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Global Fund Commits $1.1bn to Fight Malaria

Kingsley Nwezeh & Eugenia Aguiyi | 21 Oct 2009 | This Day

As efforts continue to improve the health of the nation, Nigeria and the Global Fund for Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS have signed a $669 million Round 8 grant for the fight against those sicknesses, bringing the total of its commitment to the country since 2002 to $1.1 billion.

Anti-disease funds could be harming health systems

Sarah Boseley | 19 Jun 2009 | The Guardian

The vast sums of money ploughed into efforts to fight diseases such as Aids, TB and malaria in the last 10 years have saved many lives but have also sometimes undermined health systems in poor countries, according to a survey by the World Health Organisation and others published today.

Report Says Bank's AIDS Efforts Are Failing

Celia Dugger | 30 Apr 2009 | New York Times

A vast majority of the World Bank's projects to combat AIDS failed to perform satisfactorily over the past decade, with the ones in Africa, the region at the epicenter of the pandemic, registering the worst record, according to a new internal evaluation.

Fund grants $2.75 billion to fight AIDS, diseases

Matthias Williams | 10 Nov 2008 | Reuters

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria approved 94 new grants worth $2.75 billion over two years, its executive director said on Monday.

Global Fund set to grant $3bn, talks tough on Zimbabwe

Matthias Williams | 07 Nov 2008 | Reuters Africa

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to grant up to $3 billion in new funding to help fight the diseases, its executive director, Michel Kazatchkine, said on Thursday.

Aid Group Says Zimbabwe Misused $7.3 Million

Celia Dugger | 02 Nov 2008 | New York Times

The government of Zimbabwe, led by President Robert Mugabe, spent $7.3 million donated by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria on other things and has failed to honor requests to return the money, according to the organization's inspector general.

US provides anti-malaria community grants to seven African countries

None | 24 Oct 2008 | African Press Agency

The U.S., through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), on Thursday announced over US$11 million grants to eight organizations working in seven African countries to extend the coverage of their malaria prevention and control activities.

Rolling back malaria—the next 10 years

None | 03 Oct 2008 | The Lancet

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership is 10 years old this month. What started out in 1998 as an alliance of four UN agencies, to facilitate and coordinate implementation of malaria control, has grown exponentially to become a coalition of more than 500 partners. In the early years, RBM faced several problems: uncertainty around its role, four leadership changes in 5 years, and a catalogue of missed opportunities and failures to make any substantial headway to tackle malaria. But last week, the partnership launched their Global Malaria Action Plan to a huge fanfare at the high-level UN Millennium Development Goal meeting in New York.

Malaria battle given $3bn boost

None | 26 Sep 2008 | BBC News

World leaders and philanthropists have pledged nearly $3bn (£1.6bn) to fight malaria at a summit in New York. The meeting, at the UN, is looking at ways of meeting the Millennium Development Goals - targets on reducing global poverty by the year 2015. Donors hope the money will be enough to eradicate malaria by that time. The money includes $1.1bn (£598m) from the World Bank and $1.6bn (£870m) from the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Revisions Sharply Cut Estimates on Malaria

Donald G. McNeil Jr. | 22 Sep 2008 | New York Times

The world has many fewer cases of malaria than previously thought, the World Health Organization is reporting. But the agency says the apparent drop is not a result of mosquito nets, miracle drugs and DDT spraying — just better statistical techniques. The war on the disease still needs to be prosecuted with vigor, the health organization said last week, because malaria is as bad as ever in its rural African epicenter. And although experts agree that the new estimates are probably closer to the truth, they are still not very accurate.