Kenya:Perspective Healthcare Partners With Korean Company in Fight Against Malaria
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Shin Poong Pharm, in partnership with Perspective Healthcare, has today launched a new ACT in the fight against Malaria that demonstrated high cure rates and provides a long-term protection with less reinfection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Young travellers in summer holiday MMR plea
Public health experts say Europe is experiencing large outbreaks of measles Related items fromOnMedica Pregnant women urged to have swine flu jab Malaria cases rise sharply One or two doses of HPV jab may be enough Babies aged 2-3 months to a year vulnerable to measles UK joins fight against Ebola (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antihomotypic affinity maturation improves human B cell responses against a repetitive epitope
Affinity maturation selects B cells expressing somatically mutated antibody variants with improved antigen-binding properties to protect from invading pathogens. We determined the molecular mechanism underlying the clonal selection and affinity maturation of human B cells expressing protective antibodies against the circumsporozoite protein of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum (PfCSP). We show in molecular detail that the repetitive nature of PfCSP facilitates direct homotypic interactions between two PfCSP repeat-bound monoclonal antibodies, thereby improving antigen affinity and B cell activation. These data pro...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Imkeller, K., Scally, S. W., Bosch, A., Marti, G. P., Costa, G., Triller, G., Murugan, R., Renna, V., Jumaa, H., Kremsner, P. G., Sim, B. K. L., Hoffman, S. L., Mordmüller, B., Levashina, E. A., Julien, J.-P., Wardemann, H. Tags: Biochemistry, Immunology reports Source Type: news

Uganda:CiplaQCI Fighting Cancer
[Observer] Over the years, CiplaQCI has made huge strides in the fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria through increasing access to vital medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Combining different malaria vaccines could reduce cases by 91 percent
Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies, according to a research team that includes MRC scientists. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - June 20, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Malawi:Media Key Stakeholder in Mass Registration for Bed Nets Exercise
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) said media need to play a crucial role to ensuring that Mass registration for net distribution is implemented effectively in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combining different malaria vaccines could reduce cases by 91 percent
(Imperial College London) Using two experimental anti-malarial vaccines, which work in different ways, can greatly reduce the number of malaria infections in animal studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Bloodless Malaria Test Wins Prestigious Africa Prize
[Royal Academy of Engineering] London -A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria-Free Paraguay; Don't Neglect Nipah Virus; Global Penicillin Shortage?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 13, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Africa:Civil Society Organizations Gather in Ghana to Increase Engagement in Global Fund Programs
[GFO] Health advocates from across Africa share experiences, build capacity, and strategize on how to respond to HIV, TB and malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Small children and pregnant women may be underdosed in current malaria regimen
(PLOS) Current recommended dosing regimens for the most widely used treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria may be sub-optimal for the most vulnerable populations of patients, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine, led by Professor Joel Tarning of the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network and the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Paraguay ’s elimination of malaria ‘shows what is possible’ – UN health agency
Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to control the mosquito-borne sickness. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:What Can We Learn From Paraguay Eliminating Malaria?
[Global Fund] The certification of Paraguay's elimination of malaria is a recognition of more than five decades of hard work. It also demonstrates the highest level of commitment to public health, and is testament to the results that can be achieved with integrated management strategies, such as increasing surveillance, training health professionals and involving the most affected communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Community Health Workers Could Save 30 Million Lives By 2030
When Dr. Raj Panjabi talks about starting his nonprofit, Last Mile Health, he describes being motivated by both love and outrage. At nine years old, Panjabi had to flee his home in Liberia to escape civil war; he and his family relocated to the U.S. When Panjabi returned to his home country as a medical student, he discovered there were only 51 doctors left to serve the country’s four million people. As a result, many residents were dying from treatable conditions, especially in rural areas, simply because they lived too far away from doctors and hospitals. “We’ve kind of written these communities off as ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized community health workers Dr. Raj Panjabi ebola Health Care Last Mile Health medicine TIME 100 TIME 100 x WeWork Speaker Series Zika Source Type: news

