A World Health Organization/UNICEF report claims more than 6 million lives have been saved from malaria over the past 15 years. Several countries are on the verge of eliminating the disease, health officials have said.
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By Dr Bjørn Lomborg In rich countries, the biggest causes of death are strokes, heart attacks and cancer, accounting for more than two-thirds of all deaths. But for the poorer world, people often assume that infectious diseases like diarrhoea, tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria, measles and tetanus are the biggest killers. That is no longer true. While …
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By Sisonke Msimang JOHANNESBURG: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria marks its tenth anniversary this year against a backdrop of growing protests against global inequality. World attention has been trained on the Occupy movement, which has challenged the “1 percent” of the global population that exercises disproportionate influence on economic and social policy. …