Published: Sunday 31 December 2006

Researchers in Kenya and Britain say they are creating a global map to pinpoint locations where malaria is most likely to strike. They say it will help fight the mosquito-borne disease by enabling individual countries to work out infection rates and required drugs. The map should be complete within the next 18 months, the researchers say.

Radio Sagarmatha, the Kathmandu-based community radio broadcaster has been awarded the amarc International Prize. The prize which is awarded every four years was presented to Sagarmatha in Amman, Jordan at the amarc World Conference of Community Radio Broadcasters. The radio station received the award for "its pioneering role in community radio".

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