Malaria

World Health Organization and Swiss drug company team up to fight malaria

In a joint effort to provide essential medicines at affordable prices, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis today signed an agreement in Geneva aimed at providing developing countries with a new treatment for malaria at cost.

UN health agency says new malaria study offers hope for innovative treatment

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today welcomed the results of a just-published study on malaria, which, the agency said, could offer new hope in reducing the toll of the illness on its youngest victims.

First "Africa Malaria Day" marked to spur action on prevention, treatment

The first ever "Africa Malaria Day" was marked widely today as the United Nations and its partners used the occasion to inform communities about malaria prevention and treatment and to mobilize action against a disease that kills over a million people a year, with nine tenths of the victims in Africa and most under the age of five.

UN agencies, partners open Washington meeting aimed at fighting malaria

Responding to the growing threat posed by malaria, which causes over a million deaths a year, United Nations agencies and international partners today began a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C., aimed at fighting the disease.

Issue of malaria in Africa proposed for consideration by General Assembly

At the request of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), a United Nations committee has proposed that the General Assembly discuss the question of malaria in Africa.