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Nigeria:Nigeria Faces Largest Financial Gap to Tackle Malaria - Ethiopian Ex-Minister

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 05:23:45 +0100

[This Day] Nigeria constitutes about 27 per cent of the global malaria burden, hence eliminating it is key to defeating the public health issue globally. In an exclusive interview with Martins Ifijeh, the former Minister of Health, Ethiopia, Dr. Kesete Admasu, who is presently the Chief Executive Officer, RBM Partnership to End Malaria, said Nigeria faces the largest financial gap required to fully implement its national malaria strategic plan between 2018 and 2020, and that the country needs continued political will (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)

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Tracking dormant malaria

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) In an advance that could help scientist discover new malaria drugs, MIT researchers have shown that they can grow dormant human malaria parasites in engineered human liver tissue for several weeks, allowing them to closely study how the parasite becomes dormant, what vulnerabilities it may have, and how it springs back to life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Lassa fever – Liberia

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:37:00 +0100

On 9 January 2018, a patient from Guinea with fever, neck pain, body pain and vomiting was admitted to a hospital in Ganta in Nimba County, Liberia. The patient was treated with Ribavirin until her death on 11 January 2018. The patient first experienced symptoms on 29 December 2017. Prior to hospitalization in Liberia, she sought medical care at a health facility in Di écké in N'Zérékore Region, Guinea where she was treated for typhoid and malaria. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)



Ethiopia:Battling Malaria

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:31:33 +0100

[Ethiopian Herald] Yaya Hamza is Malaria Coordinator in the Health Office's of Afar National Regional State Afambo Woreda. As he has spent his years in the State and his work is intertwined with the communities, he has a lot to talk about the deadliest mosquitoes, and the burden of malaria in the surrounding communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Although Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) Eases Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain it Won't Help'Regular' Arthritis

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:02:44 +0100

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2018 -- A malaria drug that's also shown effectiveness against rheumatoid arthritis pain has failed to help people with the more common form of arthritis, new research shows. The drug is called Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine),... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



West Africa:Ebola's Impact Reached Beyond Death Toll to Basic Health Care

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:54:25 +0100

[VOA] More than 100,000 malaria cases went untreated when Liberia's health care system buckled under the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak, according to a new study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Africa:Countries Need to Prioritize Anti-Malaria Efforts Like SMC. Here's Why.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:46:27 +0100

[Malaria Consortium] On November 17th, 2018, Chad was the last country to complete the 2017 SMC round. This marked the last 'implementation' day of the ACCESS-SMC project, which is scheduled to end on February 28th, 2018. Through ACCESS-SMC, millions of children under five years old have been protected from malaria during the rainy season since 2015. Over 45 million treatments were given to eligible children, resulting in a significant reduction of malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Ethiopia:Medical Caravan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:35:04 +0100

[Addis Fortune] Camel caravans cross the Awash river transporting insecticide treated nets to remote locations in Afar at the launch of distributing six million nets to help protect against malaria. The project is lead by US Center for Disease Control& Prevention, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and regional health bureaus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



AI to fight the spread of infectious diseases

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Southern California) Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread the disease to others, is a major challenge for cash-strapped public health agencies. Now, a team of USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers has created an algorithm that can help policymakers reduce the overall spread of disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Scientists find new antimalarial drug targets

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(The Francis Crick Institute) Researchers have discovered crucial new processes that allow malaria parasites to escape red blood cells and infect other cells, offering potential new treatment targets. The team are already working with pharmaceutical companies to use this knowledge to develop new antimalarial drugs - a critical step in the battle against drug-resistant malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Malawi:Malaria Still Remains Major Health Problem, Says Malawi Health Official

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:29:41 +0100

[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Health has said malaria still remains major public health problem in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)

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Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump ’s Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid Will Lead to More Deaths

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:20:28 +0100

Bill and Melinda Gates used their 10th annual letter to answer tough questions about their work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — and to defend funding for health work and international aid, just a day after President Donald Trump’s budget proposed slashing resources to these areas. The Gates Foundation donates billions of dollars to health and humanitarian causes including vaccine delivery, child and maternal health as well as infectious disease prevention. “These efforts save lives,” Bill Gates wrote in the letter, which was published Tuesday. “They also create U.S. jobs. And they make Americans more secure by making poor countries more stable and stopping disease outbreaks before they become pandemics. The world is not a safer place when more peopl...



