Why we need to stamp out malaria – now!

Shane O'Halloran Global Health, Malaria

This is a story about a boy called John. John is ten years old and lives with his parents and four siblings in a rundown shack in the Korogocho slum area of Nairobi. John is bright for his age, attends school, and has dreams of becoming a professional footballer someday. Although his family doesn’t have much, they make do with …

World Malaria Day 2016 – 590,000 new infections every day

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Brussels, April 25: Significant progress has been made in bringing malaria under control, but we can only defeat the disease with a game-changing vaccine. World Malaria Day, on April 25, is an important moment to recognise the progress that has been made since 2000, and chart a way forward in how we can harness global health innovation to make malaria

Every two minutes a child dies from Malaria

Shane O'Halloran Malaria, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

How long will it take you to read this article? It’s a frightening thought that by the time you finish reading this even more children across the world will have died due to this virus. Malaria is so prevalent, that every day, around 590,000 people become infected, with at least 1,200 dying as a result. That’s over 438,000 victims per …

Where are we with Malaria?

Shane O'Halloran Development Cooperation, Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Malaria falls under the category of a poverty-­related and neglected diseases, a list which also includes a host of life threatening diseases such as HIV & AIDS, and tuberculosis. Children especially are more prone to these diseases and it is estimated that 1.5 billion children still die each year – deaths which could be easily prevented by a simple vaccine. …

World Malaria Day 2015 – making a breakthrough with research and innovation

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

World Malaria Day 2015 is an opportune moment to take stock of the global fight against malaria. It also provides an opportunity to look forward at how we can work together finally beat the disease. For malaria, as much as for any other disease of poverty, finding new and ever-more effective treatments for people living with the disease, as well …

Focused, financed, followed: the recipe for goals delivering zero malaria deaths by 2030

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

The “Let’s Save Lives” campaign – run by DSW and supported by 17 international NGOs and a host of European politicians – is coming to a close, we are inviting some partners to talk about what they really want to see in the fight against HIV & AIDS, TB and malaria. Today, Tamira Gunzburg of ONE’s Brussels office, writes about …

Why invest in R&D for HIV, TB and Malaria? Because it’s good for global health, and good for Europe

Eoghan Walsh Global Health, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

Support for global health is at the core of DSW’s advocacy work. One of the four focus areas for the organisation is to have global health policies and financing include and support SRHR. We recognise at DSW recognises the urgent need to improve the global health situation, and we continue to advocate for health improvements in low- and middle-income countries. …

World Malaria Day 2014 – The time for accelerating investment is now

Eoghan Walsh Development Cooperation, HIV & AIDS, Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases

  Marking World Malaria Day today, Caroline Kent, Director of Partnerships and Communications at DSW (Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung), reflects on what needs to be done to eradicate malaria once and for all.   Today we celebrate World Malaria Day. It is a day to reflect upon the impact the disease continues to have on sufferers, and for looking forward to …

How are you celebrating World Malaria Day this Friday?

Eoghan Walsh Poverty-Related and Neglected Diseases, Sexual and Reproductive Health

  This week – Friday April 25th – we celebrate World Malaria Day. On this day, we reflect on the effect of this terrible disease on the lives of millions of people around the world. The impact the disease has on people living in low- and middle-income countries is huge. Each year 600,000 people die from what is a preventable and …