Press Releases

U.S. Announces new $150 Million Indoor Residual Spraying Contract for Malaria Prevention

Staff Writers | 22 Dec 2006 | USAID

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced the awarding of a $150 million Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) contract to a consortium headed by Research Triangle Institute (RTI).

Nonprofit "Malaria No More" Network Tackling the Deadly Disease

Kathryn McConnell | 18 Dec 2006 | USINFO.STATE.GOV

Malaria No More, a new nonprofit network of over 60 organizations announces new commitments of money, supplies, volunteers.

First Lady Laura Bush Commends 'Madness Against Malaria' for Its Creative Fundraising Effort

14 Dec 2006 | PR Newswire

Madness Against Malaria is a unique charity event that uses the Internet to connect people around the world in 'competition' to raise funds and awareness to combat malaria.

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.

Tariffs Corruption And Other Impediments To Medicinal Access In Developing Countries: Field Evidence

Africa Fighting Malaria | 06 Aug 2006 | Medical News Today

Lengthy customs procedures, onerous bureaucratic hurdles and tariff related corruption at borders are highlighted as barriers to accessing medicines in a new report published by the American Enterprise Institute. The report "Tariffs, Corruption and Other Impediments to Medicinal Access in Developing Countries: Field Evidence" presents evidence from interviews conducted with various organizations involved in supplying medicines and medical devices to developing countries.

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.