Based on experience in Cameroon working with the Peace Corps’ Stomp Out Malaria initiative, I have come to appreciate the growing problem of insecticide resistance…
Plankton-like crustaceans can be used to help cut mosquito larvae numbers in ponds and lakes.
The following new articles are publishing this week in PLOS NTDs: Guillet J, Hallier M, Felden B (2013). PLoS Pathog 9(12): e1003767. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003767 The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, and there is currently much debate, discussion and jostling for position regarding what should replace them. The results of which is likely to prove extremely important for determining the global health budget over the coming decades. Here James Smith and Michelle Taylor discuss the history of NTDs in the context of the sixth MDG goal (to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases), as well as the case for including them in the post-2015 agenda
Background: In the context of the massive scale up of malaria interventions, there is increasing recognition that the current capacity of routine malaria surveillance conducted in most African countries through integrated health management information systems is inadequate.
Deutsche Welle: Cutbacks threaten Lesotho’s HIV sufferers “… Around half of Lesotho’s expert patients [who fill the gap between doctors and their patients] are funded directly by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Now, due to contribution shortfalls from donor countries, support from the Global Fund for the expert patient program is…More
Devex: Global Fund ‘country dialogue’ central to new funding model “After implementing a series of reforms over the past two years to restore donor confidence, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has finally approved final elements of its new funding model that is expected to provide more result predictability, impact, and inclusive…More
Background: Massive implementation of malaria diagnostics in low-resource countries is regarded as a pivotal strategy in control and elimination efforts.
Severe malaria is most commonly associated with Plasmodium falciparum.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Group this week released its Malaria Elimination Policy Paper Series, “designed to make evidence-based recommendations on program management, surveillance, importation and mass drug administration in malaria eliminating countries. Together, these papers offer topic specific information on how to eliminate malaria, bringing together evidence from multiple spheres…More
VOA News: Simple Technique Could Mean End of Cervical Cancer “Most people think of malaria, AIDS and childbirth as leading causes of death for women in sub-Saharan Africa. But there’s another killer: Cervical cancer. There is a simple test and technology that can save the lives of women in developing countries…” (Pearson, 3/6).
Media outlets discuss the results of a study that show climate change could spur an increase in the number of malaria cases in Africa and South America. Reuters: Climate change could mean more malaria in Africa, South America “Future global warming could lead to a significant increase in malaria cases in densely populated regions of…More