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A structural clue to attacking malaria's 'Achilles heel'
(Scripps Research Institute) New research could boost the development of a more potent vaccine against the global killer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Malaria Vaccine Trial in July 2018
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malaria vaccine trial is expected to be conducted in the country in July, 2018 in a pilot phase. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GHIT Fund accelerates promising efforts to find new treatments, vaccines and diagnostics
(Burness) The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund, a unique Japanese public-private partnership formed to battle infectious diseases around the globe, today announced US$16.7 million to support development of new compounds for fighting malaria and tuberculosis, a leishmaniasis vaccine and drug, and a treatment for a long-ignored flesh-eating infection. The new investments also will allow scientists to pursue a critically needed diagnostic tool for detecting a relapsing form of malaria when it is hiding in the liver during its dormant phase. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Steady Progress Toward a Malaria Vaccine Steady Progress Toward a Malaria Vaccine
Have recent advances led to the development of an effective malaria vaccine?Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Five new malaria targets that could lead to an effective vaccine
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) In the largest study of its kind, five new malaria vaccine targets have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators. Researchers studied the malaria parasite at its most vulnerable stage -- when invading human red blood cells -- and identified five targets that lead to a reduction in the parasite's ability to enter red blood cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Philanthropists Join Forces to Fund Africa ’s Cash-Strapped Health Sector
Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre in Nigeria. Credit: Tristate Heart and Vascular CentreBy Pavithra Rao, Africa Renewal*NEW YORK, Sep 28 2017 (IPS)In the 2017 World Happiness Report by Gallup, African countries score poorly. Of the 150 countries on the list, the Central African Republic, Tanzania and Burundi rank as the unhappiest countries in the world. Some of the factors driving unhappiness are the poor state of the continent’s health care systems, the persistence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and the growth of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.Few African countries make...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pavithra Rao Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria -- the most deadly form of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

As 'flesh-eating'   Leishmania come closer, a vaccine against them does, too
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Boils the size of sand dollars, facial damage reminiscent of acid wounds, death by maiming   of the liver and spleen. Leishmania parasites inflict suffering around the world that is the stuff of parables. They are the second-deadliest parasites after malaria, and global warming is slowly pushing them north toward the United States. Can a new experimental vaccine someday stop them? The vaccine has worked in humanized mice, as detailed in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PATH and WRAIR announce largest-ever controlled malaria infection
(Burness) PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative and the US Department of Defense's Walter Reed Army Institute of Research announced today that vaccinations are under way in a clinical trial to evaluate modifications to the vaccine regimen of GSK's RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine candidate. The partners seek to understand if these modifications will provide equal or increased protection compared to the standard pediatric regimen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infants
(American Society for Microbiology) A mother and infant in Malawi have the same repertoire of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. That suggests that boosting the mother's immune response to malaria, as via vaccination, will result in better protection for the infant. The research is published August 23rd in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 5, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Immunization / New Faculty / Saudi Arabian DNP Graduates
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - August 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

At What Height Do You Consider Preventative Treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness?
Discussion Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a well-known problem for some people who travel to high altitude, especially altitudes> 2500 m (~8200 feet). Symptoms include headache, nausea or emesis, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty sleeping and poor appetite. The incidence in adults ranges from 25% at 2975 m to up to 75% at 5896 m. The incidence in children is less clear but it appears that children are more susceptible at 45% for 16-19 year olds for similar altitudes. Risk factors are numerous including age, gender, obesity, ascent rate, altitude for sleeping, previous exposure to high altitude, previ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Restrictions imposed on Hep B vaccine
Global shortages have led to 'acute impact' on UK reserves Related items fromOnMedica High-dose influenza vaccine for nursing home residents reduces hospitalisations Hepatitis B vaccine to be added to childhood immunisation schedule Gay and bisexual men urged to have hepatitis A vaccine World ’s first malaria vaccine to be piloted Vaccines do work for pandemic flu (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 7, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Africa: Partnership Supports Launch of Malaria Vaccine Pilots in Three African Countries
[GAVI] Geneva -Funders hail next step in the development of world's first malaria vaccine (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Vaccines in the Making, RTS,S Leads
[East African] More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates are at various stages of development. The RTS,S vaccine is at the most advanced stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sydney Cohen obituary
My father, Sydney Cohen, a scientist with a deep love of nature, who has died aged 95, developed from his South African education and wide travels in Africa a determination to vanquish malaria, the continent ’s scourge.His pursuit of a vaccine led, in 1961, to a landmark paper in Nature, co-written withIan McGregor, that found that immunoglobulin from immune Gambian adults had an anti-parasitic effect when administered to infected children. While variation in parasites has precluded to this day an effective vaccine against all strains of malaria, Sydney was one of the first to show that successful vaccination was pos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Roger Cohen Tags: Malaria South Africa Medical research Source Type: news

