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Last week at MalariaWorld: Expert interviews and malaria vaccine pilot

November 25, 2016 - 14:20 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

News from MESA: expert interviews
MESA is sharing three interviews with malaria experts published by the World Health Organization. Fred Binka, Rose Leke and Marcel Tanner have been interviewed. Read the MESA announcement ‘WHO Global Malaria Programme shares 'A word from the experts' here.

Start pilot malaria vaccinations in 2018
On 17 November the World Health Organization announced that in 2018 the world’s first malaria vaccine RTS,S will be rolled out in pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Read ‘The world's first malaria vaccine set to roll out in 2018’ here.

Blog: Artemisinine & Malaria
In his series Pierre Lutgen focuses this week on immunodepression and malaria blocking and refers to several studies. Read ‘Artesunate causes immunodepression, Artemisia afra blocks malaria transmission’ here.

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Press release: Researchers receive $10.2 million to study new malaria-prevention method

December 11, 2015 - 06:43 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In collaboration with partners in Europe and Africa, researchers at Penn State have received a five-year, $10.2-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate a new method for preventing the transmission of malaria. The method involves limiting mosquito access to houses by blocking openings and installing "eave tubes" that contain a unique type of insecticide-laced mosquito netting developed by Dutch partner In2Care that kills the insects as they attempt to enter. 
 

The world's first malaria vaccine set to roll out in 2018

November 25, 2016 - 11:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

The World Health Organization confirmed on 17 November that the world’s first malaria vaccine will be rolled out in pilot projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccinations will start in 2018.

The vaccine, known as RTS,S, acts against P. falciparum, the most deadly malaria parasite globally, and the most prevalent in Africa. Advanced clinical trials have shown RTS,S to provide partial protection against malaria in young children.

Medigo Infographic - Mortality and causes of death: 2015 and 2030

September 30, 2016 - 09:02 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

This infographic displays data from the World Health Organization’s “Projections of mortality and causes of death, 2015 and 2030”. The report details all deaths in 2015 by cause and makes predictions for 2030, giving an impression of how global health will develop over the next 14 years. Also featured is data from geoba.se showing how life expectancy will change between now and 2030.
 
All percentages shown have been calculated relative to projected changes in population growth.

 

Message from the newly elected Chair of the RBM Partnership Board

June 17, 2016 - 07:24 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Dear Partners and Friends,

After a period of extensive consultation, the RBM Board agreed at its 29th Meeting in December 2015 on a new governance architecture. This included the establishment of a reconstituted Partnership Board, which could take advantage of the tremendous skill, energy and effectiveness of its partners and lead the organization into a new era.

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