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Devex Highlights 10 ‘Buzz Topics’ In Global Fund Replenishment Conversation

Devex highlights “10 buzz topics to watch out for” as advocates and policymakers gathered in Washington this week to “champion their achievements and lock down billions for the fourth replenishment” of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The topics discussed include historic new pledges to the fund,…

Opinion Pieces Respond To WHO World Malaria Report

The following is a summary of opinion pieces addressing the WHO’s World Malaria Report 2013, released Wednesday. Ray Chambers, Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog: “The big headline is that the fight against malaria has reduced by 50 percent the rate of children dying from malaria, and has saved more than 3.3…

Blog Posts Address World Malaria Report 2013

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing the WHO’s World Malaria Report 2013, released Wednesday. John Kerry, State Department’s “DipNote” blog: The report “confirms what many of us have long believed: we’re knocking on the door of doing what many fifteen years ago deemed impossible. The bottom line:…

International Community Must Fill Funding Gap For AIDS, TB, Malaria

Despite “enormous gains made over the past decade to curb three devastating diseases: AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria … there is still a big gap between what’s been accomplished and what more could be done with sufficient financing,” a New York Times editorial states. The editorial summarizes progress against the diseases,…

Cell Phones Helping To Track Malaria In Africa, Marketplace Reports

Noting the WHO on Wednesday released its 2013 World Malaria Report, Marketplace examines how an epidemiologist at Harvard is using cell phones to track the disease in Africa by “plotting malaria cases on a map and then overlaying data showing where people are moving, which helps make better predictions about…

Partnerships Responsible For Global Progress Against Malaria

Noting the release of the WHO’s 2013 World Malaria Report on Wednesday, retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Tim Ziemer, who serves as the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog,” “We celebrate the dramatic progress that has been made in reducing the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa,” which…

Two Reports Recognize Progress In Malaria Eradication, Call For Increased Funding

“Malaria eradication programs will fail in the face of rising drug resistance without increased funding in malaria research and development (R&D), according to two major reports published this month,” SciDev.net reports. “Over the next decade, malaria R&D will need as much as $8.3 billion to overcome increasing resistance of mosquitoes…

Paper Examines Global Fund’s Regional Procurement Costs For Malaria-Related Commodities

A paper published in the Malaria Journal “presents an analysis of malaria-related commodity procurement data from 79 countries, as reported through the Global Fund’s price and quality reporting (PQR) system for the 2005–2012 period. … This paper concludes that global procurement costs do vary by region and have reduced overall…