Tuesday, 11 December 2012

MALARIA: funding gap

From:William Brieger

 Dec 11, 2012 
In Africa’s malaria fight, a $3.6B funding gap
Particular attention is needed in eight African countries: Nigeria, the Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Niger and Sierra Leone. These eight countries need $2.4 billion to curb malaria incidences over the next two years, with Nigeria alone requiring nearly half that amount. Nigeria has one of the highest malaria mortality rates in the world; the disease accounts for 30 percent of childhood deaths in the country.

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