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Malaria Elimination Possible With More Investment, Former WHO Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: With more cash, we can eliminate malaria within our lifetime: ex-WHO official “Malaria can be eliminated soon, but only with much more investment, both to get rid of the disease and to keep it at bay, a former senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.…

Blog Post Examines UNGASS Document On World Drug Problem

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: U.N. Special Session on ‘the world drug problem’ just says no… Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses a document titled “Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem,” which the U.N. General Assembly adopted last…

Continued Investments Necessary To Eliminate Malaria, Experts Say On World Day

CNN: World Malaria Day: Funds dwindling after ‘success’ “Bold U.N. targets to eradicate malaria are likely to be missed if governments continue to cut back aid budgets due to waning political commitment, according to a report in The Lancet. Countries with a good track record in combating the killer disease,…

World Can Eliminate Trachoma In 4 Years With $1B Investment, Experts Say

The Guardian: With $1bn, blinding trachoma can be eliminated in four years — experts “Eliminating blinding trachoma worldwide within four years is ‘highly doable’ but it would cost US$1bn, the world’s leading eye health experts estimate. The ambitious goal is backed up by the findings of a global mapping project,…

Continued U.S. Investment In HIV Prevention Critical To Women’s Health In Africa

Washington Post: Letter to the Editor: How Americans help Africans fight HIV Zeda Rosenberg, founding chief executive of the International Partnership for Microbicides “…Important HIV prevention programs funded by U.S. taxpayers can significantly reduce new infections among vulnerable girls and women so they can stay healthy and thrive. … There…

Blog Posts Recognize World Malaria Day, Efforts To Eliminate Disease

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: Battling Humanity’s Greatest Killer Timothy Ziemer, U.S. global malaria coordinator, discusses U.S. efforts to end malaria and highlights the President’s Malaria Initiative’s (PMI) 10th Annual Report to Congress, which documents U.S. progress against the disease. Ziemer notes, “The efforts of PMI have paid off. Working…

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