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Innovation, Increased Resources, Cooperation Can Eradicate Malaria

Huffington Post: The World Health Organization’s Annual World Malaria Report Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More “…Now is the moment to put the world on a path to eradicating malaria within a generation, a feat that would rank as one of the greatest humanitarian achievements in history. To do that we need to think…More

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Major Progress at the Global Fund: One-Year ‘More Health for the Money’ Update

Last September, we released a report on how the Global Fund could get more health for its money. In it, we offered several concrete suggestions for improvements in several different value-for-money domains, all with an eye toward maximizing the health impact of every dollar spent. A lot can change in a year

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Does socio-economic status explain the differentials in malaria parasite prevalence? Evidence…

Background: Malaria is commonly associated with poverty.

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Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 2: epitope mapping and fine specificity of…

Background: Two long synthetic peptides representing the dimorphic and constant C-terminal domains of the two allelic families of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface proteins 2 are considered promising malaria vaccine candidates.


Myanmar’s Malaria Successes Highlight Need For Collaboration, Trust Building Among National,…

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar “…The need to collaborate is even more pressing now as progress in fighting malaria is threatened by parasite resistance to drugs used to treat the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes. … Aung Kyaw Htwe, the government’s health director of Kayin state, said that…More


Strengthening malaria diagnosis and appropriate treatment in Namibia: a test of case management…

Background: Despite its importance in control and elimination settings, malaria diagnosis rates tend to be low in many African countries.


Pooled PCR testing strategy and prevalence estimation of submicroscopic infections using…

Background: Low malaria parasite densities in pregnancy are a diagnostic challenge.


Innovation, Increased Resources, Cooperation Can Eradicate Malaria

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Huffington Post: The World Health Organization’s Annual World Malaria Report Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More “…Now is the moment to put the world on a path to eradicating malaria within a generation, a feat that would rank as one of the greatest humanitarian achievements in history. To do that we need to think…More


Enantioselective metabolism of primaquine by human CYP2D6

Background: Primaquine, currently the only approved drug for the treatment and radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria, is still used as a racemic mixture.


Pregnant women are a reservoir of malaria transmission in Blantyre, Malawi

Background: During pregnancy, women living in malaria-endemic regions are at increased risk of malaria infection and can harbour chronic placental infections.


Harmonization of malaria rapid diagnostic tests: best practices in labelling including…

Background: Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) largely account for the scale-up of malaria diagnosis in endemic settings.


Drug-Resistant Malaria Threatens Progress Against Disease In Myanmar, World

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Drug-resistant malaria: the world’s next big health crisis? “…Experts say Myanmar, which has the largest malaria burden in the region, is the next frontier in the spread of resistance to artemisinin. … If the problem spreads beyond the region, history would repeat itself for a third time, as resistance to other malaria…More


Efficacy of intranasal administration of artesunate in experimental cerebral malaria

Background: Improving management of patients suffering from cerebral malaria is needed to reduce the devastating mortality and morbidity of the disease in endemic areas.


The duration of Plasmodium falciparum infections

Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium ovale are often considered the malaria parasites best adapted to long-term survival in the human host because of their latent exo-erythrocytic forms.


Malaria’s contribution to World War One – the unexpected adversary

Malaria in the First World War was an unexpected adversary.


Efficacy of artesunate-amodiaquine for the treatment of acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria…

Background: A regular evaluation of therapeutic efficacy in sentinel sites and a system of surveillance are required to establish treatment guidelines and adapt national anti-malarial drug policy to the rapidly changing epidemiology of drug-resistant malaria.


SE Asian Militaries Play Important Role In Malaria Control But Also Act As Transmission…

SciDev.Net: Military forces play a dual role in malaria control “Military organizations of South-East Asian countries can help in the fight against malaria, a new study reports, but they are also ‘under-recognized’ transmission reservoirs of malaria infections…” (Ives, 12/14).


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