African health ministers last week discussed their concerns about the health implications of climate change during the fifth African Union Conference of Ministers of Health (CAMH5)Â in Windhoek, Namibia, PANA/Afrique en ligne reports. The conference, which focused on climate change, ended on Friday. Â The ministers “called for a climate change…
In a message marking Monday’s World Malaria Day, Luis Gomes Sambo, WHO’s regional director for Africa, noted that this year signifies the end of the U.N. decade to roll back malaria and “offers an opportunity for renewed commitment” to fight the disease, the Angola Press reports (4/25).
Global malaria control efforts must be significantly scaled up if the world is to reach the goal of reducing malaria deaths to almost zero by 2015, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message on Thursday ahead of World Malaria Day, which is officially observed on Monday, the U.N. News Centre writes.
Will Health Ministers Come Up With A Solution For Smallpox Virus?: When health ministers gather for the World Health Assembly in May they will try to come up with a solution to “a dilemma that has dogged decision-makers for decadesÂ â€“ whether and when to destroy the last remaining stocks of…
UNITAID Has Raised $2B Through Airline Tax Since 2006, Could Be Model For G20 Development Funding, UNITAID Chair Says
UNITAID, an international drug financing program established to help fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in developing countries, has raised about $2 billion since 2006 through taxes on airline tickets in 15 countries, Philippe Douste-Blazy, chair of the UNITAID executive board, told reporters in Washington on Wednesday, Agence France-Presse reports. According to Douste-Blazy, UNITAID’s experience could provide a model for G20 development funding efforts.
Opinions: Fight Against Malaria; Small, Medium Businesses In Developing Countries; BP Oil Spill Health Implications
Recommitting To Fight Against Malaria Despite progress over the past decade in the global fightÂ against malaria, significant challenges remain, Awa Marie Coll-Seck, executive director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and former health minister of Senegal, writes in a Modern Ghana opinion piece ahead of World Malaria Day. “While countries…
The Associated Press on Wednesday published an article reporting that hundreds of millions of dollars of malaria medication had been stolen from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, but later issued a correction (4/20).
MSF Calls On African Governments, WHO To Switch To Newer, More Expensive Treatment For Severe Malaria
Nearly 200,000 deaths from severe malaria could be averted if African governments replaced the low-cost antimalarial quinine with the more expensive but more effective drug artesunate, according to a report (.pdf) released Tuesday by Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Reuters reports (Kelland, 4/19).
Ahead of World Malaria Day on April 25, the U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution urging governments, U.N. agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private foundations to accelerate their efforts and build upon established successes in the fight against the disease, particularly in Africa, Deutsche Presse-Agentur/M&C reports.
Poverty Footprint Analysis Is Just A Start “Carbon and water footprint measurements have become almost commonplace among large corporations …Â But these measurements only tell part of the story. The piece where a corporation mows down an entire village in the developing world to make way for a carbon-cutting wind farm…