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“Access to information literally saves lives:” free access to UpToDate in LMICs

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

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Malaria burden and costs of intensified control in Bhutan, 2006–14: an…

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.

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Lifting the Patent Barrier to New Drugs and Energy Sources – The New York Times

Strict patents on technology have had the effect of hindering global progress in some fields, especially in combating disease and climate change. Source: Lifting the Read More

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Sri Lanka eliminates malaria with shift in strategy

Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance.


The Lancet Examines Global Fund Replenishment, History Of Funding, Progress

The Lancet: Global Fund replenishment meeting nears target amount “Hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montréal, QC, Canada, last week, the fifth replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reached a total of US$12.91 billion. … For the executive director of the fund, Mark Dybul, the positive result represents…More


Cost effectiveness of intermittent screening followed by treatment versus intermittent…

Emergence of high-grade sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) resistance in parts of Africa has led to growing concerns about the efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) with …


Plasmodium vivax msp-3α polymorphisms: analysis in the Indian subcontinent

Plasmodium vivax is the most widely distributed human malaria parasite and accounts for approximately the same number of malaria cases as Plasmodium falciparum in India.


Devex Examines ‘Surprises And Questions’ From Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment Conference

Devex: Surprises and questions from the Global Fund replenishment “Donors got creative in their efforts to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with $12.9 billion last weekend in Montreal, Canada. A range of public and private donors pledged to the Global Fund, including many for the first time. In addition to…More


Filling gaps on ivermectin knowledge: effects on the survival and reproduction of Anopheles…

Strategies designed to advance towards malaria elimination rely on the detection and treatment of infections, rather than fever, and the interruption of malaria transmission between mosquitoes and humans.


The central role of national programme management for the achievement of malaria elimination: a…

A malaria eradication goal has been proposed, at the same time as a new global strategy and implementation framework.


A novel method for mapping village-scale outdoor resting microhabitats of the primary African…

Knowledge of Anopheles resting habitats is needed to advance outdoor malaria vector control.


Devex Examines Successes Of Global Fund Replenishment Conference, Challenges For Future…

Devex: Global Fund sees new donors, persistent gaps “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hit its funding goal at the fifth replenishment conference in Montreal, Canada, on Sept 16-17. But advocates warn that those funds may still fall short of what’s needed to reach the most vulnerable communities. The reasons include persistent…More


U.K. Leadership, Investments In Global Fund Continue To Drive Progress Against Malaria

Huffington Post: Globally United To #EndItForGood James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K. “…We are delighted by Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel’s announcement of the U.K.’s commitment of £1.1billion to the Global Fund, which she described as ‘one of the world’s most effective aid instruments.’ … U.K. leadership and investment…More


Parasite dynamics in the peripheral blood and the placenta during pregnancy-associated malaria…

Malaria infections during pregnancy lead to sequestration of parasite infected red blood cells in the placenta.


A computational lens for sexual-stage transmission, reproduction, fitness and kinetics in…

The burden of falciparum malaria remains unacceptably high in much of sub-Saharan Africa and massive efforts are underway to eliminate the parasite.


Geographic distribution of amino acid mutations in DHFR and DHPS in Plasmodium vivax isolates…

Non-synonymous mutations in dhfr and dhps genes in Plasmodium vivax are associated with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) resistance.


Lay knowledge and management of malaria in Baringo county, Kenya

Malaria, a disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium and transmitted by female anopheline mosquitoes, is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and loss in productivity in humans.


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