Africa: Trump's Proposed Health Research Cuts Putting Millions at Risk
[Global Health Techonologies Coalition] In just eight years, $14 billion in public spending returned $33 billion to US economy, delivering malaria and meningitis breakthroughs, and advancing AIDS vaccine research (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: A New Vaccine Is Promising to Advance the Frontier of Eliminating Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] More than 30 malaria vaccine candidates are at various stages of development. The RTS,S vaccine is at the most advanced stage. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In pushing malaria drug finding, the mainstream media accidentally admits Zika virus vaccines are obsolete
(Natural News) Although the Zika mass hysteria has largely died down, those who stand to benefit financially from the overblown illness are trying to keep it in the headlines. The latest news sees a malaria drug being touted as a possible treatment, and a mainstream media news story about the medication features a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it admission... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Papers of note in Nature 547 (7662)
This week’s articles describe mechanisms that control the proliferation of cardiac cells during injury repair, personalized vaccines for treating cancer, and a mechanism by which malaria parasites sense host nutrients. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: VanHook, A. M. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Zika vaccine pharma companies now pushing to have PREGNANT women injected with the experimental vaccine
(Natural News) With the summer fully underway, mosquitoes are more active. Hence, stories about a Zika pandemic popping up again. Just like Dengue and Malaria, the Zika virus is a mosquito-borne illness. Spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is typically found close to standing water, the Zika virus causes mild flu-like symptoms including headaches,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Medtech could accelerate universal healthcare in Africa
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Integrating technology into Africa’s healthcare systems is key to opening them up faster to the poorest and most vulnerable people, the World Health Organization’s Africa director said. Using more technology presents a “big opportunity” for rolling out universal health coverage in the region, Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti told the Thomson Reuters Foundation ahead of the first WHO Africa Health Forum this week in Rwanda. Technology can pave the way to improvements in data management, training for health workers and making referrals, among other areas, she added. Th...
Source: Mass Device - June 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Health Information Technology Healthcare Reform Hospital Care Source Type: news

Community Health Workers: Forgotten No More
June 21, 2017A new global campaign is pushing for salaries, benefits, and formal employment for these crucial health workers.They crisscross the villages, urban settlements, hills, valleys and plains, sometimes on foot, sometimes on bicycles.They wear T-shirts with health messages. They carry bags of tablets, syrups, and health information materials. They mobilize communities to go for vaccinations. They distribute mosquito nets. They supply contraceptives. They accompany women to antenatal clinics and delivery rooms and ensure that they deliver their babies safely.They go by various names such as community health workers ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Pharma Leads the Charge on NCDs
A disaster in slow motion; that is how Dr Githinji Gitahi, CEO of African health NGO AMREF, describes the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).Long thought of as diseases of the richer countries, the threat of NCDs – including cancer, diabetes and hypertension – is growing in low-to-middle-income countries, which now account for three-quarters of the annual death toll of more than 40 million.A toxic mix of modernization, urbanization and lifestyle changes has seen this growth in NCDs in developing countries, a scenario that has already played out in developed countries, where smoking, alcohol, processed f...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

UC consortium formed to speed up development of new drugs
For 12 years, UCLA researcher Dennis Slamon pursued a groundbreaking approach to treating breast cancer: Attack the disease genetically.The journey was long and filled with obstacles, but his persistence paid off.Slamon and colleagues conducted laboratory and clinical research that, in collaboration with biotechnology firm Genentech, helped lead to development of the breast cancer drug Herceptin.UCLA's Dennis Slamon with Harry Connick Jr., who played the professor of medicine in a 2008 television movie.The drug, which targets a specific genetic alteration found in about 25 percent of breast cancer patients, has saved thous...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cholera epidemic in Yemen reaches ‘unprecedented’ scale
Outbreak set to be ‘worst of the century’, warn agencies Related items fromOnMedica Healthcare ‘a tactic of war’ in Iraq and Syria Eastern Mediterranean conflict jeopardising decades of health gains World ’s first malaria vaccine to be piloted World ‘not prepared’ for Zika and Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 9, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Radboudumc, iMM Lisboa, PATH collaborate on first-in-human study of novel malaria vaccine
(Instituto de Medicina Molecular) The Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, the Instituto de Medicina Molecular Lisboa in Portugal, and PATH in Seattle, Wash., announced today that they will collaborate to test a new approach to malaria vaccine development in humans for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

