Transforming Health For All in Angola

By Dr. Paulo R P Souza, chief of party of HFA, PSI/Angola In Angola, nearly two decades of peace and robust economic growth has led to huge progress in the management of the country’s national health system. Building on years of bilateral collaboration, USAID launched Projecto de Saúde Para Todos (Health For All, or HFA)

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#OneBillionNets to Save Lives and Defeat Malaria

By Jenny Tolep, External Relations & Communications World Malaria Day is fast approaching on Saturday, April 25th, and this year we have much to celebrate. Since 2004 the global community has distributed one billion nets, saving more than 4 million lives. Created as part of the One Billion Nets campaign, the video below marks this

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The Power of a Net

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By: Jenny Tolep, External Relations and Communications A single net can change a life. In Burundi, Geneviève used to stay up all night in fear of her or her family members catching malaria – a disease that killed her brother and two of her children. But after PSI distributed mosquito nets to the local health

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Harvard Scholar in Residence Hones in on Malaria Innovation Strategies

ExxonMobil continues its established collaboration with Harvard by supporting the position. The oil giant has invested over $100 million in bednets, anti-malarial medicines and sector leadership since 2000. Part of that funding has gone to the June Science of Eradication event that brought together individuals from various sectors to train them as future leaders in the malaria fight.

“ExxonMobil has long valued our partnership with Harvard to combat malaria,” said Suzanne McCarron, president of the ExxonMobil Foundation. “Dr. Rabinovich is bringing her unique expertise and knowledge to this program, and we look forward to seeing the impact this partnership will have on the malaria field.”

The WHO estimates that there were 216 million cases in 2011. Mortality rates caused by malaria are down by over 25% since 2000, but malaria was still responsible for killing roughly 655,000 people in 2010. There are know interventions to prevent the spread and reduce the impact of malaria, but the disease continues to affect children in sub-Saharan Africa at a high rate.

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