Press Releases

First ever antimalarial market survey in Uganda

06 Nov 2008 | Medicines for Malaria Venture

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today launched a report providing the largest-ever body of evidence supporting the need for urgent action to improve access to antimalarials. The report: "Understanding the Antimalarials Market: Uganda 2007" is based on data gathered by the Ministry of Health (MoH) Uganda and MMV a public private partnership for the development and delivery of low cost effective malaria treatments.

New EU Pesticide Regulations Will Increase Risk Of Malaria And Other Insect-Borne Diseases

Africa Fighting Malaria | 10 Oct 2008 | Medical News Today

Today 160 senior scientists from around the world release a petition against proposed EU pesticide regulations which they believe would shrink the global insecticide markets, leaving millions of people in poor countries at an increased risk of malaria and other insect-borne diseases.

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.

Catholic Relief Services to Lead Malaria Fight in Benin

Catholic Relief Services | 27 Jun 2008 | Reuters

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) launched today the largest home-based malaria care campaign in the history of Benin. Thanks to a 15.5 million grant from The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, CRS, which leads a four-member consortium, will work with more than 1,400 community-based organizations that will educate families and provide basic malaria care for children with the parasite.

DNDi Partners With Pharma, Biotech, Academia, Public Health Institutes & NGOs to Deliver Lifesaving Drugs

24 Jun 2008 | DNDi

NEW YORK - June 24, 2008 - Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), an independent, non-profit pharmaceutical organization, will bring together more than 150 scientists, researchers, academics and global health leaders from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America on June 26, 2008, to discuss how international research partnerships can best develop and deliver new lifesaving drugs for neglected diseases.

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.

World Malaria Day Call To Action On Indoor Residual Spraying

Africa Fighting Malaria | 23 Apr 2008 | Medical News Today

Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is a highly effective method of malaria control recommended by the World Health Organization, but it is underutilized and under-funded. Africa Fighting Malaria (AFM) maintains that all methods of malaria control must be scaled up - not just insecticide-treated nets - in order to reduce the 1 million deaths caused by deadly mosquitoes annually.

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.

Zanzibar's impressive attack on malaria

PLoS Medicine | 05 Nov 2007 |

Research in Zanzibar, Tanzania has found a remarkable fall in the number of children dying from malaria. Within a three-year period (2002 to 2005), malaria deaths among the islands' children dropped to a quarter of the previous level and overall child deaths to half.