WHO fails to recognise ‘socio-cultural’ context of communities in vaccine trials, scientists make genome assembly from DNA of single mosquito and researchers find that a parasite’s genome organisation correlates with its virulence.
The Global Fund seeks $14 billion to fund its disease work, a vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results and the Anopheles Stephensi mosquito is found in Ethiopia.
The University of Florida develops ‘spit test’ for malaria, a new study shows that Tafenoquine is ‘safe and effective’ for the prevention of malaria and the threat of antimalarial drug resistance.
The fight against the world’s deadliest diseases can be won with sustained investment, malaria is over-diagnosed in Nigeria and scientists in Japan find that baculovirus can destroy liver-stage parasites.
Uzbekistan declared ‘malaria-free’ by WHO, Australian veterans ‘no better off’ after a Senate inquiry into Mefloquine, a UN Biodiversity Conference decides not to ban ‘gene drives’ and Longleat Safari Park close penguin enclosure following malaria outbreak.
The Ugandan Ministry of Health announces plans to use Rapid Diagnostic Kits to detect malaria, Kenyan governors say that medical equipment from state-owned ‘Kemsa’ is faulty and a married couple from Indonesia nearly recover from monkey malaria.