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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.

Evaluation: the top priority for global health

None | 12 Feb 2010 | The Lancet

This week, The Lancet publishes a UNICEF-commissioned evaluation of its Accelerated Child Survival and Development programme. The news is mixed.

Unicef child-death campaign in Africa 'failed'

None | 12 Jan 2010 | BBC News

A UN programme to combat child deaths from disease in West Africa has failed, a Johns Hopkins University study says. Unicef spent $27m (£17m) rolling out vaccinations, vitamin A pills and bed nets to protect against malaria from 2001 to 2005 in areas of 11 countries. The researchers studied parts of Ghana, Mali and Benin and said children often survived better outside the UN scheme.

Exaggerating the impact of climate change on the spread of malaria

Chris Goodall | 12 Jan 2010 | guardian.co.uk

A recent press release from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) suggested that millions more people in Kenya are susceptible to malaria as a result of mosquitoes colonising higher ground as global temperatures rise.

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.

Innovation in global health: A spoonful of ingenuity

None | 07 Jan 2010 | Economist

In the old days, the job of eradicating disease fell to governments and inter-governmental bodies. Then charities, often led by celebrities or entrepreneurs, joined in. Finally, in the Western world at least, governments accepted the need to pool their efforts with those of private donors, big and small. The effort still seems unequal to the task.

WHO reports progress in malaria control

Roger Collier | 17 Dec 2009 | Canadian Medical Association Journal

While international funding to fight malaria has more than doubled in the past three years, producing positive results, much more money is needed, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Malaria cases likely half in third of countries

Maria Cheng | 15 Dec 2009 | Associated Press

Malaria cases appear to have been slashed by half in more than a third of countries battling the disease following a renewed push by the United Nations to eradicate it, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Time for a "Third Wave" of Malaria Activism to Tackle the Drug Stock-out Crisis

None | 24 Nov 2009 | PloS Medicine

"Probably no other disease in human history has been associated with social and political activism to the extent that the HIV epidemic has," says the AIDS Activism Web site [1]. Such activism played a huge role in reducing the costs of antiretroviral drugs in developing countries [2].