Legal commitment to spend 0.7% on aid moves one step closerPublished: Sep 17, 2014
On Friday, the UK’s commitment to spend 0.7 percent of Gross National Income (GNI) on international development moved one step closer to being enshrined in law, after 166 MPs voted in favour of the bill during its second reading in the House of Commons.  The International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill will now move to the committee stage of the legislative process, where the details of the proposed law will be examined, debated and agreed.

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Uganda launches test kits project to boost malaria treatment in private health sectorPublished: Sep 16, 2014
16 September - Malaria Consortium, in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the National Drug Authority, WHO and other NGOs, has launched a $6.2 million (about £10.1 million) project to create a private sector market for quality malaria rapid diagnostic test kits (mRDTs).  These tools enable all health service providers to diagnose patients with suspected malaria cases in just 20 minutes.

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Community dialogues in Zambia - in picturesPublished: Sep 2, 2014
The success of health interventions hinges on the involvement of affected communities. One method of encouraging engagement is through community dialogues, which gather villagers to discuss and find local solutions to health challenges.

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Harmonisation: lessons for improving donor and partner support for malaria controlPublished: Aug 22, 2014
For most large-scale health programmes, harmonisation amongst partners is key. When it comes to disease control, this is all the more essential. As organisations work with limited resources and across multiple countries, they have a major task in ensuring that their resources are used to maximum benefit and that duplication of efforts is avoided.

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Historic campaign delivers mosquito nets to every household across UgandaPublished: Aug 18, 2014
A universal LLIN campaign to distribute 21 million nets across Uganda reached completion this weekend and was marked at an event in Kampala.

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