“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


World AIDS Day Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash is a World AIDS Day Special Edition, featuring an article on how women and others are challenging stigma and discrimination in West and Central Africa; a piece by Interim Executive Director Marijke Wijnroks, thanking…More

malERA Refresh collection: an updated research agenda for malaria elimination and eradication

PLOS Medicine announces the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda Refresh collection. In 2016, an estimated 216 million cases of malaria and 445 000 deaths occurred in the 91 countries with ongoing malaria transmission, mostly affecting children in

Insecticide-Resistant Mosquitoes Threaten Malaria Progress In Africa, Genetic Study Shows

Reuters: Insecticide resistance spreads in Africa, threatens malaria progress “The largest genetic study of mosquitoes has found their ability to resist insecticides is evolving rapidly and spreading across Africa, putting millions of people at higher risk of contracting malaria. British scientists who led the work said mosquitoes’ growing resistance to control tools such as insecticide-treated…More

Inside Philanthropy Highlights Funders Taking Action On Malnutrition

Inside Philanthropy: It’s the World’s Biggest Health Problem. Who’s Paying Attention to Malnutrition? “Malnutrition — a blanket term covering conditions such as wasting, stunting, obesity and lack of adequate vitamins and minerals — is the world’s biggest health problem. … So while malnutrition doesn’t get the attention of global health problems like malaria and HIV/AIDS,…More

Continued U.S. Leadership On HIV/AIDS, Investment In Global Fund Important, U.S. Should Not…

The Hill: U.S. can’t be the only one to shoulder the financial responsibility of AIDS Mark Dybul, professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine, board member at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and former executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…The U.S. government is…More

Positive Trend Toward Malaria Elimination Could Reverse Without More Funding, Prevention…

Devex: Fight against malaria stalling and could reverse, warns 2017 World Malaria Report “Between 2015 and 2016, there were five million more malaria cases globally, and Rwanda saw the greatest increase in malaria cases, with nearly a million people contracting the mosquito-borne disease, according to the World Malaria Report, released on Wednesday. The report also…More

Approximately 10.5% Of Drugs Fake, Substandard In Low-, Middle-Income Countries; Counterfeits…

Associated Press: U.N.: About 11 percent of drugs in poor countries are fake “About 11 percent of medicines in developing countries are counterfeit and likely responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of children from diseases like malaria and pneumonia every year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday…” (Cheng, 11/28). FOX Business: 10% of…More

Blog Post Explores Global Fund’s Efforts To Control Malaria, Address Drug Resistance Globally

Friends of the Global Fight: How the Global Fund Is Responding to Resistance Threats in Malaria Control In this blog post, the second in a series of posts exploring the threat that drug resistance poses in addressing the HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, Anna Carroll, intern, and Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer, both with Friends…More

Identification of O-GlcNAcylated proteins in Plasmodium falciparum

Post-translational modifications (PTMs) constitute a huge group of chemical modifications increasing the complexity of the proteomes of living beings.

Novel ELISA method as exploratory tool to assess immunity induced by radiated attenuated…

Whole parasite vaccines provide a unique opportunity for dissecting immune mechanisms and identify antigens that are targeted by immune responses which have the potential to mediate sterile protection against …

Towards malaria elimination in Savannakhet, Lao PDR: mathematical modelling driven strategy…

The number of Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases around the world has decreased substantially over the last 15 years, but with the spread of resistance against anti-malarial drugs and insecticides, this decline …

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention: successes and missed opportunities

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) was recommended in 2012 for young children in the Sahel during the peak malaria transmission season.

RDL mutations predict multiple insecticide resistance in Anopheles sinensis in Guangxi, China

Anopheles sinensis is a major vector of malaria in China.

U.S. Funding For Malaria Program Must Be Maintained To Prevent Resurgence; Researchers Warn Of…

New York Times: As Malaria Resists Treatment, Experts Warn of Global Crisis “…[A] new, drug-resistant strain of the disease, impervious to artemisinin and another popular drug with which it is frequently paired, piperaquine, threatens to upend years of worldwide eradication efforts — straining health care systems and raising the prospect that the death toll could…More

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