Germany's CureVac wins new vaccine funding from Gates Foundation

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:42:59 +0100

(Reuters) - German biotech firm CureVac has secured more financial backing for vaccine development projects from its investor the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, working on jabs to prevent malaria and influenza. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Inovio lands $4.6M in funding for malaria, tuberculosis vaccines

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:32:58 +0100

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Monday it has received $4.6 million in grant funding from the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to advance work on vaccine programs targeting tuberculosis and malaria. The Plymouth Meeting biopharmaceutical company is conducting its research as part of its partnership with the Wistar Institute of Philadelphia. Both programs involve the use of Inovio's SynCon synthetic vaccine technology that helps a person's own immune system… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Africa:Mosquito Nets Widely Misused for Fishing, Study Finds

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:14:11 +0100

[VOA] Mosquito nets intended to prevent malaria are finding an unanticipated use as fishing nets all across the tropics, according to a new study. These fine-meshed nets scoop up fish of all types and sizes indiscriminately. Experts are worried they are draining fish populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Triple whammy: You can get dengue, malaria, chikungunya at the same time

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 04:55:24 +0100

Researchers at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have reported two such cases in the medical journals Intervirology and Virus Disease. (Source: The Economic Times)

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Blue Dye Kills Malaria Parasites — But There Is One Catch

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:29:00 +0100

Methylene blue used to be an anti-malarial treatment but fell out of favor. Researchers wondered, what if it were added to a current medication?(Image credit: Jay Reed/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



Global Health: Promising Malaria Drug Has a Striking Drawback: Blue Urine

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 19:15:28 +0100

Methylene blue, a laboratory dye, safely kills parasites before mosquitoes can pass them on — but has a vivid side effect that patients dislike. (Source: NYT Health)



Africa:To Eliminate Malaria It's Vital We Vaccinate... Mosquitoes?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:45:35 +0100

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] What if a vaccine could prevent mosquitoes getting malaria from humans? (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Gambia:Gambia's Award of Excellence in Malaria Control

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:02:18 +0100

[Foroyaa] Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance on Thursday 1st February 2018, in an interview with Foroyaa, said the African Leaders Malaria Alliance has given awards to six African countries including the Gambia for the sharp decline registered in malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Multidrug-resistant Malaria Outbreak Originated in Western Cambodia Multidrug-resistant Malaria Outbreak Originated in Western Cambodia

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 19:52:30 +0100

The current outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in Southeast Asia originated in western Cambodia soon after dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine became the first-line antimalarial drug there, according to a new genetic study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Liberia:David Beckham Launches Malaria Must Die

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 14:46:22 +0100

[FrontPageAfrica] London -David Beckham Wednesday launched an ambitious new global malaria campaign, Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live calling upon leaders to "unite and fight" malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Nigeria:Is Nigeria Really Home to Almost One in Four of the World's Malaria Cases?

