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Using weather data to defeat malaria

Using weather data to defeat malaria

The connection between climate and health is undeniable. Changing weather patterns increase transmission risk of mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria. By using data to time and target interventions, we can turn weather obstacles into opportunities.  A changing climate is a threat to human health. Increases in severe weather events – like cyclones Fani in East India …

Don’t divert malaria funds into other activities as we fight COVID-19 – Stakeholders told

Don’t divert malaria funds into other activities as we fight COVID-19 – Stakeholders told

As the world commemorates this year’s World Malaria Day (WMD) tomorrow, April 25, a call has been made to all stakeholders not to divert funds set aside for activities such as prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of malaria into other activities since this would have serious implications for the elimination of malaria or even lead …

PRESS STATEMENT

PRESS STATEMENT

World Malaria Day 2020 April 24, Accra – World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25th April every year, is a global event to create awareness on the control and elimination of malaria. The day also serves as a time to take stock of the gains made so far on malaria control and the gaps …

PRESS STATEMENT

PRESS STATEMENT

World Malaria Day 2020 April 24, Accra – World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25th April every year, is a global event to create awareness on the control and elimination of malaria. The day also serves as a time to take stock of the gains made so far on malaria control and the gaps …

Low-cost imaging system poised to provide automatic mosquito tracking

Low-cost imaging system poised to provide automatic mosquito tracking

Mosquito-transmitted diseases such as malaria, dengue and yellow fever are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response. “A remote system like ours can …

Genetic variation not an obstacle to gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes

Genetic variation not an obstacle to gene drive strategy to control mosquitoes

New research from entomologists at UC Davis clears a potential obstacle to using CRISPR-Cas9 “gene drive” technology to control mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever and Zika. The idea is to create genetically engineered mosquitoes (GEM) that either fail to reproduce, reducing the mosquito population, or that resist carrying viruses and parasites …

Novel compound sparks new malaria treatment hope

Novel compound sparks new malaria treatment hope

A novel class of antimalarial compounds that can effectively kill malaria parasites has been developed by Australian and US researchers. In preclinical testing, the compounds were effective against different species of malaria parasites, including the deadly Plasmodium falciparum, and at multiple stages of the parasite lifecycle. The compounds target a previously unexplored parasite pathway and …