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New Report Examines DOD’s Infectious Disease Efforts Related to Global Health

The Kaiser Family Foundation today released a new report, titled “The U.S. Department of Defense and Global Health: Infectious Disease Efforts,” that “provid[es] an overview of the Department of Defense’s infectious disease efforts related to global health,” according to an email alert. “The report looks at how the department’s infectious…

Political Will Needed To Fight Malaria In Developing Countries

In a Foreign Affairs “Snapshots” feature, investigative journalist and author Sonia Shah examines why malaria persists in Africa, noting, “despite a $2 billion-a-year global campaign, the mosquito-borne disease still infects some 300 million people a year in [the impoverished tropics] and causes over half a million deaths, most of them…

Malaria Deaths In Chad Nearly Double This Year, Aid Groups Say

“Malaria deaths have nearly doubled in Chad this year, with 2,057 fatalities registered so far and around 780,000 cases diagnosed, aid groups say,” IRIN reports. “Erratic rainfall with intermittent dry spells may have encouraged the breeding of mosquitoes and the development of larvae into adult insects,” but [h]ealth experts are…

Gates Foundation Sets Sights On Stopping Spread Of Drug-Resistant Malaria

Seattle Times: Gates Foundation battling big new threat in malaria fight “…With more than $2 billion committed, the [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] is the leading private supporter of research into new treatments, vaccines, diagnostic tools, disease mapping, and other weapons to fight malaria. This research should help the foundation…

Innovation, Collaborative Leadership Can End Malaria

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: Out of Collaborative Leadership Comes Innovation — How We Will Beat Malaria James Whiting, executive director of Malaria No More U.K., discusses the importance and power of collaborative leadership and innovation in ending malaria (7/9).

Several Studies On Malaria Show Potential New Ways To Prevent Infection

News outlets discuss recently published research on malaria. New York Times: A Call to Fight Malaria One Mosquito at a Time by Altering DNA “…In papers published Thursday in the journals Science and eLife, scientists and policy experts propose fighting malaria in a new way: by genetically engineering the mosquitoes…

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