| 13 Sep 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria
On September 6, 2007, the US Senate rejected an attempt by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) to restore $30 million in anti-malaria funding requested by the Bush Administration for its President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). Coburn sought to amend the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2008 (which begins October 1, 2007).
Roger Bate & Amir Attaran | 12 Sep 2007 | Wall Street Journal
Your editorial "World Bank Corruption" and Bret Stephens's Global View column "Mind the GAP" (both on Sept. 4) expose the myriad illicit practices of some World Bank staff and contractors, particularly in Indian health projects supported by Western taxpayers. The methods used by these bad actors to obfuscate their actions and delay, often permanently, their exposure are interesting.
None | 11 Sep 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria
Bulawayo's Catholic Archbishop Pius Ncube has resigned his position as Archbishop following allegations of adultery. Africa Fighting Malaria has worked with Archbishop Pius in the past to highlight the outrageous abuses of the Mugabe regime and to support his work to protect human rights and keep the hope of liberty alive in Zimbabwe.
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.
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.
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 | 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...
Roger Bate & Philip Coticelli | 06 Jun 2007 | American.com
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria was established in 2002 to procure health commodities for the poor. The U.S. taxpayer is the largest contributor, accounting for about a third of the $10 billion the fund has raised to date. This money has put 1.1 million people on HIV/AIDS drugs, treated 2.8 million cases of tuberculosis and distributed 30 million insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). It claims to have saved 1.8 million lives, a figure it is touting at this week's G8 Summit of the world's most powerful governments in Germany. It is asking for $15 billion more by 2010. While it has probably helped countries make progress against disease—if not as much as it claims—persistent problems should be addressed before G8 leaders increase global taxpayer contributions.
Roger Bate | 05 Jun 2007 | American.com
AFM's Roger Bate comments on Robert Zoellick's new role as head of the World Bank. He suggests, "To make people healthier, he should step back and let other organizations take the lead".