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Global Fund Board Hails Recovery in Fight Against HIV, TB and Malaria After COVID-19 Setbacks, Commits to Strengthen Investments in Climate-Resilient Health Systems

News and Press Release:  Source: Global Fund Posted: 19 Nov 2023  Originally published: 19 Nov 2023 GENEVA – The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held its 50th meeting this week in Geneva, Switzerland. Two months after the release of the Global Fund’s [Results Report[(https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/results/), Board […]


Tracking malaria parasites using genomics surveillance

                                           Prof Isabella Oyier, leading Molecular Biologist, Associate Professor and Head of Bioscience at the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kenya.   Malaria remains a major global health priority and […]


RTS,S vaccine pilot: 13% mortality reduction fuels hope for malaria control

7 November 2023 6 min read by David Holmes Four years since the first children received the world’s first malaria vaccine as part of routine immunisation programmes, important questions about the real-world impact of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine are being answered. A substantial reduction in deaths from all causes in […]


Malaria is spreading, but we can stop it

Climate change is hastening the disease but medicine is catching up! A second malaria vaccine is rolling out and in bigger numbers (Image credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP via Getty Images) The mosquito-borne illness malaria has been spreading wider and faster as the climate changes. The disease can kill up to 600,000 […]

Malaria parasite gene could be effective drug target to block transmission

A newly discovered gene in the malaria parasite could be a good target for future drugs aimed at preventing disease transmission. The gene, discovered by Imperial College London researchers, is crucial for the development of the infectious stage of the malaria parasite. It also has unique features that could make […]


Gates Foundation Helps mRNA Vaccine Development in Africa

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced last week that it will invest $40 million in African drug makers. The money will help produce new messenger RNA vaccines in Africa. The continent’s people were the last to receive vaccinations against COVID-19 during the pandemic. The foundation said that its investment […]


First malaria vaccine slashes early childhood mortality

24 OCT 2023 1:50 PM ET By: MEREDITH WADMAN Huge analysis of RTS,S in Africa shows it decreased toddler deaths by 13% In a major analysis in Africa, the first vaccine approved to fight malaria cut deaths among young children by 13% over nearly 4 years, the World Health Organization […]

Atovaquone “chemical vaccine” for malaria could be more feasible than thought

Johns Hopkins researchers looking to develop a long-acting, injectable malaria preventive using atovaquone have shown in a new study that resistance may not be the challenge scientists thought it was, particularly when using atovaquone as a malaria preventive. Malaria parasites in infected patients being treated with atovaquone tend to develop […]

Why aren’t we moving faster on malaria vaccines?

By Jonny Thomson October 18, 2023   The WHO says the vaccine is a breakthrough – but it will have to wait. With so much attention focused on the explosion of progress in artificial intelligence, you’d be forgiven for missing just how incredible the progress has been in medical science, too. […]

WHO releases new list of essential diagnostics; new recommendations for hepatitis E virus tests, personal use glucose meters

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its 2023 Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), which is an evidence-based register of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) that supports countries to make national diagnostic choices. This year’s list includes two firsts: Inclusion of three tests for hepatitis E virus (HEV), including a rapid test to aid […]