European Medicines Agency – News and Events – First malaria vaccine receives positive scientific opinion from EMA

This is important scientific news. It’s well worth a read.

via European Medicines Agency – News and Events – First malaria vaccine receives positive scientific opinion from EMA.

Whilst, the Malaria vaccine will make huge difference in Africa, it’s less clear if it will be effective against some of the latest drug resistant types of Malaria to be found in Asia.

Thoughts?

Millions of pounds of aid money is at risk of falling into criminal hands, warn MPs – Telegraph

This is a deeply worrying, must-read article published in the Daily Telegraph. Check it out!

via Millions of pounds of aid money is at risk of falling into criminal hands, warn MPs – Telegraph.

Despite the savage impact of austerity, David Cameron’s government has ring-fenced foreign aid, yet it looks like the money has gone to criminals.

Let me ask an open question:

Surely, it time to do a zero-based budgeting exercise on foreign aid and start from a white sheet of paper?

Thoughts?