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).
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.
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.
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 | 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 | 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. 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.
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.