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:09:36 +0100

[Bhekisisa] International insecticide brand Mortein claims that Nigeria contributes 23% of the world's malaria cases. Does the figure hit the mark? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Human antibodies undermine parasite sex

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Radboud University Nijmegen) Some people develop an immune response following a malaria infection that stops them from infecting other mosquitos. The antibodies that these people produce are sucked up by the mosquito and destroy the malaria parasite in the mosquito's stomach. Researchers from Radboud university medical center discovered that 1 in 25 malaria patients prevent the disease from spreading in this way. They also unraveled the defense proteins responsible, and these could be used to make a vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Competing for blood: How ecologists are solving infectious disease mysteries

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Princeton University) By looking at malaria infections and hookworms as competitors battling over a key resource -- red blood cells -- Princeton ecologists Andrea Graham and Sarah Budischak were able to explain why co-infected patients often got sicker after being dewormed: without the hookworms to keep it in check, the malaria infection ran rampant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Africa:David Beckham Stars in Short Film to Tell World 'Malaria Must Die'

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 04:14:06 +0100

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -British soccer legend David Beckham put his star-power to use on Wednesday in a bid to reinvigorate the fight against malaria under the slogan "Malaria must die - so millions can live". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Inequality also Relates to Education, Health & Illiteracy, not Wealth Alone

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:02:32 +0100

A health worker marks a boy’s finger with ink to show that he has been vaccinated against measles in India’s Gujarat State. Credit: UNICEF/UNI133530/PietrasikBy Bjorn LomborgCOPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)Antipoverty group Oxfam International got a lot of attention for claiming that there’s a global “inequality crisis,” but a far more important point is entirely neglected: globally, income distribution is less unequal than it has been for 100 years. The best data on this comes from Professor Branko Milanovic, formerly of the World Bank, now at City University of New York. His research shows that, mostly because of Asia’s incredible growth, global inequality has declined sharply for several decades, reducing so much that the world hasn’t been this equal for more than a c...



Zambia:Hope in Zambia - We Can Defeat Malaria

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:42:52 +0100

[MalariaMustDie] This century has seen malaria deaths in Zambia drop steeply, through a historic effort to increase prevention, education and access to medical help. Zambia's National Malaria Control Programme offers inspiration and hope. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Tanzania:Two Few Households Have Enough Mosquito Nets

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:42:37 +0100

[MalariaMustDie] Tanzania has taken big steps to get rid of Malaria in recent years, but it's still an everyday threat in many areas. For mothers like Wabunde, it's access to simple prevention tools that could make the difference between life and death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Nigeria:Remote Villages Fight Malaria Through Community Health

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:34:16 +0100

[MalariaMustDie] Njediko -Nigeria has more cases and deaths from Malaria than any other country in the world. It's entire 177 million population is at risk from the disease. But in remote villages, training members of the community to deliver essential healthcare is beginning to save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Africa:David Beckham Launches New Global Campaign to Beat Malaria

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:33:53 +0100

[MalariaMustDie] London -David Beckham today launched an ambitious new global malaria campaign, Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live calling upon leaders to "unite and fight" malaria. The campaign's first focus is on leaders at the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London in 70 days' time. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Africa:Resistance: Staying One Step Ahead of Malaria

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:32:16 +0100

[MalariaMustDie] Bed nets and insecticides applied to interior walls have played a crucial role in the 60% reduction in deaths from Malaria since 2000. But with rising reports of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes, the development of new tools is vital to keep on top of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Angola:Angola and Zambia Sign Memo Against Cholera and Malaria

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:20:26 +0100

[ANGOP] Luanda -A memorandum of collaboration in the health domain was signed last Monday, in Lusaka, between the Health Ministries of Angola and Zambia, represented by the incumbent ministers, respectively S ílvia Lutukuta and Chitalu Chilufya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Nigeria:Does Nigeria Have 23% of World's Malaria Cases, As an Insecticide Maker Claimed?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:38:36 +0100

[Africa Check] In recent years, major insecticide brand Mortein is highly visible in anti-malaria campaigns in Nigeria. It often partners with state governments and agencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



David Beckham is urging for 'bold action' against malaria

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:29:45 +0100

The former England football captain, 42, says in a clip: 'We can be the generation that ends it for good, malaria must die so millions can live.' In 2016, there were 216 million cases worldwide. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



WATCH: David Beckham ‘under attack’ by 10,000 mosquitoes as he helps fight against malaria

