Roger Bate | 16 May 2008 | Globe and Mail
New field research shows that a third of anti-malaria drugs collected in six African cities fail at least one quality test, and aid agencies continue to fund untested, substandard drugs. The World Health Organization suggests that one-fifth of the approximately one million children who die every year from malaria die because of substandard and poorly prescribed medicines.
None | 15 May 2008 | Africa Fighting Malaria
It is with great saddness that we report the death on May 14 2008 of Professor Chris Curtis of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Prof. Curtis was a medical entomologist and a great malaria scientist whose field and laboratory research advanced malaria control greatly.
Richard Tren | 28 Apr 2008 | The Cutting Edge
April 25th marked World Malaria Day---an occasion to assess progress,
galvanize support, and of course, solemnly recognize the suffering that
this devastating disease causes.
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.
None | 21 Apr 2008 | Africa Fighting Malaria
Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is a highly effective method of malaria control recommended by the World Health Organization. Unfortunately it remains underutilized in sub-Saharan Africa, where, each year, malaria kills over a million people and drains the continent of US$12 billion. World Malaria Day 2008 focuses on malaria across borders - some of the best cross-border malaria control programs rely heavily on IRS. Yet most donor agencies are loath to strengthen IRS programs in Africa, train medical entomologists to run them, and invest in new insecticides.
Jasson Urbach | 17 Apr 2008 | Africa Fighting Malaria
April 25 has this year been declared World Malaria Day. The day has been set aside on the calendar as an opportunity for malaria-free countries to learn about this age-old disease that has plagued mankind for centuries. A day for malaria afflicted countries to learn from each other's efforts about how to control the disease.
Richard Tren | 07 Apr 2008 | Center for Global Development
I think that Sabot and Feachem raise some excellent points and it is vital to ensure that there is ongoing debate about elimination and eventual eradication in this way - which is to say a constructive and positive way. I have a few comments on specific points and then want to make a couple of larger, overarching points.
Roger Bate | 06 Feb 2008 | The Daily Times
The World Health Organisation says 30 percent of the world's population lacks access to life-saving medicines because of poor health infrastructure. Activists say prices are the problem and have tried to lower them by browbeating western pharmaceutical companies and encouraging competition by cheaper copycat "generics." Their latest scheme is to subsidise local production in developing countries--with many unintended consequences.
Roger Bate | 04 Feb 2008 | American Enterprise Institute
Efforts to increase the poor's access to medicines are nothing new. Buying products from quality manufacturers and urging these manufacturers to lower prices for the poorest markets have worked best; other policies have largely failed or are still on the drawing board. But the latest strategy--to encourage local pharmaceutical production--could also be entirely counterproductive. It could lower drug quality and increase incentives for protectionism, ultimately reducing access.
Carlos Odora | 31 Jan 2008 | New Vision
Uganda is stepping up its efforts in the long fight to control malaria and reduce the burden of the disease. The Spraying of DDT to homesteads will soon be extended to new districts. Owing to the application of insecticides on the inside walls of houses, mosquitoes that spread the deadly plasmodium parasite will be repelled from entering houses.