Roger Bate | 05 Sep 2007 | TCS Daily
The market for treatments of malaria - which kills over one million people a year -- is of almost no commercial value: Although patients seek over 300 million treatments a year, and perhaps as many suffer without treatment, few legitimate drug companies make any money from the business. It is for this reason that one would typically be excited that new drugs to treat the disease, produced by Chinese firm Guilin Pharmaceutical, and Indian firm Ipca Laboratories have been approved by the World Health Organization. But recent history suggests that caution is very much in order.
Richard Tren, Roger Bate & Philip Coticelli | 04 Sep 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria
Malaria is the leading cause of illness and death in Uganda. AFM visited the country in February, 2007 to conduct interviews and gauge progress in fighting the disease. With the help of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, the UK Department for International Development and other donors, the national government is scaling up existing treatment and prevention efforts while also developing a country-wide indoor residual spraying program.
Carlos Odora | 02 Sep 2007 | New Vision
On August 14, The New Vision reported that the people spraying houses in Munyonyo to control malaria were "resisted". This incident highlights the need for good information, education and communication in malaria control and also provides evidence of the damage that the highly politicised and damaging debate around the use of DDT has done for malaria control.
| 24 Aug 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria
On August 14, 2007 Uganda's New Vision newspaper reported that malaria control spraymen were "resisted" in Munyonyo, a suburb of Kampala, as they attempted to conduct an indoor residual spraying program. This incident highlights the need for good information, education and communication in malaria control and also provides evidence of the damage that the highly politicized and damaging debate around the use of DDT has done for malaria control.
Richard Tren & Jasson Urbach | 20 Aug 2007 | MoneyWeb
It is estimated that the three major communicable diseases, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and TB, kill approximately 16,000 people every day. G8 leaders have promised to spend $60 billion to fight them, but in reality there is little behind this promise. Of the promised $60 billion it seems that only $15 billion is new money committed by the United States.
Richard Tren & Jasson Urbach | 16 Aug 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria
AFM reports on the meeting of National Malaria Control Program Officials at the East and Southern African Malaria Control Conference, where new data was shared and control strategies discussed.
Carlos Odora | 01 Aug 2007 | New Vision
Malaria kills between 320-350 Ugandans daily. If these mortalities were accident induced, we would see tremendous national concern to halt them. Our best shot at the target is operating 300 pharmacies, 5,000 drug stores and the many private clinics, which according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, dispense up to 60% of the anti-malarials through the private sector.
Jasson Urbach | 27 Jun 2007 | Free Market Foundation
The debate over eradication versus control has been played out before
and politicians hoping to hitch their wagons to the eradication star
would do well to understand some of the important disease control
None | 20 Jun 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria
Around the globe, the production and distribution of substandard and counterfeit drugs is a vast, increasing and largely underreported, problem. Adulterated medicines contain little or none of the active ingredients found in their branded equivalent, and often have adverse health effects.
None | 15 Jun 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria
The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held its annual award ceremony in splendid style at the Natural History Museum in New York City. The star-studded event was chaired by Amy Robbins and included speeches by Richard Branson and a rapping duet by Jamie Foxx and Doug E. Fresh...