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:08:08 +0100

DAVID BECKHAM is best known for his skills on the football pitch, being married to Spice Girl Victoria Beckham and for an array of advertising campaigns. In a video launched today by Malaria No More UK, the former footballer is swarmed by a mass of mosquitoes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Dye kills malaria parasites at speed not seen before

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Radboud University Nijmegen) Research shows that the dye methylene blue is a safe antimalarial that kills malaria parasites at an unprecedented rate. Within two days, patients are cured of the disease and no longer transmit the parasite if they are bitten again by a mosquito. This discovery was made by Radboud university medical center scientists and international colleagues during a research project conducted in Mali. The results will be published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Feb. 6. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



New evidence shows potential of two drugs to block malaria transmission

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of California - San Francisco) An international team of researchers has shown that two different compounds-one, an older malaria drug, the other a common laboratory dye with known antimalarial properties-can safely and effectively be added to treatment regimens to block transmission of the most common form of malaria in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Nigeria:Remote Nigeria Communities Welcome Child Health Programme

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:51:14 +0100

[WHO] Integrated community case management (iCCM) is a cost-effective strategy that engages community health workers living in hard-to-reach areas to diagnose and treat 3 deadly but curable illnesses: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Africa:Six WHO African Countries Awarded a Prize for their Achievements in the Fight Against Malaria

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:10:57 +0100

[ALMA] Brazzaville -The African leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) held a Forum, on 28th January, in Addis Ababa, as part of the 30th African Union Summit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Nigeria:Remote Nigeria Communities Welcome Child Health Programme

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 16:10:36 +0100

[WHO] Integrated community case management (iCCM) is a cost-effective strategy that engages community health workers living in hard-to-reach areas to diagnose and treat 3 deadly but curable illnesses: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Malaria-Causing Parasite Mutating to Resist Multiple Drugs

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 14:00:12 +0100

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 -- An outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia likely stems from two mutations of the malaria-causing parasite that combined a decade ago, according to new research. The parasite and mutations, carried by... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Mini-primaquine does help stop people infecting mosquitoes with malaria

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) A single dose of primaquine is thought to stop people with P. falciparum malaria infecting mosquitoes, which could help bring down malaria transmission. In this Cochrane Review update co-ordinated through the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group, researchers added recent data to examine this question. Their findings are relevant to the global recommendation by the WHO that mini-primaquine be given to all people unwell with malaria in areas where transmission is low to reduce transmission further. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Drug-resistant malaria will spread without urgent action, experts warn

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 23:30:13 +0100

Dismay at south-east Asian outbreaks of malaria resistant to artemisinin drugs, the most powerful drugs currently availableUrgent action must be taken to stop the spread of drug-resistant malaria in south-east Asia and potentially beyond, according to scientists.The outbreak in Cambodia, then Thailand, Laos andmost recently Vietnam, of malaria that is untreatable with the newest and best drugs we have has alarmed experts. There have been calls for theWorld Health Organisation to declare a public health emergency of international concern, as it did withEbola in west Africa andZika virus in Brazil.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



Health campaigners decry global HIV fund's deal with Heineken

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:10:13 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - International health campaigners and alcohol concern groups called on a major global HIV and malaria fund on Thursday to end immediately a partnership it had signed with the Dutch brewer Heineken. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Malaria in Venezuela requires response

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

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Integrated approach to malaria control

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

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Response: Integrated approach to malaria control

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

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Patients in Ghana willing to pay for malaria RDT

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)



Tanzania:Tz, Global Fund Ink 1.155tri/ - Grant for Combatting Diseases

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:49:58 +0100

[Daily News] AFTER signing a 525m US Dollars (approximately 1.155tri/-) grant from the Global Fund, Tanzania has assured development partners that the amount will be spent on initiatives to reduce the tuberculosis epidemic, fighting malaria and prevention of HIV infections among women of childbearing age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Africa:Gains Against Malaria At Risk From U.S. Cuts, Donor Complacency

