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Open Access | Central venous catheter use in severe malaria: time to reconsider the World Health Organization guidelines?

November 17, 2011 - 11:22 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Hanson J, Lam SW, Mohanty S, Alam S, Uddin Hasan M, Lee SJ, Schultz MJ, Charunwatthana P, Cohen S, Kabir A, Mishra S, Day NP, White NJ, Dondorp AM
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:342 (14 November 2011)

MalariaWorldThe WHO recommendation for the routine insertion of a CVC, and the maintenance of a CVP of 0-5 cmH2O in adults with severe malaria, should be reconsidered.

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WHO seeking new members for its Policy Advisory Committee - respond by 30 September!

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WHO is soliciting nominations or self-nominations to the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC). Nominations must be submitted no later than 30 September 2011...

Open Access | Assessment of global reporting of adverse drug reactions for anti-malarials, including artemisinin-based combination therapy, to the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring

March 11, 2011 - 08:38 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kuemmerle A, Dodoo AN, Olsson S, Van Erps J, Burri C, Lalvani PS
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:57 (9 March 2011)

Bringing together the competencies of national pharmacovigilance centres and various types of organizations in the NGO, academic and private sectors with global coordination to create short- and long-term solutions may help address the lag between rapidly growing ACT use and poor ADR reporting.

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Open Access | WHO policy development processes for a new vaccine: case study of malaria vaccines

June 25, 2010 - 10:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Milstien J, Cardenas V, Cheyne J, Brooks A
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:182 (24 June 2010)

Although policy issues may be more complex for future vaccines, the lead-time between the date of product regulatory approval and a recommendation for its use in developing countries is decreasing.

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Open Access | Tables of Malaria Vaccine Projects Globally

January 26, 2010 - 13:49 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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WHO
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"The Rainbow Tables"

Currently these spreadsheets represent the most complete publicly available summary of malaria vaccine projects at advanced pre-clinical and clinical stages globally.

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Open Access | The World Malaria Report 2009

December 24, 2009 - 13:48 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
World Health Organization
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WHO publications

Half of the world's population is at risk of malaria, and an estimated 247 million cases led to nearly 881 000 deaths in 2006. The World malaria report 2008 describes the global distribution of cases and deaths, how WHO-recommended control strategies have been adopted and implemented in endemic countries, sources of funding for malaria control, and recent evidence that prevention and treatment can alleviate the burden of disease. 

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