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World Meets Malaria MDG But Disease Remains Acute Problem In Some Regions, U.N. Report Says

News outlets continue to highlight findings from a U.N. report showing the world has met the Millennium Development Goal on malaria. International Business Times: Malaria Death Rates Decreased In The Past 15 Years, But Some Regions Still Hurt More Than Others: Report “…In 2000, malaria killed almost 840,000 people worldwide,…

Teachers Receive Training On Malaria Diagnosis, Treatment As Part Of Malawian Program

Financial Times: Malawian schools teach malaria a lesson “In the Zomba district of Malawi, dozens of teachers have received training over the past four years [through the Malaria Treatment Programme for Schoolchildren] in how to diagnose and treat malaria, as part of a pioneering response to a disease that has…

Use Of Anti-Malaria Bed Nets Have Health, Economic Benefits

Global Health NOW: Healthier is Wealthier — Insecticide Treated Nets, Agricultural Yields, and Poverty Günther Fink, associate professor of international health economics in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health “…The results of [a] study, recently published in the Journal of Health Economics,…

CSIS Piece Offers 3 Recommendations On How Global Fund Can Address Various Challenges

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Provoking Dialogue: Three Big Ideas for the Global Fund As the board of directors of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria prepares to approve a framework for the organization’s next multi-year strategy at a November meeting, Todd Summers, senior adviser to…

Health Aid Disbursement Generally Cost-Effective But Not Always Optimal, Study Shows

Health Affairs: Health Aid Is Allocated Efficiently, But Not Optimally: Insights From A Review Of Cost-Effectiveness Studies Eran Bendavid, assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, and colleagues “reviewed the literature for cost-effectiveness of interventions targeting five disease categories: HIV; malaria; tuberculosis; noncommunicable diseases; and maternal, newborn,…

Drug-Resistant Malaria Threatens To Spread Out Of Southeast Asia

Huffington Post: Resisting Resistance: What’s Next in the Fight Against Malaria? Cameron Conaway, author “It’s been described as a crisis in the anti-malaria community. Resistance to ACTs (artemisinin-based combination therapies), the oft-described super drug in efforts to combat malaria, have reached a tipping point. … Professor François Nosten, Director of…

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