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:52:06 +0100

[IRIN] Katete -Dishes, pots, clothes, and cabinets - the entire contents of Jennifer Nyiranda's house are piled up on the ground outside her front door. But the eviction is only temporary, and it's worth it, says Nyiranda, a 53-year-old farmer sitting with her family in front of their two-room brick house. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)

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Africa:The Middle-Class Can Help End Neglected Tropical Diseases

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:49:57 +0100

[The Aspen Institute] At the 30th African Union Summit, Heads of State and Governments endorsed the new African Leaders Malaria Alliance scorecard which includes indicators on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This is important because for the first time, in one consolidated scorecard, it will be possible to track progress and investment opportunities for ending the suffering of children, women and men that are affected by NTDs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Projects to develop new approaches to tackle international health challenges

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) Fifteen projects announced today, Jan. 31, 2018, will develop new healthcare technologies to tackle international health challenges, ranging from the prevention of limb loss by Syrian refugees to faster diagnosis and treatment for parasitic diseases such as malaria. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are committing £ 16 million to the projects: EPSRC through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the NIHR through the NIHR Global Health Research programme. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Nigeria:African Leaders Endorse Progress On Neglected Tropical Diseases

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 07:33:15 +0100

[Vanguard] The African Leaders Malaria Alliance, ALMA has included Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in its annual scorecard on disease progress. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Africa:Zimbabwe Honoured for Leading Fight Against Malaria

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 07:57:54 +0100

[The Herald] Zimbabwe was yesterday honoured alongside five other African countries for leading the way to a Malaria Free-Africa by 2030. The country received the honour from the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) at the 30th African Union (AU) Summit. ALMA members are drawn from 49 AU countries with the objective of eradicating malaria on the continent by 2030. Zimbabwe is not a member. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



African heads of state endorse new measurement of progress on neglected tropical diseases

Sun, 28 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Global Health Strategies) Today, at the 30th African Union Heads of State Summit, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) added neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to its annual scorecard on disease progress. The scorecard is personally reviewed by African heads of state every year, putting NTDs alongside malaria and maternal and child health as top health priorities for the continent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)

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Africa:Leaders Urged to Renew Commitment to a Malaria-Free Africa

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 13:21:57 +0100

[African Union] Addis Ababa/Geneva -African nations must renew their commitment and strengthen instruments to attain a malaria-free Africa by 2030, leaders heard today at a high-level briefing held on the margins of the 30th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Gates Backs Central America Malaria Elimination Plan With $31 Million Gates Backs Central America Malaria Elimination Plan With $31 Million

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:43:53 +0100

Philanthropist Bill Gates promised $31 million on Wednesday as part of a new Central America malaria elimination fund aimed at wiping out the disease in seven of the region's countries and the Dominican Republic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)



Tanzania:Neglected Diseases Now to Be Part of Malaria Scorecard

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:48:42 +0100

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) is expected to release its annual scorecardon the coming Sunday of 28 January,updating the progress made in malaria control and prevention on the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Gates backs Central America malaria elimination plan with $31 million

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:34:09 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Philanthropist Bill Gates promised $31 million on Wednesday as part of a new Central America malaria elimination fund aimed at wiping out the disease in seven of the region's countries and the Dominican Republic. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Nigeria:Bauchi Health Agency Treats 17 Leprosy Cases

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:35:29 +0100

[Daily Trust] Bauchi -The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV /AIDS, Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Malaria (BACATMA) successfully treated 17 leprosy cases at various locations in the state in 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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MMV malaria box phenotyped against plasmodium and toxoplasma

