This week, Yannis Valtis joined us for a short conversation about a new paper he and colleagues recently published in BMJ Global Health. Their study Read More
The malaria burden in Bhutan decreased significantly during the study period with high coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets. The foreseeable challenges that require national attention to maintain a malaria-free status after elimination are importation of malaria, especially from India; continued protection of the population in endemic districts through complete coverage with long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying; and exploration of local funding modalities post-elimination in the event of a reduction in international funding.
Deutsche Welle: World Malaria Day: WHO on the fight against malaria “The World Health Organization (WHO) has set some ambitious goals to be reached by 2020 — including the reduction of malaria deaths by 40 percent and the elimination of the disease in at least 10 more countries. Dr. Pedro Alonso, director of the WHO’s…More
Al Jazeera: WHO: Malaria vaccine to be ‘real life’ tested in Africa “The world’s first malaria vaccine will be available in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi from 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO)…” (4/24). CNN: First malaria vaccine to be widely tested in Africa next year (Christensen, 4/24). Devex: Behind the…More
Financial Times: FT Health: Malaria “We look at the latest genetic breakthroughs, new medicines, and the prospects for an anti-malarial vaccine, a potential role for GM mosquitoes, and other leading features of the advances and continuing fight against the disease…” (Multiple authors, 4/24).
The Conversation: What Africa still needs to do to eliminate malaria Willis Simon Akhwale, country director of I-TECH Kenya at the University of Washington “…To achieve low transmission rates and eventual elimination [of malaria], African countries need to invest in understanding the geography, evolutionary history of flora and fauna, infrastructure, and land use in Africa.…More
WHO: Malaria: retreat of a centuries-old scourge This chapter of the WHO’s “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” report focuses on malaria. “Energized in 2007 by a call for malaria eradication, the world united around a new agenda to control and eliminate this ancient scourge. Better drugs and diagnostics emerged, and WHO-driven policies led to…More
CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: The Road Ahead to Malaria Eradication Patrick Kachur, chief of the Malaria Branch in the CDC’s Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, discusses progress toward eliminating malaria and recognizes World Malaria Day, with the theme “End Malaria for Good.” Kachur highlights the three pillars of the WHO’s Global Technical Strategy (GTS)…More
At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.
Categories: U.S. Policy and FundingThe following is a guest post by Brittany Iskarpatyoti, MPH On World Malaria Day 2015, MEASURE Evaluation called for a global commitment from public health workers to address gender in anti-malaria programming and policies and build up data systems to measure and respond to gender inequities in malaria outcomes. Two years later, gender’s role in malaria programs […](Read more…)
Understanding Cambodia’s anti-malarial and diagnostic landscape in 2015 is critical for informing and monitoring strategies and policies as Cambodia moves forward with national efforts to eliminate malaria.
In 2015/2016, an ACTwatch outlet survey was implemented to assess the anti-malarial and malaria testing landscape in Myanmar across four domains (Eastern, Central, Coastal, Western regions).
Christine Kihembo, FETP graduate from Uganda led a study in her country on Podoconiosis, a neglected tropical diseases that affects about 4 million people around the world. Above, the typical asymmetrical lymphedema (lower limb swelling) seen in podoconiosis. The skin on the affected limbs is thickened with warty and mossy nodules and toes are disfigured. Photo credit: Christine Kihembo. Every day, somewhere in the world, field epidemiologists or “disease detectives” save lives by detecting and controlling disease outbreaks.
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A study shows that a drug used to control malaria in pregnancy could also prevent sexually transmitted infections.