Press Releases

Unfounded pesticide concerns adversely affect the health of low-income populations

30 Aug 2011 | American Chemical Society

 The increasingly prevalent notion that expensive organic fruits and vegetables are safer because pesticides — used to protect traditional crops from insects, thus ensuring high crop yields and making them less expensive — are a risk for causing cancer has no good scientific support, an authority on the disease said here today.

XO Moms

10 May 2011 | Creative Visions Foundation

For every 20 views our videos get, Humanity International will buy a mosquito net for a family in need to help prevent malaria, which kills 781,000 people a year, most being children under five years of age. Every minute, someone is dying from this preventable disease. You can do your part to stop this by watching and sharing our videos.

Uganda: First vaccination for GMZ2 malaria vaccine trial

09 May 2011 | The Medical News

Recently, the EDCTP-funded GMZ2 consortium started a volunteer enrolment for the phase IIb clinical trial of the candidate malaria vaccine GMZ2 in Uganda. This is the third trial site to initiate volunteer recruitment for this multi-country study.

UNEP 'illegal' anti-insecticide pressure forces SADC to produce DDT locally for malaria control

22 Apr 2011 | Africa Fighting Malaria

Though DDT is still permitted for use in disease control under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), anti-DDT pressure from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has forced the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to announce its intention to produce the public health insecticide locally.

Ghana Named Lead Innovator for Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Nets Distribution with Assistance from Bethesda-based University Research Co, LLC

14 Mar 2011 | University Research Co, LLC

The Alliance for Malaria Prevention (AMP) named Ghana Lead Innovator for long lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LLINs) distribution over the past year. The award recognized Ghana's pioneering role in door-to-door LLIN distribution on a mass scale.

The Global Fund Proposes Joint Action To Prevent Theft Of Medicines

10 Dec 2010 | Global Fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will invite major international funders of drug supplies to developing countries, technical and law enforcement agencies and implementers of health programs to intensify joint efforts to prevent theft of medical drugs.

Global Fund Suspends Two Malaria Grants, Terminates TB Grant To Mali

07 Dec 2010 | Global Fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has suspended funding of two malaria grants in Mali with immediate effect and has terminated a third grant for TB after it found evidence of misappropriation and unjustified expenditure.

The March of Washingtons Distributes $5,000 for Pneumonia Drugs in Uganda

11 Nov 2010 | Africa Fighting Malaria

This World Pneumonia Day, the March of Washingtons - a broad-based campaign to increase access to high-quality antimalarial and pneumonia drugs, in Africa - is gearing up to make its first donation of pneumonia drugs, third donation overall.

3 BILLION AND COUNTING Opens in New York at The QUAD Cinema

03 Sep 2010 | PR Newswire

The QUAD Cinema, one of New York City's leading art houses, presents the New York premiere of the provocative new documentary, 3 BILLION AND COUNTING (102 minutes), directed and produced by Dr. D. Rutledge Taylor.

March of Washingtons donates funds for life-saving antimalarial drugs in Uganda

31 Aug 2010 | Africa Fighting Malaria

The March of Washingtons - a broad-based campaign to increase access to high-quality antimalarial drugs, and now pneumonia drugs, in Africa - has made its second donation.