Global malaria response needs a jumpstart

This year's World Malaria Report was a mixed bag. There are more women and children being protected from the disease, which continues to disproportionately affect Africans, but overall progress in prevention appears to have stalled.

The result is that about 11 million pregnant women — who are especially vulnerable to the disease — were infected with malaria in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018. → Read the rest “Global malaria response needs a jumpstart”

An agreement with some strings attached

The World Health Organization is really pushing African countries to translate commitments their leaders have made to universal health coverage into actual practice. And they are offering up some inducements.

The WHO signed an agreement with the African Union last week to provide expertise in areas ranging from drug regulations to finance modeling to AU and country officials. → Read the rest “An agreement with some strings attached”