Press Releases

MissionMore than 4.3 million medicines tested thanks to calculation grids

08 Feb 2007 | Eurekalert.org

The second phase of the Wisdom experiment, carried out as an international cooperation project involving IN2P3 /CNRS, was completed on January 31.

Uganda to curb malaria in refugee camps by massive insecticide

08 Feb 2007 | Relief Web

In a bid to fight the deadly malaria, indoor residual insecticide spraying is scheduled to begin in the refugee camps in the war-ravaged northern Uganda.

Two African Children Die Needlessly Every Minute; 3000 Children Die Daily

03 Feb 2007 | Christian News Wire

Two African children die needlessly every minute; 3000 children die daily.

Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases Inaugurates New Indonesian Research Initiative to Study Dengue fever, Tuberculosis and Malaria

CSRwire | 25 Jan 2007 | Social Funds

The Novartis Institute for Tropical Diseases (NITD) announced today the opening of a new clinical research initiative in Indonesia that will further expand the capabilities of the Singapore-based institute to conduct research for tuberculosis, dengue fever and malaria, three of the world's most neglected diseases.

Malaria - A Clear Recommendation For Treatment Combinations

04 Jan 2007 | Medical News Today

So far, 17 pharmaceutical laboratories have agreed to follow World Health Organization guidelines and replace Artemisinin monotherapies with Artemisinin-based Combinational Therapy drugs.

Big Tobacco Opposes WHO and Malaria Control in Uganda

22 Sep 2006 | Africa Fighting Malaria

British American Tobacco plc (BAT) has emerged as a front runner in a corporate coalition opposing the highly effective public health insecticide, DDT, in Uganda.

Africa Fighting Malaria Responds To Berkeley University Study Into DDT And Neurodevelopment In Children

Africa Fighting Malaria | 18 Jul 2006 | Medical News Today

Once again media attention has been given to research that links DDT exposure to human harm. The latest study by Eskenazi et al.[1] found a limited, perhaps transient association between DDT and neurodevelopment in children at 6, 12 and 24 months born to Mexican women who lived in California following exposure to agricultural uses of DDT in Mexico. The findings, based on a small sample population in one location, prompted the researchers to recommend that countries considering the use of DDT in malaria control should "weigh its benefit in eradicating malaria against the negative associations" found in their study. Africa Fighting Malaria rejects this conclusion and finds it both irresponsible and misleading.

AFM writes to EU to demand explanation on DDT & Uganda issue

Roger Bate & Richard Tren | 06 Apr 2006 | Africa Fighting Malaria

Richard Tren & Roger Bate have written to Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, demanding an explanation of the fear mongering anti-DDT statements made by EU officials in Uganda. Currently it seems that the EU is going against the WHO, Global Fund and USAID in blocking the use of DDT and thereby harming malaria control, health & development in Uganda.