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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

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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.

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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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Construction Begins on University in Rwanda

Zacharias Abubeker for UGHEDr. Peter Drobac (right), the executive director of University of Global Health Equity, shares architectural renderings of the campus with representatives of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Inshuti Mu Buzima, and MASS Design Group. Earlier this month, Partners In Health began construction on a 250-acre campus for the University of Global Health Equity. When complete in 2018, classrooms, administrative buildings, a library, and dorms will drape a picturesque hill in the Burera District of northern Rwanda. The structures, the first of two UGHE campuses planned in the region, will house thousands of students and medical professionals from around the world, teaching them not just how to treat patients, but how to build health care systems


Canada Announces Increase In Global Fund Contribution Ahead Of Hosting Replenishment Conference

Globe and Mail: Canada boosts aid to fight Big Three infectious diseases “Canada hopes its plan to ‘proactively increase’ its contributions to fighting the world’s three most deadly infectious diseases — tuberculosis, AIDS, and malaria — will inspire others to do the same, the federal health minister says. … Canada has already announced its contribution…More


Composition and genetics of malaria vector populations in the Central African Republic

In many African countries malaria has declined sharply due to a synergy of actions marked by the introduction of vector control strategies, but the disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in…


Assessing the effective use of mosquito nets in the prevention of malaria in some parts of…

In Cameroon, malaria continues to be endemic and the first major cause of morbidity and mortality among the most vulnerable groups—children under 5 years of age, pregnant women, people living with HIV/AIDS and…


Prevalence of G6PD deficiency and Plasmodium falciparum parasites in asymptomatic school…

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an X-linked genetic disorder that results in impaired enzyme activity.


Performance of rapid diagnostic test, blood-film microscopy and PCR for the diagnosis of…

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) and light microscopy are still recommended for diagnosis to guide the clinical management of malaria despite difficult challenges in rural settings.


U.S. Should Continue To Support Global Fund Efforts To End HIV, TB, Malaria

Houston Chronicle: Schubert: Global Fund is a worthy tool in fight against AIDS worldwide David Schubert, member of RESULTS “…The humanitarian reasons that governments worldwide should support the Global Fund are overwhelming. … The economic reasons for support also leave an impression. … In September, the Global Fund will convene a meeting asking its donors…More


Malaria vector research and control in Haiti: a systematic review

Haiti has a set a target of eliminating malaria by 2020.


Mosquito bite immunization with radiation-attenuated Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites: safety,…

In this phase 1 clinical trial, healthy adult, malaria-naïve subjects were immunized with radiation-attenuated Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites (PfRAS) by mosquito bite and then underwent controlled human malari…


A cluster randomized trial comparing deltamethrin and bendiocarb as insecticides for indoor…

Indoor residual spraying (IRS) has been used on Bioko for malaria control since 2004.


Prenatal exposure to Plasmodium falciparum increases frequency and shortens time from birth to…

Prenatal exposure to Plasmodium falciparum affects development of protective immunity and susceptibility to subsequent natural challenges with similar parasite antigens.


The application of evolutionary medicine principles for sustainable malaria control: a scoping…

Current interventions against malaria have significantly reduced the number of people infected and the number of deaths.


On African Union Summit Sidelines, Leaders Endorse Roadmap For Malaria Elimination By 2030

CNBC Africa: Africa could be malaria-free by 2030 “Africa is missing out on an opportunity to earn billions by not investing more in the eradication of malaria, this is what Joy Phumaphi, executive secretary at the African Leaders Malaria Alliance had to say on the back of the 27th Summit of the African Union in…More


An experimental hut evaluation of Olyset Plus, a long-lasting insecticidal net treated with a…

Fast development of pyrethroid resistance in malaria vectors prompted the development of new vector control tools including combination of insecticides with different modes of action as part of resistance mana…


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