Novel program shows strong promise in malaria prevention

A large scale malaria prevention program, consisting of intermittent distributions of anti-malaria medicines, appears to be drastically reducing the number of new cases of the disease among young children during peak transmission season, according to preliminary results from projects run by the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in two African [...]

Child deaths fall to a new low

According to the United Nations for the first time the number of annual child deaths have fallen below seven million. “The new child mortality estimates show that concerted efforts to get proven lifesaving care to children work and that, in the 21stcentury, children no longer need to die from preventable causes,” said Carolyn Miles, President [...]

Malaria: Africa urged to source funds locally

African governments should begin looking inwards to raise funds needed to fight malaria, a disease that still kills an African child every 45 seconds Dr Nathan Mulure, Novartis Pharma, Nairobi told participants at the first African Science Journalist Conference going on in Nakuru, Kenya. According to Dr Mulure, donor funding has become unreliable adding that [...]

Malaria experts, Novartis join forces to empower African communities against malaria

More than 35 countries from across Africa are meeting at this year’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop in Ethiopia. Convened by Novartis, this pivotal workshop brings together national and international malaria leaders to discuss key topics and challenges. Novartis, with support from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM), has built a [...]

UNICEF 2011 Annual Report and 2012 Annual Session

UNICEF has released their 2011 Annual Report.  The report gives a global overview of the previous year’s achievements and highlights a number of various international, regional, and national collaborations. The report highlights UNICEF’s contributions to achieving the 2015 Millennium Development Goals by providing increased assistance to children in need around the globe. The report highlights [...]

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