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UK 'to end direct aid to 16 countries'

Ben Wright | 27 Feb 2011 | BBC News

The UK is to stop direct aid to 16 countries, including Russia, China and Iraq, papers seen by the BBC suggest. A draft copy of a government review of its £7.8bn overseas aid budget - to be published this week - also reveals assistance for India will be frozen.

Exaggerating the impact of climate change on the spread of malaria

Chris Goodall | 12 Jan 2010 | guardian.co.uk

A recent press release from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) suggested that millions more people in Kenya are susceptible to malaria as a result of mosquitoes colonising higher ground as global temperatures rise.

UN Foundation Charity Launches Faith-Based Malaria Eradication Drive

Margaret Besheer | 01 Apr 2008 | Voice of America

AFM note: AFM welcomes new support for malaria control initiatives and given the trust and reach that many churches have in African countries, they seem like an obvious choice to manage insecticide treated net campaigns. However, AFM is disappointed, yet again, that philanthropists and faith-based groups choose to support only ITN campaigns. Malaria control is about much more than just giving away ITNs. Indoor spraying activities need support and most African countries need to train and employ medical entomologists - why not provide funding for these crucial and life-saving activities when there is already so much support for ITNs? Further, Ted Turner's personal view that the world is overpopulated, expressed recently with invective in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, seems at odds with the project described below, which is designed to save lives.

U.S. businessman to head U.N. malaria drive

Staff Writers | 14 Feb 2008 | Reuters

The United Nations appointed businessman and philanthropist Ray Chambers on Thursday as special envoy for malaria to lead an ambitious bid to slash deaths from the disease in the next few years.

We are in £ 1bn war against a child killer

Staff Writers | 19 Nov 2007 | The Sun (England)

Malaria is a killer. It claims the lives of more than one million people every year. That's nearly three thousand deaths every day. Put another way, malaria will have killed as many as half a dozen people by the time you've finished reading this article. In Africa, one in five of the children who die before their fifth birthday are killed by the disease. Around 500million people every year are also made severely ill and many require hospital treatment. Britain is at the forefront of the battle to stop this killer in its tracks.


Medical aid to Africa focuses on malaria

China Daily | 01 Feb 2007 | People's Daily

The prevention and cure of malaria will be focus of the Chinese government's medical assistance to Africa.

Ottawa pressed to renew malaria funding

Sue Bailey | 22 Jan 2007 | Globe and Mail

A Canadian program that's saved thousands of Africans from deadly malaria has been scaled back while federal officials decide whether to renew funding.

Cloud hang over CIDA Malaria project funding

Editorial | 22 Jan 2007 | Nyasa Times

A Canadian program that's saved thousands of Malawians from deadly malaria has been scaled back while federal officials decide whether to renew funding.

Kenya: UN Official Links Poverty to Malaria

Kaburu Mugambi | 18 Jan 2007 | The Nation (Nairobi)

Elimination of malaria and supply of inputs to farmers would be the most effective tools in the fight against poverty, a UN official has said.

Tories pledge $1bn a year to wipe out malaria

Will Woodward | 15 Jan 2007 | Guardian Unlimited

The Conservatives will today make their first significant pitch on international aid by unveiling plans to spend $1bn (£510m) a year on malaria treatment until the disease is eradicated worldwide.