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Reports: Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG, April 6 (Reuters) - A malaria strain increasingly resistant to the most effective drug used to treat the dise...

Suitcase-Sized Device May Revolutionize Malaria Treatment

AP | By DAVID RISING | Posted 02.16.2012 | Science

BERLIN -- German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price sig...

The London Declaration and Eliminating NTDs

Ned Breslin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
Ned Breslin

Polio is a water-related disease and we were left behind. Malaria has water- and sanitation-related aspects and we are being left behind. And our most obvious sweet spot -- NTDs -- have just left us behind again.

Nairobi Cuts Funding For AIDS Organizations

Voice of America | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

Several-hundred people gathered in the Kenyan capital Monday to protest funding cuts made by the decade-old The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosi...

Malaria's Defeat, Africa's Future

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf | Posted 09.15.2012 | Impact
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Africa is taking command of its future by tackling an ancient plague. If you care about peace -- and the prosperity of every woman, child and community -- you must care about malaria.

10 Years On, Funding Crisis Threatens the Global Fund's Effort to End AIDS

Joanne Carter | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Joanne Carter

So we're calling on the U.S. to host this meeting. We strongly believe that if the U.S. hosts this emergency donor's conference, other donors will join in. If we convene it, they will come.

Bill Gates Pledges $750 Million For Troubled Global Fund

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.13.2012 | Impact

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Bill Gates pledged $750 million on Thursday to fight three killer diseases and rescue a beleaguered health fund whose financial ...

Sanitation in Ghana: A Disaster or a Challenge?

Karen Curley | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
Karen Curley

Accra is the capital of Ghana and is a modern city, yet there is garbage all over. There are many reasons for this.

Five Years Makes All the Difference

David Bowen | Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact
David Bowen

In America, we celebrate a child's fifth birthday with party hats and candles. In Africa, parents celebrate with a sigh of relief -- because it means their child is less at risk of dying from malaria.

Washington Leaves Millions To Die

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 01.25.2012 | World
Jeffrey Sachs

For a government that spends $1.9 billion every single day on the military, Washington's unwillingness to follow through on a $1.33 billion pledge to the Global Fund to save millions of lives is a new depth of cynicism and recklessness.

Lynne Peeples

Man vs. Malaria: Chemicals, Conservation And An Ancient Arms Race | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. One steamy evening in July...

At the 10-Year Mark, the Global Fund Readies for a New Chapter

Natasha F. Bilimoria | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Natasha F. Bilimoria

Last month, an independent high-level panel issued a report on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the world's largest financier ...

Gates Praises Church in Malaria Fight

Rev. Larry Hollon | Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact
Rev. Larry Hollon

More than 1.1 million children, pregnant mothers and working fathers are alive today because of gains in preventing and treating malaria. Since 2000, ...

Polio Parallels

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

To a technical community accustomed to other vaccines that routinely provide 80%, 90%, or even 95% protection, the new potential Malaria vaccine's level of protective efficacy is considered almost disappointing.

A Vaccine That Works Only Half the Time Is Not the Shot in the Arm Malaria Needs

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 12.24.2011 | World
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

The development of the world's first vaccine against malaria is an extraordinary scientific breakthrough, but there are several reasons to be cautious about the difference this vaccine could make, on the basis of current results.

Mosquito Lab Handles 'World's Most Dangerous Animals'

Posted 12.20.2011 | Healthy Living

He keeps them in warm, comfortable bug dorms, feeds them on meals of human blood with the occasional sugar water snack and lives in awe of their k...

Eradicating Malaria Is Possible

Bill Gates | Posted 12.19.2011 | Impact
Bill Gates

We have never had a vaccine for a parasitic disease, and the scientific complexity is dizzying. But at this week's Malaria Forum, I was pleased to announce the interim results of a trial for a vaccine candidate.

Encouraging Results In Malaria Vaccine Tests

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

ATLANTA -- The quest for the world's first malaria vaccine appears to have taken a big step: A study in Africa shows experimental shots cut the risk o...

How To #endmalaria With Social Media

Melinda Gates | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Melinda Gates

2011-10-17-Screenshot20111017at2.57.48PM.jpgWe're seeing great promise using communications technologies in malaria endemic countries.

The Budget for True National Security

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

We are wasting a fortune on wars when a small fraction of that would and should enhance our national security by helping poor and unstable countries to control disease, boost food production, and protect the natural environment.

U.S. Foreign Health Investments Improve Lives Abroad -- And Here at Home

Mandy Moore | Posted 12.04.2011 | Impact
Mandy Moore

When people are healthy, they can be productive. They work, earn an income, and buy products -- they build their economy. It's simple and logical, but to grow economies, the basic building block of health is necessary.

The Power of a Letter

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Together, we are now saving more than one million lives every year. Each of those lives is someone who can then have a healthy, productive future and go on to take care of their family and community.

Mandy Moore Takes Malaria And Clean Water Campaigns To Clinton Global Initiative

AP | By DAN SEWELL | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact

By DAN SEWELL, Associated Press CINCINNATI -- Besides her careers as a singer-songwriter and actress, Mandy Moore has quietly carved out another ro...

Contagion -- the Stuff of Thrillers?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.15.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It all starts with a cough. A woman covers her mouth and then shakes hands with a man next to her on a plane. He infects 10 others. Everyone gets horr...

The Christian Tradition Of Healthcare

Richard Stearns | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Richard Stearns

The ministry of providing care to the physically sick as well as the spiritually needy harkens back to Jesus' own ministry on the earth and the earliest ministry of the first Christians.