Malaria

Paraguay’s elimination of malaria ‘shows what is possible’ – UN health agency

Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to control the mosquito-borne sickness.

Podcast Classics: Frank Sinatra and Edward G. Robinson join the UN fight against polio and malaria

They were two of the 20th Century’s biggest stars of stage and screen, and when it came to the World Health Organization’s campaign to tackle two of the biggest killers of the post-war era, they answered the call.

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Get malaria response ‘back on track,’ UN says, as progress stalls and funding flatlines

Marking World Malaria Day, the head of the United Nations health agency on Wednesday stressed the need to get the global response against the disease back on track while acknowledging progress that had helped avert millions of malaria deaths, especially among children, since 2000.

News in Brief 29 November 2017 (PM)

Progress stalls on ending malaria: WHO

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Malaria response at ‘crossroads,’ risks backward slide – UN

After unprecedented global success in controlling malaria, progress has stalled, the United Nations health agency reported Wednesday, citing an estimated five million more cases in 2016 than in 2015, and around 445,000 deaths.

UN-backed network brings together thousands to help tackle mosquito-borne diseases

In an effort to escalate the global fight against mosquito-borne diseases, the United Nations environment agency together with partners has launched a new collaborative platform that seeks to track and control the vector responsible for close to 2.7 million deaths annually.

UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan and malaria vaccine

Ceasefire urgently needed in South Sudan, says UN special envoy

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Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria vaccine trial – UN

The United Nations health agency’s regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018.

Malaria jab “could save tens of thousands of lives”

Children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi are set to receive the world’s first malaria vaccine, UN health experts have announced.

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Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN says 'let's close the gap' in prevention coverage

On the eve of World Malaria Day, the United Nations health agency called today for accelerating scaled-up efforts to prevent malaria, which remains a major public health threat, killing one child every two minutes worldwide in 2015.