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On World Malaria Day, Use Ebola’s Lessons To Improve Elimination Efforts

ONE: Malaria in the time of Ebola Erin Hohlfelder, ONE’s policy director for global health, writes, “…I’d argue that the best way to mark World Malaria Day this year is to acknowledge the deep linkages that Ebola and malaria have with each other, and to think about how the lessons…

PMI Releases 9th Annual Report To Congress

President’s Malaria Initiative: Ninth Annual Report to Congress The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by USAID and implemented together with the CDC, released its ninth annual report to Congress, which describes the U.S. government’s contribution to efforts to end malaria globally (April 2015).

Continued Investment Necessary To Control, Eliminate Malaria, U.N. Officials Say Ahead Of World Malaria Day

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…

Collection Of Studies Examines Detrimental Effects Of Substandard, Counterfeit Malaria Drugs, Possible Solutions

Reuters: Substandard drugs, not fakes, undermine fight against malaria “Poor quality drugs, not fake medicines, are the real threat in fight against malaria, causing deaths and increasing the risk of drug resistance, researchers said on Monday…” (Mis, 4/20). VOA News: Fake, Substandard Medicines Pose Global Challenge “Poor-quality medicines — including…

New Malaria Tests Under Development Could Improve Diagnosis, Treatment

Australian Associated Press/The Guardian: Malaria could be diagnosed through breath test, Australian scientists find “…Australian scientists have made the groundbreaking discovery that malaria-infected patients have higher levels of certain chemicals in their breath. The chemicals are undetectable to the human nose, but can be used to detect the disease much…

Commitment To Meeting Malaria MDG Must Continue In Post-2015 Development Era

Inter Press Service: Realizing Unfinished Business of MDGs: A Call for Greater Action and Investment for Malaria Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership “…[Malaria] gains are fragile and their impact unevenly distributed. As we shift gears — from the Millennium Development Goals to the broader…

USAID To Provide $126M To Help Rebuild Ebola-Stricken West African Health Systems

USAID: USAID Announces $126 Million to Rebuild Life-Saving Health Services in Ebola-Affected Countries “U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Mark Feierstein announced plans to spend $126 million to help rebuild West African health systems impacted by the Ebola outbreak at the Global Citizen Concert on the National Mall.…

Global Investments Critical In Ending Malaria

Huffington Post: We Can Defeat Malaria Leslie Mancuso, president and CEO of Jhpiego “…The theme for World Malaria Day 2015 is Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria. While at face value this might seem like an obvious declaration, in the fight against this relentless killer of an estimated 584,000 each…

Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, has published Issue 264 of the “Global Fund Observer.” This edition includes articles on how countries’ programs are working under the new funding model and a commentary on data quality (4/15).