Post Tagged with: "Malaria"

Novartis and Malaria No More provide two million antimalarial treatments to children in Zambia

Novartis and Malaria No More provide two million antimalarial treatments to children in Zambia

April 7, 2014 at 15:39

•          One million antimalarial treatments donated by Novartis, matching one million treatments funded through Malaria No More’s Power of One campaign •          Power of One enables the public to fund […]

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Switzerland steps up its commitment to the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis

Switzerland steps up its commitment to the fight against malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis

December 13, 2013 at 13:45

The Federal Council has approved a contribution of CHF 60 million for the 2014-2016 period for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM). Switzerland was one of […]

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Washing Malaria Away: African Students Invent Mosquito-Repelling Soap

December 3, 2013 at 10:20

For decades scientists have invested vast amounts of energy to find viable solutions to fight malaria which up to date is the leading cause of death on the African continent. […]

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Study details how SA is beating malaria

October 28, 2013 at 09:00

Tracking the total number of malaria infections, recording where they occur and following up to confirm details such as travel history and symptoms is the cornerstone of South Africa’s elimination […]

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Anti-mosquito ‘invisibility’ patch set for Uganda trial

August 29, 2013 at 09:15

By Richa Malhotra – SciDev.Net A patch designed to make people ‘invisible’ to disease-transmitting mosquitoes may soon undergo field trials in Uganda. The Kite Patch is a small sticker for […]

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IOM Backs Efforts to Reduce Malaria among Migrants in Southern Africa

IOM Backs Efforts to Reduce Malaria among Migrants in Southern Africa

June 4, 2013 at 02:26

 IOM this week organized a meeting in Geneva on “Population Mobility & Health for All: Malaria Control and Elimination in Southern Africa – Challenges and Opportunities.” The event, which coincided […]

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Malaria: the Institute of Tropical Medicine focuses on elimination using knowledge

Malaria: the Institute of Tropical Medicine focuses on elimination using knowledge

April 24, 2013 at 05:04

Malaria threatens the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Nevertheless, the disease can be prevented and treated well. Over the past years, malaria […]

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ECOWAS, partners take bold step to eliminate malaria

ECOWAS, partners take bold step to eliminate malaria

April 15, 2013 at 08:33

ECOWAS and its partners have achieved another milestone in their stride towards the elimination of malaria in the region with the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a biolarvicides […]

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Invest in health systems for a balanced approach

Invest in health systems for a balanced approach

April 12, 2013 at 01:00

By Irene Akua Agyepong – SciDev.Net Funding for programmes that target major diseases should be matched by investment in the health systems that underpin them, says Ghana’s Irene Akua Agyepong. […]

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Cell phones can speed up malaria treatment in remote areas

Cell phones can speed up malaria treatment in remote areas

February 21, 2013 at 05:26

By Naimul Haq Mobile phones along with local knowledge and field support, can help to ensure the effective diagnosis and treatment of malaria in remote rural areas, according to a […]

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