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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Malaria Elimination Possible With Proper Investments

Skoll World Forum: Raising Returns and Saving Lives: Malaria Control is Smart Business Brian Brink, chair of the Private Sector Constituency for Health in the Southern African Development Community Region “…There is no acceptable excuse for a high burden of malaria in any region — it is simply a case…

PMI ‘Integral’ Partner In Efforts To Achieve Malaria-Free World

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: PMI Is a Vital Partner to End Malaria Alan Magill, director of the malaria program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, says the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is “integral” to achieving a malaria-free world. “…It has become a major force behind global…