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GOL Waives Taxes and Tariffs On Anti-Malaria Products

None | 16 Jul 2012 | The New Dawn

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 42, waiving all taxes and tariffs on key anti-malaria commodities and products determined jointly by the Ministries of Health & Social Welfare and Finance.

Anti-malaria products from Cuba meet some resistance in Africa

Juan Tamayo | 02 Jul 2012 | The Miami Herald

A Cuban company is increasing sales of its mosquito larvicides to fight malaria in Africa, despite cautions by U.N. experts that such products have limited use and are not the most cost-effective method of attacking the disease.

Seasonal Protection against Malaria Could Save Thousands of Life Every Year: Study

None | 18 Jun 2012 | International Business Times

Giving young children medicine once a month during the rainy season to protect them against malaria could prevent tens of thousands of deaths each year in some areas of Africa, according to new research.

Ghana: Anglogold Ashanti, Global Fund to Fight Malaria

Tim Hinchliffe | 13 Jun 2012 | Ghanaian Chronicle

AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) and the Global Fund are teaming up to increase Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) to 40 districts across the country, as part of an integrated malaria control programme, according an AGA press release.

WHO OKs China-made malaria drug

Shan Juan | 12 Jun 2012 | China Daily

Michael O'Leary, the World Health Organization Representative in China, has defended the quality of Chinese-made anti-malaria drugs after an international study said substandard and counterfeit products, some originated in China, were undermining intervention efforts in Africa.

Mosquitoes: Inside the blood shed

Faranaaz Parker | 07 Jun 2012 | Mail & Guardian

Tucked away in a building complex off Modderfontein Road in Sandringham is one of Africa's great scientific resources. It's not a supercomputer or an array of radio telescopes but a small, square building filled with millions of mosquitoes.

Pharmaceutical quality: an urgent and unresolved issue

Michael Seear | 01 Jun 2012 | The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Selling of substandard and counterfeit drugs has been an issue ever since an early herbalist's assistant noted that one pile of dry herbs looked much like another. The only changes have been the increasing expertise and extent of the problem.

Namibia: Kamwi Welcomes Malaria Plan

None | 31 May 2012 | The Namibian

Health Minister Richard Kamwi welcomed the introduction of the Global Plan for Insecticide Resistance Management to control malaria last week in Geneva. The plan was introduced by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the RBM Partnership.

Malaria tablets' price up in Teso, Bungoma

Reuben Olita | 25 May 2012 | The Star (Nairobi)

Residents of Bungoma and Teso have appealed to the government to intervene and avert the subsidised AL malaria tablets crisis. Two weeks after the 24-packet tablets disappeared from the shelves, the price has shot up by 200 per cent.

Third of malaria drugs 'are fake'

Michelle Roberts | 21 May 2012 | BBC News

A third of malaria drugs used around the world to stem the spread of the disease are counterfeit, data suggests. Researchers who looked at 1,500 samples of seven malaria drugs from seven countries in South East Asia say poor-quality and fake tablets are causing drug resistance and treatment failure.