Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change
Droughts are not new to East Africa. However, abnormally high temperatures in the region are linked to climate change and proving deadly for livelihoods and livestock. Credit: Petterik Wiggers/OxfamBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 15 2019 (IPS) There is barely a corner of human life that will not be affected by climate change, and some of its impacts are already being felt. Consider this, 821 million people are now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting the hunger eradication goal, SDG 2, at risk. Today 15 May, is the United Nations International Day of Families and the theme for this year is, &lsq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health Source Type: news

Protection by the malaria vaccine: not only a matter of quantity but also of quality
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) The quantity and quality of antibodies recognizing the end region of the malaria parasite's CSP protein is a good marker of protection by the RTS,S/AS01E vaccine, shows a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by 'la Caixa.' The results provide valuable information for guiding the design of future, more effective vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: New Technology Enables Large-Scale Production of Artemisinin for Malaria
[Premium Times] Chinese researchers have developed a new technology to produce artemisinin, the top choice for malaria treatment, on a large scale. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Malaria Killed 360 People Between January and April in Mozambique
[Verdade] Malaria remains the leading cause of death in Mozambique, between January and April of this year the Ministry of Health recorded 360 deaths among the 2,961,429 cases it registered. Most of the deaths were recorded in the provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Zamb ézia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smart drug design to prevent malaria treatment resistance
(The Francis Crick Institute) Malaria treatment resistance could be avoided by studying how resistance evolves during drug development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Senegal: Synchronized Campaign By Senegal and the Gambia for Treated Bed Nets Distribution
[WHO] The 5th of May 2019 was a momentous occasion in the fight against malaria for both The Gambia and Senegal. Both countries successfully launched a synchronized Long Lasting Insecticide Bet Net (LLIN) Campaign at Kerr Ayoub a border town between The Gambia and Senegal. Regional Governors from the two adjacent Regions, Ministers of Health, Religious and cultural leaders, Partners and UN agencies from both The Gambia and Senegal took part in this historic occasion which also formed part of the World Malaria Da (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane January-March 2019: highlights from Q1
' Cochrane exists so that healthcare decisions get better. ’ That is the first sentence of our Strategy to 2020 that aims to put Cochrane evidence at the heart of health decision-making all over the world. Here ’s a look back at some key highlights of our work in the first quarter of 2019, from January to March.Cochrane began preparations for its annual flagship event,Cochrane ’s Colloquium in Santiago, Chile 22-25 October, 2019. During this time, many Cochrane contributors submitted abstracts as part of the scientific programme, this year ‘embracing diversity’. We also opened the ca...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 7, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Nigeria: Can Nigeria Achieve Malaria Elimination?
[Premium Times] World Malaria Day is celebrated across the globe on April 25 every year. It is a day to draw public attention to one of the greatest public health challenges, especially of low- and middle-income countries [e.g. Nigeria]. After this year's celebration of the Day, Premium Times looks at some of the common myths surrounding the prospects of malaria elimination in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Severe Malaria: Only One Drug Option Remains Severe Malaria: Only One Drug Option Remains
Patient with severe malaria? Call the CDC, rather than the pharmacy, to obtain artesunate.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Big pharma can only see the benefit of R & D for wealthy markets | Kenan Malik
There is too little incentive for pharmaceutical companies to work on treatments for diseases of low-income countriesAt the end of April, health workers in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya began rolling out the first and so far only vaccine proved to protect against malaria. It ’s part of a World Health Organization pilotprogramme that could immunise more than one million children by 2023. Yet, while this is a welcome step in the fight against malaria, it also exposes the problems in developing vaccines for use in non-western countries.This kind of endeavour can ’t be repeated, from GSK’s point of viewContinue rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Kenan Malik Tags: Malaria Pharmaceuticals industry World Health Organization Africa Global health GlaxoSmithKline Drugs Science Business Global development Society World news Ghana Malawi Kenya Source Type: news

Old Malaria Drug as Good as Blockbuster Type 2 Diabetes Agent Old Malaria Drug as Good as Blockbuster Type 2 Diabetes Agent
When added to metformin and vildagliptin, hydroxychloroquine lowered HbA1c as well as canagliflozin and also reduced weight and inflammation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 3, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Poor Quality Control Contributing to Rise in Malaria Cases
[Guardian] As Nigeria continues to record the highest burden of malaria prevalence in Africa, experts have raised concern over poor quality control as factor responsible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria May Never Be Eliminated As Efforts Suffer Setbacks
[Guardian] The global drive to eliminate malaria by 2030 is gaining momentum. The optimism is derived from the fact that several diseases have successfully been eradicated and eliminated such as smallpox and yaw. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Seeking better detection for chronic malaria
(Wake Forest University) In people with chronic malaria, certain metabolic systems in the blood change to support a long-term host-parasite relationship, a finding that is key to eventually developing better detection, treatment and eradication of the disease, according to research published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 2, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Africa: Malawi Is Testing a New Malaria Vaccine. but It's Still Early Days
