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Adding Screens To Homes Can Cut Malaria Risk, Study Says

A study conducted in the Republic of The Gambia found that adding screens to the windows and doors of houses can help reduce the number of malaria-carrying mosquitoes that enter the house and prevent anemia in children, reports (9/2).

Also In Global Health News: U.S. Global Development Policy; DDT In Uganda; Potential Drought, Famine In Ethiopia

New Presidential Directive Signals More Coordinated Approach To Development Policy “President Barack Obama has signed a Presidential Study Directive [PSD] authorizing a U.S. government-wide review of global development policy, according to sources briefed on the review by the White House,” Foreign Policy’s blog, “The Cable,” reports. The new PSD is…

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Lancet Infectious Diseases Features Reflection On Use Of HIV/AIDS Money In Mozambique A Lancet Infectious Diseases Reflection and Reaction piece says while PEPFAR’s “investment of over US$228 million into Mozambique in 2008 alone” resulted in “an exponential increase in the number of people on” ARVs and boosted prevention programs, “[t]here is more money…

Also In Global Health News: Boosting Artemisinin Production; TB In Pakistan; Gambia Vaccine Initiative; HIV In Burkina Faso Children

Researchers Use Breeding Method To Create Plant With High Levels Of Artemisinin In an effort to produce more artemisinin than is naturally found in the plant artemisia annua, researchers at York University’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products are using “fast-track breeding methods to create a plant that contains much higher…