Creating demand in Nigeria – a new learning paperPublished: Apr 14, 2014
When it comes to reducing malaria transmission, supply and demand are both crucial components of any prevention and case management programme. Past experience has proven that supplying governments, health facilities, service delivery points and communities with the necessary resources and tools is only half the battle – the people must also have a desire to use malaria prevention and case management services.

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World Health Worker Week – in picturesPublished: Apr 10, 2014
April 7 not only marked World Health Day, but also the beginning of World Health Worker Week, organised by the Global Health Workforce Alliance. Only in its second year, World Health Worker Week puts the spotlight on those who make better health a reality all over the world – not just helping to prevent and treat malaria, but also a variety of other deadly diseases and health threats. 

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World Malaria Day: artemisinin resistance – threats & responsesPublished: Apr 8, 2014

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Understanding vector behaviour, World Health Day 2014Published: Apr 7, 2014
On World Health Day 2014, Malaria Consortium is highlighting the increasing risk to populations worldwide from vector-borne diseases. More than a billion people are infected each year from conditions such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever. Dengue is the world's fastest growing vector-borne disease, with a 30-fold increase in incidence over the last 50 years.

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Renewed commitment to step up the fight against neglected tropical diseasesPublished: Apr 4, 2014
At an event in Paris, Uniting to Combat NTDs: A Conversation on Progress, leading global health figures looked at the progress made against 10 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the last two years and released the second progress report. Uniting to Combat NTDs: Delivering on Promises and Driving Progress describes the significant progress made in the last two years, driven by political will in endemic countries and essential private donor and industry commitments where 700 million people received some form of treatment for NTDs in 2012. The report also highlights remaining gaps where action is still critically needed.

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