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18 Mar 2008

Costs and effects of the Tanzanian national voucher scheme for insecticide-treated nets

An evaluation of a national voucher scheme has concluded that it is a cost-effective strategy for delivering subsidized insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria in targeted vulnerable groups.
Source: Malaria Journal
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6 Mar 2008

‘The bandwagon has started to run’: lymphatic filariasis and other neglected diseases are finally attracting attention

Tatum Anderson interviews David Molyneux, focusing on his work as Director of the Lymphatic Filariasis Support Centre and its role within the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Professor Molyneux calls for a complete change in the focus of public health funding.
Source: TropIKA

13 Feb 2008

Commercialization and Globalization of Health Care

The increasing commercialization of health care as a result of globalization is discussed in a new policy brief from the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD).
Source: UNRISD

17 Jan 2008

The Economics Of Malaria And Its Control

Since a review of the economics of malaria conducted in the early 1990s [24], there has been some growth in the literature, although still very little relative to the need for understanding of the economic aspects of malaria and its control.
Source: WHO/TDR
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30 Nov 2007

Dengue: Burden Of Disease And Costs Of Illness

Dengue is a rapidly growing public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries where the majority of the world's population resides and is increasing most rapidly.
Source: WHO/TDR
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27 Nov 2007

46 Million Bed Nets Delivered To Families In Malaria Zones, says Global Fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the world's largest international financier of the fight against malaria, today announced that programs it supports have so far delivered 46 million bed nets to families at risk of contracting malaria, a 155 percent increase over last year's result of 18 million.

15 Nov 2007

Paid malaria workers 'save more lives'

Researchers have found that giving small financial incentives to health workers in developing countries could reduce the malaria death toll.

13 Nov 2007

Report highlights 'stagnant' TB research funding

Funding for tuberculosis (TB) research barely rose in 2006 and urgently needs dramatic increases, says a report by a research and policy think tank.

29 Aug 2007

Africa's fight against TB 'outdated'

Many countries — especially in Africa — are still using outdated and less effective treatment methods for tuberculosis (TB), say the authors of a paper published in The Lancet last week (23 August).

28 Aug 2007

Cash boost for Ugandan malaria research

Malaria research activities at Uganda's Makerere University have been boosted by grants from the African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET).

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