Shirley Asiedu-Addo | 22 Jan 2008 | ModernGhana.com
About $762 million is lost in controlling malaria in the country yearlyThe loss includes labour loss, cost of transportation to facilities, cost to families and cost in treating patients.According to the Minister of Health, Major Courage Quashigah (retd), if the cost of preventable and avoidable diseases continued to increase, it might be necessary to sell the country to pay for the ill-health of its people.
Tamar Kahn | 11 Dec 2007 | Business Day (South Africa)
The health department will start providing malaria-prevention drugs at state clinics next year, a move likely to be of particular benefit to low- income migrant workers who travel to high-risk areas of SA and southern Africa.
Surihe Gaomas | 13 Nov 2007 | New Era (Windhoek)
Although malaria is preventable and curable, the disease remains the number one killer of children and pregnant woman in sub-Saharan Africa, and Namibia is no exception. Permanent Secretary of Health and Social Services Kahijoro Kahuure in a recent press statement said everyone should take steps to protect themselves from malaria. Such steps include "making sure that houses in malaria areas are sprayed with insecticide against mosquitoes and that people sleep under insecticide treated mosquito nets to avoid mosquito bites".
Jacob Nankhonya | 13 Jul 2007 | The Daily Times
Malawi's health Minister said on Tuesday that Malawia suffers from 4.5 million cases of malaria each year.
Agness Nandutu | 12 Jul 2007 | AllAfrica.com
As thousands of Ugandans die everyday of HIV/Aids and malaria, drugs
worth about Shs4 billion are rotting in the National Medical Stores
Staff Writers | 12 Apr 2007 | Independent Online
Anti-malaria medication must be made affordable and governments need to throw their weight behind efforts to combat the disease, singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka said on Thursday.
Sapa | 29 Jan 2007 | SABC News
The African Union (AU) should allocate 15% or more of its budget to health care, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said today. In a letter written to the AU ahead of its summit to be held this week, Tutu said that over 40 million Africans had died from diseases over the past five years.
Jeremy Clarke | 21 Jan 2007 | Reuters Foundation Alert Net
African governments' failure to deliver on a 2001 vow to spend 15 percent of budgets on health has cost the continent 40 million lives, activists including Nobel winners Desmond Tutu and Wangari Maathai said on Sunday.
Mundia Mundia, Jr. | 10 Jan 2007 | Kenya Times
Mundia Mundia, Jr. criticizes the Kenyan Ministry of Health for its approach to controlling Rift Valley fever and other public health threats.
None | 24 May 2006 | IRIN News
Uganda's former health minister Jim Muhwezi has been excluded from the
new cabinet after allegations of corruption involving Global Fund money.