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Spraying Teams Deployed

None | 18 Oct 2010 | Herald (Harare)

The Health and Child Welfare Ministry has intensified its anti-malaria campaign ahead of the rainy season and has deployed spraying teams to all districts. In an interview last week, National Malaria Control Programme manager Dr Joseph Mberikunashe said the ministry had all the necessary human and material resources.

Celebs, big donors push Africa's war on malaria

Donna Bryson & Lewis Mwanangombe | 17 Oct 2010 | Associated Press

"We've done a disservice by saying it's simple," she said. "It's very important that people understand it's not just `$10 saves a life.' It's not just a one-off. It has to be a continuous process."

More sting with DDT use

Donald Roberts | 14 Oct 2010 | New Straits Times

Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said no country used DDT (a synthetic insecticide) to control dengue. He added that DDT's effectiveness must be proven before countries could use it in advance of safer and more effective insecticides. This assessment appears reasonable.

Reinventing the Wheel

William Easterly | 14 Oct 2010 | Foreign Policy

When I worked at the World Bank, management was always checking up on us to make sure our research was relevant for real-world economic development. The standard test question was, "What would your research suggest the finance minister of country X should do?"

IRS Project to Combat Malaria in Lake Zone

Nashon Kennedy | 04 Oct 2010 | Tanzania Daily News

Malaria remains a serious pandemic, affecting some parts of the world including the Eastern and Central Africa and continue to claim lives of millions of people.

Theft and corruption take malaria drugs away from Africa's poorest

Oliver Steeds | 01 Oct 2010 | The Independent

Widespread government corruption and theft of anti-malarial drugs is preventing the poorest people in Uganda from receiving treatment for a preventable disease that kills 300 people in the country every day, an investigation has revealed.

Malaria vaccine trial disappoints

Maggie Fox | 29 Sep 2010 | Reuters

The numbers were so bad that Dr. Stephen Hoffman did not even want to say them out loud. "It was a low number," he said. Pressed, he added, "Only a handful." Finally he squeezed the numbers out. "We had five."

Desmond Tutu Lauds Anglogold's Investments in Malaria Eradication

Stephen Odoi-Larbi | 27 Sep 2010 | The Ghanaian Chronicle

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has lauded AngloGold Ashanti for its contribution in the eradication of malaria in the country.

Shortage of malaria drugs is largely artificial

Hamis Kaheru | 21 Sep 2010 | Daily Monitor

Findings by the Budget Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Finance have revealed that the majority of people who go to government health centres for malaria drugs are not patients.

Guest post: only trade-fuelled growth can help the world's poor

William Easterly | 21 Sep 2010 | Financial Times

The Millennium Development Goals tragically misused the world's goodwill to support failed official aid approaches to global poverty and gave virtually no support to proven approaches.