Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children | Global health

[ad_1] A trial combining vaccinations and prevention drugs has substantially lowered the number of children dying of malaria in two African countries, according to researchers. The results of the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have been hailed as “very striking”, especially at a time when decades-long progress on combating malaria has … Read more

‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ UK told | Global development

[ad_1] The UK government has been urged to open up its £11bn pot of climate funding to contraception, as research from low-income countries shows a link between poor access to reproductive health services and environmental damage. In a letter to Alok Sharma, president of the UN Cop26 climate conference, an alliance of more than 60 … Read more