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Video: What will it take to end malaria? Bill Gates and George Osborne discuss

April 29, 2016 - 10:05 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

This video was released on World Malaria day 2016. In January 2016, Bill Gates and UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne launched a new fund that will mobilize some of Britain’s best scientists to fight malaria. They met in Liverpool to talk about what it will take to end malaria for good.

 

Partnership between Tropicare and Dutch Malaria Foundation announced

April 24, 2016 - 15:05 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

ALMERE, 22 March 2016. Today, two Dutch organisations that share a passion for making malaria history joined forces through the creation of a unique partnership. Tropicare, which runs the Care Plus® brand, encourages travellers, tourists, and day trippers to travel as healthy as possible. It has an extensive offering of products that are specifically designed for travellers to protect themselves against mosquito bites and malaria, such as repellents, bednets, and impregnated clothing.

Blog: Revolutionary new malaria test could save lives by being faster, more accurate and easier to use

March 18, 2016 - 08:00 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
This is an expert blog by Prof Daouda Ndiaye
 
A new method of testing for malaria that will put less strain on lab technicians and provide more accurate results at the same time could be a watershed moment in the battle against a disease that is one of the top three killers of children worldwide.

Testing for malaria reduces overprescription by over 70%

July 24, 2015 - 08:19 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Introducing rapid diagnostic tests in Ugandan drug shops improves treatment of malaria patients

Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in registered drug shops in a highly endemic region in Uganda substantially reduced overdiagnosis of malaria, improving the use of valuable malaria drugs, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE.

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