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Protease inhibitor therapy doesn't reduce the risk of malaria for HIV-positive pregnant women

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) based on the protease inhibitor lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) does not reduce the risk of malaria among pregnant women living with HIV, research published in the online

Published
17 July 2014
By
Michael Carter
UNITAID approves grants of $160 million, for hepatitis C, MDR-TB and malaria drugs

Breakthrough new medicines for hepatitis C and drug-resistant TB and largest-yet global programme for seasonal malaria chemoprevention to be made available for low- and middle-income countries as part of $160 million of new grants funded by UNITAID

Published
07 May 2014
From
UNITAID
Malaria vaccine: Hopes rise for 2015 target after successful trials

Vaccine that nearly halved cases among children aged between five and seven months could save millions in worst-hit countries.

Published
08 October 2013
From
The Guardian
Insecticide-treated bed nets critical to global elimination of filariasis

An international team of scientists have demonstrated that a simple, low-cost intervention holds the potential to eradicate a debilitating tropical disease that threatens nearly 1.4 billion people in more than six dozen countries.

Published
22 August 2013
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Ugandan App for Pain-Free Malaria Test

Matibabu uses a custom-made portable device called a matiscope, which is connected to a smartphone, to do a rapid diagnostic test. The user’s finger is inserted into the matiscope, and the application uses a red light to penetrate the skin and detect the red blood cells.

Published
13 August 2013
From
Inter Press Service
Malaria and HIV Spike as Greece Cuts Healthcare Spending

Greece's budgetary ax fell unduly hard on its healthcare sector, which was slated to grow at around 4 percent annually, but which has instead been jolted by a series of wage freezes, firings, and drug rationing programs.

Published
16 May 2013
From
The Atlantic
Canada commits cash to Global Fund against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

Canada’s Minister of International Co-operation Julian Fantino on Monday provided another $20 million to the Global Fund to support affordable medicines facilities for malaria.

Published
15 May 2013
From
Toronto Star
Malaria Bednet Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa Is About Half of What Is Needed

Of the approximately 80 million insecticide-treated nets distributed through Global Fund–supported programmes in 2012, about 66 million (73%) went to sub-Saharan African countries. This is well below half the 150 million insecticide-treated nets that the World Health Organisation estimates are needed annually to protect all populations at risk of malaria in this region.

Published
09 April 2013
From
Global Fund Observer
Follow-up study describes declining efficacy of malaria vaccine candidate over 4 years

Long-term follow-up of a phase II study from KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Oxford University researchers in Kenya shows that the efficacy of a malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S, wanes over time and varies with exposure to the malaria parasite.

Published
21 March 2013
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Lopinavir/ritonavir equivalent to nevirapine in Ugandan children

A ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (LPV/r)-based regimen achieved a comparable rate of virologic suppression when compared to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI)-based regimen in HIV-infected Ugandan children at 48

Published
14 March 2013
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
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