Nigeria: Researchers Move to Unveil Complete Protection Against Malaria
[Guardian] Ahead of the World Malaria Day (WMD) holding next Thursday, researchers are to begin the first large field trial in West Africa of a malaria vaccine that offers complete protection against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Piloting the World's First Malaria Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Malawi government says a vaccine against malaria could be a vital new tool in the fight against the debilitating illness as the Ministry of Health starts immunising children in the world's first large-scale pilot of RTS, S -- the candidate vaccine that is furthest along in development --from April 23 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Botswana: Diabetes Equally Impactful - Ransome
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -British High Commissioner to Botswana Ms Katy Ransome says diabetes like other diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Ebola is impactful. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US and Malawian partners implement malaria vaccine for children in Africa
(University of North Carolina Health Care) The world's first vaccine for malaria will be tested in a pilot study beginning this April in three countries with a high burden of the disease among children, according to researchers leading the project from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Project-Malawi. In Malawi, malaria is the main cause of illness and death among children age five and younger. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Many essential drugs priced much higher than manufacturing cost: WHO
Even off patent drugs which are in the market for long and commonly used for diseases like HIV, tuberculosis and malaria are priced very high. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mass drug administrations can grant population protection against malaria
(eLife) Researchers have provided the first evidence that mass drug administration (MDA) can grant community-level protection against Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Starts Malaria Vaccine Implementation
[Ghana Govt.] Ghana has started phase one of malaria vaccine implementation in selected districts across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Amazon Adventure review – a microscope in the rainforest
Following the true story of scientist Henry Bates in the 1840s, this satisfying film uses Imax tech to provide astonishing wildlife detailIn places, this satisfying Imax edutainment brings forth happy memories of James Gray ’s excellentThe Lost City of Z. It ’s a tribute to another overshadowed historical figure, that ofHenry Walter Bates, the Leicester-born amateur scientist – and Alfred Wallace associate – who struck out for the Amazon in 1848, charged with collecting insects at threepence per bug, and in so doing indirectly gathered the evolutionary proofs that backed up Darwin’s On the Ori...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mike McCahill Tags: Film Documentary films Amazon rainforest Evolution Biology Culture Science Trees and forests Family films Source Type: news

Virginia Tech joins global effort on vector control strategy to prevent malaria
(Virginia Tech) Researchers has been awarded a $1.4 million grant to undertake the economic and environmental impact assessments for Broad One Health Endectocide-based Malaria Intervention in Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Abbott and the Abbott Fund Support Relief Efforts for Cyclone Idai
Funding, rapid diagnostics to address emerging threats of cholera, malaria and other diseases, meet key relief needs in Southeast Africa (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Announces the Roll Out of Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (Mvip)
[WHO] Ghana has announced the roll out of the Malaria Implementation Programme in a press briefing held on 10th April 2019 in Accra. The event was attended by the WHO Country Representative Dr Owen Kaluwa and other officers from the Country Office, The Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr Anthony Nsiah- Asare, officials from the Expanded Programme for Immunization (EPI) Programme representatives of MVIP Evaluation Partners, Officials from Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA), Coalition of NGOs in Health, r (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: David Beckham Voices Appeal to End Malaria - in Swahili and Yoruba
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -British soccer star David Beckham launched a global video appeal on Tuesday to end malaria in which he appeared to be speaking nine languages including Swahili and Yoruba - but aided by artificial intelligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Identifying regions that would most benefit from an innovative strategy against malaria
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) An analysis led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa,' identifies African regions where ivermectin administration to livestock would have the greatest impact on malaria transmission. The results, published in Scientific Reports, point to West Africa, below the Sahel, where malaria prevalence is very high. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Significant fall in Hepatitis C deaths
And new treatments mean fewer people now require liver transplants Related items fromOnMedica Range of new and costly drugs added to WHO ‘essentials’ list UK joins fight against Ebola GPs should administer Hep C therapy, says WHO UK falls behind other nations in preventing avoidable death Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 9, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Government to Roll Out Malaria Vaccine This Month
[Malawi News Agency] Balaka -pic by Mary Makhiringa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fast Forward: Mozambique in 10 years
Ellen Waters is the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK. She is passionate about access to healthcare around the world and spent four years in India working for human rights organisations.   On Thursday 14th March, Cyclone Idai swept Mozambique, leaving behind it a trail of destruction and death. Organisations from all around the world mobilised in just a few hours to get help to the population hit. Rapid intervention is key to save lives, but there is an often hidden need to provide healthcare for a long time after the disaster, while reconstruction takes place. On World Health Day, I want to bri...
Source: Doctors of the World News - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Africa: Prioritise Window Screening to Control Malaria in Africa
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Mosquito-proofed housing such as use of window screens to protect houses should be prioritised as a malaria control strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa to cut the spread of the disease, experts say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Moving Towards Malaria Elimination in Namibia
The objective of the project in Namibia is to assess the effectiveness (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: 2017 Malaria Indicator Report Validated
[Foroyaa] The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) has validated the 2017 Malaria Indicator survey report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Polluted Air to Shorten Lives By 20 Months, Researchers Say
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Of all health risks, air pollution is the fifth leading cause of death, killing more people each year than road accidents and malaria, says global report (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya to Borrow Biological Methods From Cuba to Manage Malaria
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya and Cuba have finalised negotiations on a Malaria Vector Control project, which will see Kenya implement the Cuban biological larvicides technology to malaria prone areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Health: Cholera Is Spreading in Mozambique, and It ’ s Far From the Only Health Threat
About two million people are displaced, cholera has broken out, and malaria is expected. But doses of cholera vaccine have arrived, and the humanitarian crisis may yet be contained, aid agencies say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. Tags: Cholera Epidemics Humanitarian Aid Vaccination and Immunization Cyclones Malaria World Health Organization Doctors Without Borders International Committee of the Red Cross Oxfam Mozambique Africa Source Type: news