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Singapore University of Technology and Design) A Singapore-India collaborative research project between the Singapore University of Technology& Design (SUTD) and CSIR-National Chemical Laboratories (NCL) completed phenotypic screening of a large collection of potent chemical inhibitors (known as MMV Malaria Box), against pathogenic parasites toxoplasma gondii and plasmodium falciparum, causative agents of human toxoplasmosis and malaria. This knowledge opens up new avenues to study unique stages of infectious cycle that are affected by inhibitor classes towards anti-parasitic drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Angola:Manager Confirms Money Withdrawal From Global Fund

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:43:42 +0100

[ANGOP] Luanda -The manager of the Global FundTechnical Unit for the Malaria Programme, L úcia de Fátima Costa, confirmed Monday that there had been deducted the amount of AKZ 125 million, in 2013, from this institution in favor of Soccopress company. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Additional 509 IntechOpen Book Chapters Accepted by BKCI

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:49:38 +0100

IntechOpen, the largest scientific research publisher of open access books, achieved another milestone with additional 509 chapters of its books accepted for indexing in the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (BKCI). BKCI is a part of Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC) which has established itself as the world’s leading citation index. “As open access books become celebrated for their presentation of a comprehensive body of research from various authors, IntechOpen continues to lead as the predominant publisher of open access books,” said Alex Lazinica, CEO and Founder of IntechOpen. “We are excited that BKCI continues to value the peer-reviewed scientific research from our editors and authors making their research available to colleagues around the wo...



Nigeria:16,000 HIV Positive in Bauchi Get Treatment

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:20:59 +0100

[Daily Trust] Bauchi -The Bauchi State Agency for the control of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis/Leprosy and Malaria, (BACATMA) has disclosed that it has provided treatment, care and support to 16,000 HIV positive patients in the state from 2015 to 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)



Nigeria:Nigerian Institute Develops Drugs for Ebola, Malaria

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:20:15 +0100

[Premium Times] The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development, NIPRD, has successfully researched and developed six traditional herbal products for the treatment of Ebola, malaria and other diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)

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New long-acting approach for malaria therapy developed

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Liverpool) A new study, published in Nature Communications, conducted by the University of Liverpool and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine highlights a new 'long acting' medicine for the prevention of malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Zimbabwe:Amid Wet Weather, Zimbabwe's Mutare Sees Hike in Malaria Deaths

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:46:50 +0100

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mutare, Zimbabwe -After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:27:35 +0100

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Gates Foundation Funds Research For New Synthetic Malaria Vaccine

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:55:00 +0100

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awards the Wistar Institute $1.4 million to research new synthetic DNA malaria vaccine. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:03:50 +0100

January 19, 2018It ’s notallbad news.When we set out to compile our annual list of global health issues to watch this year, it seemed like all bad news. And true, that ’s often what we deal with in global health—the problems that need tackling, the suffering we can help alleviate.But then stories and columns likethis one cheer us up. They remind us that no matter how complicated and frustrating our work may get, fighting back against poverty and inequality works.There are and always will be global health challenges to face. But there ’s boundless hope, too. And a field full of determined health workers and other humanitarians ready to do what’s right.Now here are ten of the global health issues that will be most on our minds atIntraHealth International in 2018:10. Sparks of innov...



Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria, research shows

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:08:01 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)'robot scientist' has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. (Source: Reuters: Health)



AI 'scientist' finds that toothpaste ingredient may help fight drug-resistant malaria

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:00:00 +0100

An ingredient commonly found in toothpaste could be employed as an anti-malarial drug against strains of malaria parasite that have grown resistant to one of the currently-used drugs. This discovery, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge, was aided by Eve, an artificially-intelligent 'robot scientist'. (Source: World Pharma News)



PPPs Likely to Undermine Public Health Commitments

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:50:30 +0100

Capacity-building support for developing countries to safeguard the public interest in terms of public health and especially, to ensure that no one is left behind, is essential. Credit: IPSBy Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR , Jan 17 2018 (IPS)The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars. In 67 low- and middle-income countries, achieving SDG 3 — healthy lives and well-being for all, at all ages — is estimated to require new investments increasing over time, from an initial $134 billion annually to $371 billion yearly by 2030, according to recent estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in The Lancet. S...

