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UCSF Releases Malaria Elimination Policy Paper Series

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Global Health Group this week released its Malaria Elimination Policy Paper Series, “designed to make evidence-based recommendations on program management, surveillance, importation and mass drug administration in malaria eliminating countries. Together, these papers offer topic specific information on how to eliminate malaria, bringing…

Global Fund Board Meets In Jakarta, Discusses New Funding Model

Jakarta Post: Global Fund to offer more flexible funding model “International funding institution the Global Fund has developed a new funding model to maximize the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. … The Indonesian health minister hoped that the new funding model could help accelerate the achievement of…

March 2014 Issue Of WHO Bulletin Available Online

The March 2014 issue of the WHO Bulletin features an editorial on the difficulty of making healthy choices, an article about operationalizing WHO’s definition of unsafe abortion, and an article on how insecticide resistance in Malawi threatens to reverse gains in the country’s control of malaria, among other articles (March 2014).

Malaria Cases Decline But Many Still At Risk

News outlets report on continued efforts to eliminate malaria in Asia and Africa. While the number of deaths due to malaria declines, many are still at risk of the disease. IRIN: Malaria fight sees decade of progress, with pitfalls ahead “A lot can change in a decade … the field…

Researcher Discusses Work On Diseases Spread By Mosquitoes

The Guardian: Fighting insecticide resistance — podcast “Professor Hilary Ranson, from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, speaks about her work to control diseases that are spread by mosquitoes, like malaria and dengue fever…” (Scott, 2/28).

Antibiotic Resistance Poses New Public Health Threat In Africa

VOA News: Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight “As malaria rates decline across much of Africa, a new study seeks to fight another problem. Drug-resistant bacteria are a growing concern as antibiotics have become the automatic choice for treating a child with a fever…” (Baragona, 2/26).

Studies Examine How Malaria Parasite Becomes Resistant To Drugs, Infects Humans

Media sources report on two recently published studies — one in Genome Biology and the other in Nature — showing how the malaria parasite becomes resistant to insecticides and makes changes allowing it to infect humans. Agence France-Presse: Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticides “Gene detectives on Tuesday said…

Asia-Pacific Gets $16M Boost From Australia To Fight Malaria

Devex: Asia-Pacific’s fight against malaria gets a boost from Australia “The fight to eradicate malaria in Asia-Pacific has been given a significant boost following Australia’s latest $16 million commitment to the region’s multi-donor trust fund against the mosquito-borne disease. The trust fund, part of a larger initiative called the Asia-Pacific…

Larval Source Management Should Be Used As Malaria Control Strategy

The Guardian: Targeting mosquito breeding sites in the fight against malaria Lucy Tusting, a research degree student at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine “…Great success has been achieved in malaria control in the past decade, with global malaria mortality cut by a quarter. However, our core vector…