Book Review: Malaria, Poems

“Malaria pivots / on the silver / point of poverty” Cameron Conaway writes in his new poetry collection Malaria, Poems. Rarely do the worlds of Read More


Studies Examine Detrimental Effects Of Substandard, Counterfeit Malaria Drugs

Reuters: Substandard drugs, not fakes, undermine fight against malaria “Poor quality drugs, not fake medicines, are the real threat in fight against malaria, causing deaths and increasing the risk of drug resistance, researchers said on Monday…” (Mis, 4/20). VOA News: Fake, Substandard Medicines Pose Global Challenge “Poor-quality medicines — including counterfeits and those with the…More


Friday Think: this $20 device could save a mother’s life

A lifesaver that replicates a traffic light A new technology has been given a green light in England. And a red and yellow light as well. It’s a device that could deliver lifesaving impact to thousands of women during childbirth. … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesFriday Think: what Disney World and systems strengthening have in commonTask-shifting: an effective way to protect expecting mothers from malariaFriday Think: a “clinic on wheels” packs a punch at poverty ;


Resistance of infection by Plasmodium vivax to chloroquine in Bolivia

Background: Chloroquine (CQ) over three days plus primaquine (PQ) for seven days is the treatment of choice of infections by Plasmodium vivax in Bolivia, where 95% of the cases of malaria are attributed to this species.

Philanthropists, Business Leaders, Others Critical To Ending Malaria

Huffington Post U.K.: The World’s Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind’s Oldest Disease James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K. “…Brilliant business minds and entrepreneurial approaches to tackling malaria are in our DNA and paramount to our future work. 10 years ago Wall Street pioneer Ray Chambers co-founded Malaria No More to help unlock private…More

Two U.S. Oil Companies, Equatorial Guinea Partner To Fund Malaria Vaccine Trials

Financial Times: Hopes rise for malaria vaccine as oil companies fund trials “Two U.S. oil companies are pouring millions of dollars into the trials of a promising malaria vaccine in Equatorial Guinea in a rare sign of foreign investors trying to help tackle one of Africa’s biggest health scourges. Marathon Oil and Noble Energy have…More

A Conversation With: Ripley Ballou, Head of GSK’s Ebola Vaccine Research

Dr. Ripley Ballou, who heads GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)’s Ebola vaccine research, is also the co-creator of the RTS,S malaria vaccine. Following 30 years researching the malaria vaccine, Ballou led the team that fast-tracked the Ebola vaccine within just a few months.

Global Fund Reforms Provide Lessons For Other International Organizations, Including WHO

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Lessons from the Global Fund’s Reform In this report, Todd Summers, a senior adviser with the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, discusses reforms at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and their lessons for other international organizations, including the WHO (6/24).

Congenital malaria: A neglected global health concern

Reena Sethi, DrPH Candidate in International Health, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser, Jhpiego shares with us the challenges of malaria acquired from the pregnant mother by their newborn child. Strategies and recommendations to prevent the transmission of HIV from a mother to her child are known but less information is available on the epidemiology and management of malaria transmitted from pregnant women to their newborns. As presented in a review of congenital infections, one of the lesser known effects of malaria in pregnancy is the maternal-fetal transmission of infected erythrocytes that can result in poor perinatal outcomes. While clinical malaria in newborns is rare, most likely due to the transplacental transfer of maternal antibodies and the inhibitory effect of fetal hemoglobin on the development of malaria parasites, it is unclear what the true incidence of this condition is in Africa and Asia.

Prevalence of malaria parasitaemia in school children from two districts of Ghana earmarked for…

Background: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is considered a valuable transmission control measure against malaria but exact efficacy data are not available for many epidemiological settings.

‘A bite before bed’: exposure to malaria vectors outside the times of net use in…

Background: The human population in the highlands of Nyanza Province, western Kenya, is subject to sporadic epidemics of Plasmodium falciparum.

Untreated Malaria During Ebola Epidemic Likely Caused More Deaths Than Usual In Guinea,…

News outlets discuss a study published Tuesday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases examining malaria deaths during the Ebola epidemic in Guinea. Agence France-Presse: Ebola epidemic was disaster for malaria control: study “Untreated malaria in Guinea surged as a result of the Ebola scare and probably caused far more deaths than the dreaded hemorrhagic fever itself,…More

UNITAID Chair Douste-Blazy Speaks About Organization’s Efforts To Fund Treatments,…

Huffington Post: How Airline Tickets and Oil Barrels Can End Extreme Poverty Katherine Keating, contributing editor of The WorldPost and executive producer of the One on One Series “…UNITAID is a global health organization that utilizes innovative financing to increase funding for international development, more specifically; greater access to treatments and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, malaria,…More

Human biting activity, spatial–temporal distribution and malaria vector role of Anopheles…

Background: Anopheles calderoni was first recognized in Colombia in 2010 as this species had been misidentified as Anopheles punctimacula due to morphological similarities.

Modified mosquito landing boxes dispensing transfluthrin provide effective protection against…

Background: Efforts to control malaria vectors have primarily focused on scaling-up of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying.

Preventing malaria transmission by indoor residual spraying in Malawi: grappling with the…

Background: In the past decade, there has been rapid scale-up of insecticide-based malaria vector control in the context of integrated vector management (IVM) according to World Health Organization recommendations.

Therapeutic efficacy of artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated…

Background: Plasmodium falciparum accounts for approximately 60% of malaria cases in Ethiopia and artemether–lumefantrine has been used as a first-line treatment for uncomplicated P.

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