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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
Background: To detect all malaria infections in elimination settings sensitive, high throughput and field deployable diagnostic tools are required.
Background: Plasmodium falciparum sexual development plays a fundamental role in the transmission and spread of malaria.
Background: Many studies report associations between human genetic factors and immunity to malaria but few have been reliably replicated.
Background: Resistance of malaria vectors to pyrethroids threatens the effectiveness of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) as a tool for malaria control.
Background: In 2011, Uganda’s Ministry of Health switched policy from presumptive treatment of malaria to recommending parasitological diagnosis prior to treatment, resulting in an expansion of diagnostic services at all levels of public health facilities including hospitals.
WHO: WHO commends the Roll Back Malaria Partnership’s contribution to global progress as governing board disbands secretariat “The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partnership, established in 1998 as part of a global drive to galvanize stronger action to curb malaria, is to restructure to meet the new challenges posed in the post-2015 era whilst building on…More
Background: Plasmodium vivax infections commonly contain multiple genetically distinct parasite clones.
Background: Scaling up diagnostic testing and treatment is a key strategy to reduce the burden of malaria.
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Background: The impact of indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticide nets (LLINs), key components of the national malaria control strategy of Mali, is threatened by vector insecticide resistance.
Background: Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine (CQ) denied healthcare providers access to a cheap and effective anti-malarial drug.
Global Health NOW: World Mosquito Day Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré, executive director of Roll Back Malaria “…As we enter this era of the Sustainable Development Goals, we recognize the need for a multi-sectoral approach to eliminate and control … mosquito-borne diseases. No longer the narrow purview of the medical entomologist, bednet distributor, or spray operator, we need…More
Background: Several platforms have been used to generate the primary data for microsatellite analysis of malaria parasite genotypes.
Background: Several studies have reported high efficacy and safety of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) mostly under strict supervision of drug intake and limited to children less than 5 years of age.