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Bill Gates Infographic Reveals The World's Deadliest Animal — And It's Not Even A Close Race

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This Bill Gates Infographic Reveals The World's Deadliest Animal. It shows how many people are killed by different species of animal every year. The big red block at the bottom might surprise you.

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Watch informative video created on the progress being made in the fight against Malaria in Ghana with Indoor Residual Spraying.

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Malaria is prevalent in the developing world—and Africa in particular, where 91 percent of the estimated 660,000 deaths from the disease in 2010 occurred. This informative video was created by the World Gold Council on the progress being made in the fight against Malaria in Ghana with Indoor Residual Spraying.

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Global Fund Donors Pledge US$12 Billion

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Donors at the launch of the Global Fund’s Fourth Replenishment today pledged US$12.0 billion for the next three years, the largest amount ever committed to fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Malaria Elimination Impossible to Achieve Without African Entomologists

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Major success in the fight against malaria has largely been due to efforts aimed at killing mosquitoes. But mosquitoes are developing resistance to these chemicals while at the same time global funds for their deployment are shrinking.

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Africa: MDGs 2015 - Continent Can't Meet Target On HIV, TB, Malaria

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African leaders have admitted that they cannot meet the 2015 target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for a pushback against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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US Senate Agrees on New Malaria Resolution

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The Senate of the United States of America agreed to a new resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day, including the target of ending malaria deaths by 2015. It reaffirmed US leadership and support for efforts to combat malaria as a critical component of the President's Global Health Initiative.

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Kenya: Nyanza Residents Misuse Mosquito Nets, Study Reveals

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PLANS by the government to fight malaria through the use of mosquito treated nets seem to be failing after it emerged that nearly 50 percent of those who acquired the nets use them for different purposes.

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Risk Assessment - Autochthonous Plasmodium vivax malaria in Greece

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Greece reports six cases of Plasmodium vivax infection in Evrotas, Lakonia, Peloponnese region, and Chalkida in Evoia since June 2011.

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The Tenacious Buzz of Malaria

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Humans have underestimated the disease for millennia; new research, and new worries.

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Malaria Cripples African Economy

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African leaders and health experts met recently in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, to develop plans for a counterattack on malaria, which financially costs Africa more each year than all foreign aid combined.

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Answers to Common Questions About Mosquitoes

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Why are some people more attractive to mosquitoes than others?
Scientists are still investigating the complexities involved with mosquito host acceptance and rejection.

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Affluent Nations Must Help Africa Quell Malaria Epidemic and Boost Crops

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WASHINGTON: AIDS, Liberia, widespread famine and now President Bush's historic visit are re-focusing the Free World's attention on Africa.

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Dengue Mosquiteo in Chile for First Time in Decades

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SANTIAGO (Reuters Health) - After a century, the mosquito responsible for the spread of dengue and yellow fever has been detected again in the continental area of Chile, a country traditionally proud of being free of the two illnesses.

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Cuba Proposed as Headquarters for Dengue Fever Researc

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The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have proposed Cuba as the cooperation center headquarters for results in the battle against dengue fever.

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Wondering About Mosquitos

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You may be wondering why is it that mosquitoes have not been implicated in the spread of far more deadly parasites than malaria or viruses like dengue fever.

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Bug Facts and Other Trivia

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A report published in National Geographic Today (March 28, 2002) describes how Oliver Zompro, research entomologist at the Max Planck Institute of Limnology in Plön, Germany have discovered an insect that constitutes a new order of insects.

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Giant Flightless Stick-Insect Found Near Lord Howe Island, UK

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A giant stick insect pronounced extinct for the past 80 years has been found clinging tenaciously to a rocky pinnacle off Lord Howe Island.

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Ethiopia Likely to Obtain Over US $50 Million to Fight Malaria

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Ethiopia is likely to secure US dollars 53.2 million from the Global Fund to combat the ongoing malaria intervention throughout the country, World Health organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

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3,000 Perish Daily From Malaria

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Malaria kills approximately 3,000 people a day and the toll is rising, according to recent figures released by the WHO and reported by The Guardian Online.

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West Africa: New Generation of Locusts Expected As Egg-Laying Continues

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Swarms of locusts are still laying eggs in southern Mauritania and although the rainy season is coming to an end, conditions are still favourable for a fresh round of breeding to take place in many parts of West Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Friday.

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Members of Parliament Support the Use of DDT

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Lawmakers [in Kampala] have declared their support for the government to use DDT to fight against malaria.

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In Natural Disasters, Cadavers Pose No Threat of Disease

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Washington, D.C., September 23, 2004 (PAHO)-Contrary to popular belief, epidemics do not occur spontaneously after a natural disaster, and dead bodies will not lead to catastrophic outbreaks of exotic diseases, according to disaster experts at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

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World Bank Boosting Support Against Malaria

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April 24, 2005 - The World Bank is substantially boosting its support to combat malaria, a dangerous disease which kills more than 3000 people a day in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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World Bank Global Plan to Fight Malaria

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The World Bank marked Africa Malaria Day, April 25, 2005 with the launch of a global approach to help developing countries fight the disease, which kills more than a million people each year - mostly children under the age of five - while causing millions more to become sick and blunting economic growth in the most affected countries.

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U.S. Jumpstarts the President's Malaria Initiative and Ushers in Expanded Resources for Angola and Tanzania

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WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that, barely six months after the unveiling of the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), the first major activities under the program began this week in Angola and will start next week in Tanzania.

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