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Collaborative Project To Provide Preventive Malaria Therapy To Children In Africa To Be Expanded

The Guardian: Malaria scheme cuts child deaths during Sahel’s rainy season “…The innovative Access-SMC project, funded by Unitaid and run by the Malaria Consortium in partnership with Catholic Relief Services, involves scaling up the use of seasonal malaria drugs to children under five in seven countries along the arid belt…

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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 an announcement from the French government that it will contribute €1.08 billion to the Global Fund for a three-year period beginning in 2017. “The new pledge, which represents…

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GAVI Offers Up To $27.5M In Matching Funds To Support Malaria Vaccine Research

Reuters: GAVI alliance offers matched funds for GSK malaria vaccine pilot “The GAVI global vaccine alliance has offered funding of up to $27.5 million for pilot tests of GlaxoSmithKline’s first-generation malaria vaccine, but only if other organizations promise to match that commitment…” (Kelland, 6/23).

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Southeast Asian Strain Of Drug-Resistant Malaria Has Not Yet Spread Out Of Region, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: Drug-resistant malaria strain confined to Asia: scientists “A parasite resistant to the top anti-malaria drug is confined to Southeast Asia and has not yet spread to sub-Saharan Africa as feared, said researchers Wednesday. … An international consortium supported by the World Health Organization conducted the research in 59…

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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 recognizes World Refugee Day and “emphasizes that to defeat HIV, TB, and malaria we must follow the people wherever they are. The Middle East Response, one of [the fund’s]…

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Gene-Altered Mosquitoes Likely To Be Used As Disease Prevention Method, Bill Gates Says

Bloomberg News: Gates Says Altered Mosquito Is Next Weapon to Fight Malaria “Bring on the genetically modified mosquitoes, Bill Gates says. In recent years, biologists armed with a new gene-editing technology have proposed altering mosquitoes so they’re more resistant to diseases like malaria and dengue. Using a mechanism known as…

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Global Community Must Carefully Use Antibiotics

Huffington Post: Is Antimicrobial Resistance On Your Radar Yet? Michael Møller, director general of U.N. Office at Geneva “…Antimicrobial resistance is becoming an increasingly serious threat to global public health. And this is not only about the problem of abusing antibiotics until they lose their effect — which is already…

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Some Malaria Prevention Methods Would Also Help Reduce Spread Of Zika Virus

U.N. Dispatch: What can the fight against malaria teach us about Zika? Blogger and international development professional Alanna Shaikh discusses malaria prevention methods and their effectiveness, including insecticide-treated bednets, which Shaikh says also could help prevent Zika infection (6/10).

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Children In DRC Dying Of Malaria Because Parents Cannot Afford Treatment, MSF Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Malaria “out of control” in Congo with sick children dying at home — charity “Malaria in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is ‘out of control’ with many parents letting their sick children die at home because they cannot afford treatment, a medical charity said as it…

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Preventive Malaria Treatment Helps Protect Many Children In Sahel Region, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Drugs work “like magic” against malaria in Africa’s Sahel, experts say “When health workers ordered malaria drugs last year to protect millions of children in Africa’s Sahel region from the deadly disease, the only company making them could not deliver enough. … Although the project organizers could…

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