Press Releases

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.

Government Of Madagascar and Coalition of Global Partners Launch Measles and Malaria Prevention Campaign

22 Oct 2007 | American Red Cross

The government of Madagascar, in collaboration with international partners, is launching a national health campaign to vaccinate more than 2.8 million children against measles and distribute more than 1.5 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets to prevent the spread of malaria—diseases which take the lives of more than 1 million African children each year.

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.

Malaria Awards 2007 Announced by Malaria Foundation International (MFI)

12 Sep 2007 | Malaria Foundation International

The Malaria Foundation International (MFI) has announced its 2007 Malaria Awards recipients. The foundation's inaugural "Malaria Awards Ceremony" was established in 2006 to honor the many extraordinary individuals and organizations that have made and continue to make important contributions in the fight against malaria.

RTI International Launches Anti-malaria Spraying Campaign in Rwanda

28 Aug 2007 | Research Triangle International

RTI International has launched an anti-malaria spraying campaign that will treat 155,000 households in Rwanda as part of the President's Malaria Initiative.

Edible Fish Feasts Beat Malaria

14 Aug 2007 | Science Daily

The emerging threat of pesticide resistance means that biological malaria control methods are once again in vogue. New research published in the online open access journal BMC Public Health shows how Nile tilapia, a fish more commonly served up to Kenyan diners, is a valuable weapon against malaria mosquitoes.

DDT Highly Effective Against Resistant Mosquitoes

Africa Fighting Malaria | 09 Aug 2007 | Medical News Today

A study published by the Public Library of Science (PloS) One found that three out of five DDT-resistant Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, carriers of human diseases like dengue and urban yellow fever, avoided huts sprayed with DDT. The chemical's unique spatial repellent action, combined with its moderate irritant and toxic properties, reduced the risk of disease transmission by nearly three-quarters.

African Communities Call On G8 To Honor Their Commitment To Fight Malaria

MAMA | 13 Jun 2007 | Medical News Today

The newly-formed MAMA Africa (Mobilizing Against Malaria Across Africa) movement calls on G8 leaders to take further action and help stop the needless deaths.

World Fast Against Malaria

Hedge Funds vs. Malaria | 08 May 2007 |

The second annual World Fast Against Malaria will be held on May 10, 2007. 100% of donations related to the fast will go to buy long lasting life-saving nets for $5 per net. Click here to participate in the fast and or sponsor your fast or the fast of others.

Anti-Malaria Organizations Issue a Joint Statement Calling for $3 Billion Globally to Effectively Control Malaria

| 25 Apr 2007 | PR Newswire

Today, in observance of Africa Malaria Day and the first ever Malaria Awareness Day in the U.S., more than forty organizations dedicated to the global fight against malaria issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for increased funds from the U.S. Government and other sources, a move that would ultimately increase collaborative efforts needed to control the malaria epidemic.