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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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Development of Plasmodium falciparum specific naïve, atypical, memory and plasma B cells…

B-cells are essential in immunity against malaria, but which sub-sets of B-cells specifically recognize Plasmodium falciparum and when they appear is still largely unknown.


In Exclusive Interviews With Reuters, Bill Gates, Ray Chambers Discuss Uncertainty Surrounding…

Reuters: Exclusive: Malaria champions unnerved by Trump uncertainty at crucial time “When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world’s new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? In exclusive interviews with Reuters in Davos, Gates and Chambers both voiced…More


Devex Features Q&As With WHO DG Candidates Tedros Adhanom, Miklós Szócska

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus “As health minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus saw the impact of disease outbreaks and poor health care firsthand. He witnessed how malaria could devastate an agricultural workforce and leave crops unharvested. … Now as a candidate for the World Health Organization’s director generalship, Tedros seeks to…More


Guinean Authorities Arrest 8 People For Illicit Sale Of Antimalarial Drugs After USAID OIG…

USAID Office of Inspector General: 8 Arrested in Guinea for Illicit Sale of Antimalarial Drugs “This week, an investigation by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) led local authorities in Guinea to arrest eight individuals for illegally selling drugs to fight malaria. The arrests came after weeks of joint…More


Effects of Plasmodium falciparum infection on umbilical artery resistance and intrafetal blood…

Doppler velocimetry studies of umbilical artery (UA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) flow help to determine the presence and severity of fetal growth restriction.


Performance of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for the diagnosis of malaria among…

Malaria is a major public health problem and an important cause of maternal and infant morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia.


Heterogeneity of G6PD deficiency prevalence in Mozambique: a school-based cross-sectional…

Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is an X-linked hereditary enzymatic abnormality that affects more than 400 million people worldwide.


Surveillance and response for high-risk populations: what can malaria elimination programmes…

To eliminate malaria, malaria programmes need to develop new strategies for surveillance and response appropriate for the changing epidemiology that accompanies transmission decline, in which transmission is i…


Physical integrity and residual bio-efficacy of used LLINs in three cities of the South-West…

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are effective tools at reducing malaria transmission.


Insecticide-treated net effectiveness at preventing Plasmodium falciparum infection varies by…

After increasing coverage of malaria interventions, malaria prevalence remains high in Malawi.


Detection of Plasmodium knowlesi, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax using…

Plasmodium knowlesi is the most common cause of malaria in Malaysia.


Rapid decline in the susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to…

Artemisinin resistant Plasmodium falciparum has emerged in the countries of the Greater Mekong sub-region posing a serious threat to global malaria elimination efforts.


Profile of molecular mutations in pfdhfr, pfdhps, pfmdr1, and pfcrt genes of Plasmodium…

The emergence of drug resistance in Plasmodium falciparum has been a major contributor to the global burden of malaria.


New developments in anti-malarial target candidate and product profiles

A decade of discovery and development of new anti-malarial medicines has led to a renewed focus on malaria elimination and eradication.


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