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Programme for Under-5 Children Launched in Mangochi
[Nyasa Times] Children under five years will this month start receiving malaria vaccine in Mangochi under the pilot Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) by the district health office and College of Medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

From Malaria Prevention to Postpartum Family Planning, Midwives Are Changing the Story for Women in Rural Senegal
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 02, 2019These health workers tell us what it looks like in practice.It was late at night during Ramadan when Fatou Mbaye had to make some fast decisions.A pregnant woman had just stumbled into Tanaf Health Post, where Fatou works as a midwife. It was clear the woman was sick. A quick examination pointed to preeclampsia, a dangerous elevation in blood pressure that can be fatal for both mom and baby.But what to do? The woman needed more specialized care than the little health post in Senegal ’s Goudomp district could provide. She needed the ...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Neema Family Planning & Reproductive Health Malaria Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Policy Advocacy World Health Worker Week Gender Equality Health Workforce Systems Youth Midwives Senegal Source Type: news

Combine data to improve malaria tracking, say scientists
(eLife) Scientists have identified a way to provide more detailed information on malaria transmission both locally and across borders, according to two new papers published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Faces Wide-Ranging Challenges in Global Fund Grant Implementation
[GFO] Malawi has made significant progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria since it started receiving Global Fund funding in 2003; more than 90% of people living with HIV knew their status in 2017, 71% were on treatment and 61% were virally suppressed. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria Elimination -- Not Just a Bunch of Hocus-Pocus Malaria Elimination -- Not Just a Bunch of Hocus-Pocus
Malaria continues to be a worldwide public health issue, but modern interventions have successfully reduced the incidence of this disease. Is complete eradication possible?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Artesunate Now First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in US Artesunate Now First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in US
With quinidine discontinued and no longer available in the US, artesunate is now the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the US, according to the CDC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Guidance Lists New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in the U.S.
THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 -- The drug artesunate -- the World Health Organization-recommended first-line treatment for severe malaria -- will become the first-line treatment for severe malaria in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tropical Cyclone Idai devastates Mozambique
On the evening of March 14th, Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique, devastating the coastal province of Sofala with winds of up to 190km/h. Heavy rainfall across the country in the weeks prior to the cyclone – as well as in the days following it- led to catastrophic flooding across the nation. Thousands were left homeless and crops, livestock and infrastructure have been destroyed. The low-lying port city of Beira, before and after the cyclone hit © MdM Responding to the crisis Doctors of the World has been in Mozambique for over 19 years in the province of Maputo and in Cabo Delgado. When Cyclone Idai hit Sout...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

New model predicts substantial reduction of malaria transmitting mosquitoes
(University of Oxford) In much of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is a huge public health burden. Burkina Faso is one of the worst afflicted countries with an estimated 7.9 million clinical cases of malaria in 2017, causing in the region of 28,000 deaths mainly in children under five. Worryingly, despite major investment in malaria control in this country (circa 50 million USD per year), progress has stalled (WHO World Malaria Report 2018). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

