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U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. … Managing health threats through emergency…More

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Task-shifting: an effective way to protect expecting mothers from malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening illness for anyone. But what are the consequences when a pregnant woman gets malaria? During pregnancy, it can cause serious, life-threatening risks for a woman and her baby. Common problems include maternal anemia, miscarriage, prematurity, stillbirth, and … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesOn World Water Day, PATH celebrates the Water for the World ActDesigning a device to save newborn lives: thinking big while thinking smallCondom dancers, vaccine smilers, and toilet sweepers: our favorite 2014 photos ;

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Fighting Malaria with Community Case Management (CCM) Scale-Up in Kenya

Arianna Hutcheson has posted the following blog on our course website – Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care Source: https://www.ifrc.org/Global/Publications/Health/Beyond_Prevention_HMM%20Malaria-EN.pdf Access to health services is particularly difficult for the poor and those in more inaccessible areas of Kenya. This lack of endemic disease treatment for communities has proven to be quite deadly. With more than 11.3 million cases recorded annually, malaria is the leading killer of children under five years of age in Kenya. CCM, supported by organizations such as WHO and UNICEF, allows Kenya to effectively fight Malaria by using evidence-based life saving treatments that increase the availability and quality of proven interventions. Using a CCM strategy has shown to decrease under-five malaria mortality by 60% overall under-five mortality by 40%. In Kenya particularly, the CCM pilot program has generated convincing results as seen in the graphic below

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Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines U.S. Government And Global Malaria

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Malaria This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in global malaria efforts, including the President’s Malaria Initiative and funding; effective malaria interventions; and global goals for control and eradication (3/27).


U.S. Must Increase Capacity For Global Health R&D, Anticipate Global Disease Threats

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Washington Post: Why aren’t we producing medications for looming global disease threats? Mel Spigelman, physician and president and chief executive of TB Alliance “…[A new Global Health Technologies Coalition] analysis reveals that over the past six years, [U.S.] taxpayer funding for global health research has been stagnant or declining. … Managing health threats through emergency…More


Anti-malarial activity and toxicity assessment of Himatanthus articulatus, a plant used to…

Background: Plasmodium falciparum has become resistant to some of the available drugs.


Global Fund To Begin Year-Long Process To Develop Strategy Through 2021

Devex: Global Fund: Back in gear or spinning wheels? “The past five years have not been kind to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. … But the Global Fund is optimistic of brighter prospects in the coming years. … This month, the Global Fund will begin a yearlong process to set its…More


GSK-Sponsored Series Highlights Innovative Health Partnerships, Perspectives Of Frontline HCWs

The Guardian: GSK: To challenge. To change This series, sponsored by GSK, includes articles on how partnerships between scientific research and development organizations can “tackle some of the most challenging health care issues,” perspectives of frontline health care workers, and live online Q&As on health care challenges like malaria and health workforce capacity (3/25).


Studying the effect of chloroquine on sporozoite-induced protection and immune responses in…

Background: Sporozoite immunization of animals and humans under a chemo-prophylactic cover of chloroquine (CPS-CQ) efficiently induces sterile protection against malaria.


Do frontline health care providers know enough about artemisinin–based combination…

Background: In 2004, artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) was introduced in Sudan for the treatment of malaria.


Task-shifting: an effective way to protect expecting mothers from malaria

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Malaria is a life-threatening illness for anyone. But what are the consequences when a pregnant woman gets malaria? During pregnancy, it can cause serious, life-threatening risks for a woman and her baby. Common problems include maternal anemia, miscarriage, prematurity, stillbirth, and … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesOn World Water Day, PATH celebrates the Water for the World ActDesigning a device to save newborn lives: thinking big while thinking smallCondom dancers, vaccine smilers, and toilet sweepers: our favorite 2014 photos ;


Post-marketing surveillance of anti-malarial medicines used in Malawi

Background: The growing concern over the extent of anti-malarial medicine resistance in sub-Saharan Africa, driven largely by administration of sub-therapeutic doses derived from falsified and substandard medicines necessitates regular monitoring of the quality of these medicines to avert any potential public health disaster.


Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum anti-malarial resistance-associated polymorphisms in pfcrt,…

Background: A report of the chloroquine and amodiaquine resistance pfcrt-SVMNT haplotype in Tanzania raises concern about high-level resistance to the artesunate-amodiaquine combination treatment widely employed in Africa.


Splenic architecture disruption and parasite-induced splenocyte activation and anergy in…

Background: The understanding of the mechanisms of immunity in malaria is crucial for the rational development of interventions such as vaccines.


Supporting one Another: Female Nurses in Senegal helping Women have Malaria-free Pregnancies

Yacine Djibo, Founder & President of Speak Up Africa is helping focus International Women’s Day (March 8th) on efforts to protect women from malaria in Senegal. She is highlighting the commitments of 8 strong and beautiful women, in Senegal, that are dedicated to eliminating malaria in their country. These commitments are part of an inclusive mass communication campaign that aims to launch a national movement in favor of malaria elimination in Senegal: the “Zero Malaria! Count Me In” campaign International Women’s Day, represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women all around the world. This year’s theme is “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture it” envisions a world where each woman and girl can exercise her choices, such as participating in politics, getting an education or fighting malaria


‘Global Fund News Flash’ Special Edition Highlights World TB Day

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash A special edition of the Global Fund News Flash highlights World Tuberculosis Day with articles focusing on efforts to detect and treat TB in Latin America, Asia, and Africa (3/24).


The activity of the pyrrole insecticide chlorfenapyr in mosquito bioassay: towards a more…

Background: The rapid selection of pyrethroid resistance throughout sub-Saharan Africa is a serious threat to malaria vector control.


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