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Liquid-based sensor could cheaply monitor sick babies in remote areas

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:23:45 +0100

Getting medical attention to sick infants has been a longtime issue in many remote sections of the world. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that 21,000 children under the age of five die everyday from treatable diseases, such as diarrhea and malaria.   (Source: mobihealthnews)



Medical News Today: Types of zoonotic diseases

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0100

Zoonosis or zoonotic diseases are conditions that can be passed from animals to humans. These include rabies, malaria, and Lyme disease. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Researchers map druggable genomic targets in evolving malaria parasite

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the country and around the world, have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in 262 parasite cell lines of Plasmodium falciparum -- protozoan pathogens that cause malaria -- that are resistant to 37 diverse antimalarial compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Malaria parasite evolution in a test tube

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

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Mapping the malaria parasite druggable genome by using in vitro evolution and chemogenomics

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Chemogenetic characterization through in vitro evolution combined with whole-genome analysis can identify antimalarial drug targets and drug-resistance genes. We performed a genome analysis of 262 Plasmodium falciparum parasites resistant to 37 diverse compounds. We found 159 gene amplifications and 148 nonsynonymous changes in 83 genes associated with drug-resistance acquisition, where gene amplifications contributed to one-third of resistance acquisition events. Beyond confirming previously identified multidrug-resistance mechanisms, we discovered hitherto unrecognized drug target–inhibitor pairs, including thymidylate synthase and a benzoquinazolinone, farnesyltransferase and a pyrimidinedione, and a dipeptidylpeptidase and an arylurea. This exploration of the P. falciparum resist...

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Burkina Faso:GAC and TRP Comment On Global Fund Grants to Burkina Faso

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:54:48 +0100

This article provides a summary of the comments of the Technical Review Panel (TRP) and the Grant Approvals Committee (GAC) on all three grants. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)



Nigeria:Enugu Approves N36 Million for World Bank Project Against Malaria

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:32:41 +0100

[Premium Times] The Enugu State Executive Council has approved N36 million as commitment fee to participate in a World Bank-sponsored programme aimed at reducing malaria in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Malaria parasite packs genetic material for trip from mosquitoes to humans

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Penn State) The parasite that causes malaria has not one, but two, specialized proteins that protect its genetic material until the parasite takes up residence in a new host. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Angola:U íge - Governor Urges Faithful to Fight Cholera Outbreaks and Malaria

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:51:26 +0100

[ANGOP] U íge -The provincial governor of Uíge, Pinda Simão, called on Sunday in this city to the faithful of the Evangelical Baptist Church in Angola, and the population in general to continue to observe the prevention measures against cholera and malaria that is devastating the province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



GM nightmare unfolds: Humans have created a MONSTER MOSQUITO that can now RESIST the pesticides meant to kill them

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 23:02:04 +0100

(Natural News) Getting bit by mosquitoes is never fun, and it can be downright deadly if they happen to be carrying diseases like malaria. Mankind’s quest to keep this nuisance under control, however well-meaning it may be, appears to have had the opposite of its intended effect as a new study shows how mosquitoes have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

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Bill Gates Thinks These 6 Innovations Could Change the World

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:00:17 +0100

When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and Grace Hopper’s compiler. What will the next great invention to transform history? Here are a few innovations that I think are worth watching. Better Vaccine Storage Vaccines have saved millions of lives around the world, but they spoil if they aren’t stored at the right temperature. A group of inventors from Global Good in Seattle have created an innovative new refrigerator called the MetaFridge. It stays cold enough to keep vaccines safe even during long power outages. They’re also working on a portable cooler that enables vaccinators to travel farther and reach kids in the most remote pl...