NHIF Reform Critical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya
Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki pushing hard for UHC in Kenya. Credit: MOH KenyaBy Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2019 (IPS) Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures. For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution. Ill health is easily the most destructive wrecking-ball to any country’s plans for sustainable development, which validates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s commitment to deliver Univ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Felipe Jaramillo and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt On High Alert for Diseases
[The Herald] Government is on high alert and has put in place measures to counter communicable diseases that might arise as a result of Cyclone Idai, amid reports equally affected Mozambique and Malawi are battling to contain typhoid, cholera and malaria outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Fostering the China-Africa Cooperation for the Elimination of Malaria
[WHO] 21-26 January 2019, Shanghai and Beijing China - The WHO Representative, Dr Tigest Menegstu led the country delegation to a workshop on 'the China-Tanzania Malaria Prevention and Control Demonstration Project, 'in Shanghai from the 21-24th January 2019 and a high level Coordination Management Committee (CMC) Meeting' in Beijing on the 26th January 2019 to finalize the protocol for phase two of the The China-UK-Tanzania partnership Pilot Project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: The Human Devastation of Climate Change - Why Cyclone Idai Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Us All
[Daily Maverick] While many politicians, world leaders and big corporations speak about the future effects of climate change, poor and impoverished nations are already struggling to battle the consequences of rising global temperatures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Urgent Appeal for Relief and Donations for People Affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
[Gra ça Machel Trust] The Graça Machel Trust, (GMT), the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, (NMCF) and the Foundation for Community Development (FDC) are greatly concerned about the unfolding effects of Cyclone Idai across parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The increasing death toll and numbers of women and children uncounted for is extremely worrisome. The devastation has left communities homeless, unsafe, without food, emergency healthcare and other essential services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC to Avail U.S.$500,000 to Countries Ravaged By Cyclone Idai
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in response to the devastation caused by the recent tropical Cyclone Idai has contributed a total of US$500,000 to assist the countries affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Cyclone Idai Death Toll Rises
[VOA] The United Nations says the combined death toll in southern African nations affected by Cyclone Idai has exceeded 700. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Allele Shows Pyrethroid Resistance's Spread in African Mosquitos
Researchers can now track the expansion of a resistance mechanism that allows the malaria vector Anopholes funestus to detoxify a key insecticide used on bed nets. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 22, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Global Fund Avails U.S.$14 Million to Fight Aids
[The Herald] Eight neighbouring countries, known as Elimination 8, from Southern Africa yesterday signed a US$14,2 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria meant to sustain efforts towards eliminating malaria in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Pay U.S.$6 Million Global Fund Contribution
[The Herald] GOVERNMENT says it will urgently release its US$6 million contribution to the Global Fund to ensure that it does not lose US$400 million for medicine and other health programmes for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Cyclone Survivors Risk 'Second Wave' of Loss With Disease Threat
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -At least half a million survivors of a powerful cyclone in southeast Africa are at risk of fatal diseases, from cholera and dysentery to malaria, aid workers warned on Thursday, as rescue teams struggled to reach flood-hit communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New drug combo shows promise against pancreatic cancer
Researchers found a combination of the malaria drug chloroquine and replication stress response inhibitor could help reduce tumor growth in pancreatic cancer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify potential new combination treatment for pancreatic cancer
FINDINGSResearchers from UCLA ’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a possible new therapeutic strategy using two types of drug inhibitors at once to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers. The combination approach uses one drug that inhibits the process — known as lysosome — that allows cancer cells to recycle essential nutrients to survive, and another drug that blocks the pathway used to repair DNA. Researchers found the approach to be promising after testing it on pancreatic cancer cells and mice in the laboratory.BACKGROUNDPancreatic cancer, which is the third leading cause...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tracing the genetic origins of insecticide resistance in malaria-transmitting mosquitoes
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Researchers have identified a single genetic alteration in a malaria-transmitting mosquito species that confers resistance to a widely used insecticide, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Mosquito-Killing Drug Offers New Tool for Fighting Malaria
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A mosquito-killing drug tested in Burkina Faso reduced malaria cases by a fifth among children and could be an important new tool in the global fight against the disease, researchers said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Anti-Mosquito Drug Reduces Malaria Spread in Burkina Faso (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Repeated mass administration of ivermectin alongside other antimalarials reduced the incidence of malaria in children (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - March 18, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study shows novel use of mosquito-killing drug may reduce childhood malaria
Research suggests that childhood malaria could be reduced 20% if an entire village population were given the mosquito-killing drug ivermectin every three weeks. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study finds resurgence of malaria cases at the Ecuador-Peru border linked to the Venezuelan crisis
Researchers say the study shows need for regional collaborations to tackle complex public health issues. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - March 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news