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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash The latest issue of the Global Fund News Flash highlights the fund’s weekly TB forums with global partners, profiles a pastor’s efforts against malaria, and discusses the fund’s new Innovation Hub (2/19).

Report Highlights Ways African Countries Invest Domestic Resources To Address AIDS, TB, Malaria

Friends of the Global Fight: Domestic Health Investments in Africa Continue Upward Momentum “In a report released [Tuesday], Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria highlights ways in which Global Fund implementing countries are increasing domestic investments in health. The report, titled Innovation for Greater Impact: Exploring…

Blog Post Discusses Efficacy Of Bednets In Malaria Prevention

Humanosphere: Bednets failing to reduce malaria in Uganda, maybe everywhere In a guest post, science writer Robert Fortner discusses an unpublished study “showing persistently high transmission and increasing incidence of malaria in rural Uganda despite universal bednet coverage and effective anti-malaria treatment. … [The] findings suggest that some experts are…

More Focused Approach Needed To Eliminate Malaria, Avoid Drug Resistance, Researchers Say

Wall Street Journal: A Warning From the Heart of Malaria Research “…[Dr. Nick White, chair of the Wellcome Trust Southeast Asian tropical medicine research units,] and others again are gravely concerned that without a push for eradication soon, enough malarial parasites will become resistant to artemisinin that elimination of the…

UCSF Releases Paper On Private Health Sector’s Role In Malaria Surveillance

UCSF Global Health Sciences: Background Paper: The Private Sector’s Role in Malaria Surveillance UCSF Global Health Sciences Global Health Group published a background paper “synthesizing current research and expert knowledge on the current state of the private health sector’s role in malaria surveillance. [The paper discusses] key challenges and how…

Motorcycles Help Health Workers Deliver Basic Care Around Africa

Wall Street Journal: In Africa, Motorcycles Can Save Lives by Delivering Health Care “…The lack of reliable transportation ‘is a severe barrier and a bottleneck’ to delivering health care in the developing world, [Riders for Health co-founder Andrea Coleman] says. Supported by private donors, foundations, and African health ministries, Riders for…

Gates Foundation Awards Stanford University $50M For Vaccine Development Efforts

Reuters: Gates Foundation awards $50 million to Stanford vaccine discovery “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Friday it had awarded Stanford University a $50 million grant to accelerate vaccine development efforts for the world’s most deadly diseases, including AIDS and malaria…” (Cavaliere, 1/30).

Improved Education, Alternative Prevention Methods Can Reduce Malaria Bed Net Misuse

Huffington Post: Education, Follow-up Helps Prevent Bed Net Misuse Rev. Larry Hollon, chief executive of United Methodist Communications “Bed nets intended to prevent malaria are used in fishing communities in Zambia to fish for food, which is sold in the local market, according to a report in the New York…