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Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

May 22, 2019 - 17:03 -- Malaria World

World Health Organization, Geneva, 22 May 2019
Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.

New from MESA: 5th International Conference on Malaria Vaccines for the World (MVW 2019)

May 22, 2019 - 14:46 -- MESA Alliance

The 5th International conference on Malaria Vaccines for the World (MVW) was held on May 8-10 at the University of Oxford, UK. The current status of new technologies, vaccine candidates, clinical trials and the RTS/s implementation studies were discussed during three intensive days, and here you can read coverage of each session from the MESA Correspondents.

Podcast: President’s Malaria Initiative Publishes Annual Report

May 10, 2019 - 15:15 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 10 May 2019

Rory Stewart becomes new Secretary of State for International Development, PMI release their thirteenth Annual Report and the MalaFA report shares the opinion of African experts.

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Nosquito Bait: A new malaria vector control solution

May 10, 2019 - 11:03 -- Malaria World

We are a group of four MSc students from the TU Delft in the Netherlands and working on a new mosquito bait to kill mosquitos and reduce the spreading- and infection of malaria. In order to further develop the prorotypes, test them in Kenya and ensure successful implementation, we set up a crowdfunding campaign.

Malaria Futures for Africa: African experts call for renewed global drive to beat malaria

May 9, 2019 - 16:39 -- Malaria World
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MalaFA (Malaria Futures for Africa) is an opinion research study. It is the first systematic effort in many years to collect expert African views on malaria policy. It was commissioned by Novartis Social Business to capture the thoughts of 68 African malaria experts in 14 sub-Saharan African countries – ministers of health, members of parliament, senior civil servants working in health, heads of national malaria control programmes and representatives of academia and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working on malaria.

Read Malaria Futures for Africa here

Compendium of WHO malaria guidance – prevention, diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and elimination

May 8, 2019 - 16:36 -- Malaria World

The Compendium of WHO malaria guidance provides, for the first time, a complete list of all formal WHO policy recommendations on malaria in a single resource. The document also serves as a catalogue of all WHO publications on malaria prevention, diagnosis, treatment, surveillance and elimination.

Read the The Compendium of WHO malaria guidance

World Malaria Day 2019: World leaders announce new initiatives to accelerate progress this World Malaria Day

April 25, 2019 - 16:41 -- Malaria World

Paris, 25 April 2019 – Today leaders from across the globe meet in Paris to renew commitments and announce new initiatives to accelerate the global movement to end malaria in our lifetime.

World Malaria Day 2019: Video message from the WHO Director-General

April 25, 2019 - 16:16 -- Malaria World

“For World Malaria Day, we’re joining countries and partners with a clear message: ‘Zero malaria starts with me,’” says the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in his World Malaria Day message. “We’re calling on political leaders, the private sector and affected communities to take action to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria. We all have a role to play.” 

WHO: Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

April 24, 2019 - 10:25 -- Malaria World


 


 

Country first of three in Africa to roll out landmark vaccine

World Health Organization, Geneva - 23 April 2019
 

WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.

Last week at MalariaWorld: Job opportunity at the ISGlobal BOHEMIA malaria project

April 4, 2019 - 20:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

 

Job opportunity

Senior Biostatistician Malaria Project
ISGloblal has a vacancy for an experienced Biostatistician to join the BOHEMIA project in Barcelona, Spain. Deadline for applications: May, 3rd 2019. Read more


This weeks Malaria Minute Podcast

Australian Veteran Calls for Royal Commission into Tafenoquine
Combining data on parasite genetics and human movement provides greater insight into how malaria spreads, Nigeria loses N132 billion to malaria each year and Stuart McCarthy, an Australian veteran, calls for a Royal Commission into Tafenoquine. Listen to "Australian Veteran Calls for Royal Commission into Tafenoquine"


Global Malaria News

CDC: Artesunate Now First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in the United States
CDC, 28 March 2019
CDC is issuing new guidance to clinicians for the treatment of severe malaria cases in the United States (U.S.). This change in treatment protocol is necessary because the only FDA-approved intravenous (IV) antimalarial drug in the U.S., quinidine, has been discontinued by the manufacturer and will no longer be available. Read this article

New model predicts substantial reduction of malaria transmitting mosquitoes
Phys.org, 28 March 2019
In new research published today in BMC Biology a team of scientists model the potential of modifying mosquitoes with a gene-drive technology called "driving-Y chromosome". Dr. Abdoulaye Diabate from the Institut de Recherche en Science de la Santé (IRSS), Burkina Faso, said: 'There is evidence that this approach, with the right national and international approvals, could be rolled out within the next 10 years.' Read this article

Read more global malaria news here.


