Liberia: Ellen Off to the UN

[New Dawn] Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf travelled on Thursday, September 12, 2019 to participate in meetings in the margins of the United Nations relating to her role as a WHO Goodwill Ambassador and member of Bill Gates and Malaria Council.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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The level of human group IIA secreted phospholipase A2 (hGIIA sPLA2) is increased in the plasma of malaria patients, but its role is unknown. In parasite culture with normal plasma, hGIIA is inactive against Plasmodium falciparum, contrasting with hGIIF, hGV, and hGX sPLA2s, which readily hydrolyze plasma lipoproteins, release nonesterified fatty acids (NEFAs), and inhibit parasite growth. Here, we revisited the anti-Plasmodium activity of hGIIA under conditions closer to those of malaria physiopathology where lipoproteins are oxidized. In parasite culture containing oxidized lipoproteins, hGIIA sPLA2 was inhibitory, with ...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Molecular Pathogenesis Source Type: research
AbstractAlgeria, like all emerging countries, has been going through a health transition over the past 30  years or so, characterized by a drop in mortality rates, an increase in life expectancy and a change in the causes of death in favor of chronic non-communicable diseases. In the past, the country mainly faced infectious diseases such as typhoid, cholera and malaria. The prevalence of the latter ha s been significantly reduced thanks to the many social health and vaccination programs undertaken by the health authorities. As a result of this epidemiological transition, we are witnessing a growing increase in the in...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
A 25 year-old tuberculosis patient is treated at her home in Funafuti, the main island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific. Credit: UNDP Tuvalu/Aurélia Rusek.By External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Oct 17 2019 (IPS) A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease. Caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TB commonly causes persistent coughing, fatigue and weight loss. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its latest Global TB Report, a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news
Condition:   Malaria,Falciparum Intervention:   Biological: Pfs25-IMX313/Matrix-M1 Sponsor:   University of Oxford Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Scientists have rediscovered a compound developed by German researchers during World War II. It appears to be more effective and perhaps safer than DDT.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) Holocaust and the Nazi Era Malaria Germany World War II (1939-45) Pesticides Research Mosquitoes Chemistry your-feed-science Source Type: news
Authors: Szuster-Ciesielska A, Wawiórka L, Krokowski D, Grankowski N, Jarosz Ł, Lisiecka U, Tchórzewski M Abstract Malaria remains one the most infectious and destructive protozoan diseases worldwide. Plasmodium falciparum, a protozoan parasite with a complex life cycle and high genetic variability responsible for the difficulties in vaccine development, is implicated in most malaria-related deaths. In the course of study, we prepared a set of antigens based on P-proteins from P. falciparum and determined their immunogenicity in an in vivo assay on a mouse model. The pentameric complex P0-(P1-P2)2 wa...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
[This Day] Abuja -Thirteen states of the federation, including Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Kwara, Niger, Taraba, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa, Ogun, Osun and Delta states are currently benefiting from the health and peace initiative supported by the Global Fund (GF).
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance surveillance is key to successful disease control and eradication. Contemporary methods that only allow determination of prevalence of resistance are expensive, time consumin...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Methodology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe study findings suggest that clinical interventions aimed at enhancing the safety and tolerance of quinine might be achieved by a rational decrease in dose size and/or dosing interval, post-48 hours of chronic quinine administration, in malaria-infected patients.
Source: Current Therapeutic Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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