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Malaria Links

  1. Factual links

    Some of the websites providing factual information on Malaria :

    • 1.1 International organizations addressing malaria
    • 1.2 National organizations addressing malaria
    • 1.3 Research partnerships and articles addressing malaria
  2. Partner link
 

1. Factual links

1.1 International organizations addressing malaria
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) dedicates a whole section of its website to malaria, providing technical information, publications, questions & answers, statistics as well as information on WHO programmes and activities at: www.who.int/topics/malaria/en/ 
    The 2008 World Malaria report, source document of this Digest can be found at: www.who.int/malaria/wmr2008 
  • The World Malaria Day is commemorated annually to provide education and understanding of malaria and spread information on the malaria-control strategies. More information at:
    www.rbm.who.int/worldmalariaday/resources.html 
  • The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership provides a coordinated global approach to fighting malaria. It was launched in 1998 by the WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and the World Bank. More information at: www.rollbackmalaria.org 
  • The Malaria Foundation International (MFI) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to the fight against malaria since 1992. The MFI provides a central source of information about this disease, links to other organizations, and a calendar of events related to malaria: www.malaria.org 
  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is an international financing institution created to increase resources to fight three of the world's most devastating diseases, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need: www.theglobalfund.org 
  • The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) aims at improving the health and development of children. General information and links to interesting resources on malaria can be found at:
    www.unicef.org/health/index_malaria.html 
  • The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were agreed upon by all the world’s countries and leading development institutions to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people. The reduction of child mortality (goal 4) and the improvement of maternal health (goal 5) are particularly important in the fight against malaria. More information at:
    www.un.org/millenniumgoals/bkgd.shtml 
1.2 National organizations addressing malaria
  • Nobelprize.org is the official website of the Nobel Foundation. It provides information on the history of malaria and related reading. It also has some educational games. More information at:
    http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/malaria/ 
  • The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides information on malaria, such as frequently asked questions, control and prevention measures, malaria programs and campaigns as well as specific information to healthcare professionals and travelers:
    www.cdc.gov/Malaria/ 
  • The UK Health Protection Agency gives general information, guidelines and epidemiological data on malaria on its website: www.hpa.org.uk/webw 
  • NHS Choices draws together the knowledge and expertise of different UK healthcare institutions and organizations. It provides a comprehensive guide to malaria, its treatment and prevention, giving access to expert views and real stories. More information at : www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Malaria/ 
1.3 Research partnerships and articles addressing malaria
  • The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) has put together a spatial database with the limits of malaria transmission and has gathered a large archive of community-based estimates of malaria parasite prevalence. The data are available at: www.map.ox.ac.uk/ 
  • The Malaria Journal is a peer-reviewed, online journal which makes scientific research articles freely available on all aspects of malaria: www.malariajournal.com 
  • PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) is a global program of the international non-profit organization PATH. Its mission is to accelerate the development of malaria vaccines and ensure their availability and accessibility in the developing world: www.malariavaccine.org 
  • The Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) aims at strengthening and sustaining the capacity of malaria-endemic countries in Africa through collaborative research and training. More information at: www.mimalaria.org 
  • African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET), its mission is to promote capacity strengthening and networking of malaria R&D in Africa: www.amanet-trust.org 
 

2. Partner link

  • GlaxoSmithKline’s endeavours include research and development for a malaria vaccine to protect children in endemic communities, new drugs to treat infections as well as community education and advocacy programmes. More information at:
    www.gsk.com/malaria/index.htm 
  • The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) operates at all health-system levels in combating malaria. More information available at:
    www.sdc.admin.ch/en/Home/Themes/Health/Communicable_diseases 

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