UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, malaria and albinism

Scene set for “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan 

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Poor access to treatment and lack of funds make malaria a threat

Lack of funds and access to “life saving” interventions  continue to make malaria a threat according to a representative from the World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Global Malaria Programme.

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Malaria remains acute public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa – UN report

Despite major progress in the fight against malaria, the mosquito-borne disease remains an acute public health problem, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, home to 90 per cent of the world’s malaria cases, according to an annual flagship report by the World Health Organization (WHO).

World’s first malaria vaccine set for 2018 rollout in Africa after UN health agency secures funding

Having secured the funds for the initial phase of the deployment of the world’s first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today it will be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa and immunization campaigns will begin in 2018.

UN health agency’s African member States adopt new malaria framework

With Africa still accounting for more than 90 per cent of global malaria deaths in 2015, the United Nations health agency’s member States in the region have adopted a new framework on implementing a strategy towards a malaria-free continent.

On World Malaria Day, UN says world closer to eliminating ‘ancient killer’

A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report released today – on World Malaria Day – shows that the goal, although ambitious, is achievable.