Malaria

The Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: The Global Fund Replenishment Update

  Coordinating closely with U.S. bilateral programs–the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the US Agency for International Development’s TB Program, and the President’s Malaria Initiative–the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and partners have saved 27 million lives worldwide since 2002. Every three years, the Global Fund runs a Replenishment campaign…

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The Local Path to Global Health Security

This article was originally published in Global Health NOW.  The article is around a WHA side-event organized by Global Health Council & partners. Global Health NOW has gathered thousands of subscribers worldwide who rely on it as a source for their global health news. The mobile-ready website globalhealthnow.org came online in March 2015, delivering more exclusive…

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Defeating malaria through pharmaceutical systems strengthening

This guest post has been provided by GHC-member Management Sciences for Health (MSH). MSH works with health leaders throughout the world on global health’s biggest challenges, with a focus on HIV & AIDS, TB, malaria, chronic diseases, family planning,  and maternal and child health. Between 2000 and 2015, great strides have been made in fighting…

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A year in review: The top stories in global health innovation that shaped 2016

This guest post was written by Kat Kelley, Senior Program Assistant at Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC), and originally appeared on GHTC’s website. 2016 was a year that ushered in significant shifts in the global health landscape. We witnessed the waning of the Ebola epidemic and the waxing of the Zika outbreak; important leadership changes…

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GSK and MVI Announce Promising Malaria Vaccine Trial Results

Last week GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies and the PATH Malaria Vaccine Intiative (MVI), announced that the world may be closer to a malaria vaccine than once thought.  Working together, MVI and GSK announced results from a large scale trail in Africa testing the RTS,S vaccine which demonstrated…

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Integration of Health Services Ensures "No Missed Opportunities"

This year’s Roll Back Malaria theme for World Malaria Day (April 25, 2012), Sustain Gains, Save Lives: Invest in Malaria, speaks to the importance of maintaining the successes of the last decade while balancing that effort with a continued commitment to move malaria prevention and control to the next level: scaling up country-level programs, controlling the epidemic and eventually eliminating this disease.That’s the call to action, the imperative across the developing world. But on the frontlines, in communities and clinics throughout sub-Saharan Africa, integration of services offers the best chance to ensure that a pregnant woman,a mother of three children,or a child under five receives malaria prevention, treatment and care services whenever she visits a health clinic or accesses services in her community.

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Bill Gates: Charting a Course to End Malaria

As the Gates Foundation hosts a global forum on malaria, Bill Gates commits to the eradication of the disease. In the past 10 years, the number of people who die from malaria has declined 20 percent. For the past three days, the global malaria community has been meeting in Seattle, talking about what it’s going…

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Major Milestone in Malaria: RTS,S Vaccine Within Reach

An interview with researchers integral to the success of this large-scale RTS,S vaccine trial: The first set of results from the large-scale Phase 3 efficacy trial of the world’s most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S, were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and announced at the Malaria Forum in Seattle,…

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The Need is Clear

Mandy Moore joins Cameroon’s fight against malaria with Nothing but Nets Today I landed in Yaounde, Cameroon. It’s an incredible feeling – Cameroon is preparing for its largest ever mosquito net distribution. The nets will help protect hundreds of thousands of families from malaria, the leading cause of death in Cameroon, and I’m really glad…

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Q & A With Dr. Roma Chilengi, Kemri

John Donnelly interviews Dr. Roma Chilengi, head of clinical trials at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya. Dr. Roma Chilengi was the head of clinical trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI)-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, from 2008 until April 2011. While he worked on several vaccine trials, Chilengi specialized in malaria vaccine…

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