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Interview: Reflecting on 2020 and what to expect for 2021
A conversation with Prof Halidou Tinto
Professor Halidou Tinto (Institute of Research in Health Sciences (IRSS) - Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro (CRUN), Burkina Faso) discusses his research activities on malaria clinical trials and reflects on all the challenges faced during 2020 and how he foresees 2021...
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This document outlines the evaluation process that WHO undertakes to assess novel tools and strategies targeted at Vector-borne diseases. Its aim is to articulate the linkage between the generation of evidence that demonstrates public health impact of novel interventions, and the development of policy recommendations based on the generated data. The document defines standards for the evaluation process, as well as the steps that an applicant needs to undertake, along with some guiding principles that aim to support applicants in the development of submissions with WHO...
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What if tropical diseases had as much attention as COVID?
Francine Ntoumi, Nature 587, 331 (2020)As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to erode huge gains against much more devastating infections, I look for silver linings." All year, COVID-19 has commandeered the world’s attention. It is as if no other disease has ever been more important, more contagious or more deadly...
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Bacteria carried by mosquitoes may protect them against pesticides
ScienceDaily, 13 januari 2021
Mosquitoes are transmitters of several diseases and pesticides are used to control their numbers in many countries. New study finds Wolbachia - a bacteria commonly found in insects - appears to protect them against these pesticides...
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New findings could help better understand the mechanisms underlying severe malaria
News-Medical.net, 13 January 2021
The levels of small molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) circulating in blood could help identify early on children with life-threatening forms of malaria, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, an institution supported by "la Caixa" Foundation, in collaboration with the Manhiça Health Research Center (CISM) in Mozambique. The results, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases journal, could also help better understand the mechanisms underlying severe malaria...
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