Welcome to the second instalment of ‘Twitter Tuesday’, our six-week saga of Twitter fun. Every Tuesday, we will be sharing our five favourite tweets of the week.
One topic dominates the Twitter trends this week: tafenoquine. The drug, approved by the FDA, is featured on a variety of news networks from around the world. Here’s the latest on that and other exciting news from Twitter this week.
Malaria No More UK
A phenomenal achievement in the malaria community, a new drug to treat the recurring form of malaria which makes 8.5 million people ill each year! #MalariaMustDie #EndMalaria #ReadyToBeatMalariahttps://t.co/lartGB3r2J
— Malaria No More UK (@malarianomoreuk) 23 July 2018
GSK: The Maker of Tafenoquine
— GSK (@GSK) 21 July 2018
The Telegraph’s Coverage
New malaria treatment paves way for eradication https://t.co/08GXeno8lo
— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) 23 July 2018
Cocaine or Malaria Drug?
Nice interview with @FMeasham, discussing the important work that @WeAreTheLoopUK carry out across the UK..“We’ve had people sold ketamine instead of cocaine, ground up malaria tablets sold as cocaine and ecstasy tablets made of plaster of Paris,”https://t.co/Zjab9c1BRY
— Centre for Addictive Behaviours Research (@CABR_LSBU) 24 July 2018
The Commonwealth and Malaria
With a majority of all malaria cases occurring across #ourCommonwealth leaders it’s only right that Commonwealth leaders have made the incredible commitment to halve malaria across the Commonwealth by 2023. #MalariaMustDie so millions can live pic.twitter.com/GUw1NzV1JU
— Malaria Must Die (@malariamustdie) 23 July 2018
That’s our pick for Tuesday the 24th of July. Be sure to check back next week for our third edition of ‘Twitter Tuesday’