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.
New job: Senior Staff Scientist - Malaria
The Sanger Institute, UK has a position available for a senior scientist on human malaria vector genomics as part of Dominic Kwiatkowski’s team. Read more
New job: Scientific Project Manager - Malaria (Global Health Research Group)
The Sanger Institute, UK has a vacancy for a Project Manager to join the Kwiatkowski group to lead the coordination of a newly funded project – “Global Health Research Group on genomic surveillance of malaria in West Africa”. Read more
Job reminder: Postdoctoral Position - Malaria-induced allergic inflammation, USA
The University of Idaho has a vacancy for a Post Doc in the laboratory of Dr. Shirley Luckhart. This position would be dedicated to an NIH-funded project focused on allergy‐mediated disruption of the intestinal barrier during malaria. Read more
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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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Dr. Kenneth Staley has just been appointed as the new head of the US Presidential Malaria Initiative, succeeding Tim Ziemer who led the PMI for so many years. This is probably the most important position in global malaria control, and we wish Dr. Staley all the best.
Given that the drop in malaria prevalence in Nigeria has been very modest in the last 5 years, it would be wise to take another look at the methods being used - which unfortunately are ephemeral (indoor sprays, bednets and drugs) and must be repeated every year. The lack of emphasis on permanent measures, such as Larval Source Management, is a key to the problem. With the ephemeral methods, because the national budget for malaria control can only increase slowly, thus the program will only increase slowly.