Background: Malaria is a vector-borne disease which, despite recent scaled-up efforts to achieve control in Africa, continues to pose a major threat to child survival.
It is no secret that global health data has its problems. They matter particularly when trying to understand disease burden trends and how to respond. As Ankita Rao & Vivekananda Nemana find in India, the issue may lead to some major problems. Take malaria in India for example:The Indian government has spent billions of dollars — about $500 million from 2000 to 2013 — in its fight against malaria, a mosquito-borne disease.
In December 2014, Sanula Kabuya was woken by the sound of her great granddaughter’s laboured breathing. Jalia, the youngest of the five children, was Read More
News outlets report on India’s launch of a National Framework for Malaria Elimination. Financial Express: JP Nadda launches National Framework for Malaria Elimination “JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), launched the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030 in New Delhi, which outlines India’s strategy for elimination of the disease by…More
NPR: Meet The Repo Man For Global Health: Skim Off A Grant, He’ll Make You Pay “If you’re a government official, you don’t want to get a call from Cees Klumper’s office. … He’s the ‘Chief Risk Officer’ for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. … Klumper’s charge: to recover tens of…More
The private for-profit sector is an important source of treatment for malaria.
Malaria causes a significant burden in highly endemic areas where children and pregnant women are more susceptible to severe disease and death, however, in low transmission settings malaria in pregnant women i…
Malaria is one of the main health problems in the sub-Saharan Africa accounting for approximately 198 million morbidity and close to 600,000 mortality cases.
Malaria control programmes rely on confirmation of parasite presence in patients’ blood prior to treatment administration.
The success of the sterile insect technique relies, among other things, on the continuous release of over flooding numbers of sexually competitive sterile males into the target area.
Malaria and helminthiases frequently co-infect the same individuals in endemic zones.
Intermittent mass screening and treatment (iMSaT) is currently being evaluated as a possible additional tool for malaria control and prevention in western Kenya.
The Hill: Obama calls for an end to malaria Josh Blumenfeld, managing director of policy & advocacy at Malaria No More “…By issuing a call to action in his final State of the Union address, [President Obama] placed malaria elimination at the very top of the American political agenda … [George W.] Bush first established America…More
The Plasmodium rhoptry-associated protein 1 (RAP-1) plays a role in the formation of the parasitophorous vacuole following the parasite’s invasion of red blood cells.
Malaria still represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality predominantly in several developing countries, and remains a priority in many public health programmes.
Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are assumed to be simple-to-use and mobile technologies that have the capacity to standardize parasitological diagnosis for malaria across a variety of clinical settings.
USA TODAY: Mosquitoes, this time it is war Alex Berezow, founding editor of RealClearScience and a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors “…It is time to launch a global initiative to eradicate [mosquitoes]. … Malaria, West Nile, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, and various types of encephalitis are all transmitted by these tiny bloodsuckers. ……More