Author Archives: SciDev.net

Ebola vaccine shows huge promise in the field

The rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine is “highly efficacious” in preventing the disease, shows clinical trial in Guinea.

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Mosquito-hunting spiders could help fight deadly malaria

Spiders from East Africa and Malaysia devour disease-transmitting mosquitoes and could help control malaria.

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Extend HIV treatment to all, WHO to recommend

The advice to expand treatment beyond vulnerable groups follows studies showing the benefits of early intervention.

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Mauritian president discusses why traditional medicine matters

Hear Ameenah Gurib-Fakim explain why scientists should tap local knowledge for development solutions.

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Poor health systems hamper fight against tropical diseases

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Just US$300 million a year would greatly improve drug delivery for neglected tropical diseases, says coalition.

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View on Disability: SDGs lack mental health ambition

Millions suffer mental health problems, but you wouldn’t know it from the draft goals, says Jagannath Lamichhane.

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Viagra may prove a valuable weapon against malaria

The drug alters infected red blood cells so the body should filter them from the bloodstream, shows study.

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Shop-based malaria kit boosts testing for disease

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But despite rise in testing, many patients carry on buying inappropriate medication, finds Ugandan trial.

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Merck’s HIV patent agreement ignites monopoly criticism

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“Pharma giant Merck has become the latest drug company to shareintellectual property rights with a UN-backed patent pool for HIVmedicines, but critics have told SciDev.Net it is “a false Read More

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HIV trial holds promise for preventing infection

This audio feature examines evidence that an antiretroviral pill may protect homosexual men at risk of infection.

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Improving healthcare in post-tsunami Sri Lanka

This audio slideshow visits Sri Lanka’s resilient healthcare system ten years after the natural disaster.

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Ebola funding held up by ‘inefficient’ WHO alert system

Only about a third of pledged funding has been paid since the WHO declared an emergency, says analysis.

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Gates Foundation reviews funding focus after criticism

The foundation aims to look less at technology and more at delivery to target polio and other diseases.

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Water crises seen as a top threat in next decade

Shortage of clean fresh water deemed greatest global risk in terms of impact in World Economic Forum report.

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