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Ban Urges African Leaders To Fund Malaria Eradication Efforts

U.N. News Centre: U.N. chief, in Brussels, urges scaled-up investment in fight against malaria “Highlighting the critical importance of keeping investments in health high on the international development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged African decision-makers today to fund programs for the eradication of malaria…” (4/3).

Malaria Vaccine Close To Being Licensed

The Guardian: Malaria: is a vaccine the silver bullet? “… Malaria control efforts have taken many forms. … But with parasite species becoming resistant to the drugs and insecticides used to treat them, members of the global health community are putting more hope in vaccines as a promising new tool…

Burkina Faso Aims To Halve Malaria Cases In 5 Years

Deutsche Welle: Fighting malaria from childhood in Burkina Faso “…The Burkina Faso government says the fight against malaria is its top priority. Health minister Lene Sebgo has the ambitious goal of halving the number of malaria cases within five years…” (Osterath, 4/24).

Senegal Leads By Example In Fight Against Malaria

Skoll World Forum: The Battle to End Malaria: Senegal Leads by Example Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Senegal’s Minister of Health, and Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…Certainly, World Malaria Day is a time to consider the great progress we have made globally…

Stronger Surveillance Needed To Maintain Progress Against Malaria, U.N. Says

In light of World Malaria Day, observed on April 25 each year, news outlets report on progress made and challenges around efforts to eliminate the disease. Huffington Post: Malaria Is The ‘Greatest Success Story In Global Health’: Nonprofit “A decade ago, up to 45 percent of all hospital admissions in…

Preventing Malaria Can Help Release ‘Full Potential’ Of Future Generations

Huffington Post: We Can Be the Generation to End Malaria Deaths Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s finance minister and board member for Friends of the Global Fund Africa “Friday [April 25] is World Malaria Day, an opportune moment to recognize the recent, remarkable progress to save lives from malaria as well as…

2014 Kenya Economic Survey Marks Malaria As Country’s Leading Cause Of Death

Standard Media: Malaria cited as top killer disease in Kenya “Malaria, followed by pneumonia were the leading killer diseases in [Kenya] last year. Having claimed more than 46,000 lives, the ailments have proved to be serious threats to the economy. For the first time, cancer has surpassed AIDS as the…

Forbes Examines Innovative Financing, UNITAID

Forbes: Meet The Man With A Simple, Workable Solution To World Poverty: Innovative Financing The magazine interviews Philippe Douste-Blazy about innovative financing and UNITAID. “…[R]eferred to by former U.S. President Bill Clinton as ‘France’s gift to the world,’ [UNITAID] is one of the first major initiatives to be largely funded…

Malaria Makes Comeback In Venezuela, Spreading To Urban Centers

The Guardian: Venezuela’s mosquitoes bite back as malaria returns after half a century “Malaria is making a comeback in Venezuela. For the first time in 50 years, the disease, which is disseminated by mosquitoes, is spreading from jungle communities to bustling urban centers. Its revival, experts say, could take at…

Gates’ Tweet Highlights Role Humans Play In Spread Of Malaria

The Guardian: Man v mosquito: who is the most dangerous carrier of malaria? “This week, a tweet from Bill Gates highlighting the role humans play in spreading malaria caught our eye … To find out more we asked an expert. We asked Matthew Cairns, a Medical Research Council fellow at…

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