R&D Funding Rise May Set Stage for Malaria Eradication

A new report hails recent progress in reducing malaria illnesses and deaths, but warns that new tools are needed to fight emerging drug and insecticide resistance.

A mother gives her daughter a dose of paracetemol to offset the symptoms of malaria in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, South Sudan.

  • Africa:  New Antimalarial Drug Target Identified (press release)

    Medicines for Malaria Venture, 29 November 2013

    Compounds that hit the target may be capable of curing, preventing and blocking the transmission of malaria read more »

  • Cameroon:  Behind Malaria Prevalence in North Cameroon

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 4 December 2013

    Warmer weather, low bed nets use and heavy rains have been blamed for a recent upsurge in malaria in northern Cameroon, but public health in this region has also been undermined by ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Malaria Cases Soar in Former Rebel Stronghold

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 27 November 2013

    There has been a threefold increase in the number of malaria cases recorded in the former M23 rebel stronghold of Rutshuru, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) North Kivu ... read more »

  • Africa:  Donors Pledge $12 Billion for Global Fund

    Voice of America, 5 December 2013

    Last updated on: December 05, 2013 9:42 AM read more »