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Progress in malaria elimination across the Asia-Pacific is at critical cross-roads, threatened by the spread of multidrug resistant falciparum malaria and continued transmission among marginalized and mobile populations living and working in conditions beyond the reach of traditional malaria control interventions.
As you probably do, I eagerly check MalariaWorld almost every day, and when I have something to contribute, post a blog or comment. But I am disappointed by the lack of responses to my contributions, or to those from all of you. How can we improve this?
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Amiodarone which is used to control irregular heartbeat also has a protective effect in malaria. It triggers eryptosis and the clearance of malaria infected erythrocytes. In Plasmodium berghei infected mice amiodarone injections increased the survival. It is interesting to note that amiodarone is also active against other tropical diseases like Chagas or Leishmaniasis, both in vitro and in vivo, probably by disrupting the parasites' Ca(2+) homeostasis,
It is valuable and refreshing to see contributions to strategies for malaria suppression in Africa from other disciplines, such as economics. Killeen and Reed pointed out that the portfolio effect cushions mosquito populations and malaria transmission against vector control interventions.(Killeen GF, Reed TE. Malar J. 2018 Aug 10;17(1):291. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2441-z.) Thus it must be considered when planning a strategy for Africa.
Thrombocytopenia is a common finding in malaria. Median platelet counts are lower among severe cases than in mild cases, and in children who died than among those who recovered. Infected erythrocytes may adhere to platelets, and the clumps of infected erythrocytes and platelets are associated with severe disease.
Patrick Gérardin, Christophe Rogier, Amadou S Ka, Philippe Jouvencel, Prognostic value of thrombocytopenia in African children with falciparum malaria. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2002 Volume 66, Issue 6.
Vaccines blocking the invasion of malaria sporozoites failed so far, after 30 years of efforts, millions spent, and disastrous human clinical trials. The efforts and the millions are now focused on vaccines blocking transmission by gametocytes. The results are not yet encouraging but the updated Malaria Vaccine Technology Roadmap foresees that there will be a TBV vaccine available in 2030. The update was necessary as the program launched by WHO in 2000 ( TDR/RBM/MAL/VAC/2000.1) has not yet progressed very far.
Published: July 18th 2018
Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-550-0
In 2001 WHO posted a statement on their home page, without signatures, without references: « Due to the instability of artemisinin in raw materials of Artemisia annua L, the leaves need to be stored in cool conditions — preferably below 20°C. Most malaria endemic countries have warm climates and people generally lack access to refrigeration, so it is difficult for patients to keep artemisinin-containing tea bags under 20°C in their homes” A statement not substantiated by scientific papers. Cui bono?
Our associations immediately gathered available data which prove the contrary
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San José / Geneva, 11 June 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today certified Paraguay as having eliminated malaria, the first country in the Americas to be granted this status since Cuba in 1973.
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Ostracized for many years by Bigpharma-WHO-Gates, Artemisia and its incredible healing power now becomes a scoop.
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