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Guardian To Host Online Conversation On Drug-Resistant Malaria

On July 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. UK time (8 a.m. to 10 a.m. EDT), The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” will host an online conversation addressing the challenges to treating artemisinin-resistant malaria and preventing the spread of the disease. “[W]hat are the ways to tackle drug resistant…

Despite Challenges, Malaria Eradication Is Practical Policy Option

In a post in The Lancet Global Health, Jenny Liu of the University of California, San Francisco’s Global Health Group and colleagues examine malaria eradication efforts, highlighting progress made against the disease and writing, “This progress is encouraging, but is worldwide eradication of human malaria possible? If so, is it…

World’s Poorest Children Twice As Likely To Contract Malaria As Least Poor Children

“The poorest children in the world’s most impoverished communities are twice as likely to contract malaria as the least poor, according to a new study published in the Lancet medical journal Wednesday,” VOA News reports. “Researchers say the study, led by Britain’s Durham University and the London School of Hygiene…

Gates Blog Publishes Father’s Day Collection

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimist” blog features a collection of current and past posts in recognition of Father’s Day, observed in the U.S. this year on Sunday, June 16. Included in the series is a post by Doulaye Kone, a senior program officer for sanitation technologies and…

The Atlantic Examines China’s Role In Counterfeit Medicines, Medical Aid In Africa

Noting “[a] small but growing body of evidence partly faults China for the massive upswing in counterfeit medications in Africa,” The Atlantic examines whether “the Chinese pharmaceutical industry [can] overcome its reputation for producing bogus medicine.” The magazine describes China’s role in the discovery of artemisinin and the resulting artemisinin…

The Guardian Publishes Articles As Part Of International Development Journalism Competition

The Guardian’s “Global Development Professionals Network” has published a series of articles as part of its 2013 International Development Journalism competition. The article topics vary and include sexual abuse among children during war, food security among children, China’s role in a post-2015 global health agenda, substandard Chinese medicines in Africa…

PMI Increasing Global Response To Counterfeit Antimalarial Drugs

In an update from the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer said PMI “is greatly concerned by the scourge of counterfeit and substandard drugs, and is increasing its financial and programmatic support to technical and regulatory capacities in partner countries. PMI is also urging…

Malaria No More To Employ Social Media In Upcoming Fundraising Campaign

The Financial Times profiles how Malaria No More is utilizing social media in its Power of One fundraising campaign to be launched later this year. The campaign will ask donors to contribute $1, the cost of a malaria diagnostic test and a pediatric course of treatment, according to the newspaper.…

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