WHO/HQ renames and reorganizes malaria department

None | 24 Feb 2006 | Roll Back Malaria

We think this could spell good news from WHO. The newly appointed head of malaria control, Dr Arata Kochi seems to be shaking things up at WHO's malaria control unit and Roll Back Malaria (RBM). RBM is widely seen as a failure, so Dr Kochi's efforts are more than welcome.

Caution on use of malaria drug

Sarah Boseley | 30 Jan 2006 | Deccan Herald

The World Health Organization recently warned pharmaceutical companies that they risked destroying the effectiveness of the artemisinin drug if not used in combination with other malaria drugs.