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New from MESA: Malaria researchers share cutting-edge science, on film

April 26, 2017 - 14:23 -- MESA Alliance

In February 2017, malaria experts from around the world gathered in Kampala, Uganda  to attend "Malaria: From Innovation to Eradication", a conference organized by Keystone Symposia in collaboration with MESA.  Eight scientists shared their cutting edge research with MESA, on film. 

New from MESA: ‘Top 5 Picks!’ – Researchers choose their favourite malaria articles from the past year

April 26, 2017 - 13:59 -- MESA Alliance

“As a researcher working in a country that has decided to take on the challenge of eliminating malaria, the knowledge in the paper is enriching”. This is how Sandra Chishimba chose her ‘Top Pick’ article for World Malaria Day 2017.  MESA (Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance) asked five experts what recent paper has helped them in their effort to outsmart malaria. The papers had to be open access, authored by another group, and published in the last 12 months.

Prevent malaria - save lives: WHO push for prevention on World Malaria Day, 25th April

April 25, 2017 - 11:18 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

24 APRIL 2017 | GENEVA, NAIROBI - At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.

In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets have had the greatest impact, accounting for an estimated 69% of cases prevented through control tools.

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April 21, 2017 - 13:41 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

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The 2017 malaria avalanche

April 2, 2017 - 19:29 -- Pierre Lutgen

Bigpharma-WHO-Gates desperately try to ignore peer reviewed scientific papers documenting the spread of ACT resistance in at least 12 African countries (see “Artemisinin resistance In Africa” www.malariaworld.org).

Several medical teams in Africa have demonstrated in randomized, double blind clinical trials that Artemisia infusions are powerful in therapy and prophylaxis (see “Breaking news from clinical trials with Artemisia plants” www.malariaworld.org).

Village planning for intrinsic prevention of malaria transmission

March 25, 2017 - 19:51 -- William Jobin

The Eltahir group at MIT has recently published a pioneering study which makes it possible to plan resettlement and new villages in ways which will permanently minimize malaria transmission, because of ecological design. This is especially valuable for engineers planning resettlement communities related to large reservoirs and irrigation systems.

Such safe designs reduce the need for the ephemeral methods based on drugs, bednets and insecticides.

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The antimalarial davanone in several Artemisia species

March 11, 2017 - 20:03 -- Pierre Lutgen

In Mexico eight species of Artemisia have been described and among them just Artemisia ludoviciana has been empirically used in the treatment of intermittent fever (malaria). To know whether this Mexican Artemisia had antimalarial activity several in vivo experiments were performed, on mice infected by Plasmodium yoelii yoelii, in a four-day test scheme. The results of the in vivo experiments showed that the parasite reproduction was inhibited up to 98.6% at the fifth day.

Global health experts define malaria work packages

March 3, 2017 - 13:54 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

28 February 2017, WHO

Members of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) on malaria eradication recently convened in Geneva to review and define a set of work streams for the next 2-year period. The proposed scope of work is cross-cutting and spans a breadth of domains: biological, technical, financial, socio-economic, political and environmental.

Exciting new science and big challenges for the next generation of malaria scientists

February 24, 2017 - 11:29 -- MESA Alliance

Keystone Symposia malaria meeting in Kampala - Day 5

Thursday, 23 February 2017

This morning was full of exciting science on the malaria parasite and its interaction with human and mosquito hosts.  A common message from the presenters was the dynamic nature of parasite populations.  Today’s parasites are adapting to evolutionary pressure and will not be the same in the future.  As countries reach elimination, tools and strategies need to adapt as well.

UN SECOND MASSACRE AU BURUNDI

February 6, 2017 - 13:28 -- Pierre Lutgen

 

received from Emile Schmitz, Athus

abstract

      Caused not by racial or religious conflict, but by greed.

      Every year WHO claims that the battle against malaria is won and that the number of malaria infections has been halved. Unfortunately, in several countries the disease is exploding. In Burundi the number of infections has increased from 4 716 152 in 2014 to 7 813 958 in 2016.

