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Desmond Tutu Lauds Anglogold's Investments in Malaria Eradication

Stephen Odoi-Larbi | 27 Sep 2010 | The Ghanaian Chronicle

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has lauded AngloGold Ashanti for its contribution in the eradication of malaria in the country.

Ministry Courts Private Sector in Malaria Fight

None | 07 Apr 2010 | Times of Zambia

The Government has challenged the private sector to partner with the MoH to prevent and control the spread of malaria in the country. MoH Permanent Secretary Velepi Mtonga said the ministry had made a decision to scale up the Indoor residual spraying intervention to 54 districts this year, hence the involvement of the private sector so that they could reach more districts.

2009 Annual Letter from Bill Gates: Progress on Malaria

None | 27 Jan 2009 | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Malaria kills nearly 1 million children per year, but companies and governments have invested very little in new drugs and vaccines because the disease has been eliminated from rich countries.

Mozambique: Christian Charity Promises Support Against Malaria

None | 16 Oct 2008 | AllAfrica.com

The president and chief executive officer of the US-based Christian charity, World Vision International, Dean Hirsch, has promised that his organisation will step up its support for the fight against malaria in Mozambique, to reduce the high mortality from the disease.

International Council on Mining and Metals Publishes Guidelines on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria

Paul Chinnock | 09 Sep 2008 | Tropika.net

When workers get sick productivity declines and industry suffers. The mining industry is active in many parts of the world where rates of the three leading infectious diseases (malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS) are particularly high. The International Council of Mining & Metals (ICCM) has now published guidelines on how mining companies should respond.

Malaria Control programme beats target

Gabriel Amoah | 11 Aug 2008 | The Statesman

The Integrated Malaria Control Programme embarked upon by the Anglo Gold Ashanti in 2005 which sought to reduce the incidence of malaria within its catchment area has already started yielding positive results, the manager of the Malaria Control Programme of Anglo Gold Ashanti, Samuel O Danso has announced.

Where 'Idol's' Charitable Arm Reaches

Edward Wyatt | 07 Apr 2008 | New York Times

Even as "American Idol" and Fox Broadcasting prepare for their second annual star-studded "Idol Gives Back" appeal on Wednesday, officials at the charity have declined to release a formal accounting of last year's effort. A spokesman for the Charity Projects Entertainment Fund, the organization that oversaw the fund-raising and distribution, said its financial statements were being audited and would be released by the federal financial reporting deadline for charities in May.

Eradicate Malaria? Doubters Fuel Debate

Donald G. McNeil Jr. | 04 Mar 2008 | New York Times

Last year, challenging global health orthodoxy, Bill and Melinda Gates called for the eradication of malaria. That is, for exterminating the parasite everywhere and forever, except perhaps in laboratory storage, as has thus far happened to just one disease in history, smallpox.

$11bn needed for malaria control

Andrew Jack | 24 Jan 2008 | Financial Times

A group of government and business leaders will on Friday unveil a plan to sharply reduce the impact of malaria in the developing world. The Malaria Implementation Support Team plans to rapidly boost prevention and treatment measures in the 30 African countries most hard hit by malaria, which causes more than a million deaths and very large numbers of hospital admissions each year.

World Bank May Punish Chemical Firms

Glenn Simpson & Peter Wonacott | 22 Jan 2008 | Wall Street Journal

Several major European chemical firms face possible debarment by the World Bank following allegations they colluded to overcharge a bank-funded antimalaria program in India. The firms, along with a number of other Indian and European companies, also face possible punishment from the government of India based on a review of World Bank programs in India by the bank's "institutional integrity" unit, India's top health official said in an interview. "If there's any sort of proof, we are going to take action," Joint Secretary for Health B.K. Prasad said.