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Kidney health is key to surviving malaria

Kidney health is key to surviving malaria 

Researchers have revealed how maintaining good kidney health can stop dangerous parasites from entering the body and weakening the immune system.  A research team from...
Poor insecticide policy led to unnecessary malaria cases 

Poor insecticide policy led to unnecessary malaria cases 

A new study by University College Cork shows poor insecticide policy resulted in thousands of unnecessary malaria cases.  Malaria is a serious infection spread by...
New malaria vaccination could be deployed by 2023

New malaria vaccination could be deployed by 2023

A new malaria vaccination, developed by the University of Oxford, could be launched in 2023 after trials find it to be 80% effective.  The new...
How a malaria treatment is saving money and lives 

How a malaria treatment is saving money and lives 

The University of Bergen has found that a malaria treatment, prophylactic antimalarials (PDMC), is cost-effective and saves children’s lives.  In sub-Saharan Africa, young children become...
Tropical Infectious Disease Consortium awarded £1.6 million

Tropical Infectious Disease Consortium awarded £1.6 million

The Tropical Infectious Disease Consortium has received important funding from the Medical Research Council, which will accelerate research into tuberculosis and malaria.  The Tropical Infectious...
mosquito nets

Mosquito nets prevent 40% of child deaths from malaria

A groundbreaking 22-year study has unveiled the effectiveness of mosquito nets, finding that the relatively inexpensive malaria prevention equipment can significantly increase a child’s...
Over one million African children receive first vaccine for malaria

Over one million African children receive first vaccine for malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that over one million children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have received one or more doses of...
preventable infectious diseases

GLIDE: Eradicating preventable infectious diseases of poverty

Health Europa speaks to Simon Bland, CEO of GLIDE, about the institution’s efforts to eliminate preventable infectious diseases of poverty and why a collective,...
Discovery of key protein in malaria parasite leads to novel treatment opportunity

Discovery of key protein in malaria parasite leads to novel treatment opportunity

A team has discovered a protein that plays a key biological role in a malaria parasite; this finding could lead to novel treatment options. The...
malaria vaccine

WHO: Distribution crucial to malaria vaccine success

In an exciting development for modern medicine, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that it recommends the rollout of the world's first...
malaria transmission

Malaria transmission potentially eradicated with discovery of new microbe

A team of scientists in Kenya has uncovered a new microbe that may effectively mitigate malaria transmission, creating new methods to combat the deadly...
infection-control-malaria

Infection control efforts could be hindered by asymptomatic malaria

People infected with malaria who do not exhibit symptoms pose a hidden risk to infection control efforts, new research has shown. Researchers from the Infectious...
Prototype microscope teaches itself settings for diagnosing malaria

Prototype microscope teaches itself settings for diagnosing malaria

Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that has taught itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial...
Novel compound can interrupt malaria parasite's lifecycle

Novel compound can interrupt malaria parasite’s lifecycle

Scientists have proven that a novel compound inhibits key enzymes to interrupt the malaria parasite's lifecycle in human organisms and prevents transmission to vector...
Breakthrough monkey malaria study offers cure for relapsing malaria

Breakthrough monkey malaria study offers cure for relapsing malaria

A breakthrough in monkey malaria research by University of Otago, New Zealand, could help scientists diagnose and treat a form of relapsing malaria. Published in...
Discover how millions has been donated to accelerate malaria elimination efforts

Discover how millions has been donated to accelerate malaria elimination efforts

Tableau, Mapbox, Exasol, and Alteryx commit $4.3 million (~€3.9 million) to accelerate malaria elimination efforts for more than 60 million people. Paris, France, 25 April...
Birth control methods for mosquito's – combating infectious diseases

Birth control methods for mosquitoes – combatting infectious diseases

University of Arizona, USA, have discovered a protein that prevents mosquitoes from hatching - could such birth control methods be developed into drugs for...
The World Mosquito Program: eliminating mosquito-borne diseases

The World Mosquito Program: eliminating mosquito-borne diseases

The World Mosquito Program is an indispensable tool in the global effort to eliminate infectious diseases. Scott O’Neill tells Health Europa more. What if we...
Have you heard the buzz about the new malaria prevention drugs?

Have you heard the buzz about the new malaria prevention drugs?

Researchers tested chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit malaria parasites at earlier stages & may have stumbled on new malaria prevention drugs. Chemical starting...
Time to get our malaria control efforts back on track

Time to get our malaria control efforts back on track

Malaria control efforts have stagnated after several years of global decline according to new World Malaria Report 2018 and its time to get reduction...

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