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Aidspan Publishes New Issue Of ‘Global Fund Observer’

Aidspan: Global Fund Observer Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published Issue 300 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics including decisions that were made at last week’s Board meeting; a report by the Global Fund’s executive…

With Funding Secured, Malaria Vaccine Pilots Set To Begin In Africa In 2018, WHO Says

Reuters: WHO says funds secured for Africa pilots of world’s first malaria vaccine “Funding for phase one of pilot deployments of the world’s first malaria vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa has been secured and immunization campaigns will begin in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday…” (Kelland, 11/17). U.N.…

Gates Foundation Awards $29M Grant To Malaria Elimination Initiative

University of California San Francisco: Global Push to Eradicate Malaria Boosted by $29M Grant to Malaria Elimination Initiative Laura Kurtzman, senior public information representative at UCSF, writes, “The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded UC San Francisco’s Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) a four-year grant of $29…

Rwanda Launches Nationwide Malaria Prevention Initiative

Xinhua News: Rwanda announces major campaign to eradicate malaria “…Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, Rwanda Minister of Health Dr. Diane Gashumba said the country is facing increasing cases of malaria infections, and the campaign marks renewed efforts aimed at preventing and controlling malaria, so that it ceases to be…

Researchers Identify Gene Marker For Piperaquine-Resistant Malaria In Cambodia

BBC News: Malaria drugs’ complete failure tracked “…Artemisinin resistance has been known about for years, but a recent rise in resistance to piperaquine as well means the main malaria treatment, taking both together, is starting to fail. International groups of researchers analyzed the DNA from hundreds of malaria parasites to…

Seattle-Based Scientists, Groups Developing Malaria Prevention, Treatment Innovations

Thomson Reuters Foundation: From gene editing to death traps, Seattle scientists innovate in race to end malaria “…To combat rising resistance, Seattle’s malaria-fighting community is developing innovations ranging from data modeling and genetic modification to single-dose drugs and sugar traps. But malaria spending, which rose to $2.7 billion annually in…

PMI FY 2017 Country Malaria Operation Plans Available Online

President’s Malaria Initiative: Resource Library: FY 2017 MOPs The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) posted its FY 2017 Malaria Operational Plans, which detail progress, challenges, and planned activities in each country under PMI (October 2016).

Gates Foundation Helps Drive Malaria Eradication Efforts

Devex: Gates Foundation shapes investments to ‘accelerate to zero’ on malaria “When Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said in 2007 that ‘any goal short of eradicating malaria is accepting malaria,’ she helped to spark an industry wide shift toward ending the disease. … The Gates…

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