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
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.
Sri Lanka shows that eliminating malaria demands a concerted plan including parasite surveillance.
The Lancet: Global Fund replenishment meeting nears target amount “Hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montréal, QC, Canada, last week, the fifth replenishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reached a total of US$12.91 billion. … For the executive director of the fund, Mark Dybul, the positive result represents…More
Emergence of high-grade sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) resistance in parts of Africa has led to growing concerns about the efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) with …
Plasmodium vivax is the most widely distributed human malaria parasite and accounts for approximately the same number of malaria cases as Plasmodium falciparum in India.
Devex: Surprises and questions from the Global Fund replenishment “Donors got creative in their efforts to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with $12.9 billion last weekend in Montreal, Canada. A range of public and private donors pledged to the Global Fund, including many for the first time. In addition to…More
Strategies designed to advance towards malaria elimination rely on the detection and treatment of infections, rather than fever, and the interruption of malaria transmission between mosquitoes and humans.
A malaria eradication goal has been proposed, at the same time as a new global strategy and implementation framework.
Knowledge of Anopheles resting habitats is needed to advance outdoor malaria vector control.
Devex: Global Fund sees new donors, persistent gaps “The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hit its funding goal at the fifth replenishment conference in Montreal, Canada, on Sept 16-17. But advocates warn that those funds may still fall short of what’s needed to reach the most vulnerable communities. The reasons include persistent…More
Huffington Post: Globally United To #EndItForGood James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K. “…We are delighted by Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel’s announcement of the U.K.’s commitment of £1.1billion to the Global Fund, which she described as ‘one of the world’s most effective aid instruments.’ … U.K. leadership and investment…More
Malaria infections during pregnancy lead to sequestration of parasite infected red blood cells in the placenta.
The burden of falciparum malaria remains unacceptably high in much of sub-Saharan Africa and massive efforts are underway to eliminate the parasite.
Non-synonymous mutations in dhfr and dhps genes in Plasmodium vivax are associated with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) resistance.
Malaria, a disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium and transmitted by female anopheline mosquitoes, is a major cause of morbidity, mortality and loss in productivity in humans.