Scientists hail malaria breakthrough as bed nets prove deadly to mosquitoes
Clinical malaria cases in Burkina Faso drop by 12% after trial of nets treated with new chemical combinationA bed net designed to kill insecticide-resistant mosquitoes could prevent millions of cases of malaria across sub-Saharan Africa, scientists have found.A two-year clinical trial in Burkina Faso showed that dousing bed nets with a combination of chemicals resulted in a 12% reduction in clinical malaria cases, compared with conventional bed nets.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Hodal Tags: Global health Global development Malaria Burkina Faso Infectious diseases Africa World news Medical research Science Source Type: news

Malaria: Millions of cases 'could be prevented by new type of mosquito net'
MILLIONS of cases of malaria could be prevented by a new type of mosquito net, according to new research. A two-year clinical trial in the West African country of Burkina Faso, involving 2,000 children, showed that the number of cases of clinical malaria was cut by 12 per cent using the new bed net compared to the conventional one normally used. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studies Unable to Reproduce Results of Two Diabetes Papers
The original work found that an anti-malaria drug or the neurotransmitter GABA could increase the number of insulin-producing pancreatic cells in mice. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Bloodless Malaria Test Could Signal Major Breakthrough for Early Detection of Diseases Using Light Instead of Traditional Clinical Laboratory Tests
This low-cost, reusable noninvasive light test could serve as a prototype for detecting other biomarkers and diseases in rural and outlying medical laboratories A 24-year-old Ugandan computer scientist whose own malaria was missed by traditional clinical laboratory blood tests has developed a device that detects signs of the disease using a beam of light directed […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Africa Prize anatomic pathology BBC World News Focus Source Type: news

New study finds fake, low-quality medicines prevalent in the developing world
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that substandard and falsified medicines, including medicines to treat malaria, are a serious problem in much of the world. In low- and middle-income countries, more than 13 percent of the essential medicines that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population fall in this category. When looking specifically at African countries, the portion of substandard and falsified medicines rises to almost 19 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New type of bed net could help fight against malaria
(Durham University) A new type of bed net could prevent millions of cases of malaria, according to new research published in The Lancet today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Approves Arakoda (tafenoquine) for the Prevention of Malaria
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals (60P) announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Arakoda (tafenoquine) tablets for the prevention of malaria in patients aged 18 years and older. For... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - August 9, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A new, highly effective and selective molecule is developed to fight malaria
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In tests with mice and in vivo culture, molecule designed in Brazil was capable of killing Plasmodium resistant strains and reducing the number of parasites in the bloodstream by 62 percent without attacking cells of the host organism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Malaria challenges learning
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hines, P. J. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Sierra Leone:Lawmakers Order Release of Container Drugs Held At Quay
[Concord] Plans by the Sierra Leone Ports Authority to auction a container loaded with HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis drugs was thwarted last week after lawmakers reached a resolution for the drugs to be released immediately and distributed to various health centres across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health systems in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to diagnose and treat common diseases
Cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are among the leading causes of death worldwide. A new UCLA study has found that Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can provide the full suite of supplies and equipment, trained staff and medication that are needed to properly diagnose and treat all three diseases.“These five countries, paralleling global trends, are seeing an increase in the number of people with these noncommunicable diseases,” said the lead author, Corrina Moucheraud, assistant professor of health policy and managemen...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New $48.5 Million Project in Rwanda to Bring High-Quality, Integrated Health Services to Moms, Babies, and Youth
Photo by Christopher Wilson for IntraHealth InternationalAugust 06, 2018Through a new five-year, $48.5 million grant from the US Agency for International Development, a consortium led by IntraHealth International will collaborate with the Rwanda Ministry of Health to reduce preventable infant and maternal deaths, reduce the incidence of malaria, and bring high-quality, integrated health services to more Rwandan mothers, children, and adolescents.The new activity —called Ingobyi, a Kinyarwanda word for a cushion that is used to carry a baby, new bride, or king—will work in 20 districts to:increase equitable acce...
Source: IntraHealth International - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: intrahealth Source Type: news

