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NPR Interviews Gates On Why He Fights Diseases Abroad

NPR: Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home “This week in Seattle, Bill and Melinda Gates are attending a meeting of the minds. Five hundred of the world’s top innovators in global health have gathered for the Global Health Product Development Forum, an annual event in which scientists,…

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).

Vancouver Sun Features Multi-Part Series On Malaria

The Vancouver Sun features a multi-part series on malaria. Vancouver Sun: Part 1: Malaria’s huge human cost “…[T]here has been huge progress in a focused assault on the disease that has been underway for just over a decade…” (Cayo, 4/22). Vancouver Sun: Part 2: Malaria a moving target “…[I]nsecticides and…

UNICEF, Global Fund Coordinate Efforts To Improve Maternal, Child Health

In a press release, UNICEF and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced a new agreement “to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children. … Under the new agreement, the Global Fund and…

Tanzania To Employ Climate Data To Fight Malaria

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Better climate data could help Tanzania curb malaria “Tanzania is enlisting climate data in a new approach to curbing malaria. Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS), a system established by the Tanzania Meteorological Agency in conjunction with the U.S.-based International Research Institute for Climate and Society, is designed…

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…

Global Fund’s TB, Malaria Efforts In China Reveal ‘Mixed Legacy’

Writing in the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) “Asia Unbound” blog, Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at CFR, discusses TB control and malaria eradication efforts in China, noting that while efforts to control these two diseases have been successful, “a comparison of the role of the Global Fund…

Blog Discusses Future Of Development Assistance For Global Health

Writing in the Health Affairs Blog, Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses findings from a new analysis by Dielemen et al. on global health funding. Kates notes the analysis raises “important questions about the future for policymakers, particularly those in…

Al Jazeera’s ‘Lifelines’ Series Posts New Content

Al Jazeera: Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health The news service posts new information in its “Lifelines” series, including pages focused on rabies, river blindness, trachoma, malaria, and schistosomiasis (4/10).

WHO Urges Countries To Prioritize Vector-Borne Diseases

News outlets discuss the WHO’s call on World Health Day, April 7, for better protection against vector-borne diseases. Deutsche Welle: Small bite, big danger: vector-borne disease “If things go the way the World Health Organization wants, no one will die from a mosquito or tick bite in the 21st century.…