Nigeria:African Cherry Provides Novel Cure for Drug-Resistant Infections, Malaria

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:06:15 +0100

[Guardian] Extracts of African star apple or cherry have been validated in recent studies as 'cure' for drug-resistant infections and malaria. CHUKWUMA MUANYA, Assistant Editor writes (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Africa:African Cherry Provides Novel Cure for Drug-Resistant Infections, Malaria

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:06:15 +0100

[Guardian] Extracts of African star apple or cherry have been validated in recent studies as 'cure' for drug-resistant infections and malaria. CHUKWUMA MUANYA, Assistant Editor writes (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Hijacker parasite blocked from infiltrating blood

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A major international collaboration led by Melbourne researchers has discovered that the world's most widespread malaria parasite infects humans by hijacking a protein the body cannot live without. The researchers were then able to successfully develop antibodies that disabled the parasite from carrying out this activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)



Vivax malaria host receptor

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100

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Using rank order to identify complex genetic interactions

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American University) Applying new math, Kristina Crona, an American University assistant professor who researches in the area of mathematical biology, and her colleagues show how ranking pathogen mutants can help scientists understand how mutants evolve to resist drug treatments. This line of research could have implications for the treatment of diseases that can resist drug treatments, such as HIV and malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Angola:Angola to Have an Emergency Programme to Fight Malaria

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 12:19:51 +0100

[ANGOP] Cuito -Angola will present in January 2018 an Emergency Malaria Programme aimed to set strategies to reduce the incidence of this disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



A phospholipid pathway from plants to parasites

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0100

(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Recent findings by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis may aid in the development of therapies to treat parasitic infections, including malaria, and may help plant scientists one day produce hardier crops. The research team's work will be published in the Dec. 29 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)



Drones with built-in cameras now being used to fight malaria

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:56:03 +0100

(Natural News) Most conversations involving drones revolve around the fact that they can be used for surveillance on individuals, and so they should be thought of as potentially scary pieces of technology. But a community in East Africa has figured out a way to put the novel new technology to good use in their continuing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Nigeria:90,000 Persons Benefit From Malaria Services in Akwa Ibom

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:29:49 +0100

[This Day] Uyo -Over 90,000 residents of Akwa Ibom State have over the past six years benefitted from malaria prevention service. Africare, an international non-governmental organization, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

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Nigeria:Hunger, Malaria, Snake Bite Kill 13 Chibok Girls in Boko Haram Custody

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 06:52:02 +0100

[This Day] Abuja -Thirteen of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have died in the insurgents' custody, according to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report monitored by TheCable News, an online news outlet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Eritrea:Anseba - Malaria Prevalence Significantly Reduced

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:55:45 +0100

[Shabait] Keren -The prevalence of malaria has dropped by 97% in the Anseba region as a result of the integrated effort made by the Ministry of health, the public and stakeholders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)



Can a mobile device get the better of malaria?

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:22:51 +0100

An Oxford firm has developed a device to sequence the genome of malaria parasites to help doctors detect the strain they're dealing with. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Zimbabwe:Rise in Malaria Deaths Worries Govt

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:47:12 +0100

[The Herald] GOVERNMENT is concerned with the increase in malaria deaths in Manicaland this year, and is coming up with targeted interventions to complement the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) exercise currently underway in most parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Kenya:Global Fund Gives Kenya U.S.$368.6 Million to Fight HIV-Aids, TB and Malaria

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:14:58 +0100

[East African] Kenya has finally received a cash grant of Ksh38 billion ($368.6 million) from the Global Fund to finance malaria, HIV and tuberculosis programmes in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)

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Africa:People Stay Vigilant to the Threat of Malaria, Even When Infections Fall

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:51:23 +0100

[The Conversation Africa] Since the turn of the century great strides have been made to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. But the disease, spread by the Anopheles mosquito, still remains a major threat: in 2015 there were an estimated 212 million cases worldwide, according to the most recent World Malaria Report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)