Nigeria: Health Is Wealth - Access Bank Is Leading the Way in Malaria Eradication On the Continent

[This Day] Malaria eradication isn't the first thing that comes to mind when one imagines an established brand like Access Bank. However, as the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson made the connection between health and wealth centuries ago, a world-class financial institution in the mould of Access Bank can definitely appreciate the all-encompassing importance of a healthy population.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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This study aimed to provide baseline information for future artemisinin surveillance by analyzing the k13-propeller domain in P. falciparum field isolates collected from 24 study areas in 14 malaria hot spots of Odisha (previously Orissa) during July 2018-January 2019. A total of 178 P. falciparum mono infections were assessed. An 849-base pair fragment encoding the Pfk13 propeller was amplified by nested polymerase chain reaction and sequenced in both directions (PCR). After DNA alignment with the 3D7 reference sequence, all samples were found to be wild type. It can be anticipated that malaria public health is not under ...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Here are the facts on hydroxychloroquine, which the president has promoted despite little evidence that it works against the coronavirus.
Source: NYT - Category: American Health Authors: Tags: Hydroxychloroquine (Drug) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Stockpiling Autoimmune Diseases Research Malaria Clinical Trials your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news
On April 7, the FDA approved an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets USP, 200 mg, for the treatment of: 1) uncomplicated malaria due to P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. vivax; 2) chronic discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus in adults; and 3) treatment of acute and chronic... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: COVID-19 FDA generic drugs HCQ Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: research
America ’s biopharmaceutical companies have joined forces to fight COVID-19. Armed with experience garnered from previous outbreaks and a vast storehouse of knowledge about infectious diseases like influenza, malaria and HIV, researchers are working to develop and deliver diagnostics, treatments and vacci nes to save lives and restore the rhythms of daily life for billions of people.
Source: The Catalyst - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news
(Bloomberg) — There are four critical facets of pandemic prevention, according to Lee Hannah, senior scientist at Conservation International. Three of them make immediate sense against the backdrop of our current emergency: stockpile masks and respirators; have testing infrastructure ready; and ban the global wildlife trade, including the open animal markets where COVID-19 may have first infected people. His fourth recommendation is more grandiose: “Take care of nature.” The assault on ecosystems that allowed COVID-19 to jump from animals to humans went far beyond merchants hunting and selling rare wildli...
Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news
Authors: Maharaj R, Kissoon S, Lakan V, Kheswa N Abstract A high-level review was conducted of the literature pertaining to the challenges and opportunities for eliminating malaria on the African continent. Although malaria mortality and morbidity are on the decline, the disease remains one of public health importance. Africa has invariably borne the brunt of the disease, recording the highest number of cases and deaths. However, with greater emphasis being placed on the disease by the international community, partnerships have developed to boost malaria elimination efforts on the continent. One such initiative is ...
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Conti P, Younes A Abstract CoV-19/SARS-CoV-2 is a highly pathogenic virus that causes coronavirus-19 disease (COVID-19) an acute respiratory distress syndrome which provokes serious problems for global health. Studies suggest that there are many differences between men and women in the immune response to CoV-19 infection and inflammatory diseases. Women, compared to men, are less susceptible to viral infections based on a different innate immunity, steroid hormones and factors related to sex chromosomes. The presence of two X chromosomes in women emphasize the immune system even if one is inactive. The imm...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Malaria is a leading killer of children worldwide, and new drugs are needed. New research reports encouraging early clinical results with a new compound.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) is considered the gold standard in mosquito repellents, not only for its effectiveness, but also for its safety. DEET has been more extensively studied for safety than any other ...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Countries within the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) of Southeast Asia have committed to eliminating malaria by 2030. Although the malaria situation has greatly improved, malaria transmission remains at intern...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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