None | 21 Apr 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria
In the run up to World Malaria Day on April 25, 2011, the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a malaria resolution. This long and encompassing resolution "Consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015," sets the UN agenda against malaria.
Roger Bate | 06 Apr 2011 | The New Ledger
In a January Foreign Policy column I explained how most of the malaria medicines donated to Togo by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria (GF), had gone missing, stolen by that government's own procurement agency staff.
None | 11 Jan 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria
The Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General recently issued a Progress Report. With regards to malaria funding, AFM has pulled out some of the most salient points.
None | 29 Sep 2010 | Michael W. Miller
In many respects, turning now to HSS is a logical, evolutionary shift: AIDS and malaria hardly exist in isolation, nor do they have a monopoly on death and suffering. Moreover, it can be practically and ethically difficult to run well-funded programs for two diseases simultaneously with acutely underfunded programs for others.
None | 30 Jun 2010 | Africa Fighting Malaria
The World Bank and its partners are failing to improve health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa using Sector-Wide Approaches (SWAPs), according to a report by Advocacy to Control TB Internationally (ACTION).
None | 23 Jun 2009 | Africa Fighting Malaria
A five-year evaluation of the Global Fund was recently published. According to CGD's April Harding, they were given an "A - for "raising it"; a B - for "spending it"; and, a D minus, for "proving it"." Performance to determine continued funding is based on process indicators and outputs rather than on outcomes and impact, for example measuring the number of insecticide-treated nets distributed but not the number of children sleeping under them.
None | 09 Jun 2009 | Africa Fighting Malaria
In May 2009, Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) published The Pine River Statement: Human Health Consequences of DDT Use. AFM believes that robust, evidence-based discussion and debate over the role of DDT and other man-made chemicals in malaria control is helpful, especially if such debate could help focus attention on the long-term lack of investment in the search for legitimate replacement chemicals for DDT.
Jasson Urbach & Julian Harris | 27 Sep 2008 | ModernGhana.com
The UN convened this week in New York to discuss its Millennium Development Goals and the aim of "ending poverty by 2015." Delegates and a rock star boasted of billions of dollars transferred to African governments, while failed schemes prompted activists to call for even more money. Donors re-branded the failed Roll Back Malaria scheme and promised US$3 billion.
Richard Tren & Philip Coticelli | 25 Apr 2008 | New York Post
Today is World Malaria Day; all three presidential candidates will
likely mark the occasion with fresh promises on foreign aid, malaria
and poverty. Problem is, the "solutions" will mostly boil down to
spending more money with less oversight - ignoring a vital difference
between the UN's sorry record and recent US experience.
Richard Tren | 18 Dec 2007 | American.com
While in Tanzania recently, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a bold new foreign aid program called "The Initiative to Save a Million Lives." He also promised that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) would double its assistance to Africa by 2008-09. In all likelihood, a good portion of the money will be allocated to fight malaria, the number one killer of African children. Unfortunately, the CIDA's track record on malaria is patchy at best, and it has much to learn from America.