Tanzania:Leaders, Residents Asked to Intensify Fight Against Malaria
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Marco Gaguti, has appealed to leaders and residents to intensify a fight against malaria.
Condition: P. Falciparum Intervention: Other: No intervention Sponsor: Barcelona Institute for Global Health Completed
Conditions: Vivax Malaria; Plasmodium Vivax; Malaria, Vivax; Malaria Relapse Interventions: Drug: Tafenoquine; Drug: Primaquine Sponsors: Menzies School of Health Research; University of Melbourne; National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control, Cambodia; Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit; Addis Ababa University; Ethiopian Public Health Institute; Universitas Sumate ra Utara Not yet recruiting
[Concord] The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its partners including UNCEF, Global Fund and USAID, has distributed over four million mosquito nets in fourteen districts across the country.
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Extracellular vesicles (EVs) play a role in the pathogenesis of malaria vivax, according to a study led by researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and the Germans Trias i Pujol Health Science Research Institute (IGTP). The findings, published in Nature Communications, indicate that EVs from P. vivax patients communicate with spleen fibroblasts promoting the adhesion of parasite-infected red blood cells. These data provide important insights into the pathology of vivax malaria.
Abstract Helminths, including cestodes, nematodes and trematodes, are a huge global health burden, infecting hundreds of millions of people. In many cases, existing drugs such as benzimidazoles, diethylcarbamazine, ivermectin and praziquantel are insufficiently efficacious, contraindicated in some populations, or at risk of the development of resistance, thereby impeding progress towards World Health Organization goals to control or eliminate these neglected tropical diseases. However, there has been limited recent progress in developing new drugs for these diseases due to lack of commercial attractiveness, leading to the ...
Sanofi has temporarily stopped recruiting new COVID-19 patients for two clinical trials on hydroxychloroquine and will no longer supply the anti-malaria drug to treat COVID-19 until concerns about safety are cleared up, it said on Friday.Reuters Health Information
US hospitals said they have pulled way back on the use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a COVID-19 treatment, after several studies suggested it is not effective and may pose significant risks.Reuters Health Information
[Ghanaian Times] Wa -The AGA Mal-AngloGold Malaria Control Programme has provided a US$300,000 support package to the Upper West Region to help in the management of the Coronavirus (CODVID-19) pandemic.
To the Editor I was alarmed to read the recent JAMA Internal Medicine article by Bao et al suggesting that pyrethroid insecticide exposure is associated with a 3-fold increase in the risk of adult mortality from cardiovascular disease. The significance of this finding cannot be overstated, should it be replicated and shown to be true. The world relies heavily on pyrethroids for the control of vector-borne diseases, including malaria. Huge advances have been made over the past 20 years in malaria control —we have cut transmission by about half, primarily using pyrethroid-treated mosquito nets, and prevented millions o...
This study provides an approach for estimating health district-level malaria readiness indicators from survey data designed to provide regionally representative estimates. A binomial-hierarchical Bayesian spatial prediction method was applied to Burkina Faso Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) survey data to provide estimates of essential equipment availability and readiness for malaria care. Predicted values of each indicator were adjusted by the type of health facility, location, and population density. Then, a health district composite readiness profile was built via hierarchical ascendant classificatio...