Category Archives: Malaria

Association between timing and number of antenatal care visits on uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy among Malawian women

by Owen Nkoka, Ting-Wu Chuang and Yi-Hua Chen Malaria Journal,2018 17:211 – Published: 25 May 2018 11 pp. 1.1 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2360-z Malaria in pregnancy is a critical public health challenge, and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) has … Continue reading

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Focus on Global Health Security

The Global Fund, May 2018 4 pp. 1.1 MB https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/7318/publication_globalhealthsecurity_focuson_en.pdf Microbes do not stop at national borders, so an infectious disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere. Making our world safer from epidemics means strengthening the capacity of countries to … Continue reading

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From global action against malaria to local issues: state of the art and perspectives of web platforms dealing with malaria information

by Dominique Briand, Emmanuel Roux, Jean Christophe Desconnets et al. Malaria Journa, l2018, 17:122 – Published: 21 March 2018 13 pp. 3.2 MB https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2270-0? site=malariajournal.biomedcentral.com Since prehistory to present times and despite a rough combat against it, malaria remains a … Continue reading

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Efficacy and Safety of Fosmidomycin–Piperaquine as Nonartemisinin-Based Combination Therapy for Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria: A Single-Arm, Age De-escalation Proof-of-Concept Study in Gabon

by Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Jonathan Remppis, Moritz Sievers et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Published: 26 December 2017 8 pp. 521 kB https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article- pdf/doi/10.1093/cid/cix1122/23806493/cix1122.pdf Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) has made a major contribution to reducing the global malaria burden, but its role … Continue reading

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WHO provides first-ever approval for rectal artesunate product for severe malaria

Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), 27 February 2018 Read online at: https://www.mmv.org/newsroom/press-releases/who-provides-first-ever-approval- rectal-artesunate-product-severe-malaria On 22 February 2018, Indian pharmaceutical company Cipla Ltd. received confirmation of approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) Prequalification Programme for their 100 mg rectal artesunate … Continue reading

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Fever Diagnostic Technology Landscape, 1st Edition

by Jennifer Daily World Health Organization / UNITAID, February 2018 154 pp. 2.5 MB https://unitaid.eu/assets/Fever_diagnostic_technology_and_market_landscape.pdf Since their introduction and scale-up, malaria rapid diagnostic tests mRDTs have improved malaria case management by reducing overtreatment with antimalarials. While mRDTs should be further … Continue reading

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Malaria

Starts on March 12, 2018 6 weeks, estimated effort: 2h30/week https://www.pasteur.fr/en/education/programs-and-courses/e-learning-mooc/mooc-malaria The Institut Pasteur has created a MOOC entirely focused on Malaria, providing a glimpse of the wide range of disciplines involved and questions addressed in malaria research. It goes … Continue reading

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Unravelling the immune signature of Plasmodium falciparum transmission-reducing immunity

by Will J. R. Stone, Joseph J. Campo, Matthijs M. Jore Nature Communicationsvolume 9, Article number: 558 – Published online: 08 February 2018 14 pp. 2.4 MB https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02646-2.pdf Some people develop an immune response following a malaria infection that stops … Continue reading

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Integrating malaria education into primary school activities

by Fernando Bambo, Jorge Domingos Bande, Gonçalves Chivambo Bacar et al. Malaria Consortium Moçambique, February 2018 8 pp. 4.9 MB http://www.malariaconsortium.org/media- downloads/1079/Integrating%20malaria%20education%20into%20primary%20school% 20activities This Learning Brief shares Malaria Consortium’s experience in integrating edutainment-based malaria sessions into primary school classroom activities, … Continue reading

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The First Malaria World Congress

1 – 5 July 2018 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia The congress is structured around three key themes: Malaria Today – the recent history and present of malaria control and elimination efforts. Putting Malaria Elimination into a Global Health … Continue reading

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