Insecticide nets fuel progress against malaria in sub-Saharan Africa – UNICEF

Wider distribution of insecticide-treated nets and more effective treatment for malaria has fuelled significant progress in sub-Saharan Africa’s fight against the disease, which kills at least 800,000 children under the age of five every year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today.

UN Foundation sends 40,000 anti-malaria nets to refugee camps in Chad

Tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in eastern Chad fleeing the ongoing crisis in Sudan’s Darfur region will be saved from potentially fatal bouts of malaria thanks to 40,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated nets being sent by the United Nations Foundation.

UN agency issues new guidance for insecticide-treated mosquito nets to fight malaria

The United Nations health agency today issued new global guidance on the use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets against malaria, for the first time recommending that they be long-lasting, distributed either free or highly subsidized, and used by all community members to fight a disease that kills more than 1 million people each year.

UN’s 'malaria express' spreads 300,000 insecticide-treated nets in Republic of Congo

With armed police on board for protection through a rebel-held region, a United Nations-sponsored train draped in flags and banners has covered 600 kilometres through the Republic of Congo, dropping off 300,000 insecticide-treated bed nets to fight one of the tropics’ deadliest diseases – malaria – in some of the country’s remotest corners.

UNICEF donates anti-malaria drugs to the Government of Liberia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and France have donated nearly $400,000 worth of anti-malaria drugs to Liberia in a move immediately welcomed by the Government.

On Africa Malaria Day, UNICEF says world must help curb spread of disease

To mark Africa Malaria Day, UNICEF today urged the international community to reverse the spread of malaria, a disease that kills one person on the continent every 30 seconds and cripples so many of its youth.

UN-backed partnership sets ambitious funding targets to combat malaria

Just ahead of Africa Malaria Day, marked each year on 25 April, the United Nations-backed Roll Back Malaria Partnership today announced that it has set ambitious new targets to attain funding to fight the disease in Africa.

Gates Foundation pledges $3 million to UN-backed campaign to fight malaria in Africa

A United Nations-backed campaign to fight malaria in Africa has received its first-ever challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a pledge to match dollar for dollar up to $3 million in individual contributions to the programme to fight a disease that kills more than 1 million people every year, mostly children under five.