News and Media - 2009 Archive

December 2009

Zambia: 2009 in review: Anti-malaria drive pays off
Doreen Nawa Gethsemane Mwizabi, Times of Zambia, December 21, 2009

Scientists use cell phone records to predict spread of malaria
Aaron Hoover, University of Florida News, December 16, 2009

WHO: Malaria may be down by half in some countries
USA Today, December 15, 2009

Malaria progress shows development aid for health works
World Health Organization, Press Release, December 15, 2009

Congress passes malaria funding
Ben Brophy, Malaria Policy Center, December 14, 2009

Saving lives with SMS for Life
PR Newswire, December 14, 2009

Carter Center works to eradicate malaria in Haiti, Dominican Republic
Kane Farabaugh, Voice of America, December 9, 2009

Botswana and Namibia seal health deal   /// link is no longer available
Botswana Press Agency (BOPA), December 7, 2009

November 2009

Advances in tropical medicine and global health highlighted at ASTMH event
Paul Chinnock,, November 25, 2009

Working together to combat malaria
Solomon Star, November 23, 2009

Malaria experts call on U.S. Government to increase support for research and development
Marin2008, PR-CANADA.NET, November 20, 2009

Botswana government reintroduces DDT to eradicate malaria
Maranyane Gwanaamotho, The Zimbabwean, November 19, 2009

Winning the fight against malaria one nation at a time [audio available]
Jim Middleton interviewing Sir Richard Feachem, Radio Australia, November 19, 2009

Biomed Analysis: To control or eradicate malaria?
Priya Shetty, Science and Development Network blog, November 18, 2009

Are Sterile Mosquitoes the Answer to Malaria Elimination?
Science Daily, November 17, 2009

Seven million dollars to fight malaria
The Honorable Stephen Smith MP with Nicola Roxon MP, Joint Press Release, November 16, 2009

In a malaria hot spot, resistance to a key drug
Christopher Shay, TIME, November 14, 2009

Squashing Malaria: Advances in Research and Prevention
Katherine Harmon, Scientific American, November 13, 2009

SADC seeks malaria elimination
Botswana Press Agency (BOPA), November 10, 2009

Kenya government hopeful it can eliminate malaria by 2017
David Njagi,, November 9, 2009

China adopts “malaria diplomacy” as part of Africa push
Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters, November 5, 2009

Transmission-blocking vaccines push towards eradication
Priya Shetty, TropIKA, November 5, 2009

Malaria conference begins in Nairobi, will highlight outlook for experimental malaria vaccine
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, November 2, 2009

Need for biomedical research in malaria eradication
Zee News, India, November 1, 2009

October 2009

New tools and interventions can help in eradicating malaria
News Medical Net, October 31, 2009

Malaria Elimination and Eradication: Starting as We Mean to Continue
Richard Feachem, Expert Blog, Malaria World, October 30, 2009

The Role of Biomedical Research in Malaria Eradication
NIAID Media Release, October 30, 2009

Malaria parasite’s resistance to top drug grows
Tan Ee Lyn, Reuters, Hong Kong, October 23, 2009

Africa gets $110 million to fight malaria
TMCNews, October 21, 2009

Imagine something more, to end malaria
Linda Bloom, Relief Web, October 17, 2009

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter seeks to eliminate malaria in Hispaniola
Greg Bluestein, Associated Press, October 7, 2009

September 2009

Africa: Leaders Unite to Meet UN Malaria Eradication Targets
UN News Services (via AllAfrica), September 25, 2009

Africa launches ambitious initiative against malaria
Scott Stearns, Voice of America News, September 24, 2009

Malaria under control in Botswana
Botswana Press Agency (BOPA), September 17, 2009

Mixed news on malaria
Paul Chinnok,, September 10, 2009

Progress Against Malaria
Gates Foundation, Living Proof Project, September 2, 2009

