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Seminar on Malaria in The Lancet

Madhukar Pai - April 9, 2018
Please see this nice overview of malaria, including diagnosis. URL: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2818%2930324-6/fulltext#.WssgN-2PRXU.twitter Best Madhu Semi...
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malaria
Global Health Diagnostics

India bans Antibody Detecting Rapid Diagnostic Tests for routine diagnosis of malaria

Madhukar Pai - April 4, 2018
Please see this Indian government order on malaria antibody detection rapid tests. Would like to hear from our malaria colleagues on whether this is a good strategy. Do other countries allow the us...
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India malaria RDTs
Global Health Diagnostics

Malaria-free but still sick: What’s giving millions of kids fevers?

Madhukar Pai - March 7, 2018
Please see this fascinating article in Science on the challenges of managing fevers that are not malaria. Malaria RDTs, as helpful as they are, don't provide a complete solution for patients with acut...
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Clinical Diagnostics fever malaria
Global Health Diagnostics

India Health Fund (IHF) invites applications on innovations to combat Tuberculosis and Malaria in India

Madhukar Pai - Feb. 8, 2018
For colleagues in India, please see this funding opportunity! http://tatatrusts.org/article/inside/india-health-fund-invites-applications-on-innovations PDF attached. India Health Fund (IHF) in...
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Funding Opportunity malaria tb
Global Health Diagnostics

Nature Primer on Malaria

Madhukar Pai - Aug. 9, 2017
Please see this Primer, currently free access: https://www.nature.com/articles/nrdp201750.pdf It has a section on diagnosis. Best Madhu Nature Primer on Malaria Madhukar Pai
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malaria
Global Health Diagnostics

The Impact of Introducing Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests on Fever Case Management: A Synthesis of Ten Studies from the ACT Consortium

Madhukar Pai - Aug. 8, 2017
Please see this interesting study: https://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.16-0955 New York Times coverage is also worth reading: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/health/rapid-malari...
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malaria rapid tests
Global Health Diagnostics

World Malaria Day: some resources on diagnostics

Madhukar Pai - April 25, 2017
Here are a couple of useful review articles on diagnostics: https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-016-1454-8 https://www.finddx.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Unitaid...
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diagnostics malaria
Global Health Diagnostics

Impact of introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria on antibiotic prescribing

Madhukar Pai - April 2, 2017
Please see this very interesting large study published in the BMJ: http://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/356/bmj.j1054.full.pdf (open access). Here is an excerpt from the study which summarizes the wor...
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anti-microbial resistance malaria rapid tests
[ARCHIVED] Population Health

Scientists aim to fight malaria with genetically engineered mosquitoes

Thomas Bauer - Sept. 19, 2016
Moderator Sungano Mharakurwa of the Malaria Prevention Community posted the following that I thought would a wonderful conversation in our community Fighting malaria using genetically engineered sup...
Keywords:
CHWs disease prevention malaria Patient Centered Medical Homes Payment Models Rural settings
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Invitation to submit ideas for a 10,000€ community action prize

Helena Harnik - Aug. 25, 2016
Hi everyone, we have just launched a community action prize which is awarding 10,000€ to implement the best initiative or idea to combat dengue. I thought I would share it here as you might already ha...
Keywords:
Dengue disease surveillance infectious disease infectious diseases malaria prevention vaccines Vector Control
Health IT

OpenIDEO Zika & Future Threats Challenge - Please Contribute Your Knowledge!

Adam Gall - May 20, 2016
To support USAID, OpenIDEO launched a challenge on how might we boldly and imaginatively combat Zika and future health threats? The Challenge draws upon talent, inspiration and solutions from around t...
Keywords:
Brazil Chikungunya Dengue Latin America malaria Nicaragua novel vector control approaches USAID USAID project vector zika zika virus
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Are current field tests and diagnostic tools sufficient to eliminate malaria?

David Visanuvimol - April 18, 2016
Hello everyone, My name is David and I am currently pursuing a MSc. in Global Health Policy from LSHTM while using knowledge from a PhD. training in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the Univers...
Keywords:
Diagnostics & Treatment malaria malaria elimination Malaria Leadership Forum malaria surveillance prevention United Against Malaria
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Seeking Malaria/Communicable diseases intervention program opportunities

Dr. Osita Okonkwo - April 2, 2016
Hi, I am a public health physician and experienced program manager with 10+ experience in public health programming in resource poor setting. I have competencies in program development, advocacy, stra...
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communicable disease developing countries Developing targeted interventions Diagnostics & Treatment funding malaria Operations & Logistics policy prevention program managers technical capacity Vector Control Volunteer & Work Opportunities
MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention

Expert Panel: Preventing Cross Border Transmission of Malaria

Marie Teichman - Nov. 9, 2015
Join us next week for an Expert Panel on Preventing Cross Border Transmission of Malaria. Our group of experts will be discussing the challenge of cross border malaria transmission, and current as wel...
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expert panel malaria
HIV Treatment & Prevention

Expert Panel: Preventing Cross Border Transmission of Malaria

Marie Teichman - Nov. 9, 2015
Join us next week for an Expert Panel on Preventing Cross Border Transmission of Malaria. Our group of experts will be discussing the challenge of cross border malaria transmission, and current as wel...
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Announcements expert panel malaria
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Why are we over treating "Malaria"

Simon Onsongo - Nov. 5, 2015
I notice with some concern the tendency of clinicians to over treat for "malaria" in patients who present with fever or what i call "malaria like" symptoms. In my facility which is a busy hospital in ...
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acute febrile illnesses diagnosis Diagnostics & Treatment malaria
Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Research: Chikungunya in Haiti

Ali Darugar - Oct. 8, 2015
Hello All, I am currently in my DrPH program at USF and working on a social marketing campaign aimed at changing the behavior on applying bed nets more frequently to reduce Chikungunya virus in Hai...
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Chikungunya ITNs malaria Virus
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Research: Chikungunya in Haiti

Ali Darugar - Oct. 8, 2015
Hello All I am currently in my DrPH program at USF and working on a social marketing campaign aimed at changing the behavior on applying bed nets more frequently to reduce Chikungunya virus in Hait...
Keywords:
Chikungunya ITNs malaria Virus
Global Health Nursing & Midwifery

Malaria Heroes-Social Media Awards 2015

Ralueke Ekezie - Sept. 12, 2015
As part of NursesRound effort towards helping the organizers of "Social Media Award2015-Malaria Heroes" to promote and make it visible, we are posting this our colleagues to get involved in this years...
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malaria online social support social media
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Could malaria learn to infect common nuisance mosquitoes?

Sungano Mharakurwa - June 17, 2015
Hi All, Please see abstract below and attached paper. The malaria parasite develops virtually half-way through in culicine common "nuisance" mosquitoes. The parasite is only destroyed after it has ...
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culicine infect malaria mosquito plasmodium prevention vector Vector Control