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.
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 & 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 | 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.
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.
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 | 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.
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.
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.
PLoS Medicine | 05 Nov 2007 | Eurekalert.org
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.