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Silent corruption causes huge losses

None | 16 Mar 2010 | The Citizen

A new form of corruption, which involves failure by public servants to deliver services or inputs paid for by the government, is hurting Africa, a new World Bank report says. According to the ADI 2010 report, problem of public servants failing to deliver goods or services paid for by governments is pervasive and widespread across Africa, including Tanzania.

Malaria- Battling Country's Big Killer

Irene Nabusoba | 14 Feb 2010 | New Vision

A mother gets her child tested for malaria. Doctors advise that quinine be given intravenously. The months of November, December and January saw malaria rise to epidemic levels because of prolonged rains.

Anti-Malaria Campaign Kicks Off Prior to African Nations Cup

Scott Bobb | 08 Jan 2010 | Voice of America

Africa's top football, or soccer, teams are in Angola for the kick-off Sunday of the African Nations Cup. A partnership of football stars, civic groups, corporations and public donors is taking advantage of the sport's popularity to launch a campaign against malaria which is a major killer in Africa.

SD meets malaria target way ahead

Mphikeleli Msibi | 16 Nov 2009 | The Swazi Observer

Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku says Swaziland is one of the few countries that have achieved world targets in the fight against malaria well before time. He urged the ministry of health staff to continue to work even harder as the efforts to eliminate malaria require more vigilant strategies.

Climate Change and Malaria in Africa

Bjorn Lomborg | 01 Nov 2009 | Wall Street Journal

When he first got sick, Samson Banda didn't realize he had malaria. Only after he came down with a serious fever did he end up at a clinic in the Bauleni slum compound in Lusaka, Zambia. The clinic has just a few nurses and staff with basic medical skills. Locals can wait for an entire day to be seen.

US grants Kenya Sh200m to fight malaria

None | 11 Oct 2009 | Daily Nation

The fight against killer malaria on Sunday got a boost when the US government announced more than Sh200 million towards fighting the disease in Kenya.

Kagame to Attend Africa-Led Malaria Alliance Launch

Edwin Musoni | 22 Sep 2009 | New Times (Kigali)

President Paul Kagame is tomorrow scheduled to attend the launch of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) at the UN headquarters in New York.

Ghana cannot achieve Roll Back Malaria targets

None | 10 Sep 2009 | Peacefmonline.com

Ghana would be unable to achieve the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) target of reducing the disease morbidity and mortality by 50 per cent in 2010.

Obama pledges $63 billion for health care in Africa

Emmanuel Dogbevi | 11 Jul 2009 | Ghana Business News

President Barack Obama has pledged $63 billion for health care in Africa during his visit to Ghana. He said the amount will go to strengthen public health.

Malaria cases in Zambia have reduced by 66%

None | 06 Jul 2009 | LusakaTimes.com

Government's strategy to working with partners and communities has led to a positive response to reducing malaria by 66 per cent in the country. Ministry of Health Spokesperson, Dr Kamoto Mbewe, said the world health assessment has proved that malaria has reduced in Zambia.