Invasive crayfish lead to more mosquitoes and risk of disease in Southern California
Invasive red swamp crayfish are a serious problem in the Santa Monica Mountains and other parts of Southern California. They devastate native wildlife, including threatened species such as the California red-legged frog, throwing off the natural balance of ecosystems.They also pose a threat to people, according toa new paper in the journal Conservation Biology. The study is based on field research in the Santa Monica Mountains and lab experiments at UCLA  La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science.Mosquitos are notorious vectors that spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and West Nile virus. In the mountains,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Southern Africa:SADC Joins Hands Against Malaria
[The Herald] Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa met the Elimination 8 (E8) delegation which visited the country recently to discuss issues related to the elimination of malaria in Southern Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Professor Rose Leke - Meet a 2018 Health "Brave Woman"
[Cameroon Tribune] After 30 years in global health, she was once again honoured for her works to eradicate polio, improve malaria while empowering the next generation of women leaders in public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:Professor Rose Leke - Meet a 2018 Health 'Brave Woman'
[Cameroon Tribune] After 30 years in global health, she was once again honoured for her works to eradicate polio, improve malaria while empowering the next generation of women leaders in public health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:New Drug for Recurrent Malaria Gets FDA Approval
[East African] A new drug to treat relapsing malaria has received approval from health authorities in the US, boosting efforts to eradicate the killer disease across the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Wellahealth Partners 1,000 Community Pharmacies On Rapid Malaria Care
[This Day] Abuja -The WellaHealth has introduced an innovative service that provides rapid malaria care service to the public at an affordable rate in partnership to almost 1,000 community pharmacies in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Diarrhoea Kills 2,195 Children Daily, Worse Than Measles, Malaria, Says UNICEF
[This Day] Abuja -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that diarrhoea has become the common cause of illness in children, and a global killer which is responsible for the death of 2, 195 children on a daily basis around the world. UNICEF stated that 842,000 deaths could be prevented globally if only there was constant and improved water and sanitation, as the lack of it is responsible for one in nine child deaths worldwide, making it the second leading cause of death among children under five. UNICEF WA (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The case for greater focus on mosquitoes, ticks in epidemiology
(Entomological Society of America) The textbook approach to managing disease outbreaks focuses on three factors -- pathogen, host, and environment--but it leaves out one critical component in the case of afflictions such as Zika, malaria, and Lyme: the insect or arthropod responsible for transmission to humans. A new report in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America proposes a new version of the classic 'epidemiologic triad' that better reflects the complexities of managing vector-borne diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dengue fever outbreak halted by release of special mosquitoes
Insects unable to transmit viruses halted disease in Australian city – now scientists hope same technique could help tackle Zika and malariaThe first large-scale deployment of mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia bacteria, which makes them unable to transmit viruses, has stopped all outbreaks of dengue fever in a city in northern Australia for the last four years.The success of the project in Townsville, Queensland, will encourage hopes that Wolbachia can provide a knockout blow against the Zika virus in Brazil as well, where the mosquitoes have been introduced into the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Until now, the technol...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Health editor Tags: Health Medical research Global health Australia news Zika virus Malaria Global development Science Society World news Source Type: news

Uganda:Church of Uganda Sued for Diverting Malaria Money
[Monitor] Kampala -Church of Uganda (CoU) has been sued for allegedly diverging Shs100 million ($31,482) it received to run anti malaria projects in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy Increases as World Gives Attention to Newer Endemic Diseases
A young boy from the Philippines with leprosy. The chronic disease is curable, and if treated in time disabilities related to the disease can be averted. Courtesy: moyerphotos/CC By 2.0By Elisio MuchangaMAPUTO, Jul 30 2018 (IPS)In the first six months of this year, the southern African nation of Mozambique has already registered 300 more cases of leprosy, some 951 cases, than it registered for the whole of 2017.The country, which had previously eliminated the chronic disease in 2008, is receiving funding from the Nippon Foundation—a non-profit philanthropic organisation from Japan that is active in many countrie...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elisio Muchanga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Nippon Foundation Source Type: news

Tanzania:Chinese Technique 'Can Cut Malaria By Over 80%'
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Malaria cases in Tanzania can be reduced by over 80 per cent if a new scientific technique adopted in China is applied countrywide, researchers say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sequencing a malaria mosquito's motherline
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A team led by scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has sequenced and annotated the first complete mitochondrial genome of Anopheles funestus, one of the main vectors of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using Mathematical Models to Inform Malaria Control and Elimination Strategies
August 2, 2018 1:00-2:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Youth On a Mission to Make Malaria Testing Easy
[Monitor] Across the country, in many health facilities, malaria is diagnosed using blood tests after a patient is suspected of having the disease. Usually, the extracted blood is carefully examined in the laboratory under a microscope to check for plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Removing malaria-carrying mosquitoes unlikely to affect ecosystems, says report
(Imperial College London) By combining studies on one species of malaria-carrying mosquito, researchers found that no other animals rely solely on them for food. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Mutharika to Lead Global Fund Conference in France
[Nyasa Times] Malawian President Peter Mutharika has been asked by the Global Fund to champion and lead next year's conference in France to fight HIV and Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Garden thyme essential oil’s antibacterial properties found to be useful in fighting childhood illnesses
(Natural News) Second only to malaria, diarrhea is one of the most common childhood illnesses in the Republic of Cameroon. Treating this condition in rural areas usually means turning to plants. The utilization of various plants to remedy diarrhea in children has prompted a team of researchers to analyze the antibacterial qualities of the essential... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists look at the purple mangosteen to treat malaria
(Natural News) An Indonesian study investigated the ability of the purple mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) to suppress malaria. In addition to reporting that the extract and fractions found in the fruit’s rind showed promise as antimalarials, the study added that the natural bio-active compounds improved the effects of the antimalarial compound artemisinin. The study was conducted by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Nobody needs to die of AIDS anymore,' Elton John says
Among scourges like malaria, diabetes and cancer, AIDS is "the only disease that could legitimately be ended in our lifetime," if only old-fashioned attitudes and society could be changed, Elton John said Tuesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protease inhibitors may increase risk of death in people with HIV and heart failure
Ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitors associated with doubled risk of hospital readmission and cardiovascular death Related items fromOnMedica Stroke rate higher in HIV patients £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Too few women take part in many CVD clinical trials (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Single-Dose Malaria Drug
(MedPage Today) -- First new malaria drug approved in over 60 years (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

