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Printed bed nets to protect underprivileged families in Uganda against malaria

April 23, 2020 - 16:57 -- Malaria World

In honour of World Malaria Day 2020

Care Plus® has donated 2000 impregnated printed bed nets to protect children in Uganda, one of the countries with the heaviest malaria burden in Africa. And this is just the start of the Buy One, Give One Program: for every Care Plus® impregnated net that is being sold, one free net is donated to people in need. It is one of the contributions that Care Plus® makes to the fight against malaria.

World Malaria Day 2020 - Zero malaria starts with me

April 23, 2020 - 14:04 -- Malaria World


 

In the lead-up to this year’s World Malaria Day, countries across the globe are in the throes of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. While cases of the novel coronavirus in malaria-affected countries currently represent only a small proportion of the global total, the situation is evolving rapidly. WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria, using best practices to protect health workers and communities from COVID-19 infection.

World Health Organization: Tailoring malaria interventions in the COVID-19 response

April 22, 2020 - 15:34 -- Malaria World

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the malaria community must remain committed to supporting the prevention of malaria infection, illness and death through preventive and case management services, while maintaining a safe environment for patients, clients and staff. Deaths due to malaria and its comorbidities (anaemia, undernutrition, etc.) must continue to be prevented.

This document provides overarching principles as well as specific technical guidance for malaria interventions, including prevention of infection and disease, care and treatment of cases, testing, clinical services, supply chain and laboratory activities, during this time of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. This document will be updated as the situation changes.

 

 

 

Modern Explanation for Plasmodium vivax Malarial Recurrences

April 20, 2020 - 00:04 -- Miles Markus

Malariologists have recently reiterated, in more than one paper, the notion that the non-bloodstream origin of Plasmodium vivax malarial recurrence is both hypnozoites (a term coined by me long ago [1]) and merozoites, not hypnozoites only. It has happened without any acknowledgement relating to the existing literature on the subject. Although the glaring omissions might have been inadvertent, let us nevertheless not become confused as to the background here. What needs to be pointed out is that this is not an original (new) idea.

Don't forget to register for the free ePanel discussion “The Malaria Endgame” Free Virtual Event from Keystone Symposia!

April 16, 2020 - 12:52 -- Malaria World

REGISTER NOW for the April 22, 2020 free ePanel discussion featuring field leaders as they discuss the latest advances and innovative approaches to eliminate malaria—from vaccines, to genetically modified mosquitos and more. Discover new insights into disease biology, co-infections, epidemiology, and public health strategies in this virtual event, integrating basic research, medical advances and translational applications... Read more

Obituary: 'Have no Fear Wilkes is here' - Tony Wilkes (1933-2020)

April 15, 2020 - 08:48 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Mr Tony Wilkes MIBiol was a field entomologist at the East African Malaria Institute in Amani, Tanzania (then called Tanganyika), from 1958 to 1964 working on the main vectors of malaria in Africa. Returning to the UK in 1965 he worked on the behaviour of mosquitoes at the University of Sussex’s School of Biology, moving to Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, in 1980, working on sand fly biology and behaviour, and in 1987 to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working on mosquito biology and control until his retirement in 1995. The obituary below was contributed by Dr. Derek Charlwood.

Mass Intake of Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine in the Present Context of the COVID-19 Outbreak: Possible Consequences in Endemic Malaria Settings

April 13, 2020 - 08:55 -- Dieudonné MVUMBI

World is currently experiencing a new pandemic for which no curative treatment is available. At this time, coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has reached 183 countries and has caused several deaths. Many reports presented chloroquine (CQ) and hydrochloroquine (HCQ), former drugs used against malaria, as the best current choice to fight this terrible disease.

Podcast: Enhancing Fc-Dependent Effector Functions Could Improve Protective Efficacy of RTS,S

April 10, 2020 - 10:31 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 10 April 2020

Enhancing antibody induction may improve the protective efficacy of RTS,S and researchers find that more gametocytes are produced when human infection is initiated by blood-stage parasites compared to mosquito bite.

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