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World Could Meet U.N. Goal Of Almost Ending Malaria Deaths By 2015, U.N. Special Envoy For Malaria Says

International efforts to fight malaria are “on track” to almost end malaria-related deaths by 2015, Ray Chambers, the U.N. secretary-general’s special envoy for malaria, said on Monday, the Associated Press reports (4/25).

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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).

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U.N. Secretary-General Calls For Scale Up Of Global Malaria Efforts Ahead Of World Malaria Day

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.

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Ahead Of Immunization Week, WHO Calls For Countries To Come Together To Control Measles Outbreak In Europe

WHO is urging countries in Europe to join together to help control the measles outbreak that has grown to more than 6,500 cases in 33 countries and the potential for worsening outbreaks “in the days ahead as people travel during the Easter holidays,” U.N. News Centre reports (4/21).

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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…

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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.

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Also In Global Health News: Nuclear Accidents; Measles Outbreak In Europe; Funding Shortfall In Zimbabwe; Drinking Water In Pakistan; Agricultural Development In S. Asia

World Must Prepare For More Nuclear Accidents, U.N. Secretary-General Says The world must prepare for more major nuclear accidents, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday at a Kiev conference marking the explosion of a reactor at Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear reactor 25 years ago, the Associated Press reports. “To many,…

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WHO Team Assesses Medical Situation In Cote d’Ivoire; EU Doubles Aid Pledge

A WHO team has visited the western region of Cote d’Ivoire to assess damage to the medical system and identify ways to improve access to care, following months of violence after the country’s presidential election last year, U.N. News Centre reports.

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U.N. Agencies Begin Deploying Humanitarian Aid In Western Region Of Libya

U.N. agencies have begun providing humanitarian assistance in the western region of Libya for the first time since civil unrest began in February, following an April 17 agreement between the organization and the Libyan government to allow a “humanitarian corridor,” Bloomberg reports (Varner, 4/19).

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Opinions: Eliminating TB; HIV Prevention Trial; Reducing Stillbirths; Foreign Aid, Global Stability; Safe Injection Sites

Now Is The Time For International Community To Rid World Of TB In a U.S. News & World Report opinion piece, African Health Ministers Aaron Motsoaledi of South Africa, Mphu Ramatlapeng of Lesotho, and Benedict Xaba of Swaziland call upon the international community to join with them in the fight…

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