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Blog Examines Global Malaria Funding

In a post in his “Malaria Matters” blog, Bill Brieger, a professor in the health systems program of the department of international health at Johns Hopkins University, examines donor funding for global health and asks whether funding for malaria has hit a plateau. “For malaria we are likely to be…

To Overcome Challenges In Africa’s Malaria Response, Focus On Testing, Treatment At Community Level

“Significant investment in malaria research has yielded effective interventions such as insecticide treated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying (IRS) and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) to control the disease, but its burden continues to be felt among the poorest,” George Okello, a research fellow at the Kenya Medical Research Institute, and…

Global Malaria Eradication Could Be Achieved Without Globally Coordinated Campaign, Study Suggests

In a study published in the journal Science last week, a team of researchers at the University of Southampton, led by Andrew Tatem, suggest “the global eradication of malaria could be achieved by individual countries eliminating the disease within their own borders and coordinating efforts regionally,” a press release from the University of Southampton…

Mobile Phones Could Help Diagnose, Properly Treat Malaria In Remote Areas, Study Says

“Mobile phones, along with local knowledge and field support, can help to ensure the effective diagnosis and treatment of malaria in remote rural areas, according to a study” conducted in Bangladesh and published this month in Malaria Journal, SciDev.Net reports. Examining “almost 1,000 phone calls to report suspected cases of malaria that were…

Also in Global Health News: Central America Malaria, Dengue Project; Bush Receives Recognition for PEPFAR; Nepal Neonatal Deaths; Malaria in Mumbai

Spain , Gates Foundation Exploring Project To Fight Dengue, Malaria in Central America Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and Bill Gates agreed on Tuesday to explore the possibility of a Central American malaria and dengue fever elimination effort, which would be coordinated by Mexico and Spain, the Latin…