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If polio is on the run, why do we need new tools to help prevent it?

Guest contributor Laura Anderson is an editor at PATH. In the past 25 years, global immunization efforts have eliminated polio from most regions of the world. Over the last two decades, the number of cases has dropped by more than … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow the right contraceptive can change a woman’s lifeWhat is PATH? A longtime colleague weighs inHow does military service provide unique training for global health work? ;

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AIDS 2014: When HIV Research and Data Collection Is at Odds with “Do No Harm”

The following is a guest post from Health Policy Project Senior Policy Advisor Anita Datar and Health Policy Project Ron MacInnis, of the Futures Group. By Anita Datar, Senior Policy Advisor, and Ron MacInnis, Deputy Director for HIV, Health Policy Project, Futures Group MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA —Using maps to understand spatial patterns in disease epidemics is […](Read more…)

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Bike messenger: unlocking new voices to stop HIV/AIDS in Uganda

We share our deepest condolences with those who lost loved ones on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, including many colleagues on their way to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. In recognition of their dedication to the fight against HIV/AIDS, … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesGugu Xaba: making the most of a child’s first 1,000 daysHere’s how smart information systems save livesPharmacies on the frontline of sexual and reproductive health ;

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Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress

One of the most dramatic international responses to the Millennium Development Goals launched by then United Nations Secretary Kofi Annan in 2000 has been the global public health community’s response to MDG 6 “To combat AIDS, malaria and other diseases” [1].  …The post Millennium Development Goal 6: Measuring Progress appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.


GSK Applies For Approval Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine

Reuters: GSK seeks approval for world’s first malaria vaccine “GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) said on Thursday it is applying for regulatory approval for the world’s first vaccine against malaria, designed for children in Africa…” (Kelland, 7/24).


UNAIDS Official Discusses New Gap Report

AIDS.gov blog: Conversations from AIDS 2014: Mary Mahy, UNAIDS Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, discusses the release of the UNAIDS Gap Report and speaks to Mary Mahy of UNAIDS on “what its findings mean for the global HIV/AIDS community” (7/23).


TB detection innovation holds potential to reduce infection’s spread

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Sputum samples containing tuberculosis bacteria fluoresce. Jeffrey D. Cirillo A newly discovered way of testing people for tuberculosis (TB) dramatically cuts the time it takes for a diagnosis to under an hour. The development by chemist Jianghong Rao of Stanford and microbiologist Jeffrey Cirillo of Texas A&M Health Science Center could not only make TB … Continue reading →


Breathing new life

About the guest author Twenty-five year old Durga has travelled 15 km from her village to get to Darbhanga (Bihar), the district headquarters, following the advice of the local auxiliary nurse and midwife (ANM). Her daughter Puja, who is 10 months old and severely malnourished, lies listless on her lap. At the Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC), Puja is at the right place, where hopefully she will be brought back from an extremely critical situation. For Durga, being at the NRC is also an opportunity to learn how to look after this child. Sadly, she lost her first born two years ago.


Experts Urge Inclusion Of NTDs In Post-2015 Development Agenda

Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases’ “End The Neglect”: Global Health Partners Continue to Urge the Inclusion of Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Post-2015 Development Agenda “In a recently released policy brief, partners from the global health community continue to urge all United Nations (U.N.) Member States to ensure that the forthcoming post-2015 framework include…More


Blog Post Summarizes CDC Official’s Presentation At AIDS 2014

AIDS.gov blog: AIDS 2014 Day 3: CDC’s Laura Kann on Adolescents and HIV-Related Risk Behavior Miguel Gomez, director of AIDS.gov and senior communications adviser at the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy at HHS, highlights a presentation on HIV-related risk behavior in adolescents made at the International AIDS Conference by Laura Kann, head of the…More


U.S. Census Bureau Releases Updated HIV/AIDS Database

U.S. Census Bureau: Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database “The U.S. Census Bureau [on Monday] released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000 statistics, an increase of approximately 5,900 new estimates in the last…More


New Paper Highlights Key Progress, Challenges Ahead of Post-2015 Agenda Setting

; In an important new paper, “Neglected tropical diseases: now more than just ‘other disease’ — the post-2015 agenda,” published in International Health, David Molyneux, professor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, captures why defeating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is so critical. He writes, “The overall context of NTD control is the contribution it […]


If polio is on the run, why do we need new tools to help prevent it?

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Guest contributor Laura Anderson is an editor at PATH. In the past 25 years, global immunization efforts have eliminated polio from most regions of the world. Over the last two decades, the number of cases has dropped by more than … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesHow the right contraceptive can change a woman’s lifeWhat is PATH? A longtime colleague weighs inHow does military service provide unique training for global health work? ;


Methaemoglobin and COHb in patients with malaria

Background: Haemolytic conditions may contribute to disease pathogenesis and severe clinical manifestations through the liberation of free haemoglobin (Hb) and production of toxic free haem.


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