For the first time in 60 years, the FDA approves a new malaria drug
The FDA has given the go-ahead to a medication that targets a difficult-to-treat type of malaria. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs Tafenoquine (Krintafel) to Prevent Malaria Relapse FDA OKs Tafenoquine (Krintafel) to Prevent Malaria Relapse
Tafenoquine is the first single-dose medicine to prevent the relapse of Plasmodium vivax malaria and marks a major contribution toward malaria eradication.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

New drug for recurring malaria
A drug that can stop people getting recurrent bouts of malaria has been approved by regulators in the United States. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver
Tafenoquine signifies 'one of the most significant advances in malaria treatment in the past 60 years' Related items fromOnMedica RCGP backs O ’Neill’s call for investment in new antimicrobials Drug-resistant TB set to become more dominant Malaria cases rise sharply Poor quality and fake drugs threaten global efforts to control malaria More action needed to treat TB (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

First malaria drug in 60 years given approval
A drug that can stop people getting recurrent bouts of malaria has been approved by regulators in the United States. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IIT researchers develop promising TB diagnostics solution
A team from IIT-Delhi is among those developing homegrown solutions for easier and cheaper diagnosis of diseases such as TB and malaria (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Krintafel (tafenoquine) for the Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria
London UK; Philadelphia US; Geneva, Switzerland - July 20, 2018 -- GSK and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, under Priority Review, single-dose Krintafel... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 20, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd
U.S. regulators approve a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The need for speed: Why malaria parasites are faster than human immune cells
(Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS)) Elementary cytoskeleton protein is different in parasites and represents a starting point for a possible new therapy against malaria infections. Researchers from the Heidelberg University Hospital, the Centre for Molecular Biology at the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH), and the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) have published these findings in the journal " PLOS Biology " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists identify an effective malaria remedy in an overlooked African tree
(Natural News) Researchers have established that the leaves of the Syzygium guineense, also known as the waterberry tree, contained anti-malarial activity, in line with its traditional use in preventing and treating malaria. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at how the leaf extract of S. guineense in mice infected with malaria. For the study, mice were inoculated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Tackling Type 2 Diabetes in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] In a research I conducted while studying at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, it was discovered that Nigeria had the highest population of diabetics in Africa and it is projected to more than double by 2030. And, the Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN) suggests the increasing prevalence of diabetes in Nigeria also accounts for the highest mortality rates, where diabetes-related mortality from inadequate management outweighs that of HIV/AIDs, malaria and cancer in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria, TB Increase in Ohangwena
[New Era] Ongwediva -While there is grave concern on the increase of TB and malaria cases, the HIV prevalence rate in Ohangwena Regions has decreased slightly by 1 percent from 34 percent last year to 33 percent this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:How Bloodless Test Will Reduce Time in Diagnosis of Malaria
[East African] As undergraduate students at Makerere University, Brian Gitta and his classmates regularly missed classes because of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intervention Leads to Better Use of Malaria Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Increased uptake of testing for malaria also observed in Kenya health centers (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 17, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Wass Amenfi Health Directorate Set to Begin Mass Distribution of Insecticide Nets
[Ghana Govt.] As part of the nation-wide malaria control campaign, the Wassa Amenfi East Municipal Health Directorate is set to embark on the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) to about 42,504 registered households. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Malaria Responsible for 50% Deaths in Borno - WHO
[Leadership] Maiduguri -The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that malaria is responsible for more than 50 percent recorded deaths in Borno state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news