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22 Jan 2013 description

Africa has many accomplishments in which to take pride and confidence.

Progress on many fronts is dramatic with a new sense of optimism right across the continent.

Economic growth is strong, feeding through into increased incomes and better living standards. Foreign investment is pouring in, encouraged by the energy and talent of Africa's people, rising consumer demand and improved standards of government.

18 May 2010 description


Agenda item 4 19 May 2010

World Health Assembly

Geneva, Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Mr President, Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

It is an honour and a privilege to have been invited to speak before you today. Just three years ago, you took the decision to create a World Malaria Day to be celebrated on 25 April each year.

29 May 2009 description
report Oxfam

Jon Slater

Promotion of medicine distribution through private shops instead of expanding public health care risks accelerating the spread of drug-resistant strains of malaria in developing countries, Oxfam warned today.

The UK Government and World Bank are backing the Affordable Medicine Facility, which encourages the sale of anti-malaria medicines - including artemesinin, the last drug effective against all strains of the disease - via unregulated private shops.

Clinical trials in Cambodia, reported by the BBC today, found evidence of resistance to artemisinin among …

29 Oct 2008 description
report World Bank
  • Malaria is the No.
11 Oct 2007 description
report World Bank

A Two-Year Progress Report

Part I: Executive Summary

Every year, malaria infects more than 500 million people around the world. The burden is highest in Africa, where more than 90 percent of the world's approximately 1 million malaria deaths occur annually. Children in many parts of Africa suffer from malaria about four times each year and it is one of the leading causes of child deaths on the continent, yet the disease is completely preventable and treatable.

The impact of the disease extends far beyond the health of victims.