Pollution is a global but solvable threat to health, say scientists
<img width="100" src="https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/sites/niehs-factor/files/styles/large/public/2019/1/science-highlights/pollution/thumb859894.jpg?itok=_QRzWj3k" /><br /><p>Although global health investments focus on AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, recent estimates say pollution kills three times as many people.</p> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2023 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Over A Million Children To Be Medicated Against Malaria in Nampula
[AIM] Maputo, 30 Jan (AIM) - 1.2 million children aged between three and 59 months in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula will be covered by the seasonal malaria prevention campaign during the current rainy season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: AI Tool '98% Correct' to Predict Mosquitoes' Age
[SciDev.Net] Dar-Es-Salaami -- Using machine learning techniques to predict the age of mosquitoes from different populations could reduce turnaround time for malaria research and improve surveillance programmes, a study says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 27, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO art competition for school students & quot;75 years of improving public health & quot;
Dear students, On 7 April 2023  ̶  World Health Day  ̶  the World Health Organization will observe its 75th birthday. In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere could attain the highest level of health and well-being. To advance the health and security of all people, WHO works with governments, communities, international organizations, foundations, advocates, researchers and health workers, and WHO’s 75th anniversary year is an opportunity to look back at the public health succe...
Source: WHO EMRO News - January 25, 2023 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

In Vitro Malaria Sporozoite Production May Lead to Cheaper Vaccines
A method for culturing the infectious stage of the Plasmodium lifecycle could increase malaria vaccine production efficiency by tenfold, study authors say.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 21, 2023 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Uganda: With a U.S. $587 Million Boost, Uganda to Take Malaria Battle to Homes
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Uganda is set to make a major shift in the battle against malaria, with focus turning from treatment to prevention, especially at household level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: With a U.S.$587 Million Boost, Uganda to Take Malaria Battle to Homes
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Uganda is set to make a major shift in the battle against malaria, with focus turning from treatment to prevention, especially at household level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria prevention guidelines for travellers from the UK, UKHSA (updated 16th January 2023)
The UKHSA Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention updates and re-issues these guidelines every year for UK travellers. 16 January 2023Updated guidance. 27 September 2022Updated to reflect the temporary recommendations currently in place. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Congress ’s bipartisan deal to spend billions more fighting HIV and malaria abroad
World leaders hobnob during the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment Conference on September 21, 2022. The conference led to $15.7 billion in commitments to the fund over the next three years. | Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images At the surface, Congress is a total mess. Below, it’s actually getting…#chriscoons #wagner #johnnkengasong #nkengasong #pmi #fy2023 #ethiopia #donaldtrumps #tb #georgewbush (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Antimalarial Drug Resistance On the Rise in Africa
[DW] Artemisinin is the most important component in antimalarial drugs, but an increasing number of parasites in Africa are now resistant to it. If action isn't taken swiftly, the consequences could be disastrous. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 7, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

3-Dose Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in African Trial
FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2023 – New research has confirmed that a three-dose malaria vaccine is both safe and effective in West African adults, including those previously exposed to malaria. Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 6, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Antibody drugs could target infectious diseases — if costs come down
A steady stream of promising studies have identified antibody drugs that could prevent malaria, treat a hemorrhagic fever called Lassa or block Zika. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 3, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

10 Ways the World Got Better In 2022
Over the past year, the headlines have been dominated by alarming events: the Russian invasion of Ukraine, high inflation, supply chain shortages, and the threat of food insecurity for many nations. But 2022 was also a year of milestones toward a better future, scientific breakthroughs, and stories of hope. Here’s a look at 10 stories of human progress from the last 12 months. 1. We found out that civilization reached peak agricultural land For nearly all of human history, producing more food required more land. But starting in the early 1900s, and continuing through the next 100 years, four powerful forces—syn...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tony Morley Tags: Uncategorized climate change freelance global health Health Care healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

Africa: 2022 Year in Health - New Ebola and Cholera Outbreaks, MPox Emergency, Covid-19 'Not Over'
[UN News] The UN warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is still a cause for global concern, and outbreaks of cholera, Ebola and Monkeypox (now renamed mpox) led to the mobilization of health and aid workers to contain life-threatening illnesses. The UN warned that the aim of eradicating HIV/AIDS by 2030 was under threat, but a new vaccine raised hopes that malaria can be beaten. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Edward the Black Prince was likely killed by malaria or IBS in 1376, study claims
Doctors from the 21 Engineer Regiment don't believe the Black Prince died of dysentery in 1376 as his symptoms would not have allowed him to join a military campaign four years prior. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news