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  1. Haiti Hit by Major Earthquake

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    From the BBC (original link) Haitian President Rene Preval has said thousands of people are feared dead following a huge quake which has devastated the country's capital. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said the head of the UN mission in Haiti and his deputy were among more than 100...

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  2. Key Interventions Save Children's Lives in Myanmar

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    Seventy percent of Myanmar’s children under 5 live in rural areas and are therefore highly susceptible to diarrheal disease, pneumonia and other acute respiratory illnesses, which are the primary causes of death among children under 5 in the country. Dug wells, tube wells,...

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  3. Thousands lack access to effective anti-malarial treatment

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    New malaria research unveiled today in Kenya finds that thousands of people die each year because they can't afford - or don't have access to - the most effective form of treatment, called artemisinin-based combination therapies or ACTs. The ACTwatch research project,...

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  4. Millions die because of high malaria drug prices

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    Artemisinin combination therapy drugs good but expensive 6-nation study says ACTs can cost 65 times daily wage LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Nearly a million people die from malaria each year because they cannot afford the most effective treatment and instead often buy old...

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  5. Malaria: a research agenda for the eradication era

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    The world’s largest meeting on malaria, the 5th Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference, convenes in Nairobi, Kenya, on Nov 1–6.1 Since the last MIM meeting in 2005, the malaria landscape has transformed dramatically. Scientific progress and...

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