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Malaria Treatment, Prevention Innovations Provide Hope Of Disease Elimination, African Leaders Malaria Alliance Head Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Interview — Innovations give African leaders hope malaria can be beaten by 2030 “African governments are confident malaria can be wiped out within 15 years as research innovations, including a vaccine against the disease, are developed and tested, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) said. … ALMA’s…

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Blog Posts Reflect On Highlights From White House Summit On Global Development

Friends of the Global Fight Blog: White House Summit Reaffirms U.S. Leadership in Global Development Kim Cernak, deputy director of Friends of the Global Fight, recaps last week’s White House Summit on Global Development, including President Obama’s remarks highlighting worldwide progress in responding to diseases like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria;…

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U.S. Should Continue To Support Global Fund Efforts To End HIV, TB, Malaria

Houston Chronicle: Schubert: Global Fund is a worthy tool in fight against AIDS worldwide David Schubert, member of RESULTS “…The humanitarian reasons that governments worldwide should support the Global Fund are overwhelming. … The economic reasons for support also leave an impression. … In September, the Global Fund will convene…

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On African Union Summit Sidelines, Leaders Endorse Roadmap For Malaria Elimination By 2030

CNBC Africa: Africa could be malaria-free by 2030 “Africa is missing out on an opportunity to earn billions by not investing more in the eradication of malaria, this is what Joy Phumaphi, executive secretary at the African Leaders Malaria Alliance had to say on the back of the 27th Summit…

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Despite Threat Of Drug Resistance, Insecticide-Treated Bednets Still Most Effective Method To Prevent Malaria Transmission

The Conversation: Malaria: should we abandon insecticide-treated bednets? Mafalda Viana, research fellow at the University of Glasgow, and Angela Hughes, laboratory manager/PhD student “…A new study we’ve published in PNAS shows that although [drug] resistant mosquitoes don’t die immediately on contact with insecticide-treated bednets, their risk of death in the…

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President Bush Left Development Legacy Including PEPFAR, MCC

Devex: President Bush and his development legacy John Norris, executive director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at the Center for American Progress “…While [George W.] Bush had campaigned on a platform of ‘compassionate conservatism,’ few expected global development to be a high priority for the incoming administration ……

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GSK’s Malaria Vaccine Loses Efficacy Over Several Years Among Kenyan Children, Study Shows; Researchers To Test 4 Dose Regimen

Agence France-Presse: Malaria vaccine loses effectiveness over several years: study “An experimental vaccine against malaria known as Mosquirix — or RTS,S — weakens over time and is only about four percent effective over a seven-year span, researchers said Wednesday…” (6/29). The Guardian: Malaria vaccine study raises questions about effectiveness and…

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Motherboard Features Series Of Articles On Efforts To Eliminate Malaria

Motherboard: Malaria’s Last Stand: Will We Defeat Malaria? “…Malaria’s Last Stand is an expository look at the ongoing burden of one of humanity’s oldest diseases. Staff writer Kaleigh Rogers traveled to Tanzania to capture the scope of malaria’s impact on the road to elimination” (6/27).

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Collaborative Project To Provide Preventive Malaria Therapy To Children In Africa To Be Expanded

The Guardian: Malaria scheme cuts child deaths during Sahel’s rainy season “…The innovative Access-SMC project, funded by Unitaid and run by the Malaria Consortium in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, involves scaling up the use of seasonal malaria drugs to children under five in seven countries along the arid belt…

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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses an announcement from the French government that it will contribute €1.08 billion to the Global Fund for a three-year period beginning in 2017. “The new pledge, which represents…

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