Saturday, 28 September 2013

MALARIA: Africa Fighting Malaria Updates Sept 27 2013

Africa Fighting Malaria Updates and Events
Africa Fighting Malaria (AFM) seeks to raise awareness of the huge burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa and promote sensible policies for long-term solutions.
At the Sixth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Conference-the world's largest gathering of malaria experts-to be held in Durban, South Africa, 6-11 October 2013, leading scientists from across Africa and around the world who are pushing this groundbreaking research forward, will gather to present their latest findings in the areas of malaria diagnostics, control (including insecticides and mosquito behavior), treatment (drugs), and prevention (including long-lasting insecticide-treated nets, indoor residual spraying and vaccines). 
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Procurement and distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in the African region has decreased from 145 million in 2010 to 66 million nets in 2012. As resources for LLIN distribution appear to stagnate, it is important to understand the users' perception of the life span of a net and at what point and why they stop using it. In order to get the most value out of distributed nets and to ensure that they are used for as long as possible, programmes must communicate to users about how to assess useful net life and how to extend it. 
Britain has announced that it is giving 1 billion pounds, or $1.6 billion, to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years and hopes the money will lead to ''some incredible results.'' International Development Secretary Justine Greening made the announcement to loud applause Monday at a luncheon sponsored by the United Nations Foundation focusing on U.N. anti-poverty and development goals.
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