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Wolbachia-Infected Mosquitoes, Bed Nets With Combination Chemical Treatments Help Reduce Dengue, Malaria, Separate Studies Presented At ASTMH Meeting Show

Devex: Malaria: New chemical formulation for bed nets shows promising results “Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets have been a lifesaving tool against malaria, but increased resistance against pyrethroids — the key chemical ingredient used — had researchers looking for alternatives or adjustments. Now, they may have found one. In a major…

Gates Foundation, China Sign MoU For Cooperation On TB Prevention, Control Efforts

Xinhua: China, Gates Foundation sign MoU on tuberculosis prevention, control “China’s National Health Commission (NHC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the prevention and control of tuberculosis. Aiming to promote new tools, technologies, and strategies to counter the epidemic, the…

Some Homemade, Traditional Soups Have Antimalarial Properties, Research Shows

AFP: Mum knows best: Homemade soup may fight malaria “…A new study suggests that certain homemade broths — made from chicken, beef, or even just vegetables — might have properties that can help fight malaria. Researcher Jake Baum of Imperial College London asked children from diverse cultural backgrounds at state-funded…

More News In Global Health

AP: Aid group reopens hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen (11/19). BBC: A million faulty condoms recalled in Uganda (11/19). Bloomberg: Global Infrastructure Partners Seeks $5 Billion for Debut Emerging-Markets Fund (Tan, 11/18). CIDRAP News: Skipping measles vaccine tied to triple risk of disease spread (Schnirring, 11/18). SciDev.Net: Pakistan…

Opinion Pieces Propose Steps To Address Visual Impairment Globally

BBC: Why do billions of people still not have glasses? Tim Harford, presenter for 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy “…Nowadays we take glasses for granted — in the developed world, at least. … In less developed countries, however, the picture is very different — and only recently did…