Malaria Press Release
|04/23/2019 - 03:17||
Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi
WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.
|04/22/2019 - 08:13||
Study Highlights Global Burden of Emergency Diseases And Conditions
Johns Hopkins Medicine researcher develops method to measure the impact of conditions requiring emergency care around the world.
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|04/22/2019 - 07:33||
PATH and MMV launch 5-year global initiative to support elimination of relapsing malaria
PATH, Medicines for Malaria Ventures (MMV), and our country partners visit a central warehouse in Iquitos, Peru to learn about the country’s public health procurement and supply chain systems.
|04/16/2019 - 19:08||
Gene drives get a precision upgrade
Ethan Bier, Ph.D., talks about his recent gene editing research at the 2018 Allen Frontiers Symposium at the Allen Institute.
|04/15/2019 - 01:37||
Europe-Africa partnership spearheads development of next-generation antimalarial drug
The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) grants 10 million over five years to "WANECAM 2" a unique collaboration between antimalarial drug researchers in Africa and Europe from ten academic institutions, a pharmaceutical company, Novartis, and a not-for-profit product development partnership (PDP), Medicines for Malaria Venture.
|04/12/2019 - 07:40||
Network seeks to build better in bid to fight diseases in urban settlements
Nairobi, 11 April 2019—A meeting bringing together scientists and built environment specialists has been told that Africa had 200 million malaria cases and 403,000 deaths from the same in 2017. This means that Africa accounted for 92% of the global malaria cases and 93% of malaria deaths, the meeting was further informed.
|04/11/2019 - 18:58||
USAID Administrator Green's Meetings During the 2019 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with representatives of partner countries and organizations during the World Bank Spring Meetings
|04/11/2019 - 03:49||
Talking global health awareness with UMN
On April 13, 2019, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota will celebrate Global Health Day. This event brings together those engaged in global health at the University of Minnesota to foster the exchange of knowledge around global health topics.
|04/10/2019 - 17:23||
Takahashi named Schmidt Science Fellow for study of complex human diseases
Eric and Wendy Schmidt (left and right) named Saki Takahashi (center) a Schmidt Science Fellow at an event on April 8 in New York City. The prestigious fellowship for recent Ph.D. recipients includes mentorship, professional development and a $100,000 stipend.
|04/10/2019 - 11:21||
Top 12 Disruptive Healthcare AI Technologies Announced
Partners HealthCare today announced its selections for the fifth annual “Disruptive Dozen,” the 12 emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies with the greatest potential to impact health care in the next year. The technologies were featured as part of the World Medical Innovation Forum (worldmedicalinnovation.org) held in Boston to examine AI in clinical care including a range of diseases and health system opportunities.
|04/10/2019 - 05:49||
Mia Farrow calls for improving the global system for treating malnutrition following visit to South Sudan
New York, NY, April 10, 2019 — Mia Farrow has returned from South Sudan where she visited health programs run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). In her new role as an IRC Voice, Farrow is calling for improvements to the global system for treating acute malnutrition and is urging United Nations agencies, NGOs and governments to collaborate on measures to increase access to treatment for children.
|04/09/2019 - 20:44||
Global Poverty Budget & Appropriations
Every year, Congress decides how to spend the money in the U.S. federal budget. RESULTS urges our lawmakers to support issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity.
|04/05/2019 - 16:45||
Jacquin Niles named director of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences
Niles, an associate professor of biological engineering and infectious disease expert, succeeds John M. Essigmann.
|04/05/2019 - 15:14||
From emergency to recovery: Mozambique one month after Cyclone Idai
Cyclone Idai swept through the Mozambique port city of Beira and the surrounding districts on the night 14 to 15 March. The high winds and flooding it unleashed killed at least 602 people in Mozambique and left many more injured. Thousands of homes, schools and health centres, as well as essential infrastructure, were damaged or destroyed. Many families were left homeless and without reliable access to shelter, clean water, electricity or food.
|04/03/2019 - 14:41||
Gene Variant May Explain Poor Breast Cancer Outcomes in Black Women
New York, NY A set of gene variants that originated in Sub-Saharan West African populations may help explain why black women, compared to white women, have worse breast cancer outcomes, according to a new study from a team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.
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|04/02/2019 - 19:23||
The daily struggle for survival in DRC
Democratic Republic of Congo, November 2012: Displaced people at a health centre in Mugunga 1 camp, Goma, North Kivu.
|04/02/2019 - 08:19||
The end of HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria is possible but were off track
Just twenty years ago, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria were wreaking havoc on populations across the globe, killing millions in a worldwide crisis.
|04/01/2019 - 11:03||
Cerus Corporation Strengthens Balance Sheet with an Expandable Debt Facility of up to $90 Million
CONCORD, Calif.--( )-- Cerus Corporation (Nasdaq: CERS) today announced the closing of a new debt facility with MidCap Financial (MidCap) which is expandable up to $90 million. The debt facility consists of a staged $70 million term loan and a $5 million revolving line of credit, expandable up to $20 million.
|03/29/2019 - 13:22||
New model predicts substantial reduction of malaria transmitting mosquitoes in a West African country using gene-drive technologies
In much of sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is a huge public health burden. Burkina Faso is one of the worst afflicted countries with an estimated 7.9 million clinical cases of malaria in 2017, causing in the region of 28,000 deaths mainly in children under five. Worryingly, despite major investment in malaria control in this country (circa 50 million USD per year), progress has stalled (WHO World Malaria Report 2018).
|03/27/2019 - 16:57||
Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe: The first six days
MSF logistics coordinator, Guillaume Malin makes an assessment to check if the MSF vehicle can pass through the river near Chimanimani, Manicaland province, Zimbabwe, 27 March 2019.
|03/27/2019 - 15:59||
MSFs work across Venezuela
An MSF health promoter explains to people in Sifontes municipality how malaria affects the functioning of different body organs and addresses some misconceptions about the disease. Bolivar State, Venezuela, February 2019.
|03/26/2019 - 18:04||
More than a million people are struggling to rebuild their lives in flood-affected parts of
Mozambique, many of whom are in urgent need of assistance for the basics to survive. The response to the disaster caused by heavy flooding and Cyclone Idai will be simply enormous in scale. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency teams have started medical response activities, and we are scaling up with our emergency response systems fully activated.
|03/25/2019 - 20:48||
American Association for Cancer Research Announces Recipients of the 2019 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism
PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 AACR June L. Biedler Prize for Cancer Journalism in the following categories:
|03/21/2019 - 16:57||
The following press release was issued today by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
A group of academic institutions has granted a license for SHERLOCK™, the highly-sensitive, low-cost CRISPR-based diagnostic, for commercial uses in the developed world, while reserving rights to enable its broad use by organizations to serve developing nations as well as unmet public health needs in the developed world.
|03/21/2019 - 09:04||
Academic institutions grant commercial license for CRISPR-based SHERLOCK diagnostic technology in developed world, protect rights for broad use in developing world and for public health needs
Broad Institute, MIT, Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, Rutgers, Skoltech, Wageningen, UTokyo collaborate to advance use of groundbreaking diagnostic.