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is a leading cause of death and illness around the world. Over 200 million cases are reported every year, and more than 400 000 people die. More than 90% of cases are reported in sub-Saharan Africa. Scientists have spent decades searching for an effective vaccine. Hence the recent excitement when Malawi's government announced it had launched a pilot programme for the world's first malaria vaccine, RTS,S (also known as Mosquirix ©), produced by the pharmaceutical company, GSK. It's the first vac (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Opting In: The Value of Vaccines
A young boy in Pakistan receives an oral polio vaccine (OPV). Over the last 30 years huge progress has been made against polio and it is now only endemic in 2 countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with only 33 cases confirmed cases last year. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 1 2019 (IPS) Since the introduction of vaccines, diseases such as measles and polio were quickly becoming a thing of the past. However, the world’s progress on immunisation is now being threatened. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 85 percent of the world’s children received basic va...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations diptheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) human papillomavirus (HPV) Measles Vaccines World Health Organ Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Launches Malaria Vaccine for Children
[VOA] Children in Ghana are starting to get a new vaccine designed to stop malaria. Ghana is the second African country to get the vaccine, which is expected to reduce cases of the mosquito-borne and sometimes fatal disease. But experts caution that other malaria-prevention measures are still necessary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal conditions 2nd global cause of years with disability
Sharp rise in musculoskeletal conditions since the millennium Related items fromOnMedica Transforming MSK care and patient outcomes Opioid or muscle relaxant no extra benefit for back pain New guidance launched for hip replacement Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Self-help graded exercise programme may curb CFS fatigue (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Artemisinin-Based Combination Treatment for Malaria Remains Most Effective - Epidemiologist
[Ghanaian Times] Research Scientists have affirmed that the Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT), for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria still remains the most effective first-line treatment drug for the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: U.S. Malaria Initiative Invested U.S.$240 Million for Malaria Fight
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -United States President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) has invested over US$ 240 million in the fight against Malaria in the country since 2006. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: New Malaria Drug Introduced in Uganda
[Monitor] Kampala -Scientists have developed a new anti-malaria drug to boost the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Why Nigeria Is Far From Winning Despite Global Progress
[Vanguard] On this year's World Malaria day, with the theme: "Zero malaria starts with me", findings show that Nigeria needs to prioritise investment, improve the environment and the quality of drugs, if it must go beyond recognising the day to celebrate the reduction of malaria burden in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Roaring Success As Malaria Deaths Drop By 70%
[Daily News] Deaths caused by malaria are down by 68.3 per cent, thanks to the government's dedicated efforts in tackling the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Vanguard, Rotary Club, Pecan, Wage War Against Malaria
[Vanguard] In line with the 2019, World Malaria Day theme: "Zero Malaria Starts with Me," Vanguard Newspapers in collaboration with Rotary Club and the Pest Control Association of Nigeria, PECAN, on Thursday carried out free fumigation exercise in Kirikiri area of Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Minister Says, Time Is Ripe to End the Deadly Disease for Good.
[WHO] Nigeria has joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 World Malaria Day on 25 April. During a Press briefing in Abuja on 25 April, 2019, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole in his message underscores this year's theme; 'Zero Malaria Starts with me'; to call for "renewed effort towards ending the scourge of the disease for good". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FT Health: Taking the fight to malaria
Abdourahmane Diallo interview, drugs by drone, antibiotic alert (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera RC Spearheads Fight Against Malaria
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC) Marco Gaguti has appealed to leaders and residents in the region to take intensive efforts in the fight against Malaria. He said in spite of recent achievements with the prevalence level amongst children significantly dropping from 41 per cent during 2016/17 to 15.4 per cent in 2017/18, there is need to scale up malaria control and continue focused intervention efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya and Ghana to Rollout Malaria Vaccine
[Nation] As the globe marks World Malaria Day on Thursday, three African countries have been given the go-ahead to pilot the first successfully developed vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Total Offers Free Medicare, Mosquito Nets
[Daily Trust] As the world marks Malaria Day, Total has offered free medical treatment to children and distributed free mosquito treated nets to residents of Kutunku in Gwagwalada Area Council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: World Malaria Day Observed in Serejaka
[Shabait] Asmara -World Malaria Day observed in the Central region in Serejaka today, 25 April under the theme "Zero malaria starts with me" to raise awareness for the treatment and prevention of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Innovation Could Help End Spread of Malaria Through Blood
[East African] As the world works towards achieving universal healthcare and well-being by 2030, winning the war against malaria is not just the right thing to do, it is also a smart investment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Kills 81,640, Infects 53.7 Million Yearly
