The Britsh healthcare company, GSK, has partnered with US biotechnology company, 23andMe. GSK now has access to their vast database of DNA to drive drug research. Here’s an overview of what this could mean for the future of pharmaceutical R&D.
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Thomas Stewart, a Programme Manager from The Mentor Initiative. He tells us about his work in malaria control and why it’s now more important than ever to eliminate malaria.
To commemorate 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, we speak to Reverend Colin Chambers, a retired Robben Island prison chaplain. From prison conditions to trivial facts, we discuss Nelson’s legacy and impact on society.
We speak with Professor Jake Baum of Imperial College London. He has been thrust in the spotlight for what the ‘Independent’ is calling a ‘major malaria breakthrough’. His team is working on trying to find a set of compounds that stop mosquitoes from contracting malaria when they bite an infected person.
Anti-malaria drug Tafenoquine comes under fire after claims of neuropsychiatric side effects, NIH researchers block parasites entering the bloodstream, Jigawa distributes 3.5 million mosquito nets, Nigeria loses 300 billion Naira to malaria and the Malaria World Congress calls on the global community to work together.
The PMI VectorLink Project is equipping countries to plan and implement sustainable Indoor Residual Spraying programs and other life-saving malaria control interventions. I wanted to know what’s changed in the malaria field and what they are currently doing to end malaria.
In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Fiona Nicholson from The Portsmouth Grammar School who organised a fundraising event titled ‘Sing For Uganda’. In the latter part of this interview, we speak with Ingrid from the Portsmouth Gospel Choir.
The Malaria World Congress comes to a end, the Statement of Action is announced, Olivia Ngou Zangue discusses the role of communities in achieving sustainable health and Peter Sands talks on the urgent need to step up the fight against malaria.