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Congress Should Provide Funding To Eliminate Malaria, As Response To Disease Remains ‘Centerpiece Of American Foreign Policy’

The Hill: Obama calls for an end to malaria Josh Blumenfeld, managing director of policy & advocacy at Malaria No More “…By issuing a call to action in his final State of the Union address, [President Obama] placed malaria elimination at the very top of the American political agenda … [George…

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UNITAID, IVCC Initiative Aims To Protect 50M People In 16 African Countries From Malaria Through Low-Cost Anti-Mosquito Home Spray

Thomson Reuters Foundation: New $65 mln anti-malaria push to protect 50 mln through affordable home spray “A new $65 million initiative to boost malaria control and combat resistance to insecticides by improving access to new, low-cost anti-mosquito sprays across Africa was announced on Monday. The initiative by the health agency…

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370 Health Workers Respond To Northern Uganda Malaria Outbreak; 658 Dead Since July

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Health workers sent to north Uganda as malaria epidemic kills over 650 “Uganda dispatched a team of more than 370 health workers to the northern part of the country on Monday where a malaria epidemic ravaging the region since July has killed about 658 people. Uganda reported…

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African Leaders Malaria Alliance Recognizes Nations For Progress On Disease Prevention, Treatment

The Guardian: African countries ​congratulated for ​driving down malaria deaths “…The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) has presented awards of excellence to 14 African countries, including Liberia, Rwanda, and Senegal for their performance in controlling malaria over the past four years, and Comoros, Guinea, and Mali for showing the biggest…

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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Zika Virus Prevention Strategies, Ethics Of Mosquito Eradication

Washington Post: The Zika threat Editorial Board “…The spread of a new or unusual disease … raises an important challenge to biomedical researchers. There’s been a hope that gains in genomics and other disciplines could lead to a rapid-response mechanism for fighting such threats. … It is not easy to…

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Cambodian Officials Discuss Funding Of New 5-Year Malaria Elimination Campaign

Phnom Penh Post: Next step in malaria strategy: paying for it “Following Wednesday’s announcement of an ambitious new five-year plan to eliminate malaria in Cambodia, National Centre for Malaria (CNM) officials and donors met again [Thursday], this time to discuss patching up a $22.8 million budget gap to fund the…

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Opinion Pieces, Letter To Editor Address Zika Virus Response

New York Times: Room for Debate: How to Stop the Spread of Zika Multiple authors “The World Health Organization is warning that the Zika virus, believed to cause brain abnormalities in infants, is ‘spreading explosively’ in the Americas, and that four million people could become infected by the end of…

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Cambodia, Global Fund Settle Malaria Financing Dispute; Nation Launches 5-Year Prevention Plan

IRIN: Breakthrough in Cambodia malaria row “A disagreement between Cambodian and global health officials that followed a corruption scandal and froze millions of dollars in funding for the fight against malaria has been resolved, the World Health Organization has told IRIN…” (Boyle, 1/22). Phnom Penh Post: Malaria money available as…

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British Chancellor George Osborne, Bill Gates Announce $4.28B For Malaria Eradication Efforts

News outlets report on an announcement of $4.28 billion in malaria funding by British Chancellor George Osborne and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, published Monday in The Times. Agence France-Presse: Britain and Bill Gates announce £3 billion to eradicate malaria “…Chancellor George Osborne and [Bill]…

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U.S. Global AIDS, Malaria Efforts Demonstrate Bipartisan Foreign Policy, Humanitarian Successes

Foreign Policy: The House that Bush Built Michael Miller, consultant and adjunct associate professor at the Duke Global Health Institute “…[George W.] Bush’s vision for defeating global AIDS and malaria is more than a humanitarian success story — it is a foreign policy success story that has profoundly redefined our…

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