First African to head World Health Organization
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will be the new director-general of WHO Related items fromOnMedica Somalia heading for cycle of hunger and disease, says WHO 12 bacteria posing greatest threat to human health named Global language of drug-resistant infections 'must change' World ’s first malaria vaccine to be piloted Pollution kills 1.7 million children, says WHO (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 25, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New vaccine shows early success protecting against malaria
Four of eight monkeys that were given the injection were completely protected from the deadly blood disease, researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria
Scientists modified an existing vaccine to more closely mimics the protein complex used by the parasite. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the virulent Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite. In three of the remaining four monkeys, the vaccine delayed when parasites first appeared in the blood by more than 25 days. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Maternal education fights malaria better than vaccine: Study
Malaria is a treatable disease that each year affects approximately 200 million people globally. The young are particularly vulnerable to the disease with nearly 70% of all deaths occurring in children under the age of five. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could there be a'social vaccine' for malaria?
Malaria is a global killer and a world health concern. But while millions of dollars are spent each year searching for innovative health solutions, new research suggests part of the answer may begin with mothers in the classroom. The research found that maternal education can act as a'social vaccine'for childhood malaria infection. The higher a mother's education, the lesser chance of their child being infected with malaria. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could there be a 'social vaccine' for malaria?
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Malaria is a global killer and a world health concern. But while millions of dollars are spent each year searching for innovative health solutions, new research from the University of Alberta suggests part of the answer may begin with mothers in the classroom.The research, published in the journal Pathogens and Global Health, found that maternal education can act as a 'social vaccine' for childhood malaria infection. The higher a mother's education, the lesser chance of their child being infected with malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World's first-ever malaria vaccine to be tested on innocent Africans in global depopulation scheme
(Natural News) Clinical trials of the world’s first malaria vaccine are scheduled to begin next year in three African countries – Kenya, Ghana and Malawi – but a number of questions remain regarding the vaccine’s efficacy and whether or not the program is actually part of a globalist-funded depopulation campaign. Despite decades of fighting the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: What New Malaria Vaccine Will Mean for Africa
[Observer] The new malaria vaccine trials starting soon in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi by the World Health Organization (WHO) have malaria-endemic countries excited, but what exactly does the vaccine offer? (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Toxic malaria vaccine to be tested in Africa, even after Health Ranger reports on a botanical alternative with an astounding 100% cure rate
(Natural News) Though malaria is a virtually unknown disease to many in the U.S., it is a global menace that affects upwards of 212 million people annually, killing close to half a million in any given year. In the past, the medical approach to the treatment of malaria has been to prescribe a type of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Use of Safe Vaccine to Help Reduce Malaria Cases
[Nation] A malaria vaccine that is tolerable and safe for children has been launched in western Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria Vaccine to Be Piloted in Three African Nations (FREE)
By the Editors A malaria vaccine pilot program will begin in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi in 2018, the World Health Organization has announced. … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Correction: Africa-Malaria Vaccine story
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Back Malaria Vaccine Trial
[Nation] The choice of Kenya among three African countries to pilot a malaria vaccine is a welcome development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot GSK Malaria Vaccine From 2018 Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to Pilot GSK Malaria Vaccine From 2018
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot malaria vaccine trial – UN
The United Nations health agency ’ s regional office for Africa has announced that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a breakthrough pilot programme to make the world ’ s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A malaria vaccine may be available in 2018
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the vaccine would have the potential to save tens of thousands of lives. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will trial the vaccine next year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO - Malaria Vaccine to Be 'Real Life' Tested in Africa
[Al Jazeera] The world's first malaria vaccine will be available in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi from 2018, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa to Pilot World's First Malaria Vaccine
[Deutsche Welle] Programs beginning next year in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya will test the vaccine's effectiveness in children. The trial was announced ahead of World Malaria Day (25.04.2017). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: First Malaria Vaccine to Be Rolled Out in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi
[Nation] Kenya will be among three African countries selected by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to introduce the world's first malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combating Malaria
We look at the latest genetic breakthroughs, medicines and the prospects for an anti-malarial vaccine, a potential role for GM mosquitoes and other leading features of the advances and continuing fight against the disease (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First malaria vaccine to be widely tested in Africa next year
The World Health Organization announced Monday that it has the go-ahead to try the first malaria vaccine in the field in real-world settings next year. The organization made the announcement on the eve of World Malaria Day. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news