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Asia Pacific Nations Adopt Goal To Eliminate Malaria By 2030

UCSF Global Health Sciences: Commentary: Asia Pacific adopts game-changing goal to be malaria-free by 2030 Erika Larson, advocacy and communications manager of the Malaria Elimination Initiative at the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the Asia Pacific malaria elimination goal, which was adopted last week…

China Tests Malaria Drug On African Island Nation Of Comoros

CBS News: China tests malaria drug on an entire African nation “Malaria kills more than half a million people every year, and in the Comoros, a tiny island nation off Africa’s east coast, it’s been a constant fear. In some villages here, 90 percent of people carried the disease. But…

Malaria Eradication Requires Targeting Mosquitoes

Washington Times: Money alone, public or private, won’t eradicate malaria Editorial Board “…Earlier this month, [Bill Gates] wrote a check for $500 million to eradicate malaria. … His goal is to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease that kills an estimated 627,000 annually, mostly in Africa, by distributing mosquito nets and developing…

Blog Post Discusses Challenges In Defining, Achieving Malaria Eradication

Humanosphere: Visualizing zero malaria, whatever zero might be In a guest post, Nancy Fullman, policy translation specialist at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, discusses malaria eradication efforts and issues around defining and achieving zero malaria (11/12).

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash discusses emergency funding to provide financing for HIV, TB, and malaria in emergency situations, challenges in addressing TB, and several concept notes (11/13).

Monkey Form Of Malaria Spreading Among Humans In Malaysia, Scientists Say

New York Times: A Rare Form of Malaria Is Spreading in Malaysia “A rare and sometimes lethal form of malaria usually found only in monkeys is becoming so common in Malaysia that it accounts for most malaria hospitalizations there, scientists have found…” (McNeil, 11/10).

Humanitarian Agencies Adopt New Strategies For Ebola Efforts

IRIN: Aid agencies adapt to Ebola challenge “From using Bitcoins to fundraise, to adopting new strategies to prevent malaria victims appearing to be Ebola cases, to working with new partners — aid agencies in West Africa are learning to adapt fast…” (11/4).

Eradicating Malaria Possible Within 25 Years

The Lancet Global Health Blog: Malaria eradication: let battle commence Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at the University of California and a Malaria No More U.K. policy adviser, discusses malaria eradication, following Bill Gates’s calls for renewed commitment to the goal this week at the annual meeting…

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Being Tested In Kenya, Showing Good Results

VOA News: New Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Kenya “…[S]cientists in Kenya say that next year, a new malaria vaccine will be available that could add an important component to malaria control and potentially eradicate the disease. … Although existing interventions have helped to reduce the disease over the past…