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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.

Falling foul of the fund

None | 11 Nov 2009 | IRIN News

Programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reported 2.3 million people on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in June 2009. Funding to beneficiary countries is based on performance, and failure to meet targets can lead to delays, suspension, discontinuation or termination of grants.

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.

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.

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.

Africa: Ghana Visit to Highlight Effective Governance, Says Obama

Charles Cobb Jr., Tami Hultman & Reed Kramer | 03 Jul 2009 | AllAfrica.com

"Lifting up successful models" of democracy in Africa encourages more democracy on the continent, President Barack Obama told AllAfrica Thursday, explaining why he chose the West African nation of Ghana as the first sub-Saharan African country he would visit next week as President of the United States.