Cameroon: Malaria - of Free Treatment Effectiveness

[Cameroon Tribune]Three years ago, the government decreed free treatment for light malaria infections for children of five years and below. Last Friday, the Minister for Public Health announced extension of free treatment for the same age bracket; this time including all complicated cases. This is very good news indeed and for several reasons.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Re: Musings on malaria morbidity and mortality after the new Mosquirix® vaccine. Ghana Med J. 2019 Sep;53(3):252-253 Authors: Asante KP, Malm K, Darko DM, Koram KA PMID: 31741498 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Ghana Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: Ghana Med J Source Type: research
Conclusion: Knowledge of malaria, severity of child's illness and parents' drug request influenced the treatment practices of PMVs. Training PMVs on appropriate malaria management and community health education/sensitization to leverage on the influence of client-demand on ACT use is recommended to improve PMVs treatment practice. Funding: This study was conducted using mainly personal funds of the lead author with some support from the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital. PMID: 31741496 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Ghana Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: Ghana Med J Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - With the help of some London primary school children, scientists have discovered that certain soup broths passed down from generation to generation might aid in battling malaria by interrupting the life cycle of the deadly parasite.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Publication date: 19 November 2019Source: Cell Reports, Volume 29, Issue 8Author(s): Ann Ly, Yang Liao, Halina Pietrzak, Lisa J. Ioannidis, Tom Sidwell, Renee Gloury, Marcel Doerflinger, Tony Triglia, Raymond Z. Qin, Joanna R. Groom, Gabrielle T. Belz, Kim L. Good-Jacobson, Wei Shi, Axel Kallies, Diana S. HansenSummaryDespite the key role that antibodies play in protection, the cellular processes mediating the acquisition of humoral immunity against malaria are not fully understood. Using an infection model of severe malaria, we find that germinal center (GC) B cells upregulate the transcription factor T-bet during infecti...
Source: Cell Reports - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
(Duke University) Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial proof-of-concept study, the microscope simultaneously developed a lighting pattern and classification system that allowed it to quickly identify red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite more accurately than trained physicians and other machine learning approaches.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Clinical manifestation of malaria is mainly due to intra-erythrocytic development of Plasmodium parasites. Plasmodium falciparum merozoites, the invasive form of the blood-stage parasite, invade human erythrocytes in a complex but rapid process. This multi-step progression involves interactions between parasite and human host proteins. Here we show that antibodies against a vaccine antigen, PfGAMA, co-immunoprecipitate with PfMSP10. This interaction was validated as direct by surface plasmon resonance analysis. We then demonstrate that antibodies against PfMSP10 have growth inhibitory activity against cultured parasites, w...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Malaria;   Malaria, Asymptomatic Parasitaemia Intervention:   Combination Product: Artemisinin Combination Therapy ACTs Sponsors:   Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research;   World Health Organization Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
An experimental study tests 56 traditional soup broths and finds that some of them contain ingredients that have antimalarial properties.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news
Conditions:   Malaria;   Malaria, Asymptomatic Parasitaemia Intervention:   Combination Product: Artemisinin Combination Therapy ACTs Sponsors:   Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research;   World Health Organization Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
A school project on traditional soups illustrates the mysterious world of science and how solutions might be found in ancient ways.
Source: CNN.com - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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