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Novartis cuts price of malaria drug by a third

Staff Writers | 29 Sep 2006 | Reuters

Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG said it had cut the price of its Coartem malaria drug by more than a third, subsidising efforts to fight the disease which kills more than a million people every year.

Marathon Fights Malaria

Christine Gorman | 28 Aug 2006 | Time

Marathon Oil, a $63 billion company, has achieved dramatic results in controlling malaria on Bioko Island and Equatorial Guinea using indoor residual spraying and ACTs.

Malaria's Toll

Jason Riley | 21 Aug 2006 | Wall Street Journal

Free market solutions to malaria control, such as those pioneered by George Ayittey and Lance Laifer, are increasingly effective, but the big development agencies are still Africa's best hope. IRS with DDT can and should be used by both.

Exxon Mobil commits N1.3bn to malaria in five years

Perecy Owaiye | 08 Aug 2006 | Vanguard

ExxonMobil held its first African Health Initiative(AHI) in Nigeria Partners/ Media Forum on Friday July 21, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. It was a punchy, well-controlled and effective session which started by 3pm,and in less than two hours, by 5pm, was over.

NGO Takes Giant Step by Offering Free Screening

Charles Takyi-Boadu | 25 Jul 2006 | Ghanaian Chronicle

As part of measures to eradicate malaria from Ghana, an NGO, Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation, has started a sensitization campaign, educating and giving free screening tests to some communities.

Give malaria, due coverage - Chakachaka

Deogratius Kiduduye | 23 Jul 2006 | IPPMedia

Despite challenges facing the media in the continent, African journalists must remain focused so as to improve reporting on HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Gates in SA this week to check up on projects

None | 10 Jul 2006 | Business Day (South Africa)

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates arrives in SA this week to check up on projects supported by the philanthropic foundation he formed with his wife Melinda six years ago.

Novartis launches anti-malaria alliance

Matthew Allen | 23 May 2006 | Swissinfo

Novartis, Wellcome Trust, MMV & Singapore Economic Development Board announce a new public private partnership to develop new malaria medicines. These partnerships are crucial, but as Novartis's Daniel Vasella points out "We can contribute, but we can't solve the problems of education and supply. Governments must make sure treatments go to the right people."

International Fast Day Against Malaria to be held on May 11, 2006

None | 06 Apr 2006 | PR.com

The International Fast Day Against Malaria announces the first ever Fast Against Malaria on May 11, 2006.

KCM Steps Up Efforts to Fight Malaria in Communities

Nebert Mulenga | 14 Feb 2006 | AllAfrica.com

KCM has managed to reduce malaria incidences by over 70 percent, due to a well-run IRS program and the use of effective drugs