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The Beginning of the End of Malaria

Martin Edlund | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Martin Edlund

Bold goal-setting and sustained global commitment have cut malaria deaths by 60 percent over the past 15 years, and momentum is building to rid the world of this deadly disease once and for all. Last week, that effort shifted into high gear.

The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria -- and Won a Nobel

The Conversation US | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
The Conversation US

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 -- a covert operation launched by the Chinese government and headed by a young Chinese medical researcher by the name of Tu Youyou -- discovered what has been the most powerful and effective anti-malarial drug therapy to date.

More Than 1 Million Malaria Cases Per Year Due to African Dams, Study Finds

Peter Bosshard | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The connection between dams and malaria has long been known. The stagnant water of reservoirs and the puddles along their shorelines create perfect conditions for the Anopheles mosquito, which transmits malaria, to breed. Yet until now, the problem has never been comprehensively examined.

Why Every Dollar Counts for Global Health

Deborah Derrick | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

Every dollar in the 2016 replenishment will count in the Global Fund's efforts to create a healthy environment, which in turn will serve as a building block for so many other improvements to our society.

17. Million. Lives.

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Many more lives are still at risk. We must seize the momentum, embrace ambition and move faster to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics.

The Tide Is Turning In The War Against Malaria

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.18.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Death rates from malaria have plunged by 60 percent in the past 15 year...

Malaria Deaths Drop By 60% Since 2000: UN

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Rates of death from malaria have plunged by 60 percent in the past 15 years, meaning more than 6 million lives have been ...

The Vulnerability Box: An Interview With Dr. Phaik Yeong Cheah

Cameron Conaway | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Pregnant women with malaria are not given the most effective drugs during their first trimester. Why? It's contraindicated.

Progress on Health, but Not Fast Enough

Melinda Gates | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Melinda Gates

By continuing to invest in these and other proven interventions -- especially those aimed at saving newborns during their vulnerable first month -- we can use the next 15 years to cut the child-mortality rate by half again. But let's face it: What we really want for children -- for our own children, for anyone's children -- is not simply to survive, but to thrive.

What I Really Want for My Birthday, and Why You Might Want the Same Thing

Eric Friedman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Eric Friedman

It seems like a good strategy to design my birthday wish to help others. A simple way to do this might be for me to buy presents for other people. But I'd prefer an approach that doesn't just help others, but helps them as much as possible.

Meet the 17-Year-Old Founder of Malaria Free World

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Kritika Singh is a force. Of all the people I've met in the anti-malaria sector she is the one that most inspires me.

Burma's Other Silent Struggle: Malaria

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

All is not silent in Burma. There's malaria. Drug-resistant malaria, to be exact. It's the other silent struggle, and very few are talking about it.

While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let's Eliminate Malaria Deaths

Terrie E. Taylor | Posted 08.11.2015 | Health News
Terrie E. Taylor

The malaria parasite is a formidable and wily foe. It has become deeply entrenched, and bobs and weaves through both its hosts -- man and mosquito -- with impunity. Within minutes of its injection into the skin by the bite of a female mosquito, it vanishes into the liver, becoming the proverbial needle in a haystack for seven to 14 days.

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Get A Mosquito Bite

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living

  It's the height of summer, and naturally we're going on hikes, camping trips and hanging out in our backyards. And the mosquitoes are loving i...

World's First Malaria Vaccine Gets Green Light From EU Drug Regulators

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it ...

The Woman Determined to End Drug-Resistant Malaria

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Dr. Sara Canavati is a senior research scientist and infectious diseases epidemiologist. She's been conducting clinical trials and malaria studies in the Greater Mekong subregion for the last 12 years.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Resisting Resistance: What's Next in the Fight Against Malaria?

Cameron Conaway | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Cameron Conaway

Is there a promising new drug or combination of drugs on the horizon? I asked Professor Nicholas Day, Director of the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Thailand.

Science Can Change the World

Feike Sijbesma | Posted 07.01.2015 | Science
Feike Sijbesma

The challenges we face in the decades ahead are many (just think about inequality, or climate change or the fact that still around 800 million people go to bed hungry every day), there is every reason to be positive. Why?

Protecting the World's Children From Climate Change

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 07.06.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

At WHO we estimate that the vast majority of deaths will be among malnourished children, children who contract malaria, and children who have diarrhea. Air pollution triggers pneumonia (one of the world's top killers of children under 5) and asthma, which already affects around 300 million people worldwide. So what can we do?

The Secret to Making Yourself Happier? Give Your Money Away

Andreas Mogensen | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Andreas Mogensen

Giving our money to help others can be a source of personal satisfaction that outweighs whatever minor frustrations we might experience from having less money to spend on ourselves.

Fighting Malaria Is Going to Take More Than Just Nets

Utibe Effiong | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Utibe Effiong

In January, the New York Times highlighted how insecticide treated nets meant to protect people from mosquitoes and malaria are now being used to haul fish in Africa. Among those using these nets to catch fish, hunger today is a bigger risk than malaria tomorrow.

Looking Ahead for Global Health

Michael Møller | Posted 05.27.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

The World Health Organization estimates that around 198 million people contract malaria, and that over half a million die every year. If we take a step back and digest these numbers, we are looking at over 1,000 people dying every day, most of them children. In fact, the WHO says that every minute a child dies from malaria. How is this acceptable?

Malaria Vaccine Isn't 'Perfect' But Will Help Save Children's Lives

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 04.30.2015 | Impact

LONDON (AP) — The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very we...

Together We Can Eradicate Malaria

Hauke Hillebrandt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Hauke Hillebrandt

With the passing of World Malaria Day on Saturday, it's a good time to reflect on the spread of malaria and what can be done about it.