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Novartis To Partner With OneWorld Health To Develop Diarrhea Drug

“Swiss drug company Novartis AG and the Institute for OneWorld Health, a nonprofit group, will announce this week a partnership to discover drugs for a type of diarrhea that kills about 1.6 million children each year in the developing world,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

Newsweek, Boston Globe Examine Ways To Combat Mosquito-Borne Illness

Newsweek Examines Efforts To Stop Disease Spread By Genetically Modifing Mosquitoes Newsweek examines the genetic modification of mosquitoes in an effort to stem the spread of dengue fever and malaria. Dengue fever, which is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, “is spreading fast,” according to the magazine, with more than…

Malaria Cases Reported In Cambodian Public Facilities Drop More Than 50%

There was more than a 50 percent drop in the total number of malaria cases reported by public facilities in Cambodia between 2003 and 2008, according to the National Centre for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control’s annual report, which was released on Tuesday, the Phnom Penh Post reports.

Lancet Studies Examine Aspects Of Global Health Funding

“Global health funding boosted by private donors has quadrupled since 1990, but the extra money has not always gone to the right countries and diseases, according to a pair of studies released Friday,” in the journal Lancet, AFP/Google.com reports.

International Scientists’ Network To Map Drug-Resistant Malaria

PTI/Hindu reports on the Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN) – an “international network of malaria scientists,” which will be “established to map the emergence of resistance” to malaria drugs and “guide global efforts to control and eradicate the disease.”

Global Post Articles Examine Malaria Worldwide

Global Post examines the quest for an effective vaccine to fight malaria. According to Global Post, “epidemiologists are pinning their hopes on a malaria vaccine” because “[k]illing mosquitoes, or avoiding bites, is an imprecise solution to malaria.”