Eight More African Countries Included In US Malaria Program

by priya on  December 17, 2006 at 1:39 AM General Health News
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Eight More African Countries Included In US Malaria Program
Eight more African countries will be included in the $1.2 billion U.S. malaria program. The number of African countries benefiting from this program has risen to 23. This five-year program is called the Malaria Initiative and its primary aim is eradication of malaria.

More than a million people die due to malaria every year and 90% of them are from Africa, most of them being children.

The World Bank has promised to fund $180 million for this program.

The program includes allocating funds to control the spread of malaria through insecticides , supply anti-mosquito bed nets and also provide drugs for those infected.

At the Malaria summit, Mr. Bush told government leaders, officials and malaria activists "The goal of defeating malaria is a challenging goal."

"We know exactly what it takes to prevent and treat the disease. The only question is whether we have the will to act."



Source: Medindia
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