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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.

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).

World Bank praises Zambia's malaria intervention

Mutale Kapekele Kombe Chimpinde | 01 May 2011 | The Post Online

World Bank president Robert Zoellick and Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf have praised Zambia for slashing cases of malaria by close to 50 per cent since 2006.

Namibia: Country, Angola Sign Cross - Border Malaria Pact

Magreth Nunuhe | 27 Apr 2011 | New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia and Angola signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to combat the cross-border spread of malaria between the two countries when they launched the Trans-Cunene Malaria Initiative in Angola on Monday.

Rwanda: Malaria Decreases By 70 Percent

Fred Ndoli | 21 Mar 2011 | New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda is on track to enter the malaria pre-elimination phase. According to a Rwanda malaria performance program review, by 10 external experts, the country has managed to bring down the disease by 70 percent.

Nation On Track to Become Malaria-Free

Edwin Musoni | 09 Mar 2011 | New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda may be the first country to eliminate Malaria in the region if all strategies set forward are implemented according to plan. According to the Director of Malaria unit in TRAC Plus, Dr. Corine Karema, the country intends to enter a pre-elimination phase come 2012.

Malaria drug tariffs, taxes must go: campaigners

None | 10 Feb 2011 | Reuters

Malaria campaigners have urged governments to drop all taxes and tariffs on medicines, mosquito nets and other anti-malaria tools to help reduce the costs of life-saving products and speed up their delivery.

COMOROS: The battle against malaria lies in the balance

None | 03 Dec 2010 | IRIN News

On arrival in Moheli, an island in the Comoros archipelago, you have to prove that you are taking, or have taken, anti-malarial drugs, otherwise you will have to swallow a pill provided by the authorities.

India's invisible malaria burden

Simon I Hay, Peter W Gething & Robert W Snow | 19 Nov 2010 | The Lancet

Measurement of malaria mortality is a public health challenge that has been met with various solutions. Outside Africa, these estimates usually rely on governmental recorded deaths, which have been adjusted in various ways to account for incomplete reporting.

Study: Malaria bigger killer in India than known

Maria Cheng | 20 Oct 2010 | Associated Press

The number of people dying from malaria in India may be more than 10 times higher than World Health Organization figures suggest, a new study says. But WHO has disputed the findings.