This audio slideshow explains how a Thai research centre is fighting a more-dangerous strain of the parasite.
Devex President & CEO Raj Kumar on the connection between climate change and global health; a final push on the health MDGs, with particular focus on toilets and saving lives at birth; and health systems in fragile states taking center stage. The post Three global health issues to watch in 2014 appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.
Background: The opportunities for developing new drugs and vaccines for malaria control look brighter now than ten years ago.
The Vancouver Sun features a multi-part series on malaria. Vancouver Sun: Part 1: Malaria’s huge human cost “…[T]here has been huge progress in a focused assault on the disease that has been underway for just over a decade…” (Cayo, 4/22). Vancouver Sun: Part 2: Malaria a moving target “…[I]nsecticides and drugs face moving targets. Mosquitoes…More
Prevention and Control of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Kenya: Issues and Barriers Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most common acquired heart disease in children (common age group is 5 to 15 year olds) in developing countries. Over 15 million people suffer from the condition, resulting in about 233 000 deaths annually. RHD is a chronic heart condition caused by rheumatic fever – whose main symptoms include fever, muscle aches, swollen and painful joints, and in some cases, a red rash. Rheumatic fever is as a result of an untreated strep throat that is caused by bacteria called group A streptococcal (strep) infection. Overcrowding, poor housing conditions, undernutrition and lack of access to healthcare play a role in the persistence of this disease in developing countries
In the Western world, the diagnosis and management of Plasmodium vivax malaria in pregnant women can be challenging, and the pathogenesis of adverse outcomes for both the mother and the foetus is still poorly known.
Background: Malaria has been shown to change blood counts.
Background: The use of genetically modified mosquitoes (GMMs) for the control of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases has been proposed in malaria-endemic countries, such as Nigeria, which has the largest burden in Africa.
Background: Malaria control interventions have been scaled-up in Zambia in conjunction with a malaria surveillance system.
In September 2013, World Bank, UNICEF, USAID, Norway committed an unprecedented $1.15 billion over the next three years to advance progress toward Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5, and to get essential services and medicines to women and children who need them most. This commitment could position countries to be able to help save 3 million lives. Ray Chambers, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and For Malaria, shares his thoughts on this extraordinary event. ; The post Global leaders show unprecedented support for maternal and child health appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.