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Wednesday
Apr232014

Improving the Radical Cure of Plasmodium vivax Malaria

In response to an article, “Efficacy of Three Different Regimens of Primaquine for the Prevention of Relapses of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in the Amazon Basin of Peru” by Durand et al., Professor Ric Price (Menzines Institute for Health Research) offers further insight on a strategies for the safe and reliable radical cure for P. vivax, by using examples outside of Africa.

Read the free full text article here.

Wednesday
Apr232014

A virtual Special Issue on malaria in anticipation of World Malaria Day 

In anticipation of World Malaria Day, April 25, 2014, the journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease has assembled a virtual Special Issue on malaria.

The virtual Special Issue contains 11 articles that will be freely accessible for a limited period of time. 

Read the articles in the Special Issue here.

Wednesday
Apr232014

Efficacy and Safety of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine for Treatment of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in Endemic Countries: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies Efficacy and Safety of Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine forTreatment of Plasmodium vivax Malaria in EndemicCountries: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies

A meta-analysis of available evidence on the efficacy of dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine
(DHP) in treating uncomplicated Plasmodium vivax malaria in people living in endemic countries.
Wednesday
Apr232014

Global malaria efforts: Progress made, but challenges loom ahead

Wednesday
Apr232014

Indonesia's Mimika targeted to malaria-free in 2018

New subnational elimination targets set for Indonesia.

Read The Jakarta Post article here. 

Wednesday
Apr232014

Geographical variation in Plasmodium vivax relapse

A global review of reports of P. vivax relapse in patients not treated with a radical cure was conducted.

Read the Malaria Journal abstract here

Thursday
Apr172014

Malaria Consortium Learning Paper: “Moving towards malaria elimination” in Cambodia

A learning paper entitled ‘Moving towards malaria elimination: developing innovative tools for malaria surveillance in Cambodia’ reflects on Malaria Consortium’s experience developing a diverse set of tools to improve malaria surveillance and provide information to national and district staff to bolster the national malaria programme.


These surveillance tools included a mix of routine reporting systems using eHealth and mobile phone-based (mHealth) solutions to allow improved data gathering and monitoring of outbreaks, individual malaria cases and stock levels of malaria supplies.


Read more about malaria surveillance systems in Cambodia here

Thursday
Apr172014

The essential role of infection detection technologies for malaria elimination and eradication

An article published April 10  in Trends in Parasitology has reviewed recent research on epidemiology and biology related to malaria elimination and operational factors that influence malaria elimination & eradication strategies.
Read the full text and download the pdf here.

Thursday
Apr172014

Malaria burden and control in Bangladesh and prospects for elimination: an epidemiological and economic assessment 

A cost-effectiveness study of the cost per insecticide-treated net per person in Bangladesh, as part of the National Malaria Control Program, has been published in The Lancet. The results show malaria elimination as the only option to addressing malaria-related mortality, and that crucial funding the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria provide for the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). 

Download the pdf here.

Thursday
Apr172014

Treatment and relapse prevention of Plasmodium vivax malaria

A new article in the 22–28 March issue of The Lancet has the results of a multicenter, double-blind, phase 2b clinical trial on the dose–response, safety, and tolerability of single-dose tafenoquine plus 3-day chloroquine for P vivax malaria radical cure. The article will be freely available on Malaria Nexus during the coming three months.

It can be downloaded here via Malaria Nexus.

Thursday
Apr172014

Surveillance of antimalarial drug resistance in China in the 1980s–1990s

Researchers from the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases in Shanghai, China, have published a paper on the assessment of the chloroquine resistance of P. falciparum in eight provinces/autonomous regions endemic for falciparum malaria in China during an investigative period between 1980 and 2003.
Read the full paper in Infectious Diseases and Poverty journal here.

Thursday
Apr172014

Congenital malaria in China

A literature review documenting congenital malaria cases in China has been published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases on March 13. The review searched three Chinese journal databases, concentrating on data from 1915 through 2011, and findings suggest a knowledge gap in neonates born to mothers with a history of malaria might improve from increased surveillance.
Read the full article here.

Thursday
Apr172014

Integrating rapid risk mapping and mobile phone call record data for strategic malaria elimination planning

As part of the ongoing Malaria Journal series entitled, Towards malaria eliminationthis February 10 article details successful malaria control programmes re-orientate towards elimination in Namibia. It highlights the identification of transmission foci, targeting of attack measures to high-risk areas and management of importation risk as high priorities for malaria elimination. 

Read the Malaria Journal article here

Thursday
Feb272014

Investment in malaria elimination: a leap of faith in need of direction

Read full text article in The Lancet Global Health here.

Thursday
Feb272014

On the road to eliminate malaria in Sri Lanka: lessons from history, challenges, gaps in knowledge and research needs

Full Malaria Journal article here.

Thursday
Feb272014

The bionomics of the malaria vector Anopheles farauti in Northern Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands: issues for successful vector control

Full Malaria Journal article download here.

Tuesday
Jan282014

Malaria in overseas labourers returning to China: an analysis of imported malaria in Jiangsu Province, 2001-2011

Read the full Malaria Journal article here.

Wednesday
Jan222014

High prevalence of asymptomatic malaria in south-eastern Bangladesh

View the Malaria Journal article here.

Wednesday
Jan222014

Malaria and Severe Anemia: Thinking beyond Plasmodium falciparum

In response to the PLOS Medicine study, Major burden of severe anemia from non-Falciparum malaria in species in Southern Papua: A hospital-based surveillance study, Dr. Gosling and Dr. Hsiang discuss the importance of interventions targeted at P. vivax and mixed parasite infections, especially in light of new evidence suggesting that mixed infection may cause higher burden of anemia.

View the response in PLOS Medicine here.

Wednesday
Jan222014

Major Burden of Severe Anemia from Non-Falciparum Malaria Species in Southern Papua: A Hospital-Based Surveillance Study

View the PLOS Medicine article here.