Sudan:High Maternal Mortality Rate in Eastern Sudan's Kassala
[Radio Dabanga] Kassala -The number of people in Kassala state suffering from malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS increased in 2017. The maternal mortality rate rose as well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bill And Melinda Gates Start A Nonprofit Biotech In Boston
The Bill& Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute, which is holding an event today to show off its plans, will aim to develop new medicines and vaccines for malaria, tuberculosis, and diarrhea, which together account for 2.6 million deaths a year globally, many of them in children. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Angola:Over One Million Cases of Malaria, Thousands Killed
[ANGOP] At least 1.5 million cases of malaria that resulted in 3,853 deaths were recorded in the six months in Angola, exceeding the 1.3 million cases in 2016 when the country was hit by yellow fever epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Threat of malaria left its mark on the immune system in people with African ancestry
(PLOS) In a new study published June 7, 2018, in PLOS Genetics, Christine Ambrosone of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues identified a genetic difference between people with African and European ancestry that affects how the immune system triggers inflammation. They suspect these differences are rooted in how the immune system evolved and the evolutionary pressure exerted by malaria on ancestors who lived in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UMSOM researchers find that silent carriers of malaria are unlikely to develop the disease
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) In regions where malaria illness is widespread, it is common to find many individuals who are infected with malaria parasites (Plasmodium falciparum), but without symptoms. New research conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) shows that treating these silent malaria cases could help stop the spread of malaria to others. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria: Cooperating antibodies enhance immune response
In this study, the researchers discovered a previously unnoticed characteristic of antibodies against the malaria parasite: They can cooperate with each other, thus binding even stronger to the pathogens and improving the immune response. The results, now published in Science, are expected to help develop a more effective vaccine against the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Indoor Spraying Keeps Away Malaria
[Monitor] Authorities in Dokolo and Apac districts have made great strides in fighting malaria using indoor residual spraying (IRS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

9 Kinds of Bug Bites You Might Get This Summer — and What to Do About Them
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Uganda:Computer Scientist in Finals for Top Prize With Malaria Detection Device
[Monitor] A Ugandan man has been named a finalist for the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:New Drug Being Tested to Help Mothers Beat Malaria
[East African] The Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) has come up with a safe and superior drug for managing malaria during pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Digital Ambulance Chasers; Probing O.H.'Bud' Frazier; Malaria-Curing Sounds
(MedPage Today) -- The past week in healthcare-related investigations (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

SCARY: Children infected with malaria are more attractive to other mosquitoes because of specific odors released from their skin
(Natural News) Recent research has shown that children who are infected with malaria are more attractive to malaria-carrying mosquitoes as compared to healthy kids. It stated, children who were infected with a malaria parasite, Plasmodium, emit a specific odor which attracts mosquitoes even more. Although the finding is truly alarming, this allowed researchers to conduct... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Locally Grown Plants Can Help in Treating Malaria
[Citizen] Scientists in East Africa are now devising ways by which medicinal plants can revolutionise the treatment of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Use Drones to Combat Mosquitoes, Experts Urge Campaigners
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has been urged to use drones to save money on distributing biolarvicides and spraying mosquito larvae. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola:Minister Welcomes WHO Support in Fight Against Epidemics
[ANGOP] Geneva -The Health Minister, S ílvia Lutucuta, on Tuesday welcomed the support received from the Wprld Health Organisation (WHO) and other international partners, which has helped overcome the three diseas yellow fever, malaria and dengue in Angola in the last years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Scientists Find Drug to Curb Malaria During Pregnancy
[Nation] Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute have come up with a safe and superior drug for preventing and managing malaria during pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New portable malaria screening instrument developed
(University of Southern California) According to the World Health Organization, over 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. The key to solving this health crisis is early-stage diagnosis when malaria therapeutics are most effective. A new prototype for a portable instrument capable early-stage malaria detection has been developed by a team of researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers build most comprehensive tree of life for malaria parasites
(American Museum of Natural History) A new study led by the American Museum of Natural History puts forth the most comprehensive tree of life for malaria parasites to date. Among the researchers' findings is that the diverse malaria parasite genus Plasmodium (which includes those species that infect humans) is composed of several distantly related evolutionary lineages, and, from a taxonomic standpoint, many species should be renamed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Data for a difference
Low-cost drug treatments can cure TB and malaria. Why, then, do these diseases claim so many lives? (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 22, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Paula Joyce Source Type: news

