Malaria

UN health agency welcomes European regulators’ initial green light on malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) today welcomed a major regulatory hurdle cleared by a malaria vaccine, saying it expects to make a policy recommendation later this year on its use in the context of an overall panoply of public health tools for combatting the disease which kills one African child a minute.

ADDIS: greater investments needed as fight against malaria enters critical phase – UN

Despite the tremendous progress made over the past 15 years, greater investments are needed to achieve the goal of a world free of malaria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today in Ethiopia, where world leaders have gathered to discuss financing for development.

US$100bn cost of beating malaria

Malaria can be beaten in the next 15 years but it’s going to take US$100 billion to do it, UN health partners said Friday.

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Malaria issue taken to Canadian and European parliamentarians

Political leadership is needed to fight malaria which continues to kill over half a million people worldwide, but mainly in Africa.

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Welcoming progress in fight against malaria, Ban calls for more work to continue momentum

In a message to mark World Malaria Day today, the United Nations Secretary-General said that better access to insecticide-treated bed nets and greater availability of accurate diagnostics and effective treatment were the main reasons why the UN health agency reported in 2014 that the rate at which people are dying from malaria had halved since the turn of the century.

Fight against malaria must be taken to 'next level', UN agency urges ahead of World Day

The fight against malaria must be taken to the “next level” in order for the disease to be successfully eliminated, the United Nations health agency said today amid calls for the international community to urgently address the gaps in malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Ahead of World Malaria Day, UN officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease

Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a post-2015 future, top United Nations officials declared today.

Dramatic fall in malaria deaths show fight against disease can be won – UN

A newly-released United Nations health agency report reveals that the number of people dying from malaria globally has fallen dramatically with more and more countries moving towards its elimination, but the findings also note that gains made were at particular risk in Ebola-affected countries.

On World Malaria Day, UN officials push for near zero preventable deaths

The tide has turned on malaria, with mortality rates for children in Africa down by half, but a stronger surveillance system is urgently needed to prevent new outbreaks and resurgences, United Nations officials today warned, marking the sixth annual World Malaria Day.

UN chief, in Brussels, urges scaled-up investment in fight against malaria

Highlighting the critical importance of keeping investments in health high on the international development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged African decision-makers today to fund programmes for the eradication of malaria.