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17 Sep 2009 description

Washington D.C., US (PANA) - In a decade-long initiative to protect millions of families from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a U.S.

01 Sep 2009 description
report Voice of America

By Scott Bobb

Johannesburg

The United Nations says the world economic crisis is raising malnutrition and death rates among Africa's children while reducing their access to schools and health care. The assessment was released as world leaders prepare to gather Sept.

13 May 2009 description
report World Bank
  • Malaria kills one million people each year, including 300,000 Nigerians

    - A new program will provide 60 million treated bed nets to households across Nigeria's 36 states

    - It would cost an estimated $3 billion per year to end malaria deaths worldwide

    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009 - With Africa's largest population (estimated at 160 million), Nigeria bears a greater malaria burden than any other country in the world.

10 Apr 2009 description
report Voice of America

By Lisa Schlein

Geneva, 10 April 2009 - GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, is fast tracking a $55 million contribution to establish a stockpile of vaccines to save lives and contain the spread of meningitis across Africa. The Geneva-based GAVI Alliance is a public-private partnership that includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF and private philanthropies, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Some 400 million people in Africa are potentially at risk of getting meningitis.