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Monkey Form Of Malaria Spreading Among Humans In Malaysia, Scientists Say

New York Times: A Rare Form of Malaria Is Spreading in Malaysia “A rare and sometimes lethal form of malaria usually found only in monkeys is becoming so common in Malaysia that it accounts for most malaria hospitalizations there, scientists have found…” (McNeil, 11/10).

Humanitarian Agencies Adopt New Strategies For Ebola Efforts

IRIN: Aid agencies adapt to Ebola challenge “From using Bitcoins to fundraise, to adopting new strategies to prevent malaria victims appearing to be Ebola cases, to working with new partners — aid agencies in West Africa are learning to adapt fast…” (11/4).

Eradicating Malaria Possible Within 25 Years

The Lancet Global Health Blog: Malaria eradication: let battle commence Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at the University of California and a Malaria No More U.K. policy adviser, discusses malaria eradication, following Bill Gates’s calls for renewed commitment to the goal this week at the annual meeting…

Experimental Malaria Vaccine Being Tested In Kenya, Showing Good Results

VOA News: New Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Kenya “…[S]cientists in Kenya say that next year, a new malaria vaccine will be available that could add an important component to malaria control and potentially eradicate the disease. … Although existing interventions have helped to reduce the disease over the past…

Malaria Elimination Possible With Ambition, Innovation

The Guardian: Eliminating malaria: how close can we get? James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K., and Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More U.S. “…Thanks to more than a decade of dramatic progress in reducing cases of and deaths from malaria, such an ambitious goal — to…

Gates To Commit $500M To Fight Malaria, Other Diseases

News outlets report on Bill Gates’s announcement on Sunday at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will commit more than $500 million in 2014 to fight developing world diseases and increase its annual…

Bill Gates Says Malaria Can Be Eradicated Within A Generation

Gates Notes: We Can Eradicate Malaria — Within a Generation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Co-Chair Bill Gates writes in his blog, “…Based on the progress I’m seeing in the lab and on the ground, I believe we’re now in a position to eradicate malaria — that is, wipe it…

Women Are ‘Force For Change’ In Global Health, Development

Huffington Post: Women in Charge: A Force for Change on the Global Stage Deborah Derrick, president of the Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria “…This week, my organization, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Friends), is privileged to bring together two extraordinary…