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Progress Toward MDGs Shows Mixed Results, U.N. Report Suggests

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. report shows mixed results for reaching MDG health targets by end of 2015 “The United Nations health agency [Wednesday] reported that by the end of 2015, the world will have met the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for turning around the epidemics of HIV, malaria, and…

Investments In WASH Will Help Control, Eliminate NTDs, Other Infectious Diseases

Huffington Post: Eliminating Diseases by Investing in WASH Neeraj Mistry, managing director of the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases “…It is evident that WASH interventions have a multiplier effect and positively impact other health issues and development goals. As the window to achieve the MDGs comes to a close…

Meeting With UNAIDS, Global Fund Heads, Chinese Premier Vows More Cooperation With International Community On Infectious Disease Efforts

Xinhua News: Chinese premier vows more int’l public health cooperation “Premier Li Keqiang on Monday vowed that China will cooperate more with the international community in infectious disease prevention and control, as he met with the leaders of two major public health organizations. Li met with Michel Sidibe, executive director…

Reliable Data, Robust Health Systems Vital To Preventing Outbreaks, Stopping Malaria

Devex: Lessons from Ebola can help with malaria fight Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation and general manager of public and government affairs for Exxon Mobil Corp. “…Critical lessons from the Ebola outbreak identified by the World Health Organization — including the urgency of responding at the first signs…

Malaria, Preventable Diseases Rise In CAR As Insecurity Hampers Delivery Of Aid, MSF Says

The Guardian: Central African Republic facing chronic health care crisis as scars of conflict abide “More than two years of sectarian violence have decimated already fragile health systems in Central African Republic (CAR), leading to a rise in preventable diseases like malaria among families still hiding from armed groups in…

Gates Foundation Responds To Humanosphere’s Report On Experimental Malaria Vaccine

Humanosphere: Gates Foundation critiques our report on malaria vaccine Bryan Callahan, senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, writes a letter to the editor in response to Humanosphere’s recent article on the “clinical results of the latest … test of an experimental malaria vaccine championed by [the foundation],” saying…

Blog Posts Recognize World Malaria Day

Humanosphere: Malaria vaccine disappoints, shifts strategy for eradication In a guest post, science writer Robert Fortner discusses recently released data on an experimental malaria vaccine, as well as efforts to eradicate the disease (4/24). MEASURE Evaluation: Invest in the Future: Strengthen Malaria Programs with Gender Data “…On April 25, World…

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…