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WHO Governing Body Agrees To Global Malaria Strategy, Budget For 2016-17

WHO: World Health Assembly agrees Global Malaria Strategy and Program Budget 2016-17 “…The strategy aims to reduce the global disease burden by 40 percent by 2020, and by at least 90 percent by 2030. It also aims to eliminate malaria in at least 35 new countries by 2030. Between 2000…

Successful Marketing Of NTDs Garners Attention, Funding Commitments

International Business Times: How Three Scientists ‘Marketed’ Neglected Tropical Diseases And Raised More Than $1 Billion “…[T]hese [17] maladies were largely ignored until three researchers came up with the surprisingly simple idea to ‘market’ them to politicians and private foundations collectively as ‘neglected tropical diseases.’ … This simple strategy –…

Progress Toward MDGs Shows Mixed Results, U.N. Report Suggests

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. report shows mixed results for reaching MDG health targets by end of 2015 “The United Nations health agency [Wednesday] reported that by the end of 2015, the world will have met the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for turning around the epidemics of HIV, malaria, and…

Investments In WASH Will Help Control, Eliminate NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases

Huffington Post: Eliminating Diseases by Investing in WASH Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases “…It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close…

Meeting With UNAIDS, Global Fund Heads, Chinese Premier Vows More Cooperation With International Community On Infectious Disease Efforts

Xinhua News: Chinese premier vows more int’l public health cooperation “Premier Li Keqiang on Monday vowed that China will cooperate more with the international community in infectious disease prevention and control, as he met with the leaders of two major public health organizations. Li met with Michel Sidibe, executive director…

Reliable Data, Robust Health Systems Vital To Preventing Outbreaks, Stopping Malaria

Devex: Lessons from Ebola can help with malaria fight Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation and general manager of public and government affairs for Exxon Mobil Corp. “…Critical lessons from the Ebola outbreak identified by the World Health Organization — including the urgency of responding at the first signs…

Malaria, Preventable Diseases Rise In CAR As Insecurity Hampers Delivery Of Aid, MSF Says

The Guardian: Central African Republic facing chronic health care crisis as scars of conflict abide “More than two years of sectarian violence have decimated already fragile health systems in Central African Republic (CAR), leading to a rise in preventable diseases like malaria among families still hiding from armed groups in…