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Tracking mosquito species with large-scale acoustic data

To tackle diseases like malaria, yellow fever and dengue, researchers have been studying the distribution, diversity, and abundance of mosquitos.
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First malaria vaccine offers “glimmer of hope” to millions

The World Health Organisation has recently authorised a malaria vaccine, RTS,S/AS01, which has been successful in pilot schemes launched in 2019.
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Malaria deaths reduced by 70% with vaccine and drug combination

A combination of the world’s first malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01E and antimalarial drugs reduce child hospitalisations and death by 70%.
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New mosquito control tools are critical

Leo Braack, Malaria Consortium’s Senior Vector Control Specialist, recounts the ongoing battle against vector-borne diseases and shares why the need for new mosquito control tools has become critical.
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Learning from COVID-19 and the continuing malaria fight

Michelle Davis, Head of External Relations at Malaria Consortium, shares with us what we need to know about learning from COVID-19 and the continuing fight against malaria.
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Researchers report malaria vaccine efficacy of 77%

Researchers from the University of Oxford and their partners have reported that the malaria vaccine, R21/Matrix-M, has demonstrated high-level efficacy of 77%.
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The burden of viral hepatitis in the WHO Region of Africa

Ahead of World Hepatitis Day on 28th July 2019, the WHO Regional Office for Africa detail the key issues when it comes to the burden of viral hepatitis in the WHO Region of Africa.
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$4.3 million donated to accelerate malaria elimination

Tableau, Mapbox, Exasol, and Alteryx commit $4.3 million to accelerate malaria elimination efforts for more than 60 million people.
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Historic investment commitments to rid the Commonwealth of malaria

On 18th April, a landmark £2.9bn ($4.1bn) commitment was made to invest in ridding the Commonwealth of malaria

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NIAID-funded research could aid antimalarial drug development

Scientists find new antimalarial drug targets

Researchers have discovered new processes that allow malaria parasites to escape red blood cells and infect other cells, offering potential new treatment targets
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For malaria progress: The bottom line IS the bottom line

David H Peyton. Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University explores the progress being made on malaria in the world today The annual report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) that tracks malaria world-wide came out at the end of November 2017 and it was not reassuring to...
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Malaria: aspirations, realities and practicalities

Dr James Tibenderana from Malaria Consortium unveils the facts about the global goal to eliminate malaria In the past decade, the aspiration of malaria elimination has been high on the agenda. Reducing malaria deaths and the number of diagnosed malaria cases by at least 90% and eliminating it in at...

Integrated pest management (IPM)

Professor of Entomology at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Timothy D. Schowalter outlines the fundamentals of IPM
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Malaria Drug Resistance: Evolving and Moving in the Mekong Region

Professor of Chemistry at Portland State University, David H Peyton. PhD turns the spotlight on malaria drug resistance in the Mekong region

Malaria kills over 1000 people a day – technology and transparency offer the solutions

Peter Sherratt, executive chairman of AMF explains how novel ideas are being applied to a well-tested intervention in the battle against malaria

The evolution of malaria drug development

David H Peyton at Portland State University outlines how research has discovered that heme is key to malaria drug development
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Playing the malaria elimination game was never going to be easy

Eradicating malaria will not be easy or cheap, but it will be worthwhile in the long run, argues Professor David H Peyton of Portland State University Malaria is several things: A group of related parasites, an infectious disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes (if you are a human) or by...
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Malaria research aims for new milestones

Open Access Government considers progress in malaria research, aiming to eradicate the disease, by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has a longstanding commitment to malaria research and is the lead agency in the US federal government supporting...

Where will our new medicines come from?

A view from one of the drug discovery teams at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland Earlier this year I completed a three-year term as a ‘Public Partner’ on the Scottish Medicines. Consortium (SMC), which is the body that advises the National Health Service in Scotland on the cost-effectiveness of medicines....

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