Malawi:Registration Stage Crucial On Net Distribution
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Registration stage of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets ( LLINs) campaign is crucial as it will determine the success of mass distribution of the nets to every household. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria-causing parasite manipulates liver cells to survive
(Duke University) Before invading the bloodstream, the malaria-causing Plasmodium parasite rapidly reproduces inside its host's liver cells. Duke University researchers show that liver-stage Plasmodium relies on a host protein called aquaporin-3 to survive and copy itself. Inhibiting the function of aquaporin-3 may provide a new way to keep Plasmodium from proliferating and prevent malaria before symptoms start. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria genetics: study shows how disease became deadly
A genetic study reveals the secrets of how malaria evolved to be deadly killer of humans. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After Fifty Long Years with Obstetric Fistula, Two Women Reclaim Their Dignity
May 21, 2018They spent most of their lives with the condition, but now two septuagenarians in Mali are healed —and they’re on a mission.en fran çaisThree days.That ’s how long Malado was in labor. That’s how long she was unable to give birth. She was only 16 years old, after all, and it was her first baby. Her body wasn’t ready.This was back in the 1960s in rural Mali, and there were no cars to take her from her village to a health facility —even today, it’s rare to see a car pass on these dirt roads. Finally someone helped her into a donkey-drawn cart and carried her to a c...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Even a Mosquito's Spit May Help Make You Sick
MONDAY, May 21, 2018 -- When a pesky mosquito bites you, even its saliva triggers an immune response, new animal research suggests. The study, conducted in mice, suggests the illnesses that come from mosquito bites -- diseases such as malaria,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Nation Aims to Stamp Out Malaria By 2030
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-Ministry of Health (MoH) disclosed that Ethiopia has been vigorously working to eliminate malaria epidemic by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. - North Korea Meeting Could Be Make Or Break For Global Health Security
Recently, small amounts of info about North Korea's health system have made their way out of the country. Data points have gone from bad to worse to accusations of massive human rights violations. Malnutrition, tuberculosis, malaria and hepatitis B, are a health security nightmare waiting to happen. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

Malawi:Mosquito Nets Mass Distribution Begins September
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -National Malaria Control Programme has said the countrywide door-to-door distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) begins in September this year (2018). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Research offers new insights into malaria parasite
(University of California - Riverside) A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside, scientist has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic features and how chromatin -- the complex of DNA and proteins within the nucleus -- is organized and structured in these parasites. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NLM @ MLA 2018: attending the Medical Library Association conference in Atlanta, GA? Stop by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit booth 145 to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. You can also talk to MAR staff at the booth about funding, training, and current initiatives! Sunday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 PM: Executive Director Kate Flewelling Monday, May 21 from 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM: Acade...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Nigeria:Groups Donate Mosquito Nets, Anti-Malaria Drug to Community
[This Day] To commemorate the 2018 World Malaria Day, Itel Mobile in partnership with Mophet Pharmacy has distributed mosquito nets to children and mothers in Isele Akoka community of Lagos State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Hygiene is the Primary Vaccine Against Child Disease - Minister Gashumba
[New Times] The Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba, has urged members of the public to uphold hygiene, starting from the household, in a bid to fight malaria and other poor hygiene-induced diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Do Some Lizards Have Green Blood?
Scientists are trying to figure out how green-blooded lizards might benefit from the unusual pigment. The answer could provide new insights into human illnesses like jaundice and malaria. (Image credit: Courtesy of Christopher C. Austin/LSU) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

What is the economic impact of malaria for a pregnant woman living in an endemic area of Colombia?
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Although malaria treatment is free of charge in Colombia, the economic costs incurred by pregnant women seeking care are considerable (mainly due to transportation and time lost), according to a new study led by ISGlobal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Claim That Malaria Kills 756,000 Children Annually Incorrect
[Africa Check] Malaria is rife in Nigeria where about a quarter of global malaria deaths occur annually. But does it take the lives of over 756,000 Nigerian children under five every year? (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:How to Manage Malaria in Pregnancy
[Daily Trust] Lokoja -Malaria is a major public health problem in Nigeria and contributes to an estimated 11% of maternal mortality, according to the Nigeria Malaria Fact Sheet released by the United States Embassy in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:County Governments, Health Ministry Sign MOU on Cuban Doctors
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Health Ministry and County Governments have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cuban doctors, with first batch of 100 specialists contracted by the National Government to help in the fight against malaria and other diseases set to arrive in the country on May 28. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news