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In Advance Of World Malaria Day, WHO Urges International Community To Address Gaps In Malaria…

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Malaria Day, U.N. officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease “Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a post-2015 future, top United Nations…More

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GSK’s Malaria Vaccine Represents Breakthrough Despite Being Partially Effective, Researchers…

News outlets report on a new study on an experimental malaria vaccine published in The Lancet. Associated Press: Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases “The world’s leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn’t work very well and that initial protection fades over…More

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Health Care Service Disruptions Due To Ebola In West Africa Likely Led To Additional Malaria…

News outlets report on a study published in The Lancet suggesting some malaria deaths in West Africa are attributable to health care interruptions because of the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths: study “The collapse of health services in three West African countries devastated by Ebola may have caused some 11,000…More

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Financial Times Publishes Special Report On Combating Malaria

Financial Times: Combating Malaria — Special Report “New tools and tactics are being used to counter the spread of malaria across the world. Governments and researchers are hoping drugs, promised vaccine trials, and new pesticides will help alleviate malaria’s huge economic and human costs. The global efforts are a race against time as mosquitoes grow…More

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U.N., Donors Outline Ebola’s Lessons, Begin Implementing Community-Based Initiatives

GeekWire: Lessons from the world’s Ebola response: faster intervention, better communication needed “The Ebola outbreak is still ongoing, but leaders of the international response to the disease have already taken away several key lessons. During a panel in San Francisco, a handful of leaders who have been involved with the response to the disease offered…More

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Opinion Pieces, Editorial Recognize World Malaria Day, Call For Greater Investment In Ending…

EurActiv: Stronger than a mosquito bite: How to win the fight against malaria Valentina Barbagallo, policy and advocacy officer at ONE “…By increasing resources to build more efficient and resilient health care systems as well as measures specifically tailored for malaria, we can achieve real progress against this entirely preventable and treatable disease. If world…More

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African CDC Must Engage With WHO, AFRO To Achieve Its Health Goals

The Lancet: The African CDC and WHO AFRO Editorial Board “…If the African CDC develops into a strong organization, it should help bolster disease surveillance and response on the continent. However, it needs to work with existing health agencies in Africa, especially WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive response to…More

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Community Health Workers Can Effectively Provide Health Care On Local Level But More Data…

Huffington Post: Bringing Health Care to the Doorsteps of African Communities Cindil Redick, manager of advocacy & communications for the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign at the Earth Institute at Columbia University “…[D]espite all of the research and evidence in support of [community health workers (CHWs)], these essential health workers, who are on the…More

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Vaccinations Essential To Protecting Health, Well-Being Of Children In India

Huffington Post: Giving Our Children A Shot At Health Vishwajeet Kumaar, scientist and founder and CEO of Community Empowerment Lab “This World Immunization Week (April 24-30), countries around the world will celebrate one of the most transformative health interventions in the history of public health — vaccines. … Last month, the government [of India] launched…More

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Ebola Epidemic Provides Local Media With Critical Lessons In Health Communication

Devex: Empowering local media can make the difference: 5 lessons from the Ebola crisis Alison Campbell, senior director for global initiatives at Internews “…A preliminary assessment done by Internews in November found more than 300 types of social mobilization and messaging systems in the three worst-affected countries: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. This chaotic information…More

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World Must Make Continued Investments To Eradicate Polio

Globe and Mail: Vanquishing a virus Itzhak Perlman, Israeli-American violinist and conductor, and Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada “…Thanks to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), launched by Rotary International, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and joined more recently by the Bill &…More

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Blog Posts Highlight Successes, Challenges Of Malaria Prevention, Treatment For Pregnant Women,…

Global Health NOW: Pregnancy and Malaria Clara Menéndez, director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative, ISGlobal, Barcelona Institute for Global Health and a WHO consultant, highlights the need to include the high-risk groups of pregnant women and infants in malaria research. “…The malaria research agenda needs to consider the particular needs of pregnant…More

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WHO Urges Increased Efforts To Reach Child Vaccination Targets Ahead Of World Immunization Week

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Immunization Week, U.N. warns global vaccination targets ‘far off track’ “The United Nations World Health Organization [Wednesday] warned that progress towards global vaccination targets for 2015 is ‘far off track,’ with one in five children still missing out on routine life-saving immunizations that could avert 1.5 million deaths each…More

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U.S. Rep. Crenshaw Urges Continued Cooperative Efforts To End Malaria Worldwide

Ripon Advance: Congressman urges partners in the fight against malaria to keep working “Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance, recently asked leading partners in the fight against malaria to continue working for achievements in that mission…More

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