Research

Report of the Twelfth WHOPES Working Group Meeting

None | 15 Jun 2009 | World Health Organization

The twelfth meeting of the WHOPES Working Group, an advisory group to the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES), was convened at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from 8 to 11 December 2008.

IMPACT's Impact

Roger Bate & Karen Porter | 29 Jan 2009 | American Enterprise Institute

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the International Medical Products Anti-Counterfeiting Taskforce (IMPACT) in 2006 to combat the global problem of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, which kill untold thousands of people every year.

World Malaria Report 2008

None | 18 Sep 2008 | World Health Organization

Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, and an estimated 247 million cases led to nearly 881 000 deaths in 2006. The World malaria report 2008 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease.

International Funding for Malaria Control in Relation to Populations at Risk of Stable Plasmodium falciparum Transmission

Robert W. Snow, Carlos A. Guerra, Juliette J. Mutheu & Simon I. Hay | 22 Jul 2008 | PloS Medicine

The international financing of malaria control has increased significantly in the last ten years in parallel with calls to halve the malaria burden by the year 2015. The allocation of funds to countries should reflect the size of the populations at risk of infection, disease, and death. To examine this relationship, we compare an audit of international commitments with an objective assessment of national need: the population at risk of stable Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission in 2007.

Preliminary Report to Global Fund - Impact of Malaria Control Interventions

| 31 Jan 2008 | World Health Organization

In collaboration with The Global Fund, the World Health Organization evaluated the impact of recent investments in malaria control by conducting field evaluations in four countries (Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Rwanda) in November-December 2007. The main interventions were nationwide distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and artemisinin-combination therapy (ACTs) medicines.

Malaria Eradication: Has the Time Come at Last?

April Harding | 29 Oct 2007 | Center for Global Development

Readers of The Economist were treated to a tantalizing prospect this past week: the possibility of eradicating malaria in the developing world (also featured in The Lancet). The piece presents this hope based on the prospect of developing a malaria vaccine, and the recent proposal of the biggest health program funder in the world - Bill Gates. If a vaccine were indeed close to development, such a prospect would seem feasible.

AFM Commentary on UK POST's "Tackling Malaria in Developing Countries"

Richard Tren | 05 Jul 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria

AFM comments on the United Kingdom's Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) report on malaria control. Read AFM's Full Commentary here.

The Malaria Donor Scorecard

Richard Tren & Jasson Urbach | 23 Apr 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria

With the notable exception of the US Agency for International Development and the United Kingdom's Department for International Development almost all OECD donor agencies lack transparency in and accountability for malaira control spending.

Moving Mountains: The Evolution of USAID's Malaria Control Program

Roger Bate, Richard Tren & Philip Coticelli | 12 Dec 2006 | Africa Fighting Malaria

AFM reviews USAID's malaria control financing reforms and progress made in 2006 by the President's Malaria Initiative.

World Bank Matrix (Malaria Booster Program) - An Analysis for Africa Fighting Malaria

Roger Bate | 03 Oct 2006 | Africa Fighting Malaria

Dr Roger Bate critically analyzes the World Bank's current formulations for malaria control spending, targets and outcomes.