[Guardian] Efforts by government at all levels and the international community notwithstanding, malaria still kills no fewer than 81,640 Nigerians and infects 53.7 million yearly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Anxiously Waiting for Result of Trial Vaccine in Malawi - Govt
[Vanguard] The Federal Government says it is anxiously waiting for the result of pilot RTSS/ASO1, the World's first anti-malaria vaccine, recently introduced in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Intervention increases healthy behavior among South African adolescents
(University of Pennsylvania) Once plagued by malaria and tuberculosis, Sub-Saharan Africa now sees non-communicable diseases like diabetes and heart disease as some of the leading causes of death. To lower the risk of these, citizens must be educated on and motivated to engage in healthy behaviors. University of Pennsylvania researchers developed and tested an intervention with South African youth that increased healthy eating and physical activity among participants for at least 4.5 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SwitchPoint 2019: Day 1
By Margarite Nathe, Principal Editor/Writer, IntraHealth InternationalApril 25, 2019It takes tenacity to work in global health and development. These folks have it.I ’m going to go out on a limb and guess that if you work in global health or international development, you might know what frustration feels like.Maybe the project funding cycle gets you down. Maybe you ’ve struggled with a public policy that hurts more people than it helps. It could be that you’ve grappled with shoddy data sets, or corrupt officials, or the fickle winds of politics that so often blow our efforts off course.You ne...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: SwitchPoint Source Type: news

Thursday ’s Daily Brief: Malaria Day, women in tech, updates on Mozambique, the Sahel, Myanmar, Israel and Syria
This Thursday, we cover: where we stand on tackling malaria; bracing up for a new storm in Mozambique; the need to make more room for women in tech; boosting resilience in the Sahel; a resurgence of violence in Syria; and human rights in Myanmar and Israel. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Malaria Day 2019 — measurable gains, hard work ahead
In observance of World Malaria Day, YSPH reflects on its malaria prevention efforts and work to complement the successes of the malaria vaccine RTS,S. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 25, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Zero malaria starts with me’ UN health agency urges grassroots responsibility on World Day
After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has leveled off, which is why this World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a grassroots campaign to emphasize country ownership and community empowerment to improve malaria prevention and care. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angola: U.S. Reiterates Commitment to Eradicate Malaria in Angola
[ANGOP] Luanda, -The United States ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, reiterated her country's commitment to ending malaria in Angola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Hosts a Second Regional Meeting On the Quest to Develop Non-Chemical-Based Vector Control Interventions for Malaria
[WHO] Zimbabwe successfully hosted the 2nd Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee from 10-12 April 2019 in Harare. The main objective of the meeting was to assess the participating countries' progress towards the implementation of the planned project activities for the period 2018-2019. The 1st Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee meeting was held in Eswatini, in April 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2019
Statement of B.F. (Lee) Hall, M.D., Ph.D., and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 25, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Experts Ask Govt to Change Approach to Malaria Prevention
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Public health experts have asked the government to change its approach in malaria prevention strategies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Paediatric Neurologist Get Recognition for Work on Malaria, Nodding Disease
[East African] Dr Richard Idro, a Ugandan consulting paediatrician and paediatric neurologist at Mulago Hospital, has received the inaugural Greenwood Africa Award 2019 in recognition of his outstanding research on the nodding disease syndrome and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Behavioural Change, Panacea for Malaria Prevention - Expert
[Vanguard] Dr Asuquo Ekwe, The Programme Manager, Roll Back Malaria in Cross River has described behavioural change as a panacea to malaria prevention and treatment in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Malaria Cases 25% Up in Manicaland After Cyclone Idai
[263Chat] Manicaland province has recorded an upsurge in Malaria cases this year largely due to the Cyclone Idai which left behind an increased number of pools with stagnant water- a conducive breeding environment for mosquito. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - WHO, U.S. Call for More Efforts to Tackle Disease
[Premium Times] In commemoration of the 2019 World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for renewed political commitment to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Procures 60,000 Litres of Anti-Malaria Vectors
[Daily News] AS Tanzania joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Malaria Day today, the government says it has procured 60,000 litres of biolarvacides-the latest and effective pesticide to deal with malaria vectors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria: Africa pilots world's first vaccine in major trial
Initial testing of the vaccine, developed over 30 years, has shown a prevention rate of nearly 40%. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Spends $495m to Combat Malaria in Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -As the world marked World Malaria Day Wednesday, the United States Government said it has spent $495 million to combat malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Spends $495 Million to Combat Malaria in Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -As the world marked World Malaria Day Wednesday, the United States Government said it has spent $495 million to combat malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news