Africa: African Countries Like Gambia Must Try New Strategies to End Malaria
[The Aspen Institute] Malaria is a monster. I was 12 years old the first time I contracted cerebral malaria. After several days of staying in bed unwell without receiving proper treatment from my boarding school dispensary, one night I woke up delirious, screaming and shouting. I had to be restrained by my brother and classmates. By the time I was rushed to a local hospital in Eastern Kenya, I was in a coma. While I survived, hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria each year.
(McGill University Health Centre) Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas -- the 'Kissing Bug' disease -- is in the spotlight following the publication of a new case study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Experts from Winnipeg and Montreal warn natives of Latin America and their offspring are at risk of contracting Chagas disease.
[The Conversation Africa] The 2017 World Malaria Report provides a clear picture of the work required to control malaria. Data from over 90 countries reveals a dramatic reduction in the rates of disease and deaths between 2010 to 2015. But malaria deaths remained unchanged in Africa from 2015 to 2016.
Ghana has developed two community-based strategies that aim to increase access to quality treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia, and to improve household and family practices: integrated Com...
Despite the World Health Organization ’s recommendation of malaria test-treat strategy, which is the treatment of parasitological confirmed malaria cases with anti-malarials, presumptive diagnosis of malaria re...
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2017 Source:Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Author(s): Peter Haddawy, A.H.M. Imrul Hasan, Rangwan Kasantikul, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Patiwat Sa-angchai, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Pratap Singhasivanon Targeted intervention and resource allocation are essential for effective malaria control, particularly in remote areas, with predictive models providing important information for decision making. While a diversity of modeling technique have been used to create predictive models of malaria, no work has made use of Bayesian networks. Bayes nets are attractive due to their ability to ...
This week’s articles highlight a potential therapeutic target for fibrosis; parasite receptors that contribute to malaria; a potential drawback of PD-1 inhibition for cancer immunotherapy; a noncoding RNA that regulates ribosome biogenesis; and a structural analysis of substrate binding by the kinase PINK1.
[African Union] The African Union and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria on Wednesday jointly organised a satellite symposium on domestic health financing. Despite significant progress in responding to the AIDS epidemic Africa confronts the world's most acute public health threats that remain largely underfunded. After decades of underinvestment the continent need sustained investments in health in a context where international support has levelled due to many competing global priorities.