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.
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.
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.
| 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.