Preventing Cross Border Transmission of Malaria GHDonline Expert Panel

Join the GHDonline community and our outstanding panelists this week to examine the need for cross border collaboration, training and operational research to control the spread of malaria. Despite Read More


Changing Trends in P. falciparum Burden, Immunity, and Disease in Pregnancy

Antimalarial antibodies were reduced and the adverse consequences of P. falciparum infections were increased in pregnant women after 5 years of a decline in the Read More


Striding Toward Malaria Elimination in China

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Use of prospective hospital surveillance data to define spatiotemporal heterogeneity of malaria…

Background: Malaria in coastal Kenya shows spatial heterogeneity and seasonality, which are important factors to account for when planning an effective control system.

An improved SYBR Green-1-based fluorescence method for the routine monitoring of Plasmodium…

Background: The recently introduced SYBR Green1 (SG) assay for testing parasites susceptibility to anti-malarial drugs needs further improvement.

The hunt for malaria: it takes a village to stop a deadly disease

Editor’s note: This story by PATH editor Lesley Reed originally published on The Huffington Post as part of a #GivingTuesday series curated by the NGO alliance InterAction. The road to Nega Nega is lined with sugarcane, and the air smells like molasses. In this sweet-smelling village in southern Zambia, a remarkable thing is happening. Malaria […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories5 pneumonia solutions to get excited aboutFour ways PATH works to ensure the littlest ones thriveTransferring the malaria baton ;

A paper and plastic device for the combined isothermal amplification and lateral flow detection…

Background: Isothermal amplification techniques are emerging as a promising method for malaria diagnosis since they are capable of detecting extremely low concentrations of parasite target while mitigating the need for infrastructure and training required by other nucleic acid based tests.

Dispensing and determinants of non-adherence to treatment for non complicated malaria caused by…

Background: In Brazil, 99.7 % of malaria cases occur in the Amazon region.

Lurking parasites key to malaria elimination

Entire communities must get drugs to kill dormant parasites and eliminate a major form of the disease, shows study.

Summary of anti-malarial prophylactic efficacy of tafenoquine from three placebo-controlled…

Background: Tafenoquine is a long half-life primaquine analog being developed for malaria prophylaxis.

Distribution and frequency of G119S mutation in ace-1 gene within Anopheles sinensis…

Background: Malaria is one of the most serious vector-borne diseases in the world.

Efficacy and safety of fixed dose combination of arterolane maleate and piperaquine phosphate…

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) for the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

U.K. Fund To Address Malaria, Other Infectious Diseases Part Of British Aid Budget…

The Guardian: U.K. sets up £1bn fund to combat malaria and other infectious diseases “Britain will create a £1bn fund ($1.5bn) to combat malaria and other infectious diseases in a move the U.K. chancellor described as a ‘fundamental restructuring of Britain’s aid budget’ to focus on prosperity and security. … ‘I have always believed that…More

Assuring access to topical mosquito repellents within an intensive distribution scheme: a case…

Background: The public health value of a vector control tool depends on its epidemiological efficacy, but also on its ease of implementation.

U.K. Government, Gates Foundation Establish £1B Fund Aimed At Ending Malaria, Addressing Other…

News outlets report on the establishment of a £1 billion fund, supported by the British government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as part of the global effort to end malaria and other infectious diseases. BBC News: U.K. government sets up £1bn fund to fight malaria “The U.K. government is to create a new…More

World Meets MDG 6 Targets For Malaria Reduction, Can Eliminate Disease Through Continued…

Inter Press Service: U.N. Marks Achievement in Global Malaria Reduction “…With just six weeks left for the MDGs deadline, the U.N. has announced that the MDG six targets to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015 have been met and surpassed. Since 2000, malaria interventions have contributed to a 60 percent decline in malaria mortality…More

Gains attained in malaria control coverage within settings earmarked for pre-elimination:…

Background: Eritrea, like most countries in sub-Saharan Africa, has expended much effort towards malaria control with the view of transitioning from reduction of the disease burden to elimination.

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