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“Access to information literally saves lives”: free access to UpToDate in LMICs

This week, Yannis Valtis joined us for a short conversation about a new paper he and colleagues recently published in BMJ Global Health. Their study Read More

Malaria burden and costs of intensified control in Bhutan, 2006–14: an…

The malaria burden in Bhutan decreased significantly during the study period with high coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets. The foreseeable challenges that require national attention to maintain a malaria-free status after elimination are importation of malaria, especially from India; continued protection of the population in endemic districts through complete coverage with long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying; and exploration of local funding modalities post-elimination in the event of a reduction in international funding.

Lifting the Patent Barrier to New Drugs and Energy Sources – The New York Times

Strict patents on technology have had the effect of hindering global progress in some fields, especially in combating disease and climate change. Source: Lifting the Read More

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Rapid Test To Diagnose Malaria Shows Shortcomings In Real-World Setting, Study Says

PRI: With quick and easy malaria tests, some unexpected drawbacks “…The [rapid] test can diagnose malaria in 15 minutes with just the prick of a finger — making it easier to prescribe anti-malarial drugs only when they’re needed, and slowing the rise of drug-resistant malaria strains. But according to a recent study published in the…More


Malaria risk factors and care-seeking behaviour within the private sector among high-risk…

Vietnam has successfully reduced malaria incidence by more than 90% over the past 10 years, and is now preparing for malaria elimination.


High prevalence of very-low Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia carriers in…

The incidence of malaria due both to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in the Peruvian Amazon has risen in the past 5 years.


Field assessment of a novel spatial repellent for malaria control: a feasibility and…

Large-scale use of insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying have contributed to a significant decrease in malaria transmission worldwide.


Malaria prevalence, prevention and treatment seeking practices among nomadic pastoralists in…

Malaria transmission in Senegal is highly stratified, from low in the dry north to moderately high in the moist south.


Modelling the implications of stopping vector control for malaria control and elimination

Increasing coverage of malaria vector control interventions globally has led to significant reductions in disease burden.


Venezuela’s Failing Economy Contributing To Increase In Malaria Cases

The Economist: Why malaria is spreading in Venezuela “…In 2015 the country had 30 percent of all the cases of malaria reported in the Americas — more than Brazil, which has over six times as many people. According to the Venezuelan government 240,000 cases of the disease were reported in 2016, a rise of 76…More


Disagreements Over Severity Of Drug-Resistant Malaria In Southeast Asia Could Hamper Efforts To…

Science: Drug-resistant malaria is spreading, but experts clash over its global risk “In what scientists call a ‘sinister development,’ a malaria parasite resistant to a widely used drug combination is on the march in Southeast Asia. … The critics don’t question the group’s genetic studies of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, but they dispute the…More


DDT Still Useful For Malaria, Other Insect-Borne Disease Control But In Short Supply

AEI: DDT is still useful Roger Bate, visiting scholar at AEI, discusses findings from a recent study that shows DDT is still being used in some countries’ malaria and leishmaniasis control programs. Bates writes, “DDT is still useful for poor nations suffering from insect-borne diseases. … But with pressure on nations to stop making [DDT],…More


Informing new or improved vector control tools for reducing the malaria burden in Tanzania: a…

The effectiveness of malaria prevention with long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying is limited by emerging insecticide resistance, evasive mosquito behaviours that include outdoor biting, …


Modelling dynamic change of malaria transmission in holoendemic setting (Dielmo, Senegal) using…

Evaluation of local Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission has been investigated previously using the reversible catalytic model based on prevalence of antibody responses to single antigen to estimate serocon…


Correction to: Socioeconomic and demographic characterization of an endemic malaria region in…

After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the y-axis of Fig. 


Can the collection of expired long-lasting insecticidal nets reduce their coverage and use?…

There is growing awareness of the likely impact increased numbers of LLINs will have on the environment, if not disposed of or recycled appropriately.


Assessing bed net damage: comparisons of three measurement methods for estimating the size,…

Measuring the physical condition of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) under field conditions is of great importance for malaria control programmes to guide decisions on how frequently to replace LLINs.


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