News

Report Says Bank's AIDS Efforts Are Failing

Celia Dugger | 30 Apr 2009 | New York Times

A vast majority of the World Bank's projects to combat AIDS failed to perform satisfactorily over the past decade, with the ones in Africa, the region at the epicenter of the pandemic, registering the worst record, according to a new internal evaluation.

World Bank's 2-year report on special anti-malarial project says success brings expansion

Associated Press | 12 Oct 2007 | International Herald Tribune

In its first two years, the World Bank's Booster Program for Malaria Control has put in operation 19 anti-malarial projects in 18 sub-Saharan countries at a cost of almost $500 million (€350 million), the bank said Thursday.

World Bank head praises DDT use against malaria

None | 19 Mar 2007 | American Chronicle

World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz has praised South Africa's malaria control programme, saying the country's use of indoor residual spraying with DDT has reduced malaria episodes.

World Bank says money alone cannot fight malaria

Michael Georgy | 16 Mar 2007 | Reuters

The World Bank president urged donors on Thursday to step up the fight against Malaria -- one of the world's deadliest diseases - but cautioned funds should not be thrown at a problem plagued by corruption.

World Bank approves $180 million to help Nigeria's fight against malaria

| 12 Dec 2006 | Relief Web

The World Bank today approved its largest-ever malaria control project with a US$ 180 million interest-free credit for Nigeria a country which suffers some of the most severe human and economic costs from malaria worldwide.

Nigeria: FG Secured $180m Loan to Fight Malaria

Oroye Joe | 30 Nov 2006 | Daily Trust

The federal government has secured a $180 m loan from the World Bank to intensify its fight against malaria in the country.

Wolfowitz shows lighter side in malaria campaign

Staff Writers | 26 Oct 2006 | Reuters

World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz bumped and wriggled to an African beat on Thursday, showing a lighter public side as he danced with South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka in a campaign against malaria.

AFM writes to World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz

Richard Tren | 29 Aug 2006 | Africa Fighting Malaria

Africa Fighting Malaria writes to World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz to ask, among other things, that the World Bank seek technical approval for their malaria programs from the WHO before they are implemented.

Sen. Tom Coburn's Letter to Paul Wolfowitz

Senator Tom Coburn | 10 Aug 2006 | US Congress

Sen Tom Coburn (R, OK) writes to World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz asking him to enact much needed reforms to the Bank's malaria control activities.

Malawi: World Bank Boosts Malaria Support By $5 Million

None | 27 Jul 2006 | World Bank

The World Bank Board of Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of US$ 5 million for the Health Sector Support Project (HSSP), an additional grant to scale up activities in malaria monitoring and evaluation (M&E).