Nigeria: U.S. Salutes Health Champions in Nigeria Leading Efforts to End Malaria

[Guardian] On World Malaria Day, the United States is proud to recognize our partnership with Nigeria and support your fight to beat this deadly disease. We salute all Nigeria's health champions--from health workers to mothers, pharmacists to drivers, journalists to researchers, teachers to warehouse managers--and all those working to end malaria.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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We present the first global, high-resolution map of P falciparum malaria mortality and the first global prevalence and incidence maps since 2010. These results are combined with those for Plasmodium vivax (published separately) to form the malaria estimates for the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study. The P falciparum estimates span the period 2000–17, and illustrate the rapid decline in burden between 2005 and 2017, with incidence declining by 27·9% and mortality declining by 42·5%. Despite a growing population in endemic regions, P falciparum cases declined between 2005 and 2017, from 232·3 mil...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Francois H Nosten, Aung Paye Phyo
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study presents the first global maps of P vivax clinical burden from 2000 to 2017.MethodsIn this spatial and temporal modelling study, we adjusted routine malariometric surveillance data for known biases and used socioeconomic indicators to generate time series of the clinical burden of P vivax. These data informed Bayesian geospatial models, which produced fine-scale predictions of P vivax clinical incidence and infection prevalence over time. Within sub-Saharan Africa, where routine surveillance for P vivax is not standard practice, we combined predicted surfaces of Plasmodium falciparum with country-specific ratios...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
[Guardian] *China nears disease-free certification, reduces mosquito-borne ailment cases from 30m to zero Hope rises for malaria, Ebola 'elimination'
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors flagged an error concerning Table 3.
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Correction Source Type: research
This article explores the potential challenges associated with this goal and future strategies for ma...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Malaria remains an important public health problem in Latin America, and the development of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors poses a major threat to malaria elimination efforts. Monitoring of insectic...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Methodology Source Type: research
In this study, the 400 compounds in the Pathogen Box provided by the Medicines for Malaria Venture foundation were screened against Babesia bovis, Babesia bigemina, Babesia caballi, and Theileria equi. A fluorescence-based method using SYBR Green 1 stain was used for initial in vitro screening and determination of the half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50). The initial in vitro screening performed using a 1 μM concentration as baseline revealed nine effective compounds against four tested parasites. Two “hit” compounds, namely MMV021057 and MMV675968, that showed IC50  100 were selected. The IC50s ...
Source: International Journal for Parasitology: Drugs and Drug Resistance - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Researchers from the University of Oxford have published the Malaria Atlas, which shows how the numbers of children infected with a common malaria parasite have changed over 17 years.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
During pregnancy, Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes (IE) accumulate in the intervillous spaces of the placenta by binding to chondroitin sulfate A (CSA) and elicit inflammatory responses that are associated with poor pregnancy outcomes. Primigravidae lack immunity to IE that sequester in the placenta and thus are susceptible to placental malaria (PM). Women become resistant to PM over successive pregnancies as antibodies to placental IE are acquired. Here, we assayed plasma collected at delivery from Malian and Tanzanian women of different parities for total antibody levels against recombinant VAR2CSA antigens (F...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Microbial Immunity and Vaccines Source Type: research
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