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NIH Begins Clinical Trial To Evaluate Malaria Drug As Potential Therapy For COVID-19

NIH: NIH clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, a potential therapy for COVID-19, begins “A clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adults hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has begun, with the first participants now enrolled in Tennessee. The Outcomes Related to COVID-19 treated…

Media Outlets Discuss COVID-19 Research, Scientific Developments, Including Launch Of Human Trials For Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates

The Hill: Human testing beginning on second coronavirus vaccine candidate (Klar, 4/7). PRI: Research on COVID-19 vaccine shows unique global collaboration, says Ebola vaccine scientist (Woolf, 4/7). Reuters: Novavax to start human trial for novel coronavirus vaccine (Hussain/Joseph, 4/8). Science Magazine: Former FDA leaders decry emergency authorization of malaria drugs…

GHIT Fund Announces New Investments To Develop Drugs, Vaccines, Diagnostics For Malaria, TB, NTDs

Global Health Innovative Technology Fund: GHIT Fund Announces New Investments: A Total of 3.29 Billion Yen in Drugs for Malaria, Tuberculosis, Chagas Disease, Lymphatic Filariasis, and Onchocerciasis, Vaccines for Malaria, and Diagnostics for Leishmaniasis and Mycetoma “The Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund announced today a total of 3.29 billion…

More News In Global Health

CBS: Transcript: Dr. David Heymann discusses coronavirus on “Face the Nation,” March 29, 2020 (3/29). CNN: Yes, we long have referred to disease outbreaks by geographic places. Here’s why we shouldn’t anymore (Kaur, 3/28). CNN: Her husband died. Then his family shaved her head and made her strip beside his…

Changing Weather Patterns To Increase Malaria Deaths, WHO Says

Devex: How climate change threatens the fight against malaria “Despite being one of the oldest diseases in the world, malaria also remains one of the deadliest, killing 400,000 people — mostly children — every year. That is fueled in part by its ability to develop resistance to man-made drugs and…

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Borgen Magazine: The Global Health Security Act (Hill, 3/19). The Economist: Africans with disabilities are at higher risk of HIV (3/19). Forbes: New Push To Fight Biggest Global Killer Of Kids (Mohn, 3/19). Foreign Policy: Coronavirus in the Corridors of Power (Palder/MacKinnon, 3/18). The Hill: Women and the hidden burden…

More Opinions In Global Health

The Conversation: Newborns in developing countries need better protection from common bacteria Ziyaad Dangor and Sanjay Lala, associate professors at the University of the Witwatersrand (3/18). The Conversation: Why the elimination of malaria needs much greater involvement of women Damaris Matoke-Muhia, senior research scientist with the Kenya Medical Research Institute…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Christian Science Monitor: A pandemic’s generous responders Editorial Board “In a pandemic, everyone is a responder, even if he or she is self-isolating. Yet for many people during the coronavirus outbreak, the response has been outward. According to the research group Candid, global giving to combat the outbreak and deal…

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CNBC Africa: Rwanda is deploying this new weapon in fight against malaria (3/12). Devex: Conflicting partner demands a challenge for Australia’s new development policy (Cornish, 3/13). Devex: Can a wave of innovation bring an end to sickle cell disease in sight? (Adepoju, 3/13). The Lancet: Rethinking period poverty (Cousins, 3/14).