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Eliminating Malaria Deaths Requires Focusing Attention On Rapid Diagnosis, Effective Treatment

Huffington Post: While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let’s Eliminate Malaria Deaths Terrie E. Taylor, professor and malaria researcher at Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine “Last week, there was a glimmer of hope for everyone that suffers from malaria: the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine received a green light from…

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Malaria Vaccine To Serve As Tool Alongside Other Prevention Strategies

NPR: Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal “…[T]he expectation among researchers is that, even if RTS,S is rolled out on a large scale, the other current measures against malaria — notably bed nets and mosquito control programs — will have…

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European Regulators Provide Positive Scientific Opinion Of World’s First Malaria Vaccine; WHO To Make Policy Decisions On Use In African Countries

Agence France-Presse: Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators “European regulators on Friday gave the go-ahead for the world’s most advanced malaria candidate vaccine, despite mixed results from a years-long trial on nearly 15,500 children in seven African countries…” (7/24). Financial Times: World’s first malaria vaccine gets green light from…

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Fully Funded Phase 4 Trials Necessary To Fill Knowledge Gaps On Malaria Vaccine Effectiveness

BBC News: Malaria vaccine: How good is good enough? Seth Berkely, CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “How effective does a vaccine have to be before it should be made available? … Such is the…

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Malaria Rapid Testing Can Reduce Treatment Over-Prescription, Study Shows

Humanosphere: When offered, many will take malaria rapid test, cutting misuse of drugs, study finds “A study published [Wednesday] in PLOS ONE says testing people for malaria helps reduce the over-prescription of anti-malarial drugs by 73 percent. Knowing whether a person actually has malaria means people get the medicine they…

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World Bank, WHO, Gates Foundation To Help Nigeria Rebuild Northeastern Region, Immunize Children

BBC News: Nigeria Boko Haram areas ‘to get $2bn in World Bank aid’ “The World Bank has pledged $2.1bn (£1.4bn; €1.9bn) to help rebuild north-eastern parts of Nigeria, wracked by years of Boko Haram militancy, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says. Mr. Buhari was speaking in Washington after talks with World…

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Global Malaria Goals Achievable With Greater Investment, Experts Say

News outlets report on global malaria strategies by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the WHO. Inter Press Service: New Malaria Strategy Would Double Current Funding “…Experts at the RBM say that just over 100 billion dollars is needed to eliminate malaria by 2030, with an additional 10 billion…

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Reuters Examines Challenges Of Bringing First Malaria Vaccine To Market

Reuters: Caveats, costs, and complexities shadow first malaria vaccine “…Backed by billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and developed by GlaxoSmithKline, the vaccine — called RTS,S or Mosquirix — is being assessed by regulators and global health authorities. Granting it a license and recommending it for rollout in sub-Saharan Africa, where malaria…

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U.S. Secretary Of State Kerry Provides Strong Leadership Critical To Sustaining Global Health Progress

Huffington Post: The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health, and Financing for Development Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…In highlighting U.S. [global health] impact, a common, rarely explored thread emerges: how John Kerry’s steadfast leadership and commitment…

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U.N. Calls For Greater Investments In MCH, Malaria, Gender Equality At FFD3

The U.N. News Centre publishes several articles examining actions at the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) taking place this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. U.N. News Centre: ADDIS: U.N. and partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality “…The Global Financing Facility (GFF) will support Secretary-General…

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