The world's scientific and social network for malaria professionals
Subscribe to free Newsletter | 10517 malaria professionals are enjoying the free benefits of MalariaWorld today

Weblogs

Printed bed nets to protect underprivileged families in Uganda against malaria

April 23, 2020 - 16:57 -- Malaria World

In honour of World Malaria Day 2020

Care Plus® has donated 2000 impregnated printed bed nets to protect children in Uganda, one of the countries with the heaviest malaria burden in Africa. And this is just the start of the Buy One, Give One Program: for every Care Plus® impregnated net that is being sold, one free net is donated to people in need. It is one of the contributions that Care Plus® makes to the fight against malaria.

World Malaria Day 2020 - Zero malaria starts with me

April 23, 2020 - 14:04 -- Malaria World


 

In the lead-up to this year’s World Malaria Day, countries across the globe are in the throes of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. While cases of the novel coronavirus in malaria-affected countries currently represent only a small proportion of the global total, the situation is evolving rapidly. WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria, using best practices to protect health workers and communities from COVID-19 infection.

World Health Organization: Tailoring malaria interventions in the COVID-19 response

April 22, 2020 - 15:34 -- Malaria World

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the malaria community must remain committed to supporting the prevention of malaria infection, illness and death through preventive and case management services, while maintaining a safe environment for patients, clients and staff. Deaths due to malaria and its comorbidities (anaemia, undernutrition, etc.) must continue to be prevented.

This document provides overarching principles as well as specific technical guidance for malaria interventions, including prevention of infection and disease, care and treatment of cases, testing, clinical services, supply chain and laboratory activities, during this time of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. This document will be updated as the situation changes.

 

 

 

Don't forget to register for the free ePanel discussion “The Malaria Endgame” Free Virtual Event from Keystone Symposia!

April 16, 2020 - 12:52 -- Malaria World

REGISTER NOW for the April 22, 2020 free ePanel discussion featuring field leaders as they discuss the latest advances and innovative approaches to eliminate malaria—from vaccines, to genetically modified mosquitos and more. Discover new insights into disease biology, co-infections, epidemiology, and public health strategies in this virtual event, integrating basic research, medical advances and translational applications... Read more

Obituary: 'Have no Fear Wilkes is here' - Tony Wilkes (1933-2020)

April 15, 2020 - 08:48 -- Ingeborg van Schayk

Mr Tony Wilkes MIBiol was a field entomologist at the East African Malaria Institute in Amani, Tanzania (then called Tanganyika), from 1958 to 1964 working on the main vectors of malaria in Africa. Returning to the UK in 1965 he worked on the behaviour of mosquitoes at the University of Sussex’s School of Biology, moving to Imperial College, Silwood Park, Ascot, in 1980, working on sand fly biology and behaviour, and in 1987 to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working on mosquito biology and control until his retirement in 1995. The obituary below was contributed by Dr. Derek Charlwood.

Podcast: Enhancing Fc-Dependent Effector Functions Could Improve Protective Efficacy of RTS,S

April 10, 2020 - 10:31 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 10 April 2020

Enhancing antibody induction may improve the protective efficacy of RTS,S and researchers find that more gametocytes are produced when human infection is initiated by blood-stage parasites compared to mosquito bite.

Listen to this Podcast

Message from Director Global Malaria Programme about Malaria & COVID-19

April 2, 2020 - 10:54 -- Malaria World

Dear friends and partners,

In addition to our WHO web statement (in English and French) urging countries to ensure the continuity of malaria services, we have developed an online Q&A in: English; French; Spanish; Arabic; Chinese; and Russian.

WHO technical brief for countries preparing malaria funding requests for the Global Fund (2020 - 2022)

March 31, 2020 - 13:51 -- Malaria World

 

After many years of great progress in our fight against malaria, our trajectory is plateauing and the world will not achieve the 2020 malaria targets for morbidity and mortality reduction. With over 400 000 deaths and in excess of 200 million malaria cases each year, we must urgently evolve our approach if we are to realize the full potential of current tools and the available resources and get back on track.

The country-led “High burden high impact” (HBHI) response, launched in 2018 by WHO and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, aims to reignite the pace of progress in the global malaria fight and is guided by four key elements.

Podcast: Chloroquine Considered as Potential Treatment for COVID-19

March 27, 2020 - 16:48 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 27 March 2020

Scientists evaluate chloroquine as a potential treatment for the coronavirus and, as it continues to spread around the world, a report in The Lancet stresses the need for preparedness in malaria-endemic regions.

Listen to this Podcast

WHO urges countries to ensure the continuity of malaria services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2020 - 16:30 -- Malaria World

Safety of front-line health workers a primary concern

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the resilience of robust health systems around the world. Recognizing the heavy toll that malaria exacts on vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region’s fragile health infrastructure, WHO underlines the critical importance of sustaining efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria.

New from MESA: ASTMH 2019 Recap in the MESA Resource Hub: Routine Data for Decision-Making: Driving Progress in Malaria Control

March 25, 2020 - 15:22 -- MESA Alliance

Watch the presentations from this symposium, in which experts from three different African countries (Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia) highlighted innovative initiatives across diverse setting to use routine data for decision-making.

Podcast: PIMMS43 Enables Malaria Parasite to Evade Mosquito Immune System

March 20, 2020 - 17:07 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 20 March 2020

A protein called PIMMS43 enables the malaria parasite to evade the mosquito’s immune system and scientists describe a highly conserved protein in the malaria parasite that is essential for the invasion of red blood cells.

