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Notre Dame biologist leads sequencing of the genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes

Nora Besansky, O'Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dam

Nora Besansky, O’Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health, has led an international team of scientists in sequencing the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world. Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting human malaria parasites that cause an estimated 200 million cases ...

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How we could have a World without malaria [Infographic]

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How We Could Have A World Without Malaria [Infographic] by the team at Work The World

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Novartis convenes 13th annual malaria expert panel with a focus on access to quality antimalarials across Africa

Dr. Linus Igwemezie, Head of the Novartis Malaria Initiative

Malaria experts from countries across Africa are meeting today •    Malaria experts and leaders meet to share innovative strategies in the fight against the disease •    There is a need for quality-assured antimalarial treatments in both the private and public sectors •    Half of patients in Africa buy antimalarials from the private sector(1) where wide availability of sub-standard treatment is putting patients’ lives ...

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

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•          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 malaria tests and treatments for children in Africa through online and mobile technology •          Today marks World Health Day, focusing on vector-borne diseases, of which malaria is the most deadly ...

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

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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 the founders of the Geneva-based fund in 2002 and has been one of its key partners since the beginning. Malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis remain the leading causes of death in ...

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Washing Malaria Away: African Students Invent Mosquito-Repelling Soap

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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. It represents 30 to 40 per cent of hospital admissions and up to 40 per cent of public health expenditures on the continent. With upwards of 300 million malaria cases ...

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Study details how SA is beating malaria

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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 strategy. A study by Bridget Shandukani, a medical scientist at South Africa’s National Department of Health, showed that the country’s intensive malaria surveillance programme includes a website that is constantly ...

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Anti-mosquito ‘invisibility’ patch set for Uganda trial

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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 clothes that works by disrupting mosquitoes’ ability to sense exhaled carbon dioxide (CO2) and human odour — the key known ways by which the insect finds people to bite. A ...

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IOM Backs Efforts to Reduce Malaria among Migrants in Southern Africa

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 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 with the 66th World Health Assembly, was attended by senior Ministry of Health officials from malaria elimination “E-8″ countries, including Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The meeting was ...

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

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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 was pushed back in some countries. However, parasites inevitably develop resistance against new medicines, and vector mosquitoes against insecticides. Only innovative and multi-disciplinary research in worldwide partnerships can provide the ...

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