaria. Our challenge is whether that is in 2030 or 2050. Imagine being able to say to your children and grandchildren, ‘I played a part in ending deaths from the biggest killer disease in human history”.


Entries by James Whiting

Malaria's Fist Pump Moment

(1) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (00:00)

The weekend was a colossal fist pump moment. The UK government has bitten the bullet. It is taking on the ending of a disease that is believed to have killed half of humanity. It has committed to the eradication of malaria - the creation of a world where no mum...

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United to Defeat the World's Deadliest Pest

(0) Comments | Posted 12 November 2015 | (17:01)

As Henry Ford once said: "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." This couldn't be truer than in the case for ending malaria; working in partnership with business and wider society is crucial if we are to beat this killer disease which tragically claims...

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Malaria - A Prototype for the Global Goals?

(2) Comments | Posted 25 September 2015 | (01:00)

This weekend it's out with the old and in with the new as we welcome a new era for international development, including a target to eradicate malaria once and for all.

UN Member States will gather at the UN Sustainable Development Summit (25-27 September) in New York...

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The World's Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind's Oldest Disease

(4) Comments | Posted 29 June 2015 | (16:32)

We've been wowed this last week by some of the world's brightest minds and creative thinkers sharing their vision for making malaria no more.

Bill Gates set the bar high at Facebook HQ in London with a Q&A in support of Global Citizen's campaign to end extreme poverty by...

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How to Get a World Free of Malaria

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2015 | (01:00)

Twenty two years after the world last launched a global strategy to tackle malaria that was backed by the world's highest health policy setting body - the World Health Assembly - this week we have a major new plan that maps out how in the next 15 years we will...

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Not a Day to Waste

(1) Comments | Posted 24 April 2015 | (12:50)

I'm a firm believer in Winston Churchill's adage, "No one should waste a day". World Malaria Day (25 April) is most definitely a day we don't want to waste because the stakes in the battle against the world's oldest disease are so incredibly high. When every day, a child dies...

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Why We Share the Queen's Concerns About Malaria

(0) Comments | Posted 24 November 2014 | (16:01)

Last week there were a number of reports in the press that The Queen was concerned Ebola risks overshadowing malaria - one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases. This echoes a growing worry from many quarters of the immediate and longer term impact the Ebola crisis will have on...

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So the England World Cup Squad Are Taking Their Anti-malarials. But What's the Real Headline?

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2014 | (15:22)

The England World Cup squad are taking their anti-malaria medication ahead of their first match, as recommended for the Manaus area in northern Brazil where malaria is particularly prevalent. The decision, which England Coach Roy Hodgson, said was made because there was "no option" not to take the anti-malarials based...

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World Malaria Day - Malaria No More UK Seeking Your Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2014 | (12:58)

April has been quite a month. Our efforts to make malaria no more have seen an eclectic array of activity.

High-fiving Kim Sears
Kim stormed round the London Marathon in aid of Malaria No More UK, cheered on by her boyfriend, the UK's Wimbledon champion, Olympic medalist...

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Imagine if Apple Stopped the iPhone

(0) Comments | Posted 20 December 2013 | (12:25)

Record results for the malaria campaign

It is extraordinary news to end the year. The World Health Organization's 2013 World Malaria Report in mid December shows that 3.3million lives have been saved from malaria since 2000, mainly young children. Global death rates have been reduced by 45%...

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World Aids Day: In the 21st Century, Nobody, Anywhere Should Die of Cheaply Preventable Diseases

(3) Comments | Posted 28 November 2013 | (17:25)

There are some extraordinarily important challenges for our generation. Many seem insurmountable. But there are two where real progress is happening and the end is, if not in sight, then possible to scientifically envisage within our lifetimes. Our generation could end deaths from two of the greatest diseases mankind has...

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Day of the Girl: Why Defeating Malaria Is About More Than Just Saving Lives

(3) Comments | Posted 11 October 2013 | (01:00)

Every child should have the chance to explore their potential. As a parent this is something I take for granted as our children climb trees, argue, paint and wobble along on their bikes.

Friday is the Day of the Girl - a moment to recognise that...

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Let's Celebrate UK Support for the Global Fund

(4) Comments | Posted 25 September 2013 | (01:00)

We rarely allow ourselves to celebrate in international development, but today we should do so.

UK support for the Global Fund has the potential to save and transform millions of lives

On 23 September, the UK Government announced its contribution to the Global Fund and we got...

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