Listen to this Podcast

Podcast: Demand for Coffee Has a Direct Link to Malaria Risk

March 14, 2020 - 17:37 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 14 March 2020

The global supply chain linked to deforestation leads to an increase in malaria prevalence and scientists identify the mechanism of action of clemastine, an antihistamine that inhibits multiple stages of the malaria parasite’s lifecycle.

Listen to this Podcast

New from MESA: ASTMH 2019 Recap in the MESA Resouce Hub: Learning from experience to optimize chemoprevention strategies for malaria

March 10, 2020 - 16:35 -- MESA Alliance

Watch the presentations from this MESA-organized symposium, which brought together a group of experts to address the latest advances in malaria chemoprevention and discuss the impact and challenges faced when translating and scaling up from the trials to the field.

Podcast: Researchers Target Plasmepsin as Avenue for Potential New Therapies

March 7, 2020 - 17:33 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 7 March 2020

Researchers target Plasmepsin proteases as resistance to ACT grows, and the process by which the malaria parasite suppresses the immune system is detailed by scientists.

Listen to this Podcast

Podcast: Scientists Convene for MAM2020 in Australia

February 29, 2020 - 14:26 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 28 February 2020

The Molecular Approaches to Malaria Conference takes place in Australia, and a study into the long-term side effects of antimalarials could not identify any sufficient evidence of association between malaria prophylaxis and adverse health effects.

Listent to this Podcast

Artemisia afra completely inhibits transmission of gametocytes

February 27, 2020 - 19:35 -- Pierre Lutgen

Gametocytes are loaded with hemozoin resulting from hemoglobulin consumption. Their voracious need of this food may explain why they hide in the bone marrow where they find a large supply of young red blood cells generated by erythropoiesis. Malaria leads to hemolysis and anemia, often severe, and this triggers and amplifies erythropoiesis.  Over the years it became evident that not only intravenous artesunate often causes hemolysis, but also ACT therapy.

New from MESA: ASTMH 2019 Recap in the MESA Resouce Hub: Emerging evidence in school-based malaria interventions from Uganda, Rwanda and Mali

February 27, 2020 - 17:45 -- MESA Alliance

Watch the presentations from ASTMH 2019's symposium entitled "Interventions to decrease the burden of malaria in school-aged children", chaired by Dr Julie Gutman and Dr Miriam Laufer. 

Podcast: Condensin Proteins Essential for Malaria Proliferation and Transmission

February 21, 2020 - 17:57 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 21 February 2020

Scientists identify two proteins that are essential for the malaria parasite’s genetic malleability, and the substance responsible for ‘rosette’ formation in human red blood cells is identified.

Listent to this Podcast

New from MESA: Volunteer as a MESA Correspondent to report from the "Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria" Conference

February 18, 2020 - 20:06 -- MESA Alliance

The Malaria Eradication Scientific Alliance (MESA) is seeking three volunteers as MESA Correspondents to report from the "Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria" Conference in the Wellcome Genome Campus, UK, June 08 - 10, 2020.

Podcast: EphA2 Protein Mediates Critical Stage of Cerebral Malaria

February 14, 2020 - 17:54 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 14 February 2020

Scientists find that the EphA2 protein mediates a critical stage of cerebral malaria and data scientists construct a statistical modelling framework of malaria seasonality in Madagascar.

Listen to this Podcast

Why are antimalarials bitter?

February 7, 2020 - 16:35 -- Pierre Lutgen

From prehistoric times man has looked to wild and domestic animals for sources of herbal remedies. Both folklore and living examples provide accounts of how medicinal plants were obtained by observing the behaviour of animals. Animals too learn about the details of self-medication by watching each other. To date, perhaps the most striking scientific studies of animal self-medication have been made on the African great apes.

RTS,S vaccine: an African medical doctor raises the alarm.

February 1, 2020 - 14:57 -- Pierre Lutgen
Tags: 

 

This document was submitted to us by Jerôme Munyangi, who run the successful large scale clinical trials against malaria with Artemisia plants in Maniema, RDC.

        (Jerome Munyangi et al., Artemisia annua and Artemisia afra tea infusions vs. artesunate-amodiaquine(ASAQ) in treating Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a large scale, doubleblind, randomized clinical trialPhytomedicine, 2019, 57, 49-56)

Our association IFBV-BELHERB shares his concern for his African sisters and brothers. They should not be used as guinea pigs by Bigpharma.

 

Podcast: Optimising Vaccine Efficacy Using Tobacco Mosaic Virus

January 31, 2020 - 14:27 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 31 January 2020

Use of the tobacco mosaic virus platform to administer malaria antigens induces high and durable efficacy in macaques and individuals with an African-centric genetic variation may have an improved response to malaria.

Listen to this Podcast

Podcast: Optimising Vaccine Efficacy Using Tobacco Mosaic Virus

January 31, 2020 - 14:27 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 31 January 2020

Use of the tobacco mosaic virus platform to administer malaria antigens induces high and durable efficacy in macaques and individuals with an African-centric genetic variation may have an improved response to malaria.

Listen to this Podcast

Podcast: Antibodies Marker of Exposure to Malaria in Pregnant Women

January 24, 2020 - 14:18 -- Malaria Minute

Malaria Minute, 24 January 2020

Malaria antibodies in pregnant women may be a marker of exposure, not protection, from malaria and a combination of antimalarial drugs is less efficacious than if used in tandem.

Listen to this Podcast

Pages

Subscribe to Weblogs