18 Mar 2010 | Roll Back Malaria
A new report from the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership confirms that current investment in malaria control is saving lives and providing far-reaching benefits for countries.
23 Apr 2009 | Africa Fighting Malaria
To mark World Malaria Day on April 25, Amp'd Apparel, leading LA-based urban and street wear designers, became the latest supporters of the March of Washingtons, the first broad-based effort to raise funds for essential malaria medicines.
U.S. Agency for International Development | 07 Feb 2009 | Medical News Today
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) continues to provide assistance to the people of Zimbabwe, who are in the midst of an expanding humanitarian crisis. An ailing economy, food shortages and the cholera epidemic have left the people of Zimbabwe in danger of other health risks.
WHO & World Bank | 06 Aug 2008 | World Bank
As delegates gather at the International AIDS Conference (3-8 August), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank today address the pressing global debate around health systems and initiatives in specific aspects of health, nutrition and population. Critics claim that disease-specific initiatives are eroding already weak health systems, while others assert that weak health systems are holding back progress in disease-specific initiatives. In an effort to gather evidence and provide technical guidance in this area, WHO and the World Bank have agreed to join forces in collaboration with a wide range of interested stakeholders including country officials, academic and research institutions, Global Health Initiatives and civil society organizations.
European Alliance Against Malaria | 21 Jun 2008 | Medical News Today
As the global community commemorates the Day of the African Child, the figures show the alarming fact that one child dies every thirty seconds of malaria in Africa.
World Vision | 20 Jun 2008 | Reuters Foundation Alert Net
World Vision announced today the launch of a major new initiative to combat malaria, a leading cause of child deaths worldwide.
Africa Fighting Malaria | 26 Feb 2008 | Medical News Today
National health authorities have reported the first cases of yellow fever in Paraguay. In the past two months, the number of cases reported by neighboring Brazilian health authorities has more than quadrupled, and deaths have more than doubled 2007 annual figures to 13 - though local media suggests the number of deaths may be as high as 16.
Sarah Pickwick | 05 Nov 2007 | Malaria Consortium
Malaria Consortium announced today three grants for malaria advocacy to civil society organisations covering twelve African countries. The Innovation Grants are part of Mobilising for Malaria , an advocacy programme supported by GlaxoSmithKline's African Malaria Partnership. They aim to boost advocacy efforts to improve Africa-to-Africa accountability for response to malaria suffering on the continent as well inspire African civil society organisations and media to become "leaders" in the fight against malaria in Francophone and Anglophone African countries.
27 Sep 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria
MEDIA RELEASE September 27, 2007
Healthcare in Zimbabwe has collapsed under the misrule of the Mugabe regime, according to a new report released today by Africa Fighting Malaria and Bulawayo's Archbishop Pius Ncube. With life expectancy possibly as low as 30 years and with the public health system all but destroyed, Zimbabwe faces a humanitarian disaster.
Most people living with HIV have little or no access to treatment or any medical assistance and adult mortality has risen alarmingly in recent years. The number of orphans and vulnerable children increases on a weekly basis with over 30% of children considered vulnerable. Food shortages, hyper inflation, in excess of 80% unemployment and many households headed by grandparents mean that there is little prospect children will enjoy a healthy and normal childhood.
The incidence of TB has risen faster in Zimbabwe than in the rest of Africa and with erratic and limited TB treatment, drug resistant TB is likely to spread, threatening neighbouring countries as more and more Zimbabweans flee. Malaria control is haphazard and few have access to effective malaria treatment; though this is one area where the South African government has provided practical assistance that benefits ordinary Zimbabweans.
12 Sep 2007 | Malaria Foundation International
The Malaria Foundation International (MFI) has announced its 2007 Malaria Awards recipients. The foundation's inaugural "Malaria Awards Ceremony" was established in 2006 to honor the many extraordinary individuals and organizations that have made and continue to make important contributions in the fight against malaria.