USAID announced Thursday a $1 million commitment to a Red Cross projected aimed at helping those “living along southern Africa’s Zambezi River cope with worsening natural disasters because of climate change,” the AP/Washington Post reports.
In malaria-endemic areas, vitamin A supplements â€“ which cost about 2 U.S. cents each â€“ can help reduce infections in children by one-third, according to a study published in the Malaria Journal, IRIN reports
VOA News examines malaria in southern Sudan. In the region, malaria is “widespread” and accounts for “up to 30 percent of all diseases treated by health facilities.”
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IRIN Examines Hardships Facing Parents, Guardians Of Children Living With HIV/AIDS IRIN examines the hardships parents and guardians of the estimated 170,000 Kenyan children currently infected with HIV often face. “Caregivers face the dilemma of how to disclose status to … [HIV-positive] children, and to whom,” as well as other…
On the News Hour Insider Forum, Ray Suarez interviews global health experts Michele Moloney-Kitts, assistant U.S. global AIDS coordinator, and Christine Lubinski, head of the Center for Global Health Policy and Advocacy about President Obama’s $63 billion global health initiative.
There was more than a 50 percent drop in the total number of malaria cases reported by public facilities in Cambodia between 2003 and 2008, according to the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control’s annual report, which was released on Tuesday, the Phnom Penh Post reports.
Ghana’s Ministry of Health recently launched the Nationwide Mosquito Control Programme (NAMCOP) in conjunction with the waste management company Zoomlion Ghana Limited, the Ghanaian Chronicle/allAfrica.com reports.
The Ugandan ministry of health said that everyone in the country will receive free insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to prevent malaria beginning in September, James Kakooza, the state minister for primary health care, said, New Vision/allAfrica.com reports.
The Globe and Mail examines GlaxoSmithKline’s RTS,S malaria vaccine trials in Kilifi, Kenya â€“ one of the sites where the experimental vaccine is being tested.
The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a briefing on June 17 to examine the U.S. governmentâ€™s role in addressing malaria, including its strategic options for reducing the impact of the disease and the current status of the development of the comprehensive malaria strategy. The discussion will touch on issues such…