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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

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.

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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The historical ecology of malaria in Ethiopia: Deposing the spirits

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Change in Anopheles richness and composition in response to artificial flooding during the…

Anopheles mosquitoes are the only vectors of human malaria.


Developing global maps of insecticide resistance risk to improve vector control

Significant reductions in malaria transmission have been achieved over the last 15 years with elimination occurring in a small number of countries, however, increasing drug and insecticide resistance threatens…


Geographical distributions of African malaria vector sibling species and evidence for…

Many of the mosquito species responsible for malaria transmission belong to a sibling complex; a taxonomic group of morphologically identical, closely related species.


Changing the policy for intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine…

The growing resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) treatment for uncomplicated malaria led to a recommendation by the World Health Organization for the use of artemisinin-based comb…


Names Of 3 Finalists For Global Fund Executive Director Released

New York Times: A Contentious List of Finalists for Global Aid Fund Group’s Director “…The nominating committee of the [Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s] board on Monday produced a report naming the three finalists and its rationale for picking them. … A senior United States government official said administration global health officials…More


2015 Influx Of Ebola Money Masks Declines In R&D Funding For Other Infectious, Neglected…

Nature: Ebola funding surge hides falling investment in other neglected diseases “Global funding for research on neglected diseases — which include tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria — is at its lowest level since 2007, according to the annual G-FINDER investment report by Policy Cures Research, a health policy analysis firm in Sydney, Australia. But that total…More


Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines President’s Malaria Initiative, Other U.S….

Kaiser Family Foundation: The President’s Malaria Initiative and Other U.S. Government Global Malaria Efforts 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 (2/16).


Anti-malarial effect of novel chloroquine derivatives as agents for the treatment of malaria

The widespread emergence of anti-malarial drug resistance has necessitated the discovery of novel anti-malarial drug candidates.


Experimental hut evaluation of a novel long-lasting non-pyrethroid durable wall lining for…

A novel, insecticide-treated, durable wall lining (ITWL), which mimics indoor residual spraying (IRS), has been developed to provide prolonged vector control when fixed to the inner walls of houses.


Local constraints to access appropriate malaria treatment in the context of parasite resistance…

Despite emerging drug resistance in Cambodia, artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is still the most efficacious therapy.


Diversity and distribution of avian malaria and related haemosporidian parasites in captive…

The role of zoos in conservation programmes has increased significantly in last decades, and the health of captive animals is essential to guarantee success of such programmes.


A novel Pfs38 protein complex on the surface of Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage merozoites

The Plasmodium genome encodes for a number of 6-Cys proteins that contain a module of six cysteine residues forming three intramolecular disulphide bonds.


WHO cone bio-assays of classical and new-generation long-lasting insecticidal nets call for…

To increase the effectiveness of insecticide-treated nets (ITN) in areas of high resistance, new long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) called new-generation nets have been developed.


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