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Major corporations to invest in UN-backed fight against AIDS, TB, malaria

None | 21 Jan 2008 | UN News Centre

The United Nations-backed Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced the launch of the Corporate Champions programme, an innovative way for multinational companies to significantly invest in the fight against the three diseases.

Uganda: 300 March Against Malaria

Staff Writers | 05 Nov 2007 | New Vision

THE Congress of Racial Equality Uganda (CORE-Uganda) and the Kill Malarial Mosquitoes Now! Brigade recently marched for 10 days from Kampala to Gulu. A total of 300 marchers including university students and volunteers from Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), walked 300 miles to save 320 malaria deaths a day.

Gates Fights To Eradicate Malaria

Ruthie Ackerman | 19 Oct 2007 | Forbes

Until recently malaria, the infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes, has had no gung-ho celebrity attached to it. In fact, in 2005 there were only three advocates in the world who concentrated solely on malaria.

Mozal wins war against Mozambique mozzies

Xolile Bhengu | 16 Oct 2007 | The Times

The opening of BHP Billiton's Mozal aluminium smelter did more than just create jobs in southern Mozambique. Mozal's malaria prevention programme has cut infections in children by 90percent, and 80percent overall in the region's 4.7 million people.

Episcopal Relief and Development awarded $1.5 million grant for malaria program

Staff Writers | 11 Oct 2007 | Episcopal Life Online

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is the receipient of a five-year $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Malaria Communities Program (MCP).

Obituary: Nicolaas Pierson

None | 21 Aug 2007 | SiamDutch

Nicolaas Pierson, founder and former managing director of SiamDutch Mosquito Netting and Tana Netting Company, passed away on Sunday, 12 August in Blaricum, the Netherlands after a decade-long battle against cancer.

More money than sense

None | 06 Jul 2007 | Economist

Punchy good sense from The Economist...

Malaria and rethink on DDT open up Africa for a PSU

Sonu Jain | 06 Jul 2007 | The Indian Express

After being outlawed for almost four decades, DDT is making a comeback in the world as one of the most effective agents of malaria control — and this has translated to good business for India.

Anglogold Ashanti to help combat Malaria in Wassa West District

Staff Writers | 14 May 2007 | My Joy Online

Anglogold Ashanti has enlisted the services of a South African medical entomologist to help eradicate malaria in Ghana's Wassa west district.

White House Vows to Help Small Charities Fight Malaria

Ian Wilhelm | 16 Feb 2007 | Chronicle of Philanthropy

Small charities and religious groups in Africa can play a key role in fighting malaria and federal money is being allocated to increase their efforts.