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December 2012

  • SADC and UAM team up to fight malaria

    The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), a development organization of 15 countries, has officially joined United Against Malaria in its fight against the deadly scourge that kills nearly 600,000 Africans a year, mostly women and children, during the SADC Malaria Day celebrations in Manhica, Mozambique.

  • WHO report: malaria incidence rates halved in 12 sub-Saharan African countries

    The year 2012 ended with good news from the World Health Organization: a dozen sub-Saharan African countries have seen at least a 50 per cent reduction in the incidence of the disease. But despite "unprecedented gains" in the fight against malaria, especially among children, there was a real danger of slipping back, said experts in the 2012 WHO World Malaria Report in December.