ALMA receives ExxonMobil $250.

Not merely is ExxonMobil making a financial commitment, but they are bringing their business management expertise to the table and a track record of success in helping African nations combat this deadly, but beatable disease. The past year has seen enormous progress in the fight against malaria in Africa, due in large component to the collaborative work of ALMA, which includes been instrumental in accelerating access to and the use of malaria control interventions such as mosquito nets.Simbartl, M.S., D. Scott Obrosky, M.S., Marta L. Render, M.D., Ron W. Freyberg, M.S., John A. Jernigan, M.D., Robert R. Muder, M.D., LaToya J. Miller, M.P.H., and Gary A. Roselle, M.D.: Veterans Affairs Initiative to avoid Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are a problem in the United States1 and elsewhere. MRSA is among the most common factors behind ventilator-associated pneumonia, bloodstream infections connected with central venous catheters, and surgical-site infections.4 Based on the success of the pilot study in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and recognizing the importance of preventing MRSA infections for all veterans, the Veterans Health Administration , a division of the Department of Veterans Affairs, issued a directive beginning in March 2007 and to implement the bundle in every remaining acute care units by October 1, 2007.