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Health Care Messages Improves Malaria, Says African Research

Kavita Verma | 08 Aug 2011 | News Tonight

According to the new six month long study published in British medical journal, The Lancet, there is connection between the text messaging and care given to a child suffering from malaria.

Swaziland successful in fight against malaria

Bonisile Makhubu | 06 Aug 2011 | Times of Swaziland

The country is successfully fighting malaria, with the hope to completely eliminate the disease by 2015.

MDGs: So much done, so much more undone

Sulaimon Olanrewaju | 02 Aug 2011 | Nigerian Tribune

With 2015, the target year for the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) four years away, Sulaimon Olanrewaju reviews the efforts of the Federal Government towards the actualisation of the goals.

U.S. Works to End Malaria by 2015

Ann Cantrell | 29 Jul 2011 | Global Atlanta

The U.S. government is leading the way in ending malaria-related deaths by 2015, the head of the President's Malaria Initiative said at a youth leadership conference organized by Usher's New Look Foundation.

Potential Malaria Vaccine Protects Against Different Strains

Art Chimes | 29 Jul 2011 | Voice of America

A team of U.S. scientists has shown how a malaria vaccine could be more effective by making it work against different strains of the malaria parasite. The discovery may help develop more effective vaccines for other diseases, too. Many vaccines are administered in a serum contain adjuvants - substances that enhance the protective effect of the vaccine itself.

Wilson To's Malaria Test

Patrick Clark | 28 Jul 2011 | Bloomberg

He'll begin trials for his smartphone-based diagnostic app later this summer in India and Ethiopia

US suspends aid to Malawi after killings

None | 26 Jul 2011 | BBC News

The US has suspended a $350m (£213m) aid package to Malawi after the security forces were accused of killing anti-government protesters last week.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Government steps down to step up malaria fight

None | 19 Jul 2011 | IRIN News

As Papua New Guinea continues its battle to contain and prevent malaria, officials say the government's decision to resign as the principal recipient (PR) of monies from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, will improve its response.

Scientists: Stinky sock smell helps fight malaria

Katharine Houreld | 13 Jul 2011 | Associated Press

What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odor of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes that carry deadly malaria. The Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it will help fund one such pungent project in Tanzania.

BRICS ministers urge cheaper medicines for developing nations

None | 12 Jul 2011 | Monsters and Critics.com

Five major emerging economies on Tuesday urged better access to cheap medicines for all developing nations and supported reforms to expand the role of the World Health Organization (WHO).