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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Philanthropists, Business Leaders, Others Critical To Ending Malaria

Huffington Post U.K.: The World’s Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind’s Oldest Disease James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K. “…Brilliant business minds and entrepreneurial approaches to tackling malaria are in our DNA and paramount to our future work. 10 years ago Wall Street pioneer Ray Chambers co-founded Malaria No…

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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 highlights from the recent Partnership Forum in Bangkok, Thailand, which “produced vibrant and stimulating discussions on strategies to end HIV, TB, and malaria as epidemics” (6/30).

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2 U.S. Oil Companies, Equatorial Guinea Partner To Fund Malaria Vaccine Trials

Financial Times: Hopes rise for malaria vaccine as oil companies fund trials “Two U.S. oil companies are pouring millions of dollars into the trials of a promising malaria vaccine in Equatorial Guinea in a rare sign of foreign investors trying to help tackle one of Africa’s biggest health scourges. Marathon…

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Untreated Malaria During Ebola Epidemic Likely Caused More Deaths Than Usual In Guinea, Analysis Shows

News outlets discuss a study published Tuesday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases examining malaria deaths during the Ebola epidemic in Guinea. Agence France-Presse: Ebola epidemic was disaster for malaria control: study “Untreated malaria in Guinea surged as a result of the Ebola scare and probably caused far more deaths than…

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Blog Posts Highlight Research Into New Drugs For Malaria, Other Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: a promising antimalarial and leishmaniasis vaccine, diagnostics for tuberculosis, and more Kat Kelley, GHTC’s senior program assistant, highlights recent news in global health research, including the development of an experimental antimalarial drug and a potential leishmaniasis vaccine, clinical trials for new tuberculosis diagnostic…

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UCSF Receives $4.5M Donation For Innovative Malaria Research

SFGate: Entrepreneur gives UCSF $4.5 million to combat malaria “Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker has given money for medical research, including allergies and cancer, and now has turned his attention to malaria with a $4.5 million gift to UCSF to tackle the global health issue. The Napster founder and…

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U.N. Must Develop Policies To Protect Local Populations From Disease Importation By Peacekeepers

Foreign Affairs: Peace and Pestilence Adam Houston, global health and human rights advocate “…The Haitian cholera epidemic, which has resulted in more than 730,000 infections and 8,900 deaths since 2010, originated with U.N. peacekeepers. This tragedy serves as a warning, as yet largely unheeded, about preventing those sent to help…

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The Guardian Examines Progress Made On MDG 6, Remaining Challenges

The Guardian: What is the Millennium Development Goal on HIV and malaria all about? “When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were devised, AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis killed approximately six million people each year. World leaders felt it was imperative to have a goal dedicated to tackling this deadly trio. ……

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Climate Change Poses Challenge To Kenya’s Malaria Progress

The Guardian: Kenya’s net gains on malaria prevention threatened by climate change “…[I]n Kenya and elsewhere in Africa … there is a worrying new challenge: climate change. Rising temperatures have opened the door to the spread of mosquitoes to areas in which they were barely a threat two decades ago.…

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Annual Development Assistance For Health In Developing Countries Up Since 1990, But Dips From 2013 To 2014, Study Shows

News outlets highlight a study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation published Tuesday in JAMA that examines trends in global health development aid to low-income nations. HealthDay News: Health Assistance to Developing Countries Up Since 1990: Study “There has been an increase in health-related development assistance to low-income…

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