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Uganda To Distribute ITNs To All Citizens

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.

Briefing To Examine U.S. Strategy For Combating Malaria Around the World

The Kaiser Family Foundation will hold a briefing on June 17 to examine the U.S. government’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…

Also In Global Health News: Health Allocations In Pakistan; Uganda Gets Malaria Drugs, Malnutrition Examined; Clean Water In Dominican Republic

Pakistan ‘s Allocations For Public Health MDG Lagging Despite U.N. Millennium Development Goals requiring the public health expenditure be raised to 2 percent of the GDP by 2015, currently 0.7 percent of Pakistan’s GDP has been allocated for the country’s health sector, the International News reports. “Pakistan is lagging behind…

International Scientists’ Network To Map Drug-Resistant Malaria

PTI/Hindu reports on the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) – an “international network of malaria scientists,” which will be “established to map the emergence of resistance” to malaria drugs and “guide global efforts to control and eradicate the disease.”

Global Post Articles Examine Malaria Worldwide

Global Post examines the quest for an effective vaccine to fight malaria. According to Global Post, “epidemiologists are pinning their hopes on a malaria vaccine” because “[k]illing mosquitoes, or avoiding bites, is an imprecise solution to malaria.”

Also In Global Health News: Sidib Interview; Drug-Resistant Malaria; U.S. Polio Initiative; Health Spending In Africa; Cholera In Zimbabwe

Miami Herald Interviews UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé The Miami Herald featured excerpts from a recent interview with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé. Sidibé’s interview included comments on the increase of access to antiretrovirals in Latin America and the Caribbean; overcoming discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS; and the potential…

Also in Global Health News: U.N. Asks For IDP Aid; Gates On Polio & HIV/AIDS Vaccine; AIDS Cases Triple In Indonesia; Drugs In Kenya, Uganda & Liberia

U.N. Agencies, NGOs Appeal For $37M For IDPs In Pakistan The WHO, UNICEF, the U.N. Population Fund and 19 NGOs have appealed for $37 million to provide “life-saving healthcare” for more than three million internally displaced people currently residing in temporary camps in northwest Pakistan, the International News reports. The…

Universal Access To Malaria Drugs, Prevention by 2013 Will Lead To Eradication, Nigerian Government Says

The Nigerian government believes that by 2013 malaria will cease to be a major public health problem in the country because families will have universal access to prevention and treatment, which will ultimately lead to malaria eradication in Nigeria, according to a document prepared by the National Malaria Control Program of the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja, Nigeria, Xinhua reports.