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Devex Previews Key Foreign Aid Portions Of White House FY17 Budget Request

Devex: What to expect from Obama’s FY17 budget request “President Barack Obama will release his 2017 budget request Tuesday, and U.S. aid advocates are eagerly waiting to see how key program areas fare. Already Obama has offered hints — and even some clear indications — of what he will ask…

Obama Administration Seeks $200M Boost For President’s Malaria Initiative In FY17

Media sources discuss the Obama administration’s request for a funding increase for the President’s Malaria Initiative. Devex: What can $200M buy in the fight to eradicate malaria? “U.S. President Barack Obama delighted malaria fighters with his State of the Union pledge to ask the Congress for more money to help…

Resilient Partnerships Critical To End Malaria In Southeast Asia

Huffington Post: A Partnership to End Malaria in the Mekong Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…The Global Fund partnership is backing a smart regional initiative with a US$100 million grant to tackle artemisinin resistance in Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam, Laos, and…

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 Fran├žois Nosten, Director of…

Malaria Elimination Possible With Proper Investments

Skoll World Forum: Raising Returns and Saving Lives: Malaria Control is Smart Business Brian Brink, chair of the Private Sector Constituency for Health in the Southern African Development Community Region “…There is no acceptable excuse for a high burden of malaria in any region — it is simply a case…

U.N. Calls For Greater Investments In MCH, Malaria, Gender Equality At FFD3

The U.N. News Centre publishes several articles examining actions at the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) taking place this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. U.N. News Centre: ADDIS: U.N. and partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality “…The Global Financing Facility (GFF) will support Secretary-General…

Global Malaria Goals Achievable With Greater Investment, Experts Say

News outlets report on global malaria strategies by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the WHO. Inter Press Service: New Malaria Strategy Would Double Current Funding “…Experts at the RBM say that just over 100 billion dollars is needed to eliminate malaria by 2030, with an additional 10 billion…

Eliminating Malaria Deaths Requires Focusing Attention On Rapid Diagnosis, Effective Treatment

Huffington Post: While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let’s Eliminate Malaria Deaths Terrie E. Taylor, professor and malaria researcher at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine “Last week, there was a glimmer of hope for everyone that suffers from malaria: the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine received a green light from…

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