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U.N.’s Ban Calls For Continued Investment In Global Malaria Efforts

U.N. News Centre: Welcoming progress in fight against malaria, Ban calls for more work to continue momentum “In a message to mark World Malaria Day [on Saturday], the United Nations Secretary-General said that better access to insecticide-treated bed nets and greater availability of accurate diagnostics and effective treatment were the…

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News Outlets Recognize World Malaria Day With Reports On Disease Treatment, Prevention

The Guardian: ‘When people come with severe malaria, it is like a race against time’ “In her 12-square-meter outpost in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, Nure Kieltaji represents the frontline in the fight against malaria. She works as a community health worker, one of two people offering basic primary health care to…

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Aid Groups, Governments, Multilateral Agencies Must Continue Efforts To End Malaria

The Hill: Malaria is on its way out — but the fight isn’t finished Daniel Speckhard, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief “… As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the President’s Malaria Initiative, and World Malaria Day … we’re seeing more access to treatment and smart malaria prevention…

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Gates Foundation Publishes Several Blog Posts Recognizing World Malaria Day

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Private Sector Innovates to Eliminate Malaria in Cambodia (Pratt, 4/20). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Protecting Pregnant Women from Malaria — A Missed “Quick Win” (Buj, 4/21). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Fake Antimalarials: How Big Is the problem?…

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U.S. Government Officials Discuss Malaria Surveillance, Prevention Efforts In Blog Posts

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: World Malaria Day 2015 S. Patrick Kachur, chief of the CDC’s Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, writes about how “design thinking” can contribute to innovative malaria surveillance and information systems (4/24). U.S. State Department’s “DipNote”: Shrinking the Malaria Map Rear Admiral (Ret.) Tim…

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In Advance Of World Malaria Day, WHO Urges International Community To Address Gaps In Malaria Efforts

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Malaria Day, U.N. officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease “Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a…

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GSK’s Malaria Vaccine Represents Breakthrough Despite Being Partially Effective, Researchers Say

News outlets report on a new study on an experimental malaria vaccine published in The Lancet. Associated Press: Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases “The world’s leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn’t work very well and…

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Health Care Service Disruptions Due To Ebola In West Africa Likely Led To Additional Malaria Deaths, Study Suggests

News outlets report on a study published in The Lancet suggesting some malaria deaths in West Africa are attributable to health care interruptions because of the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths: study “The collapse of health services in three West African countries devastated by Ebola…

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Financial Times Publishes Special Report On Combating Malaria

Financial Times: Combating Malaria — Special Report “New tools and tactics are being used to counter the spread of malaria across the world. Governments and researchers are hoping drugs, promised vaccine trials, and new pesticides will help alleviate malaria’s huge economic and human costs. The global efforts are a race…

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Opinion Pieces, Editorial Recognize World Malaria Day, Call For Greater Investment In Ending Disease

EurActiv: Stronger than a mosquito bite: How to win the fight against malaria Valentina Barbagallo, policy and advocacy officer at ONE “…By increasing resources to build more efficient and resilient health care systems as well as measures specifically tailored for malaria, we can achieve real progress against this entirely preventable…

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