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Bipartisan Group Introduces PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill In U.S. House

Devex: PEPFAR reauthorization bill introduced “Despite concerns earlier in the year, a simple PEPFAR reauthorization bill has been introduced by a bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives. The three-and-a-half page, straightforward bill called the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, would extend the mandate of the U.S. President’s Emergency…

U.S. FDA Approves New Malaria Treatment Effective In One Dose

CNBC: Gates Foundation CEO: FDA’s approval of single-dose drug to fight malaria “Sue Desmond-Hellman, Gates Foundation CEO, talks about the importance of a new drug, Krintafel (tafenoquine) that offers hope of a radical cure for malaria. Also Desmond-Hellman shares her thought on preparing for the next pandemic threat…” (7/27). NPR:…

International Research Community Can Better Support Malaria Health Workers

Nature: Pay people to fight malaria Editorial Board “…[T]he best way to beat malaria is to ensure that every infected person can quickly reach a health worker and be given artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) … Yet health systems in many malaria-endemic nations are riddled with holes. … Malaria health workers…

More News In Global Health

International Business Times: Malaria scare grips Delhi: 75 cases reported so far outpacing dengue and chikungunya (Rai, 7/24). Nature: Malaria’s ticking time bomb (Maxmen, 7/25). Reuters: Medical aid group MSF suspends work in part of S.Sudan after office overrun (Dumo/Obulutsa, 7/24). VOA News: U.N. Launches $22M Appeal to Tackle Ethiopian…

More News In Global Health

Associated Press: Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK’d (Johnson, 7/20). BBC News: Ebola: How a killer disease was stopped in its tracks (Golding, 7/23). The Guardian: Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’ (Boseley, 7/20). The Guardian: Fifty years on, and Catholics are still in turmoil over…

PMI Releases July 2018 Newsletter

PMI: President’s Malaria Initiative Newsletter: July 2018 The newsletter contains announcements, news articles, and publications from or featured by PMI, including an announcement on the appointment of Kenneth Staley as the new U.S. global malaria coordinator, the release of PMI’s twelfth annual report to Congress, the release of PMI’s updated…

More News In Global Health

BBC News: Women fight back against Peru’s national sterilization scheme (Livingstone/Young, 7/19). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Artemisia — new hope for malaria eradication in Africa? (Landais, 7/18). Deutsche Welle: World in Progress: Disability and Disaster — making emergency plans inclusive (Rasper, 7/18). Devex: How gut health might advance global…

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