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In Advance Of World Malaria Day, WHO Urges International Community To Address Gaps In Malaria Efforts

U.N. News Centre: Ahead of World Malaria Day, U.N. officials urge continued investment in fight against the disease “Although more investment and stronger coordination have helped the international community make significant inroads in the global fight against malaria, continued investment for malaria control and elimination targets remains essential for a…

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Health Care Service Disruptions Due To Ebola In West Africa Likely Led To Additional Malaria Deaths, Study Suggests

News outlets report on a study published in The Lancet suggesting some malaria deaths in West Africa are attributable to health care interruptions because of the Ebola epidemic. Agence France-Presse: Ebola outbreak likely driving malaria deaths: study “The collapse of health services in three West African countries devastated by Ebola…

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Financial Times Publishes Special Report On Combating Malaria

Financial Times: Combating Malaria — Special Report “New tools and tactics are being used to counter the spread of malaria across the world. Governments and researchers are hoping drugs, promised vaccine trials, and new pesticides will help alleviate malaria’s huge economic and human costs. The global efforts are a race…

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U.N., Donors Outline Ebola’s Lessons, Begin Implementing Community-Based Initiatives

GeekWire: Lessons from the world’s Ebola response: faster intervention, better communication needed “The Ebola outbreak is still ongoing, but leaders of the international response to the disease have already taken away several key lessons. During a panel in San Francisco, a handful of leaders who have been involved with the…

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Opinion Pieces, Editorial Recognize World Malaria Day, Call For Greater Investment In Ending Disease

EurActiv: Stronger than a mosquito bite: How to win the fight against malaria Valentina Barbagallo, policy and advocacy officer at ONE “…By increasing resources to build more efficient and resilient health care systems as well as measures specifically tailored for malaria, we can achieve real progress against this entirely preventable…

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Ebola Epidemic Provides Local Media With Critical Lessons In Health Communication

Devex: Empowering local media can make the difference: 5 lessons from the Ebola crisis Alison Campbell, senior director for global initiatives at Internews “…A preliminary assessment done by Internews in November found more than 300 types of social mobilization and messaging systems in the three worst-affected countries: Liberia, Guinea and…

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Blog Posts Highlight Successes, Challenges Of Malaria Prevention, Treatment For Pregnant Women, Infants

Global Health NOW: Pregnancy and Malaria Clara Menéndez, director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative, ISGlobal, Barcelona Institute for Global Health and a WHO consultant, highlights the need to include the high-risk groups of pregnant women and infants in malaria research. “…The malaria research agenda needs to consider…

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Special World Malaria Day Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash A special edition of the Global Fund News Flash highlights World Malaria Day with an interview with Pedro Alonso, director of WHO’s Global Malaria Program, who discusses challenges in malaria prevention efforts (April 2015).

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Treatment For West African Ebola Strain Effective In Small Study Of Monkeys

New York Times: Ebola Drug Works Against West African Strain in Study of Monkeys “…Six animals were infected with a very high dose of the virus and then, three days later, half were given the drug, TKM-Ebola-Makona, which was designed specifically to fight the West African strain. The monkeys that…

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Opinion Pieces Mark World Malaria Day, Say Efforts Must Continue To End Disease

The Hill: Imagining no malaria Thomas J. Bickerton, a bishop with the United Methodist Church, and Gary Henderson, executive director of Global Health Initiatives for United Methodist Communications “…[Wednesday, on] behalf of The United Methodist Church (UMC), [we were] proud to join Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul, Friends of…

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