Information for this post came from the an article posted by the Foreign Policy Initiative, which can be read in full here.
This is a news release from the Global Fund. The orginal can be accessed here.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today launched a new funding model that allows it to invest more strategically, achieve greater impact, and engage implementers and partners more effectively.
Original press release appeared in PR Web and can be found here.
In Sierra Leone, 70% of the population lives in poverty and the country ranks 180/187 for overall quality of life on the Human Development index. In Nigeria, malaria accounts for more cases and deaths than any other country in the world; 97% of Nigeria's population is at risk for the disease. In countries like this, tackling the problem of malaria can be a huge challenge.
According to a recently published paper in the journal Science, malaria eradication has been exceptionally stable in the 79 countries with successful elimination programs between 1945 and 2010, with 95 percent remaining malaria-free.
The scientists behind the study believe this supports a country-by-country approach to malaria eradication programs- such as those taken by programs like U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which emphasize country-specific and country-led elimination.
This article orginially appeared on the Unversity of Melbourne's Newsroom and can be accessed here.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have discovered malaria parasites have varying levels of sensitivity to anti-malarial drugs at different stages of life, with immature malaria parasites more than 100 times less sensitive to drugs than mature parasites.