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Global Fund approves over 1 bln dlrs in new grants to fight disease

Staff Writers | 12 Nov 2007 | Agence France Presse

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Monday said it has approved 73 new grants worth more than 1.1 billion dollars (757 million euros) in developing countries over the next two years. The Fund, a public-private partnership set up by the then United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan in 2002, approved the grants during a board meeting in Kunming, China, it said in a statement.

China performing well in combating AIDS, TB, malaria

Staff Writers | 08 Nov 2007 | China View

China has made remarkable achievements in combating AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, said a French doctor specializing in infectious diseases. Michel Kazatchkine, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, said it had so far donated 424 million U.S. dollars to support China's fight against the three diseases.

Defeating an ancient killer

Michel Kazatchkine & Tim Ziemer | 17 Oct 2007 | Seattle Times

For the 3,000 African mothers who bury children each day due to malaria, a new report by UNICEF offers a ray of hope. Malaria has been all but forgotten in the U.S., yet it remains the leading cause of death for children under 5 in Africa, killing approximately 1 million people a year. Malaria causes poverty and poverty causes malaria. It is a vicious cycle.

China plans to build 10 anti-malaria centers in Africa this year

None | 15 Oct 2007 | People's Daily

China has planned to build 10 centers for malaria prevention and treatment in Africa by the end of this year to help the continent to get rid of the disease.

World Bank's 2-year report on special anti-malarial project says success brings expansion

Associated Press | 12 Oct 2007 | International Herald Tribune

In its first two years, the World Bank's Booster Program for Malaria Control has put in operation 19 anti-malarial projects in 18 sub-Saharan countries at a cost of almost $500 million (€350 million), the bank said Thursday.

Lutheran World Relief Receives USAID Grant to Combat Malaria in Tanzania

None | 12 Oct 2007 | Lutheran World Relief

Baltimore, October 12, 2007 — Lutheran World Relief is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant totaling nearly $900,000 from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The three-year grant, for a malaria prevention project in Tanzania, is provided through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) as part of the Malaria Communities Program, a $30 million initiative to support the efforts of communities and indigenous organizations to combat malaria in Africa.

USAID Announces First Malaria Grants

Douglas Mpuga | 08 Oct 2007 | Voice of America

Jay Hein, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, announced the first USAID Malaria Communities Program grants to Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Lutheran World Relief, Episcopal Relief and Development, Minnesota International Health Volunteers, and Christian Social Sciences Commission.

Berlin meeting raises 9.7 bln dollars for AIDS, TB, malaria

None | 27 Sep 2007 | Agence France Presse

Donors pledged here 9.7 billion dollars to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years in "a great day" for the battle against the three pandemics, former UN chief Kofi Annan said.

US to support Tanzania become malaria free

Staff Writers | 31 Aug 2007 | Daily News (Tanzania)

The US government has reassured Tanzania of continued cooperation and support in efforts to wipe out malaria in the country and reduce new HIVAids infections.

White House focuses on Malaria 'genocide'

Amy Fagan | 09 Jul 2007 | World Peace Herald

The White House — along with many public and private partners — is stepping up efforts in the war against malaria, calling it "a genocide" on Africans.