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US provides anti-malaria community grants to seven African countries

None | 24 Oct 2008 | African Press Agency

The U.S., through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on Thursday announced over US$11 million grants to eight organizations working in seven African countries to extend the coverage of their malaria prevention and control activities.

U.S. Senate passes bill to boost global AIDS funds

Richard Cowen | 16 Jul 2008 | Reuters South Africa

The U.S. Senate, fending off opposition from some conservative Republicans, voted on Wednesday to spend $48 billion to fight AIDS worldwide over the next five years.

Bush unveils new anti-malaria campaign in Tanzania

Staff Writers | 18 Feb 2008 | Agence France Presse

US President George W. Bush unveiled a new plan Monday to hand out millions of bed-nets to defend every Tanzanian child aged one to five from the mosquitoes that spread deadly malaria.

The US President's Malaria Initiative: 2 years on

Samuel Loewenberg | 08 Dec 2007 | The Lancet

Improving public health is about more than technical know-how and money. The real struggle is in creating efficient systems, working with local governments, and making sure that programmes are fully implemented. None of this happens without the political will to do so. Even with the best intentions, massive, multination health efforts have had a troubled history. These range from, at best, huge wastes of money, and at worst, unintended side-effects as severe as the problems they had set out to solve.

Lutheran World Relief Receives USAID Grant to Combat Malaria in Tanzania

None | 12 Oct 2007 | Lutheran World Relief

Baltimore, October 12, 2007 — Lutheran World Relief is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant totaling nearly $900,000 from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The three-year grant, for a malaria prevention project in Tanzania, is provided through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) as part of the Malaria Communities Program, a $30 million initiative to support the efforts of communities and indigenous organizations to combat malaria in Africa.

USAID Announces First Malaria Grants

Douglas Mpuga | 08 Oct 2007 | Voice of America

Jay Hein, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, announced the first USAID Malaria Communities Program grants to Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Lutheran World Relief, Episcopal Relief and Development, Minnesota International Health Volunteers, and Christian Social Sciences Commission.

US to support Tanzania become malaria free

Staff Writers | 31 Aug 2007 | Daily News (Tanzania)

The US government has reassured Tanzania of continued cooperation and support in efforts to wipe out malaria in the country and reduce new HIVAids infections.

White House focuses on Malaria 'genocide'

Amy Fagan | 09 Jul 2007 | World Peace Herald

The White House — along with many public and private partners — is stepping up efforts in the war against malaria, calling it "a genocide" on Africans.

International Partnerships Help to Fight Malaria in Africa

Jim Fisher-Thompson | 08 May 2007 | AllAfrica.com

The Presidents Malaria Initiative emphasises the role of partnerships in the fight against malaria.

Africans Urge Congress to Fulfill DDT Promise to Fight Malaria

Africa Fighting Malaria | 20 Feb 2007 | Heartland Institute

50 organizations write to Congress seeking full funding for US malaria control programs.