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World Malaria Report 2018

Pierre Bush, PhD - Nov. 23, 2018
Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the World Malaria Report 2018. The striking point in it is that the progress to eliminate malaria has stalled. The 10 most malaria burdened countries saw an incr...
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Diagnostics & Treatment funding policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

The reluctant fight against malaria is back on track in Rwanda.

Pierre Bush, PhD - July 3, 2018
Dear Colleagues, It's very encouraging to see how determined several African countries are in the fight against malaria. Attached are two articles: one from the Rwandan New Times telling us how the ...
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prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Safety and mosquitocidal efficacy of high-dose ivermectin when co-administered with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine in Kenyan adults with uncomplicated malaria (IVERMAL):

Pierre Bush, PhD - May 25, 2018
Dear Colleagues, High dose Ivermectin combined with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine reduced the mosquitoe survival in a randomized, double blind placebo controlled trial in Kenya. See Smit et al....
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Uncovering the essential genes of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum by saturation mutagenesis

Pierre Bush, PhD - May 4, 2018
Dear Colleagues, Plasmodium falciparum is notorious for developing resistance to a number of drugs. It would be a breakthrough if we could be able to uncover all the genes that are responsible for t...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Simultaneous detection of Plasmodium vivax dhfr, dhps, mdr1 and crt-o resistance-associated mutations in the Colombian Amazonian region

Pierre Bush, PhD - March 30, 2018
Dear Colleagues, Here is an interesting article on Plasmodium vivax genetic mutation, that could help us understand the pattern of resistance to drugs developed by this plasmodium species in some are...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Methylene blue induced morphological deformations in Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes: implications for transmission-blocking

Pierre Bush, PhD - Jan. 9, 2018
Dear Colleagues, As we pursue the fight against the malaria scourge, all innovations are encouraged. Transmission blocking drugs are not that many. Primaquine is a good one for this purpose, but it h...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

WOrld Malaria Report 2017

Pierre Bush, PhD - Dec. 8, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Attached is the 2017 World Malaria Report that was recently released by the WHO. The most striking point is that malaria cases went up in 2016 (216 million) compared to the previous ...
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funding policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Temporal dynamic of malaria in a suburban area along the Niger River

Pierre Bush, PhD - Oct. 24, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Hello to all. It has been a while. Here is an article from Malaria Journal that is informative about the combination of rainfall and the meteorological conditions by Mahamadou et al....
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prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Concentration of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in whole blood samples by magnetic cell sorting enhances parasite infection rates in mosquito feeding assays

Pierre Bush, PhD - Aug. 6, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Here is the news in malaria methodologies Abstract: Background Mosquito-feeding assays are important tools to guide the development and support the evaluation of transmission-bloc...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Could gardening prevent malaria?

Sungano Mharakurwa - Aug. 1, 2017
There have always been divided opinions and a paucity of data regarding the impact of vegetation management as malaria prevention measure, e.g. cutting grass (not a recommended method according to WHO...
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policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Tanzania: Fight for Malaria

Ally Akrabi - July 27, 2017
Tanzania is one of the east African country that lies in the tropics of the southern hemisphere. According to 2012 census it was estimated to have more than 49.3 million people and 44.1% were less tha...
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artemisinin prevention RDTs Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Is malaria getting bigger and badder?

Sungano Mharakurwa - July 21, 2017
To emphasize the need for extending the repertoire malaria intervention "weapons" as much as possible, Robert Gebelhoff argues that malaria is getting bigger and better (https://www.washingtonpost.com...
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prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

In the news: Gambia Poised to Become 4th Country to Eliminate Malaria

Pierre Bush, PhD - July 16, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Many malaria endemic countries have received aid from the USA and other donors in the fight against malaria. One country: the Gambia has used the aid very wisely. They are on the pat...
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Diagnostics & Treatment funding prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Genetic control of malaria

Bamou Roland - June 23, 2017
What is gene drive and how this could be help in malaria vector control??? What should be considered before deploying gene drive for mosquito control? Genetic control of malaria Bamou Roland Pierre Bu...
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Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

News from the Lancet: Renewed push to strengthen vector control globally

Pierre Bush, PhD - June 11, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Vector control is the cornerstone of malaria, and other vector borne diseases elimination agenda. Please find attached a commentary from the Lancet on the renewed push to strengthen ...
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prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

A new malaria vector mosquito in South Africa

Sungano Mharakurwa - June 9, 2017
Burke et al report a new malaria vector that bites outdoors. The question is whether this may pose a serious threat to malaria elimination efforts. ABSTRACT South Africa aims to eliminate malari...
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prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Decision-Making (DM) Tools for Malaria Control and Elimination

Vilas Mandlekar - June 5, 2017
Malaria is on the decline in many Malaria endemic countries over the past 10 years. In this context, one of the important determinants for successful administration of a malaria control and eliminatio...
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Conferences & Events Diagnostics & Treatment Operations & Logistics policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

The impact of changing climate conditions on Malaria transmission

Pierre Bush, PhD - June 4, 2017
Dear Colleagues, As several malaria endemic countries aim at eliminating the disease in the next decade, some of them are using all the tools necessary to achieve the goal. Swaziland is experimenting...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Can crab shells provide a 'green' solution to malaria? Study shows how a mixture of chitin and silver nanoparticles inhibits growth of mosquito larvae

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - May 23, 2017
Dear colleagues, With opposing views, arguments and counter arguments on use of chemicals for vector control, please see below excerpt from an article in the Science daily and attached link on a st...
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prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Malaria resurgence after IRS discontinuation

Sungano Mharakurwa - May 18, 2017
As endemic countries make substantial inroads against malaria, the threat of rebound stalks many nations. In the article attached there was malaria resurgence and massive reversal of control progress ...
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prevention Vector Control