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World Malaria Day Opinion Pieces

The U.K.’s Plan To Eliminate Malaria Deaths Andrew Mitchell, Britain’s secretary of state for international development, discusses the U.K.’s approach to combating malaria around the world in a post on the Guardian’s “Poverty Matters Blog.” “[O]ver the next four years we will help to halve malaria deaths in 10 of…

AU Health Ministers Highlight Concerns Over Climate Change’s Impact On Health At CAMH5

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) in Windhoek, Namibia, PANA/Afrique en ligne reports. The conference, which focused on climate change, ended on Friday.   The ministers “called for a climate change…

WHO Africa Regional Director Issues Message For World Malaria Day

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).

Recent Releases In Global Health

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 decades – 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.

AP Reports On Global Fund Malaria Drug Thefts, Issues Correction

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).

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