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Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Malaria elimination: the factors that hinders the progress to quick elimination; a meta analysis.

Pierre Bush, PhD - June 24, 2017
Dear Colleagues, I have a project and I am inviting those who are willing to collaborate to come forward. Most of it involves literature review. You may post the pertinent material under this discuss...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention
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

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

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

The blood schizonticidal activity of tafenoquine

Pierre Bush, PhD - May 21, 2017
Dear Colleagues, I would like to share with this article which has just been sent to me by the Malaria Journal: The blood schizonticidal activity of tafenoquine as a prophylactic agent in non-immune ...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

When malaria infects the placenta during pregnancy, baby's future immunity can be affected.

Maimunat Alex-Adeomi - May 18, 2017
Dear colleagues, Please see excerpt below and attached link of a study, from researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and their colleagues, suggesting that mothers infected with malari...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention
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
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Highlight on Mass Drug Administration

Pierre Bush, PhD - May 11, 2017
Dear Colleagues, The relentless fight on malaria is raging. No stone is left unturned in order to find the right weapon. Mass drug administration using Ivermectin is once again in the spotlight. Iver...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Efficacy of phase 3 trial of RTS, S/AS01 malaria vaccine: The need for an alternative development plan

Sungano Mharakurwa - May 9, 2017
It has been a long journey, but finally the world has the first malaria vaccine approved for piloting implementation in Africa (see http://www.malariavaccine.org/sites/www.malariavaccine.org/files/con...
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prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Injecting live malaria parasites into people safely immunizes them from the disease

Dear colleagues, Happy Monday, in keeping with the recent trend of discussions on Malaria vaccine, please see attached an article in the Science magazine briefly describing the unique delivery meth...
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prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Is a seasonal malaria vaccine a good idea?

Pierre Bush, PhD - May 3, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Some parts of Africa face seasonal malaria. Greenwood et al. (2017) are proposing a seasonal vaccine, just like we have a seasonal Flu vaccine. The proposed seasonal malaria vaccine ...
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Diagnostics & Treatment 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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Diagnostics & Treatment policy prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

In the news

Pierre Bush, PhD - April 26, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Please find attached the updates on GSK's malaria vaccine: RTS,S. In the news Pierre Bush, PhD Maimunat Alex-Adeomi
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

The end of dogma on Doxycycline use in Children under the age of 8 years.

Pierre Bush, PhD - April 23, 2017
Dear Colleagues, Doxycycline is a good antibiotic for malaria prevention and treatment. It belongs in the tetracycline group which is contra-indicated for use in children under the age of 8 years. Th...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Multidrug Resistant Plasmodium falciparum case from Cambodia

Pierre Bush, PhD - April 16, 2017
Dear colleagues, The following case reported by Dell'Acqua et al. (2017) in the Malaria Journal, is quite striking. Please take notes on how Atovaquone-Proguanil saved this young man where other ant...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention
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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Diagnostics & Treatment policy prevention
Malaria Treatment & Prevention

Malaria in Children under the age of five years.

Pierre Bush, PhD - April 9, 2017
Dear Colleagues, According to the World Health Organization (World malaria report, 2016), in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) 54 % of the Children under the age of five received care for fever at a health ce...
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Diagnostics & Treatment prevention Vector Control