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26 Feb 2008

Five years, seven diseases, 30 countries, $350 million

Bush announces major increase in US funding to combat neglected tropical diseases.
Source: US White House

13 Feb 2008

CD aims to “sing” malaria vectors away

Some ideas are like music to the ears. A US independent record label releases an album by Zambian malaria-affected children and pledges to convert all proceeds into bed-nets.
Source: Sonicwave Media

13 Feb 2008

Neglected diseases get research funding boost

The African Fellowship Programme on Neglected Tropical Diseases will fund projects for African scientists to carry out biomedical or public-health research into diseases such as schistosomiasis, the filariases and helminthiases.

1 Feb 2008

Energy giant backs Asian and African action against malaria, TB and AIDS

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria launches a new integrated platform for public/private partnership – the Corporate Champions Programme.
Source: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

7 Jan 2008

The World Bank and Merck & Co. Inc. announce US$50 million commitment to support river blindness control in Africa

The additional financial support will improve access to ivermectin by populations in need in 30 countries and will ensure the sustainability of the African Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) through the year 2015.
Source: World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa

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