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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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Strategy to improve malaria surveillance system preventing transfusion-transmitted malaria in blood banks using molecular diagnostic

Pierre Bush, PhD - Oct. 3, 2018
Dear Colleagues, Surveillance is an important component of the elements required in the implementation of the strategies for the control, and the elimination of malaria. One way malaria parasites are...
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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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Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Access Solutions for Innovative Patented Medicines - Consultancy Available

William Tarpai - Sept. 15, 2017
Community Management Position Available - Applications deadline is September 20, 2017. BACKGROUND - Non communicable diseases (NCD) make up a growing share of the health burden in Lower Middle Inco...
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policy Volunteer & Work Opportunities
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Traditional anti-malarial plants in Ethiopia

Pierre Bush, PhD - Aug. 5, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Here is an article by Alebie, et al. (2017) summarizing antimalaria herbal plants found in Ethiopia. We have a plethora of them, in which we can find alternatives to ACTS when time c...
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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

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

Iron Supplement in malaria endemic countries: a major challenge for health policy.

Pierre Bush, PhD - May 28, 2017
Dear Colleagues, The importance of Iron for our blood health is very well documented. However, Iron supplementation has been suspected by some researchers to be deleterious in individuals infected wi...
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policy prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Emergence of Indigenous Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Africa

Sungano Mharakurwa - May 1, 2017
After earlier treatment failure reports from the continent in February, the attached article documents artemisinin-resistant falciparum malaria in African. How ironic that as humanity celebrated the W...
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Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Malaria Surveillance: Use of spatial clustering

Pierre Bush, PhD - April 13, 2017
Dear Colleagues, The use of GIS (Geographical Information System) to detect malaria clusters may be useful for surveillance purposes. The WHO used to help with this tool (see Gomez-Barroso et al., 20...
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Malaria Treatment & Prevention

The 'hidden' burden of malaria: cognitive impairment following infection.

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - March 30, 2017
Dear colleagues, In line with a previous article shared by Sungano on asymptomatic malaria in school age children in a region in Rwanda, please see abstract and attached article below on the "hidde...
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The Lancet Global Health Commission on High Quality Health Systems in the SDG Era - @ Harvard Medical School

Tatjana Kobb - March 13, 2017
Join us via http://hvrd.me/XFOU309KKhV , kickoff of #HQSSCommission. Tweet your questions w/#HQSSBoston High Quality Health Systems: A Global Agenda, started today at 9am. This inception event will...
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Good News from Rwanda

Pierre Bush, PhD - Jan. 23, 2017
The Rwandans are determined to put malaria under control. One of the striking measures taken is to set up a factory of LLINS, and undertaking a nationwide spraying, region by region (due to limited mo...
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Diagnostics & Treatment funding policy prevention Vector Control
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Mounting reasons for a chloroquine comeback?

Sungano Mharakurwa - Jan. 19, 2017
The former safest, most effective and affordable antimalarial drug chloroquine appears a promising anticancer drug (See (http://kdvr.com/2017/01/18/malaria-drug-successfuly-used-to-fight-brain-cancer-...
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Diagnostics & Treatment policy
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Guidelines for treatment of Malaria

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - Jan. 16, 2017
Dear colleagues, Following a question from a previous discussion on alternative treatment options for Malaria in a resource poor setting with chloroquine sensitivity and "intolerance", please see ...
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Diagnostics & Treatment policy
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Intermittent Presumptive Treatment in Pregnancy with Sulfadoxine/Pyrimethamine: more than just an antimalarial?

Sungano Mharakurwa - Jan. 9, 2017
There is evidence suggesting that intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine/pyrimethamine offers protective efficacy exceeding what is expected from mere antimalarial acti...
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Diagnostics & Treatment policy prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

World Malaria report 2016

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - Dec. 20, 2016
Dear colleagues, In the spirit of the season. Please see the annual report by the WHO on Malaria. This report is usually published in December of each year and draws on data from the previous year ...
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Monitoring and Evaluation policy
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

The world could wipe out malaria. A new report shows why that isn't happening

Sungano Mharakurwa - Dec. 20, 2016
Please see excerpt below and http://www.latimes.com/world/global-development/la-fg-global-malaria-snap-2016-story.html. One really hopes that we will not lose the battle to malaria again. EXCERPT ...
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Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - Dec. 15, 2016
Dear Colleagues, Please see the attached recent 2016-2030 Global Technical Strategy for Malaria document by the WHO. With the SDGs and a lot of revision of policies and strategies post 2015, thi...
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policy prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Gender-sensitive malaria interventions, now!

Sungano Mharakurwa - Nov. 7, 2016
Gender is being recognized as an important factor in determining malarial burden. The UNDP paper (attached) and also their closely-related resource (http://www.aidsdatahub.org/checklist-integrating-ge...
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