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Last week at MalariaWorld: New malaria research repository

October 11, 2018 - 18:36 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

1science has launched the International Repository of Malaria Research
This repository comprises a carefully selected set of more than 190,000 bibliographic records covering all aspects of research on malaria. 1science has for many years dedicated a great deal of efforts to finding openly accessible versions of scientific papers – and in the case of malaria research, found more than 80,000 of these – all of which can be downloaded directly from the knowledge hub. Visit the malaria research repository here.

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Global malaria news

Vaccinating humans to protect mosquitoes from malaria: Immunized people would transmit anti-malarial proteins to the insects that bite them, reducing spread of the deadly disease - Science Daily, 9 October
Scientists have been trying to develop a vaccine that prevents mosquitoes from spreading malaria among humans. This unique approach -- in which immunized humans transfer anti-malarial proteins to mosquitoes when bitten -- is called a transmission-blocking vaccine (TBV). A new biotech advancement moves us closer to this goal. Read the article

Increased cyto-adhesion of malaria parasites during fever uncovered - Science Daily, 9 October
New research shows how the cyto-adhesion of plasmodium-infected red blood cells is enhanced at febrile temperatures. Read the article

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Artemisia et Paludisme: la santé entre les mains des Africains

September 29, 2018 - 13:13 -- Pierre Lutgen

The French periodical PARIS MATCH published an extensive document on the fight against malaria with Artemisia annua and Artemisia afra. And the dubious role WHO plays.

https://www.parismatch.com/Actu/Sante/Artemisia-et-paludisme-la-sante-entre-les-mains-des-Africains-1577250

Deleterious effects of Artemisia infusions on Paramecium, Vibrio and Plasmodium

September 27, 2018 - 19:44 -- Pierre Lutgen

 

DELETERIOUS EFFECTS OF ARTEMISIA INFUSIONS ON PARAMECIA, VIBRIO AND PLASMODIUM

                                                    For the figures see attached pdf

Jerôme Munyangi,1,University of Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo 

Lucile Cornet-Vernet,2, Maisons de l’Artemisia, Paris

Constant Tchandema,3, CAE, Lubumbashi

Pierre Lutgen,4 IFBV-BELHERB, Luxembourg 

 

Abstract

Eliminating malaria transmission in the Asia-Pacific region

September 13, 2018 - 11:26 -- Malaria World



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. 

How can we promote more active dialogue on malaria?

September 10, 2018 - 13:27 -- William Jobin

Dear colleagues,
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?
Since almost 10,000 people are connected thru MalariaWorld, we might make real progress if we can all contribute. I want to end malaria sooner, not later. Do you agree?
Bill Jobin

Malaria prophylaxis with amiodarone (cordarone).

August 25, 2018 - 17:49 -- Pierre Lutgen

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,

Kitchen Sink Strategy and portfolio approach

August 17, 2018 - 14:09 -- William Jobin

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.

Transmission blocking vaccines fail, but Artemisia is very efficient

August 4, 2018 - 13:05 -- Pierre Lutgen

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.

Book: Towards Malaria Elimination - A leap forward (Open Access)

July 23, 2018 - 11:22 -- Malaria World

Edited by Sylvie Manguin and  Dr Vas Dev

Published: July 18th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69750
ISBN: 978-1-78923-551-7
Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-550-0


Click here  to read more about this Open access peer-reviewed Edited volume

Stability of Artemisia plants after ageing

July 11, 2018 - 19:05 -- Pierre Lutgen

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

1st Malaria World Congress: Save money on lodging and transportation by finding roommates on ConferenceShare

June 1, 2018 - 10:31 -- First Malaria W...

If you are looking for roommates during your stay in Melbourne for the Malaria World Congress, please sign up on conferenceshare.co and search for "Malaria World Congress 2018". You can use the service to connect with each other to facilitate sharing a hotel room, Airbnb, or car rental.

1st Malaria World Congress: Discounted Low & Lower-Middle Income Country Registrations Available

May 29, 2018 - 14:34 -- First Malaria W...

To assist delegates from Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries to participate in the 1st Malaria World Congress, a subsidised registration rate of $350.00 AUD is available.

For detail on eligibility, please check the registration page of the Congress website here.

1st Malaria World Congress: Don't Forget to Submit Your Poster for Consideration

May 29, 2018 - 13:42 -- First Malaria W...

Submissions across all four pillars will remain open for poster consideration until 22nd June 2018. For your opportunity to be part of this incredible program, submit your abstract here

1st Malaria World Congress: Program update

May 28, 2018 - 16:40 -- First Malaria W...

The Congress program has just been updated so visit the website today to see what we have to offer. Each of the four pillars are equally represented throughout the Congress,  with sessions designed to provide the opportunity for discussion.

1st Malaria World Congress: Not just another science meeting...

May 24, 2018 - 16:35 -- First Malaria W...

By integrating the many different facets that make up the response to the scourge of malaria in the one meeting, the 1st Malaria World Congress is utterly unique. Yes, MWC 2018 will feature the latest science, but it will be delivered within the context of the problems in implementing the best tools we have, the difficulties of financing them, and the cultural context of the many communities across the globe that are devastatingly impacted by malaria.

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