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Malaria Minute Podcast: Cyclone Idai Causes ‘Spike’ in Malaria Cases

March 29, 2019 - 07:14 -- Malaria World

Cyclone Idai Causes ‘Spike’ in Malaria Cases
By Thomas Locke
Cyclone Idai causes ‘spike’ in malaria cases, Oxford Uni researchers head to Africa to sequence mosquito DNA and the NothingButNets Leader Summit takes place in the US capitol.
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New edition of the MESA Correspondents Programme

March 19, 2019 - 09:14 -- MESA Alliance

The University of Malaya hosted the "Current Tools to Combat Malaria - with Special Focus on Plasmodium knowlesi" workshop on March 4 - 8, 2019, which had 20 participants from eight different countries. Dr Lucas Low Van Lun covered this intensive week of lectures and practical sessions and reported the daily lessons learnt in a series of reports posted in the Resource Hub.

WHO guidelines for malaria vector control

March 7, 2019 - 13:35 -- Malaria World

The Guidelines for malaria vector control provide a “one-stop shop” for all countries and partners working to implement effective malaria vector control measures. They cover the 2 core malaria vector control interventions – ITNs and IRS – as well as supplementary interventions, namely chemical and biological larvicides, and personal protection measures, such as the use of topical repellents.

Book: History of the successful struggle against malaria in the Islamic Republic of Iran

February 28, 2019 - 17:17 -- Malaria World

This report has been prepared to provide a comprehensive account of the history of malaria and its control in the Islamic Republic of Iran for specialists and lay readers alike. It is based on published and unpublished reports, especially from the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, and from the World Health Organization. The main findings are summarized below.

New from MESA: Open consultation on WHO prioritization framework for the R&D of malaria health products

January 18, 2019 - 14:42 -- MESA Alliance

WHO is undertaking a consultative process to solicit inputs into a prioritization framework for the research and development (R&D) of malaria health products. A draft report “Analysis of Malaria R&D Priorities” identifies five key challenges that represent threats or barriers to achieving the WHO Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 goals. This early copy of the report is being shared at a time when WHO is exploring how best to guide and support the development of priority solutions to meet public health needs.

WHO welcomes feedback on this draft report until 28 February 2019, including the correction of errors or omissions, updates to product development pipelines, and perspectives on the approach to prioritization.

New from MESA: Critical global gathering "Innovate for Collective Impact to End Malaria"

January 10, 2019 - 18:02 -- MESA Alliance

MESA co-hosting a critical global gathering in response to the latest disease reality and future innovation and financing needs

The MESA Alliance is set to co-host an invite-only scientific symposium entitled, “Innovate for Collective Impact to End Malaria”, on Friday, January 11, 2019, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, USA. Its core objective is to frame a response to the 2018 World Malaria Report and to develop innovative approaches to collectively bridge critical issues in malaria eradication spanning research, financing, and implementation.

World Malaria Report 2018 is out!

November 20, 2018 - 16:22 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

This year's report shows that after an unprecedented period of success in global malaria control, progress has stalled. Data from 2015–2017 highlight that no significant progress in reducing global malaria cases was made in this period. There were an estimated 219 million cases and 435 000 related deaths in 2017.

The World malaria report 2018 draws on data from 91 countries and areas with ongoing malaria transmission. The information is supplemented by data from national household surveys and databases held by other organizations.

News: Texas Biomed scientists researching Ebola-malaria connection

October 22, 2018 - 15:00 -- Malaria World

TEXAS BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - PUBLIC RELEASE: 17-OCT-2018

More than 150 people have died from Ebola virus disease in 2018

 

San Antonio, Texas (October 17, 2018) -- Ebola virus is a continuing threat in Central and West Africa, with an outbreak currently taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The disease kills up to 90% of the people who get infected, and more than 150 people have died from Ebola so far this year. The factors that determine who is susceptible to Ebola infection and who is not are still a mystery.

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