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PBS Blog Features Stories Looking At Mobile Technology And Health In Africa

PBS’s “Rundown” blog features two stories as part of the “Cheers Report,” a “series of reports on the impact of mobile technology and health in 10 African countries.” In the first story, Imani Cheers, the director of educational resources and a multimedia producer for the PBS NewsHour, describes how mobile…

Congress Should Maintain Support Of Global Health Programs ‘Despite Fiscal Challenges’

“U.S. support for global health has had a major impact around the world, particularly our contributions to fighting malaria through the President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria,” Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, and…

Continued Political, Financial Support Needed To Reduce Global Malaria Incidence

“With the globally agreed target of reversing the incidence rate of malaria by 2015 now in sight, top United Nations officials [on Thursday] urged the international community to stay committed to protecting people from this preventable disease and to scale up key interventions such as the provision of insecticide-treated mosquito…

Opinion Pieces Address World Malaria Day

On Thursday, the international community recognized World Malaria Day, observed annually on April 25. This year’s theme was “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria.” The following is a summary of opinion pieces published in recognition of the day. Ray Chambers, Forbes/Skoll World Forum: “In a world where there are more…

Blogs Address World Malaria Day

The following is a summary of blog posts addressing World Malaria Day, observed annually on April 25. Caroline Espinosa, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition blog: “The combined efforts by governments, NGOs, and business all around the world have led to more than a 25 percent drop in malaria mortality rates,” Espinosa,…

Financial Times Publishes Special Report On Malaria

The Financial Times has published a special report (.pdf) on malaria featuring articles examining issues including prevention, treatment and research and development (R&D). More push required in fight against malaria: Though significant progress has been made against malaria, challenges exist for keeping the disease on the agenda as the post-2015…

U.S. CDC, FDA, Armed Forces Taking Action To Fight Malaria

Testifying before Congress this week, CDC Director Thomas Frieden “said the challenge in the fight against malaria, which in Africa alone kills one child every minute, is staying one step ahead of the malaria parasite” and “cited the need for better public health surveillance, and urged Congress to fund better…

U.N. Urges Sustained Support For Prevention, Treatment Activities On World Malaria Day

On World Malaria Day (April 25), the U.N. “warned … that malaria maintains its impact on less developed countries, mainly in Africa, where millions of people lack needed attention,” and in a message marking the day, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “urged political leaders and health authorities of states where malaria…

Opinion Pieces Published in Recognition Of World Malaria Day

Wednesday is World Malaria Day, observed annually on April 25. This year’s theme is “Invest in the future: defeat malaria.” The following is a summary of opinion pieces published in recognition of the day. Ray Chambers, Financial Times: “We have witnessed with malaria that a great deal can occur in…

Blog Examines Independent Evaluation Of PMI

“While the giant PEPFAR program to fight HIV/AIDS in developing countries gets a lot of attention in U.S. foreign policy discussions, a lesser known initiative to address malaria is achieving sustained, impressive results,” Todd Summers, a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy…

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