Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance's Spread in African Mosquitos
Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets.
Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya ’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after the attack of an Ebola treatment centre, an update on the death toll of the Sri Lanka attacks, and the Security Council’s condemnation of the killing of peacekeepers in Mali.
A new vaccine against deadly malaria which has been 30 years in development, was made available for the first time to infants in Malawi on Tuesday, marking an “innovation milestone”, said the World Health Organization (WHO).
Malawi becomes 1st nation to begin immunizing children against malaria; Kenya, Ghana next
Some 360,000 children a year in three African countries will receive the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a large-scale pilot project, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.
[Global Fund] Funding agencies hail important step for the world's first malaria vaccine
The World Health Organization and its partners will test the public health effect of immunization in parts of Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya.
The treatment, developed over 30 years, is the first to give partial protection to children, WHO says.
[PR Newswire] Geneva and Seattle -PATH and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) announce a 5-year, jointly-led initiative, VivAccess, to support countries in the elimination of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria. The initiative is part of the larger global effort to support malaria-endemic countries in the adoption and use of new and existing tools, to facilitate well-tolerated and effective radical cure to prevent relapse. VivAccess's work is funded by the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation.
[ANGOP] Luanda -Health education will be addressed in primary schools to the second cycle with extracurricular themes, from the promotion, prevention and mitigation of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV - AIDS, as a result of the School Health Program launched Monday in Luanda.
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria Malawi has become the first country to start immunizing children against malaria, the...