Press Releases

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.

Roll Back Malaria report confirms aid for malaria is working but predictable long-term funding is essential to achieve Millennium Development Goals

18 Mar 2010 | Roll Back Malaria

A new report from the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership confirms that current investment in malaria control is saving lives and providing far-reaching benefits for countries.

Amp'd Apparel Supports March of Washingtons

23 Apr 2009 | Africa Fighting Malaria

To mark World Malaria Day on April 25, Amp'd Apparel, leading LA-based urban and street wear designers, became the latest supporters of the March of Washingtons, the first broad-based effort to raise funds for essential malaria medicines.

USAID Provides Malaria Assistance To Zimbabwe

U.S. Agency for International Development | 07 Feb 2009 | Medical News Today

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to provide assistance to the people of Zimbabwe, who are in the midst of an expanding humanitarian crisis. An ailing economy, food shortages and the cholera epidemic have left the people of Zimbabwe in danger of other health risks.

WHO and World Bank Join Forces for Better Results from Global Health Investments

WHO & World Bank | 06 Aug 2008 | World Bank

As delegates gather at the International AIDS Conference (3-8 August), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank today address the pressing global debate around health systems and initiatives in specific aspects of health, nutrition and population. Critics claim that disease-specific initiatives are eroding already weak health systems, while others assert that weak health systems are holding back progress in disease-specific initiatives. In an effort to gather evidence and provide technical guidance in this area, WHO and the World Bank have agreed to join forces in collaboration with a wide range of interested stakeholders including country officials, academic and research institutions, Global Health Initiatives and civil society organizations.

The EU Must Tackle Malaria To Achieve The Millennium Development Goals

European Alliance Against Malaria | 21 Jun 2008 | Medical News Today

As the global community commemorates the Day of the African Child, the figures show the alarming fact that one child dies every thirty seconds of malaria in Africa.

World Vision Launches Initiative to Combat Malaria

World Vision | 20 Jun 2008 | Reuters Foundation Alert Net

World Vision announced today the launch of a major new initiative to combat malaria, a leading cause of child deaths worldwide.

Insecticide Spraying Needed To Control Yellow Fever In Paraguay And Brazil

Africa Fighting Malaria | 26 Feb 2008 | Medical News Today

National health authorities have reported the first cases of yellow fever in Paraguay. In the past two months, the number of cases reported by neighboring Brazilian health authorities has more than quadrupled, and deaths have more than doubled 2007 annual figures to 13 - though local media suggests the number of deaths may be as high as 16.

New Innovation Grants Boost Malaria Advocacy Efforts in Africa

Sarah Pickwick | 05 Nov 2007 | Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium announced today three grants for malaria advocacy to civil society organisations covering twelve African countries. The Innovation Grants are part of Mobilising for Malaria , an advocacy programme supported by GlaxoSmithKline's African Malaria Partnership. They aim to boost advocacy efforts to improve Africa-to-Africa accountability for response to malaria suffering on the continent as well inspire African civil society organisations and media to become "leaders" in the fight against malaria in Francophone and Anglophone African countries.

Tyranny and Disease. The Destruction of Healthcare in Zimbabwe

27 Sep 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria

MEDIA RELEASE September 27, 2007

Healthcare in Zimbabwe has collapsed under the misrule of the Mugabe regime, according to a new report released today by Africa Fighting Malaria and Bulawayo's Archbishop Pius Ncube. With life expectancy possibly as low as 30 years and with the public health system all but destroyed, Zimbabwe faces a humanitarian disaster.

Most people living with HIV have little or no access to treatment or any medical assistance and adult mortality has risen alarmingly in recent years. The number of orphans and vulnerable children increases on a weekly basis with over 30% of children considered vulnerable. Food shortages, hyper inflation, in excess of 80% unemployment and many households headed by grandparents mean that there is little prospect children will enjoy a healthy and normal childhood.

The incidence of TB has risen faster in Zimbabwe than in the rest of Africa and with erratic and limited TB treatment, drug resistant TB is likely to spread, threatening neighbouring countries as more and more Zimbabweans flee. Malaria control is haphazard and few have access to effective malaria treatment; though this is one area where the South African government has provided practical assistance that benefits ordinary Zimbabweans.