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Striding Toward Malaria Elimination in China

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Book Review: Malaria, Poems

“Malaria pivots / on the silver / point of poverty” Cameron Conaway writes in his new poetry collection Malaria, Poems. Rarely do the worlds of Read More

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Studies Examine Detrimental Effects Of Substandard, Counterfeit Malaria Drugs

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

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A simple, high-throughput, colourimetric, field applicable loop-mediated isothermal…

Background: To detect all malaria infections in elimination settings sensitive, high throughput and field deployable diagnostic tools are required.


Specific expression and export of the Plasmodium falciparum Gametocyte EXported Protein-5 marks…

Background: Plasmodium falciparum sexual development plays a fundamental role in the transmission and spread of malaria.


Genetic determinants of anti-malarial acquired immunity in a large multi-centre study

Background: Many studies report associations between human genetic factors and immunity to malaria but few have been reliably replicated.


Do holes in long-lasting insecticidal nets compromise their efficacy against pyrethroid…

Background: Resistance of malaria vectors to pyrethroids threatens the effectiveness of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) as a tool for malaria control.


Anti-malarial prescription practices among children admitted to six public hospitals in Uganda…

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.


Roll Back Malaria Partnership To Restructure, Disband Secretariat Hosted By WHO

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


Multiple-clone infections of Plasmodium vivax: definition of a panel of markers for molecular…

Background: Plasmodium vivax infections commonly contain multiple genetically distinct parasite clones.


Prompt access to effective malaria treatment among children under five in sub-Saharan Africa: a…

Background: Scaling up diagnostic testing and treatment is a key strategy to reduce the burden of malaria.


What does it take to eradicate a deadly disease?

On an October night in 1977, Ali Maow Maalin didn’t feel well. He soon developed a fever that wouldn’t go away and a few days later his skin broke out in a rash. Concerned, Ali went to the hospital only to … Continue reading » ; ; ; ;Related StoriesA first: European regulators give thumbs up to malaria candidate vaccineA very small hero and a lifesaving vaccineFriday Think: a vaccine trial with a cosmic twist ;


Characterizing the insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae in Mali

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.


Chloroquine sensitivity: diminished prevalence of chloroquine-resistant gene marker pfcrt-76…

Background: Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine (CQ) denied healthcare providers access to a cheap and effective anti-malarial drug.


Elimination Of Mosquito-Borne Diseases Requires Cross-Sector Collaboration

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


Assessment of an automated capillary system for Plasmodium vivax microsatellite genotyping

Background: Several platforms have been used to generate the primary data for microsatellite analysis of malaria parasite genotypes.


Effectiveness and safety of artemether–lumefantrine versus artesunate–amodiaquine…

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.


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