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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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Burundi: when will citizens see real protection from malaria?

Preliminary findings from Burundi’s 2015-16 DHS have been made available. The country has a long way to go to meet targets for basic control of malaria. LLIN availability by household is an overall disappointing 32%. Ironically there is greater coverage of households in in urban areas (50%) than rural (30%). There is also great variation among the provinces with 52% coverage in Bujumbura metropolitan but only 19% in Canzuko.


World Refugee Day Serves As Opportunity For Malaria Control Programs To Step Up Efforts To…

Tropical Health Matters: Refugees and Malaria Bill Brieger, professor in the health systems program of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University, recognizes World Refugee Day, which takes place annually on June 20, and discusses efforts to prevent malaria among refugees, a population that has an increased risk of malaria exposure. Brieger writes,…More


Mass Bed Net Distribution Campaigns Across Sub-Saharan Africa Can Improve Health Equity

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Mass bed net distribution campaigns reduce health disparities across sub-Saharan Africa In a guest post, Courtney Chiaparas, writing for MEASURE Evaluation, discusses a study that examined the effectiveness of bed net distribution campaigns to prevent and control malaria across sub-Saharan Africa. Chiaparas writes, “The study makes a case…More


Imported Plasmodium falciparum and locally transmitted Plasmodium vivax: cross-border malaria…

Cross-border malaria transmission is an important problem for national malaria control programmes.


Refugees and Malaria

June 20th is World Refugee Day.  The United Nations explains that, “Refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol help protect them.” This protection includes the right to public relief and assistance, and in that context the UN High Commission for Refugees aims to provide refugees with “clinics, schools and water wells for shelter inhabitants and gives them access to health care and psychosocial support during their exile.” Major physical health problems and symptoms of internally displaced persons in Sub-Saharan Africa included were fever/malaria among 85% of children and 48% of adults. Many of today’s refugees are located in malaria endemic areas of the world, and movement from familiar areas to uncertainly increases refugees’ exposure to malaria. As the Roll Back Malaria Partnership noted, “exposure to malaria is significantly increased when moving from low- to high- transmission areas, because they have no acquired immunity and frequently little knowledge of malaria prevention or treatment.” Efforts to prevent malaria among refugees who came from South Sudan in in Northern Uganda is crucial as they experience malaria as one of their major health problems


New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Recognizes World Refugee Day

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash features a piece by Global Fund Interim Executive Director Marijke Wijnroks, in which she writes, “On World Refugee Day, we should remember the best way to improve health and prevent new diseases from spreading…More


Perennial transmission of malaria in the low altitude areas of Baringo County, Kenya

Malaria causes the greatest public health burden in sub-Saharan Africa where high mortality occurs mainly in children under 5 years of age.


Innovative Partnerships Necessary To Improve Health Worldwide, Eliminate AIDS, TB, Malaria…

EurActiv: New Ideas for Old Problems: How to Get Health Products to Remote Communities Christoph Benn, director of external relations of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…[U]nder its new strategy, the Global Fund continues to look beyond traditional funding approaches to mobilize the requisite funds to reach the global goals of…More


Effectiveness and equity of the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme for mosquito nets over…

The Tanzania National Voucher Scheme (TNVS) was a public private partnership managed by the Ministry of Health that provided pregnant women and infants with highly subsidized (long-lasting) insecticide-treated…


G6PD deficiency alleles in a malaria-endemic region in the Western Brazilian Amazon

Plasmodium vivax parasites are the predominant cause of malaria infections in the Brazilian Amazon.


New adenovirus-based vaccine vectors targeting Pfs25 elicit antibodies that inhibit Plasmodium…

An effective malaria transmission-blocking vaccine (TBV) would be a major advance in the current efforts to eliminate and, ultimately, eradicate malaria.


Social representations of malaria in the Guna indigenous population of Comarca Guna de…

The purpose of the study was to recognize the social representation of the Guna indigenous population by identifying cultural elements related to malaria, in order to create an intercultural approach to any he…


Epicentre/ Médecins Sans Frontières Scientific Day 2017: Research and Discussion from the…

Continue reading here:  Epicentre/ Médecins Sans Frontières Scientific Day 2017: Research and Discussion from the…


Donate Blood, Not Malaria

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day. This year’s theme stresses the importance of donating now before a disaster strikes. This requires good storage facilities (and strong systems) in countries where disasters may occur,  which may not always be the case.  We know that blood donation facilities are concerned about testing for infectious diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C. What of malaria


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