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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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Correction to: Socioeconomic and demographic characterization of an endemic malaria region in…

After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the y-axis of Fig. 


Can the collection of expired long-lasting insecticidal nets reduce their coverage and use?…

There is growing awareness of the likely impact increased numbers of LLINs will have on the environment, if not disposed of or recycled appropriately.


Assessing bed net damage: comparisons of three measurement methods for estimating the size,…

Measuring the physical condition of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) under field conditions is of great importance for malaria control programmes to guide decisions on how frequently to replace LLINs.


Closing Global Health Funding Gap Requires Innovative, Private Financing, Increased Domestic…

The Lancet Global Health: Getting serious about financing the end of epidemics Chris Collins, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses the global health financing gap and efforts needed to close this gap, writing, “Policymakers and global health advocates should take this up with urgency and be willing to…More


U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Lauds PEPFAR’s Successes, Expresses Continued Support For…

CIDRAP News: Secretary Tillerson lauds global health security agenda “In a keynote speech in Washington, D.C., [Wednesday] at the Grand Challenges network annual meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson voiced support for U.S. collaboration on global infectious disease issues, including ongoing efforts to battle threats such as HIV and malaria. He also signaled U.S.…More


Regional Initiatives Play Important Role In Efforts To Eliminate Malaria

PLOS Medicine: Regional initiatives for malaria elimination: Building and maintaining partnerships Andrew A. Lover of the Malaria Elimination Initiative of the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues discuss the need for well-coordinated regional initiatives (RIs) to eliminate malaria, as well as their activities, challenges, structures, and limitations. The authors…More


Cost-effectiveness of malaria preventive treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women in…

Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa: at least 1 million pregnancies among HIV-infected women are complicated by co-infection with malar…


Individual and household factors associated with ownership of long-lasting insecticidal nets…

A recent considerable decline in malaria morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia is likely to be followed by changes in the practice of effective preventive measures and malaria risk factors.


Global Fund Continues To Support Programs To Address Drug-Resistant TB

Friends of the Global Fight: Countering Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis, the World’s Most Lethal Epidemic In the first in a series of blog posts exploring the threat that drug resistance poses in addressing the AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), and malaria epidemics, Mark P. Lagon, chief policy officer at Friends, and Anna Carroll discuss the challenges of…More


Relationships between infection with Plasmodium falciparum during pregnancy, measures of…

Malaria in pregnancy has been associated with maternal morbidity, placental malaria, and adverse birth outcomes.


Global trends in the production and use of DDT for control of malaria and other vector-borne…

DDT was among the initial persistent organic pollutants listed under the Stockholm Convention and continues to be used for control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases in accordance with its provisions o…


Blog Post Highlights Panel Discussion On Successes, Challenges In Malaria Control

Friends of the Global Fight: Expanding programs and investments to achieve a malaria-free world Katie Broendel, senior communications manager at Friends of the Global Fight, highlights an event that took place last week at the Center for Global Development, titled “Malaria Control: A Critical Investment for Saving Lives in Africa,” during which panelists discussed a…More


Species and genotype diversity of Plasmodium in malaria patients from Gabon analysed by next…

Six Plasmodium species are known to naturally infect humans.


Community-based biological control of malaria mosquitoes using Bacillus thuringiensis var….

Targeting the aquatic stages of malaria vectors via larval source management (LSM) in collaboration with local communities could accelerate progress towards malaria elimination when deployed in addition to exi…


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