Malaria in Sao Tome and Principe: Challenges in the final push to eradicate malaria  // link is no longer available
Mercedes Sayagues, Reuters and AlertNet, September 1, 2009

August 2009

U.S. Government to supply 80% of Angola’s malaria medicines to assist in malaria elimination efforts
ANGOP (Agencia AngolaPress), August 25, 2009

Ghana Seeks to Eliminate Malaria, Health Minister Says
Medical News Today, August 6, 2009

Feingold, Wicker Launch Senate Working Group on Malaria
Senator Roger Wicker, August 6, 2009

Drug-Resistant Malaria Has Emerged in Cambodia
Science Daily, August 4, 2009

July 2009

Scientists Get Closer to Malaria Vaccine
CBS News, July 30, 2009

Malaria becoming more drug resistant
Katharine Sanderson, Nature News, July 29, 2009

Indoor Residual Spraying Will Never Eliminate Malaria in Ghana
Constance Afiriyie, Modern Ghana, July 4, 2009

June 2009

WHO announces Dr. Robert D. Newman as the new director of the Global Malaria Program
Ben Brophy, Malaria Policy Center, June 17, 2009

Gambia Host Sub-Regional Conference on Malaria
The Point, The Gambia, June 12, 2009

NEA is stepping up operations in malaria-affected  clusters in S'pore
Lian Cheong/Lynda, Channel NewsAsia, June 9, 2009

Charting malaria’s demise  // starts on page 4
Eliza Barclay, Global Health Magazine, Summer Issue

May 2009

Seize the opportunity to shrink the malaria map
Express 2/09 Newsletter, Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, May 2009

UN seeks to ban DDT pesticide and still fight malaria
Reuters, May 6, 2009

UN agencies launches global effort to eradicate malaria
Daniel Ooko,, May 6, 2009

April 2009

Eight Southern African Countries Team Up to Fight Malaria
Servaas van den Bosch, Inter Press Service, April 30, 2009

Global health experts release new guidance on malaria elimination
Kristen Bole, UCSF Public Affairs, Press Release, April 24, 2009

Can malaria deaths be eradicated by 2015?
Anouk Lorie,, April 24, 2009

Combating Malaria - Financial Times (London) special report
Friday, April 24, 2009

Goal of eliminating malaria in sights – experts
Jonathan Lynn, Reuters, April 24, 2009

Target: Malaria
Op-ed by Peter Chernin, Wall Street Journal Online, April 24, 2009

Subsidy plan seeks to cut malaria drug cost
Donald G. McNeil, Jr., The New York Times, April 17, 2009

March 2009

Most detailed malaria map ever highlights hope and challenges facing global community
Craig Brierly, Wellcome Trust, Press Release, March 23, 2009

February 2009

Drug-resistant malaria threatens eradication efforts
Meredith Griffiths, The World Today, ABC, Australia, February 26, 2009

Global Fund against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis extends work in Pacific
Radio New Zealand International, February 22, 2009

Seven cases of malaria reported in Durban
IOL News, South Africa, February 16, 2009

Bill Gates: Mosquitos, Malaria and Education [video]
TED Talks, February 11, 2009

Malaria to be 'wiped out by 2060'
Chris Barrett, Brisbane Times, Australia, February 10, 2009

New network aims to eliminate malaria in Asian and Pacific regions
Paul Chinnock, TropIKA, February 10, 2009

Experts meet to fight malaria threat
TV New Zealand, February 10, 2009

Solomons' reveals plan to try and rid the country of malaria
Radio New Zealand International, February 9, 2009

Malaria eradication specialists meet in Brisbane
ABC News, Australia, February 9, 2009

'There's no reason only poor people should get malaria:' the moment Bill Gates released jar of mosquitoes at packed conference

David Gardner, Daily Mail, UK, February 6, 2009

Australian scientists discover possible new treatment for malaria
Timothy McDonald, ABC Radio, Australia, February 3, 2009

January 2009

Millions to get malaria help by 2010
Sydney Morning Herald, January 31, 2009