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Malaria Elimination Possible With More Investment, Former WHO Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: With more cash, we can eliminate malaria within our lifetime: ex-WHO official “Malaria can be eliminated soon, but only with much more investment, both to get rid of the disease and to keep it at bay, a former senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.…

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About 1 Child Dies Every 2 Minutes Of Malaria; African Nations Bear Greatest Burden

PolitiFact: Malaria’s toll: Close to one African child killed every 2 minutes “A grim statistic is circulating this World Malaria Day. USAID’s Tina Dooley-Jones, deputy mission director in Kenya, marked the occasion in Nairobi saying that ‘globally, malaria kills a child every two minutes.’ … One organization claimed a child…

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Continued Investments Necessary To Eliminate Malaria, Experts Say On World Day

CNN: World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after ‘success’ “Bold U.N. targets to eradicate malaria are likely to be missed if governments continue to cut back aid budgets due to waning political commitment, according to a report in The Lancet. Countries with a good track record in combating the killer disease,…

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Malaria Deaths In Angola Rising Amid Yellow Fever Outbreak; WHO Urges Yellow Fever Vaccination For Travelers

Reuters: WHO says Angola yellow fever danger greatest in urban areas “Travelers to Angola must be vaccinated against yellow fever and carry a valid certificate to prove it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, advising that people are at greatest risk in large urban areas including the capital…

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Opinion Pieces Recognize World Immunization Week

Huffington Post: Just Another Week in Global Health? Aaron Oxley, executive director of RESULTS U.K. “…Immunization has given us one of the most colossal successes we have had in global health but progress has stalled. … [W]e need to simultaneously do more to support increased domestic and international financing which…

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In Recognition Of World Malaria Day, Opinion Pieces Discuss Progress, Challenges Of Malaria Elimination

Huffington Post: Ending Malaria For Good Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs and former minister of health for Ethiopia “…Defeating malaria is absolutely critical to ending poverty, improving the health of millions, and enabling future generations to reach their full potential. … We must continue to expand partnerships across borders…

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Blog Posts Recognize World Malaria Day, Efforts To Eliminate Disease

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Battling Humanity’s Greatest Killer Timothy Ziemer, U.S. global malaria coordinator, discusses U.S. efforts to end malaria and highlights the President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) 10th Annual Report to Congress, which documents U.S. progress against the disease. Ziemer notes, “The efforts of PMI have paid off. Working…

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PMI Releases 10th Annual Report To Congress, Saying U.S. Leadership Shows ‘Immense Success’

President’s Malaria Initiative: A Decade of Progress: 10th Annual Report to Congress “…The U.S. government’s leadership and its financial and technical contributions through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) have been central to the remarkable achievements of the past decade. The story of U.S. leadership in the fight against malaria is one…

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21 Nations, Including 6 African Countries, Could Eliminate Malaria By 2020, WHO Says In Report Marking World Day

Agence France-Presse: Six African nations could be malaria-free by 2020: WHO “Six countries in Africa, the continent where malaria is most widespread, could be free of the disease by 2020, according to a WHO report published Monday to mark World Malaria Day…” (4/25). Deutsche Welle: More than 20 countries could…

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Devex Examines How Innovation, Cooperation Among NGOs, Donors Making Progress To End Malaria

Devex: Putting the pieces together for malaria eradication “…Vertical interventions that target specific problems and channel resources toward them can work, as the world has seen with the near eradication of polio. But solutions for malaria must be horizontal by nature … Global health experts disagree about whether eliminating malaria…

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