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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.

Friday
Dec132013

Evaluation of circumsporozoite protein of Plasmodium vivax to estimate its prevalence in the Republic of Korea: an observational study of incidence

View Malaria Journal article here

Thursday
Dec122013

A call to arms: on refining Plasmodium vivax microsatellite marker panels for comparing global diversity

View Malaria Journal article here

Thursday
Dec052013

PNG to push for malaria free status, with a little help

Read/listen to ABC Radio Australia's broadcase here

Monday
Dec022013

Reticulocyte-prone malaria parasites predominantly invade CD71hi immature cells: implications for the development of an in vitro culture for Plasmodium vivax

View Malaria Journal article here

Friday
Nov292013

Malaria case management in Papua New Guinea following the introduction of a revised treatment protocol

View Malaria Journal article here

Monday
Nov252013

Susceptibility of human Plasmodium knowlesi infections to anti-malarials

View Malaria Journal article here

Monday
Nov252013

Population genetics of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax and asymptomatic malaria in Temotu Province, Solomon Islands

View Malaria Journal article here

Monday
Nov182013

Africans once protected against malaria face new risk

View Business Recorder article here

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