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Health 03-07-2020

NGOs call for moratorium on controversial ‘gene drive organisms’

After over 78 environmental and agricultural organisations signing a letter this week calling for a moratorium on gene drive technology, EURACTIV took a closer look at the controversial technology to find out about what it is and the implications it holds.
Coronavirus 22-04-2020

US study indicates ineffectiveness of antimalarial drug in COVID-19 patients

Initial research indicates that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does not help to fight the coronavirus. The study even showed that the mortality rate in patients treated with the drug was significantly higher than in patients treated without the drug.
Health 24-04-2017

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said today (24 April).
Development Policy 08-03-2017

WHO: Environmental pollution causes one in four infant deaths

Unhealthy environments kill 1.7 million children under the age of five each year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Sub-Saharan Africa is the worst-affected region. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
Development Policy 20-05-2016

SDG progress hampered by insufficient mortality data

Life expectancy is at its highest in Europe and the average is globally rising at a significant rate except in Africa, according to new figures released by the World Health Organisation. But its work is being hurt by a lack of data to analyse. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 26-04-2016

Corruption continues to hinder Global Fund’s work

The Global Fund has financed anti-malaria programmes in 100 countries since its foundation in 2002. However, there are flaws in the system and the spectre of corruption is ever present. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Global Europe 11-02-2016

Scientists prepare for potential Zika virus outbreak in Southern Europe

Researchers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the Zika virus, as it is highly likely that it will reach Southern Europe, according to the group.
Development Policy 26-01-2016

Mozambique goes to war with malaria

In September, the international community adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, one of which was the pledge to contain malaria by 2030. In Mozambique, an international project promises to contribute. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Development Policy 06-10-2015

Nobel awards discoveries in fighting malaria and roundworm

Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases including malaria and elephantiasis won the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday (5 October).
Development Policy 16-09-2015

Dams create breeding grounds for malaria in Africa

Large dams in sub-Saharan Africa may be responsible for at least one million cases of malaria every year, according to a recent study. Journal de l'Environnement reports
Bed nets combat the spread of malaria
Development Policy 25-07-2015

First malaria vaccine given green light by European regulators

The world’s first malaria vaccine has been given the green light by European regulators and could protect millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa from the life-threatening disease.
Development Policy 22-07-2015

Sanofi cholesterol drug, GSK malaria shot to get EU okay

Sanofi and Regeneron's new cholesterol drug Praluent could be recommended for approval in Europe as early as this week, along with the world's first malaria vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline.
Development Policy 02-03-2015

Ethiopian health minister: We will discuss EU support, but we take no prescriptions

Ethiopia is the champion of country ownership in development. A program designed in Brussels may not necessarily fit into the local context in Africa. This is why Ethiopia doesn’t accept prescriptions from its development partners, Ethiopian health minister Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
Development Policy 26-02-2015

Big pharma, NGO square the circle on access to vaccines

SPECIAL REPORT: One would expect a multinational pharmaceutical group and a leading humanitarian NGO to hold radically opposed views on access to vaccines.
Climate change threatens to take an estimated 250,000 lives each year between 2030 and 2050, mainly in developing countries. [Kuster & Wildhaber Photography]
Development Policy 23-10-2014

Climate change rivals Ebola at World Health Summit

Climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, affecting the poorest countries with weak health care systems - a global challenge that rivaled Ebola as one of the top issues at the World Health Summit in Berlin this week. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 25-07-2014

GSK seeks approval for world’s first malaria vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday (24 Jully) it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa.
Development Policy 17-07-2013

As disease rates fall in Africa, EU urged to maintain health aid

African governments are spending more of their own money to combat the AIDS virus, malaria and other health plagues, but a senior global health official says progress in preventing infectious diseases could slow if the EU and other donors skimp on their aid.
Development Policy 09-04-2013

‘Difficult times’ in global fight against AIDS, TB and malaria

The organisation that finances the prevention and treatment of the AIDS virus and other global killers is urging top donors to provide an additional $15 billion (€11.5 billion) to fight infectious diseases over the next three years or risk reversing a decade of advances in care.
Development Policy 09-01-2013

Threatened aid cuts seen as big blow to malaria fight

Threatened reductions in foreign aid from the European Union and its struggling governments could undermine efforts to combat malaria, a readily preventable disease that nonetheless takes a heavy health toll in poor nations, international health experts say.
Asian tiger mosquito [Susan Ellis/Bugwood.org]

EU research bites on malaria cure

An EU-funded research programme has claimed a breakthrough in malaria research, opening the door to a possible cure for the lethal disease.
Sports 17-11-2009

Can football fever beat malaria in Africa?

The 'United Against Malaria' campaign hopes to use the excitement of preparations for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa to help the continent win the fight against malaria, a preventable disease which kills a child every 30 seconds and nearly one million people per year.

EU urged to fund research on ‘terrible triangle’ of disease

The European Commission is failing to pay its "fair share" in funding research into the main poverty-related killers HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, according to health NGOs.
Health 02-08-2005

Commission gives extra money to fight poverty-related diseases

The Commission has allocated an extra 58 million euro to fight three poverty-related diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Trade & Society 01-09-2003

Breakthrough: WTO eases access to affordable medicines

Having missed the original deadline of 31 December 2002, WTO members reached a definitive agreement on 30 August on this issue, giving momentum to the Cancún talks.