Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Business Oct 11, 2019

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Governments, philanthropists and private firms pledged just over $14 billion Thursday for a plan to save 16 million lives, in a boost for the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The money was promised at a replenishment meeting in Lyon, France, of the Global ...

Malawi to test groundbreaking malaria vaccine

World / Science & Health Apr 22, 2019

Malawi to test groundbreaking malaria vaccine

Malawi will on Tuesday spearhead large scale pilot tests for the world's most advanced experimental malaria vaccine in a bid to prevent the disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa every year. After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in ...

World / Science & Health Feb 2, 2017

Malaria superbugs threaten global control, scientists say

Multidrug-resistant malaria superbugs have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, threatening to undermine progress against the disease, scientists said. The superbugs — malaria parasites that can beat off the best current treatments, artemisinin and piperaquine — have spread throughout Cambodia, with even ...