As you read this, tens of thousands in the foothills of Mt. Rwenzori have lost their loved ones in the last two years, and their community hospital has been totally destroyed by devastating floods. Other millions are displaced from their homes in the Balkans and a quarter of Bosnia went without clean water all at once, according to BBC World News on May 19, 2014. The cause of all of this is the damaging weather changes.
The July 31st issue of the New England Journal has several new pieces on Malaria – ranging from original articles on “Artemisinin Resistance in P. falciparum” Read More
July 10, 2014 Leaders of the BRICS nations will launch their long-awaited development bank at a summit next week and decide whether the headquarters should be in Shanghai or New Delhi, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday. From Reuters: The creation by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa of a $100 billion […]The post The Daily Impact: BRICS announce plans to launch new development bank appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.
Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) interventions can reduce malaria transmission by targeting mosquitoes when they feed upon sleeping humans and/or rest inside houses, livestock shelters or other man-made structures.
Background: New classes of anti-malarial drugs are needed to control the alarming Plasmodium falciparum resistance toward current anti-malarial therapy.
Background: Malaria epidemics remain a serious threat to human populations living in the highlands of East Africa where transmission is unstable and climate sensitive.
The Guardian: Q&A: over two billion people at risk from dengue “…Malaria Consortium has been carrying out a number of projects in Asia to help reduce the burden of dengue. We spoke to Jeffrey Hii, the senior vector control specialist for Malaria Consortium in Asia, to find out more…” (8/20).
The Guardian: Humans give malaria to mosquitoes — we need a vaccine to stop this Ashley Birkett, director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative “On Wednesday, the world marks World Mosquito Day to commemorate the 1897 discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross that malaria in people is transmitted to and from mosquitoes. But on…More
Background: The Plasmodium falciparum protein RH5 is an adhesin molecule essential for parasite invasion of erythrocytes.
Background: The goal of malaria elimination faces numerous challenges.
Background: Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) have limited effect on malaria transmitted outside of sleeping hours.
Background: In Pakistan, Plasmodium vivax is endemic causing approximately 70% of the malaria cases.
Background: The relation between therapeutic failure and non-adherence to treatment of malaria has been clearly established.
The Independent: Ebola outbreak: Deaths from malaria and other diseases could soar while Africa’s over-stretched health care systems fight the virus, expert warns “The ‘collapse’ of health care systems in West Africa because of the Ebola outbreak could lead to thousands more people dying from malaria and other diseases, a leading expert has said, with…More