      A recent mission of WHO to this country had to confess a complete failure of LLINs and ACTs.

 

Very efficient prophylaxis with Artemisia annua: another Congolese breakthrough

January 26, 2017 - 20:11 -- Pierre Lutgen

 4 years ago, a heated debate concerning malaria prophylaxis had been triggered on www.malariaworld.org. It concerned the very promising results obtained by Dr Patrick Ogwang, with an herbal product called Artavol, he had developed with the Ministry of Health in Uganda. Peer reviewed papers and press releases are easily found on internet.

What will become of the US Malaria Initiative now?

January 25, 2017 - 13:51 -- William Jobin
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Since the Trump administration came into office, there are real uncertainties about the long-standing US Presidential Malaria Initiaitive (the PMI), which I helped start in 2005. Firstly, the Administrator Tim Ziemer, who has given the Initiative real stability for 8 years, has resigned. Secondly it appears that the very conservative Newt Gingrich will take over USAID which funds the PMI within the US State Department. Gingrich is opposed to USAID and might dismantle it. Fortunately the new US Secty of State Rex Tillerson has gone on record as favoring the health programs of USAID.

Personal story: Nigerian PhD student Soniran's visit to Cornell University, USA

January 20, 2017 - 11:13 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Soniran Temidayo is a Nigerian PhD student. He travelled to Cornell University in the USA to study malaria drug resistance. Members of MalariaWorld donated money to make this life-changing experience possible for Soniran. A big thank you to you all to make this happen!

The Viet-Công, Artemisia annua, arteannuin B and artemisinin

December 30, 2016 - 22:05 -- Pierre Lutgen

Artemisia annua came under the spotlight during the Vietnam War. Viêt-Cong who operated in swamps and rain forests lost more soldiers by mosquito bites than by American bullets. Ho Chi Min turned to China for help. Researchers at the Chinese Institute of Material Medicine had found a region of China that reported no malaria cases, and when they investigated, they discovered that its people drank a decoction of Artemisia annua at the first symptoms of malaria.

Diabetes, obesity and malaria: synergy or antagonism

December 24, 2016 - 17:28 -- Pierre Lutgen

Sugar feeding is a fundamental characteristic of mosquito life. It is the basic food of adult mosquitoes, as floral nectar or honeydew. It is the only nutrient consumed by males and probably the more common one for females, even if they need vertebrate blood to produce eggs. Malaria parasites also are dependent on glucose as a nutrient source. As Plasmodium has no capacity to store energy in the form of glycogen they rely entirely on an exogenous supply of glucose. The infected erythrocyte exhibits a substantial increase in its permeability to low molecular weight sugar.

News from MESA: Key findings from malERA Refresh shared with the community

December 23, 2016 - 14:15 -- MESA Alliance

The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) hosted on November 16th a symposium to share key outcomes from the consultative process to update the malaria eradication research agenda (malERA). This review exercise, entitled “malERA Refresh”, has been led by the Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) with the participation of more than 180 experts around the world.

More people caught in the Immunity Trap in 2016

December 20, 2016 - 21:15 -- William Jobin

The WHO Malaria Report for 2016 mentions an alarming increase in the number of people no longer receiving protection from indoor spraying, and thus an increase in the number of people in endemic areas who have lost their immunity, due to previous intense spraying. For Africa, 10.5% of the populations were covered in 2010, but this had dropped to 5.7% by end of 2016.

Eltahir Group predicts little adverse impact of climate change on malaria in West Africa

December 19, 2016 - 22:08 -- William Jobin

It is important to note a recent report on the predicted impact of climate change on malaria in West Africa, by Teresa K. Yamana, Arne Bomblies and Elfatih A. B. Eltahir. 2016 in the Journal Nature, entitled "Climate change unlikely to increase malaria burden in West Africa." doi:10.1038/nclimate3085

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