Latest Malaria Awareness Day Stories

2014-04-25 23:03:56

Nothing But Nets Campaign Convenes Partners, Communities, and Individuals to Compete to Beat Malaria Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation, released the following statement on World Malaria Day: “No child should die from a mosquito bite, and this World Malaria Day, there is hope that one day no child will. “Thanks to the hard work of the global community, malaria is on the decline: The World Health Organization...

2014-04-24 23:00:23

UN Special Envoy acknowledges progress to date in the malaria effort on World Malaria Day. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Speaking on the occasion of World Malaria Day, The UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health MDGs and for Malaria acknowledged progress in the effort against the disease and noted opportunities and challenges ahead in the effort to reduce mortality to under 100,000 by the end of 2015. “On this sixth annual World Malaria Day, we have entered a new era in the...

2012-03-28 12:11:06

Malaria continues to be a major disease worldwide, but while funding projects are working hard to improve malaria prevention it is difficult to measure how effective these interventions are. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Malaria Journal has used a Lives Saved Tool (LiST) model to show that the increase in funding for the prevention of malaria has prevented 850,000 child deaths in the decade between 2001 and 2010 across Africa. According to the WHO, malaria...

Lancet Study: Malaria Death Rates Higher Than Expected
2012-02-03 11:25:38

A new probe into the perils of malaria has found that 1.2 million people die each year from the disease, 50 percent more than previously thought, and 42 percent of those numbers occur in older children and adults, railroading long-believed assumptions that mainly young children die from the disease. The new research, conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, states that, even so, the number of deaths has fallen drastically due to efforts...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.