Agriculture & Nutrition

In Sri Lanka, local government workers, like this man from the Colombo Municipal Council, are regularly deployed to spray insecticide in homes, gardens and along roadways islandwide. Photo: Christine Jayasinghe/IRIN

Eradicating malaria worldwide seen as a distant goal, at best

by David Brown Washington Post April 26, 2008

A generation after the first attempt failed, people are once more talking seriously about eradicating malaria. ...

Sri Lanka: on track to eliminate malaria

by IRIN April 24, 2008

Sri Lanka, once among Asia’s worst affected nations for malaria, is now close to eliminating it. The sharp drop in the number of reported cases to 196 in 2007 - with no deaths - demonstrates that the national malaria control programme has been effective even in the traditionally disease-prone nort...

Children orphaned by AIDS and aged between 11 and 18, living in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, were given cameras to document their lives. Irenio, 18, took this photo of his brother looking outside their home. Irenio and his 16-year-old sister Saquina have headed their family since March, when they lost their mother to AIDS.  Photo: BBC See more pictures

Administration and House leaders agree on bill authorizing a tripling of AIDS funding; money must still be appropriated

by David Brown Washington Post February 28, 2008

House leaders from both parties and the White House yesterday reached agreement on a bill that would more than triple funding for the Bush administration's global AIDS program, already the largest foreign aid initiative aimed at fighting a single disease in U.S. history....

Drug resistant TB ‘at new high’

by BBC News February 26, 2008

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The one-child policy was introduced in the 1970’s to reduce population growth. Photo: AP

China may revamp one-child rule

by BBC News February 26, 2008

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Nutritional supplements and education are helping to save the lives of displaced children in the Central African Republic. Photo: © UNICEF/Holtz

Governments fail to invest enough to prevent malnutrition

by IRIN February 22, 2008

Nutrition experts say governments are not investing enough to prevent and treat malnutrition in women and children in poor countries....

African AIDS crisis continues despite $15 billion US initiative

by Craig Timberg Washington Post February 20, 2008

JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 19 -- Five years after President Bush vowed to "turn the tide against AIDS" in Africa, he is traveling across a continent where the government's $15 billion investment has extended the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and eased the sense of certain doom once experienced by...

Bush highlights malaria campaign

by BBC News February 19, 2008

President George W Bush has said the US will help provide 5.2 million mosquito nets as part of a broader campaign to tackle malaria in sub-Saharan Africa....

Widespread use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and state-of-the-art drugs succeeds in cutting malaria deaths in half in Rwanda and Ethiopia

by David Brown Washington Post February 1, 2008

Widespread use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and state-of-the-art drugs has succeeded in cutting malaria deaths in half in two countries most heavily affected by the disease, the World Health Organization is reporting today. ...

Worldwide measles eradication target unlikely to be reached–European nations major part of the problem

by BBC News January 7, 2008

The UK has been named as one of the worst countries in Europe for measles, with case levels dashing global hopes of eradicating the disease by 2010. The Lancet study says that in 2006-7 most of the 12,000 cases in Europe were found in the UK and four other nations...

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