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Kaiser Family Foundation Fact Sheet Examines U.S. Government And Global Malaria

Kaiser Family Foundation: The U.S. Government and Global Malaria This fact sheet examines the U.S. government’s role in global malaria efforts, including the President’s Malaria Initiative and funding; effective malaria interventions; and global goals for control and eradication (3/27).

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GSK-Sponsored Series Highlights Innovative Health Partnerships, Perspectives Of Frontline HCWs

The Guardian: GSK: To challenge. To change This series, sponsored by GSK, includes articles on how partnerships between scientific research and development organizations can “tackle some of the most challenging health care issues,” perspectives of frontline health care workers, and live online Q&As on health care challenges like malaria and health…

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WHO Appeals For Vaccination Scale-Up, Distribution Of Anti-Malaria Drugs In Ebola-Affected West Africa

Reuters: WHO urges mass vaccination against measles, other diseases in Ebola areas “The World Health Organization warned on Friday of a risk of outbreaks of measles, whooping cough, and other diseases in West African countries hit by Ebola and urged a rapid intensification of routine immunizations…” (Kelland/Nebehay, 3/20). TIME: WHO…

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PMI Launches New Strategy For 2015-2020

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: A World Without Malaria: New President’s Malaria Initiative Strategy Launched Deborah L. Birx, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, and Tim Ziemer, U.S. global malaria coordinator, discuss the progress of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), as well as the…

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Malaria-Related Brain Swelling Causes Death In Some Children, Study Shows

News outlets report on a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showing how brain swelling contributes to some malaria deaths in children. New York Times: Brain Swelling Tied to Deaths From Malaria “When children die from a severe form of malaria, swelling of the brain is often…

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International Community Must Hold Angola’s President Accountable For Nation’s Poor Child Health

New York Times: Deadliest Country For Kids Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist “[Angola] is a country laden with oil, diamonds, Porsche-driving millionaires, and toddlers starving to death. New UNICEF figures show this well-off but corrupt African nation is ranked No. 1 in the world in the rate at which…

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The Guardian Profiles Gates Foundation’s History, Work In Global Health

The Guardian: What is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? “…The foundation’s trust endowment of $43.5bn (£29.5bn) makes grant payments in excess of $3bn every year ($3.9bn in 2014). Its focus has been on bridging the enormous health deficit between rich and poor countries and on fights it sees as…

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Third Blog Post In Series Examines China’s History Of Artemisinin Drug Development

Council on Foreign Relation’s “Asia Unbound”: Artemisinin’s Rocky Road to Globalization: Part III In part three of his series on anti-malarial artemisinin drugs, Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, explores China’s efforts to increase its market share of artemisinin-based combination therapies worldwide. “…To sum up, China has come…

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Second Blog Post In Series Examines China’s History Of Artemisinin Drug Development

Council on Foreign Relation’s “Asia Unbound”: Artemisinin’s Rocky Road to Globalization: Part II In part two of his series on anti-malarial artemisinin drugs, Yanzhong Huang, CFR senior fellow for global health, explores the challenges China faced in marketing its artemisinin-based combination therapies worldwide. “…The 2004-2006 artemisinin bubble nevertheless has not…

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Drought Blamed For New Malaria Cases In Southeast Brazil

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria resurfaces in Rio as drought displaces mosquitoes “Malaria has resurfaced in Rio de Janeiro as a historic drought in Brazil’s southeastern region is driving mosquitoes in the Atlantic Forest to seek water in areas frequented by people, such as waterfalls. … Rio de Janeiro and most…

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