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Wilton Park, UCSF Release Podcasts, Video On Efforts To End Malaria

Wilton Park: Malaria elimination in Asia Pacific and Southern Africa: political leadership and sustained financing (WP1390) Wilton Park released two podcasts and a video produced during a recent meeting convened by the University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI), where ministers and global health…

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 273 of the “Global Fund Observer.” The newsletter features articles on various topics, including a piece on an upcoming human rights grant to address barriers to health service access in…

Global Fund Adviser Discusses Impacts Of Ebola Outbreak On Malaria Efforts, Health Systems

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Malaria in the time of Ebola: Alleviating health system impacts during crises In a guest post, True Claycombe, policy manager at Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses a recent webinar interview with Susie Nasr, disease adviser for malaria…

Scientific Research Informs Programs, Policies To Eliminate Parasitic Diseases

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Why we need research to detect, prevent, and ultimately, eliminate parasitic diseases In a guest post, Monic Parise, deputy director for program and science, and Larry Slutsker, director of the Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria, both at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…

Malaria Eradication Possible With More Investments, Innovative Strategies

Huffington Post: The Beginning of the End of Malaria Martin Edlund, CEO of Malaria No More “…The great selling point is that malaria is the only disease of this scale that we can conceivably eradicate in our lifetimes. We need that clear, time-bound goal to maintain political support. The next…

‘Next Outbreak’ Series Examines Malaria Treatment In Nigeria

NOVA Next: Nigeria’s Bet on Beating Drug-Resistant Malaria As part of its “Next Outbreak” series, a collaboration between NOVA Next and the GroundTruth Project in association with WGBH Boston, NOVA Next examines malaria treatment in Nigeria, where drug resistance and substandard medications complicate the disease’s treatment (Hogan, 10/7).

New York Times Interviews Nobel Laureate Tu Youyou About Artemisinin Research

New York Times: Q. and A.: Tu Youyou on Being Awarded the Nobel Prize “…[S]ome former colleagues have argued that the discovery of artemisinin, which grew out of a secret military project during the Vietnam War to fight the malaria that was debilitating China’s allies in North Vietnam, was a…