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Malaria cases reduced by 99 per cent in Sri Lanka: study
Aug 31, 2012 According to a paper published by researchers from Sri Lanka's Anti-Malaria Campaign and the UCSF Global Health Group at PLOS ONE, an international online publication, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate the disease entirely by 2014.
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Forest conservation could reduce malaria transmission
Apr 23, 2013 Preserving the biodiversity of tropical forests could have the added benefit of cutting the spread of malaria, according to a new study.
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Grid computing guiding multi-drug discovery
May 14, 2009 Grid computing infrastructures for virtual screening are helping to fight neglected diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria, flu, polio and others. Scientists are using these high-speed, cost-effective grids to discover promising drug-like molecules to combat deadly diseases like malaria.
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Now, free access to some of India's traditional knowledge
Apr 08, 2011 The Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of India which earlier had limited access to information is now planning to release a section of their documents to common users. This move will enable researchers to develop drugs for malaria and tuberculosis through free access to some of these documents.
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Malaria vaccine may soon be a reality
Dec 11, 2008 A leading medical journal has reported that a vaccine against malaria is in its advanced stage of trial and may be the much-awaited scientific breakthrough in saving lives. Malaria kills a million people globally every year, 90% of them in Africa alone.
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Rains raise fears of malaria outbreak in Sri Lanka
Jul 01, 2009 With more rains expected this month in Sri Lanka, the fear of waterborne diseases and malaria outbreak has increased. Among the most vulnerable are people displaced by war living in pitiable conditions in camps.
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Support needed for battling Malaria in Myanmar
May 20, 2010 Malaria, a major cause of mortality in Myanmar raises concerns as huge funds are required to scale up its prevention. Combating with the disease requires immediate attention in terms of increase in number of facilities and affordability of treatment for which greater humanitarian and development aid from first world is necessary.
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Conquering lethal diseases
Jun 10, 2010 Reporting a remarkable advancement in combating the three fatal diseases, the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, Malaria, gave the credit for this achievement to the efforts of the countries themselves. While the fund’s investment has brought significant results, constant support for the programmes is crucial for tapping the health opportunities.
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Anti-mosquito drives struggle with final ten per cent: Study
Mar 31, 2011 Insecticide-treated nets have been successful in fighting malaria by reducing mosquito population by ninety per cent in countries like Tanzania. A new study however indicates that it is the last ten percent that needs to be controlled as mosquito numbers shoot up as quickly as they go down.
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UN calls for zero malaria deaths by 2015
Apr 26, 2011 On World Malaria Day celebrated yesterday, the United Nations called for sustained efforts to eradicate malarial deaths by 2015. A joint endeavour by the UN and Roll Back Malaria partnership has helped scale down malarial deaths to half in most vulnerable African countries.
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Text messages to improve malaria care
Aug 08, 2011 Simple text messages to health care workers is an inexpensive way to guide them how to properly and effectively treat African children suffering from malaria, say researchers.
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Mosquitoes develop immunity to bed nets
Aug 18, 2011 Mosquitoes are developing resistance against insecticide treated bed nets used in Africa, suggests a study from Senegal. The researchers noted a 30% increase in pesticide resistant insects after distributing 6 million bed nets in the region.
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Near-zero malarial deaths by 2015, says report
Sep 23, 2011 The Roll Back Malaria Partnership, a conglomerate of over 500 organisations involved in the fight against malaria, claims that deaths from the parasitic disease could be eliminated in the coming decade. But lack of funding and drug resistance may derail progress.
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Malaria prototype vaccine raises hope in Africa
Oct 19, 2011 An infant malaria vaccine has reduced the risk of malaria by half, reveals a year long study on 15,000 African children. Around 225 million people suffer from malaria each year resulting in 800,000 deaths globally.
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The 'big moment' in curing malaria
Oct 20, 2011 GlaxoSmithKline research head Moncef Slaoui recalls the efforts behind the new malaria vaccine that promises to save lives by millions. Focusing on cellular immunity helped beat the challenge that many thought was scientifically impossible.
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New malarial vaccine developed
Dec 21, 2011 An experimental malarial vaccine developed by British scientists shows early potential to fight many, perhaps all, strains of malarial parasite.
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Climate change to increase malaria in Himalayas
Aug 12, 2011 Climate change will shift India's malaria zone from the east coast to Himalayas in the north east, reveals a recent research. Wet and humid weather conditions with mild winters in eastern Himalayas will spur long malaria transmission periods.
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Deadly malaria strain threatens Thai-Burma border
Apr 09, 2012 Ahead of the World Malaria Day which falls on 25th April, researchers discover a rise in the number of cases of a deadly drug-resistant form of malaria at the Thai-Burma border; amid fears of an impending epidemic.
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WHO launches its T3 initiative to step up the global fight against malaria
Apr 25, 2012 As the world marks World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched its T3 initiative- Test, Treat, Track; that urges malaria-endemic countries and donors to move towards universal access to diagnostic testing and antimalarial treatment. It also calls for collaborative partnerships among donor and recipient countries to boost efforts to prevent and treat malaria.
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Government of Nepal launches new anti-malaria campaign
May 11, 2012 The Nepalese government has launched an ambitious campaign to curb the spread of malaria in high-risk parts of the country, where around 3,000 people were infected last year. Nepal is still considered one of the most malaria-prone countries in Asia.
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Malaria's conundrum: From research to policy
May 28, 2012 Between the path of research and its active implementation as policy; there is a long way. The problem is that this long process not only delays the delivery of health to people but also adds to the costs, which becomes a problem for all sides in the equation.
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Scientists hopeful of malaria free Kenya
Nov 10, 2009 Scientists in Kenya are optimistic that current technology and funding can help eliminate malaria by 2017. To meet the target, the country needs to strengthen its health systems, develop effective medicines and build human resource capacity.
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Malaria vaccine in the offing
Nov 05, 2009 Scientists have announced that they are on the threshold of inventing a malaria vaccine. Researchers, however, are skeptical of Africa’s readiness to make use of it, where most of malaria-related deaths happen.
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Footballers promote fight against malaria in Africa
Dec 04, 2009 In a continent where every thirty seconds, a child dies of malaria, celebrity footballers have joined a campaign to fight against the killer disease. The 2010 Soccer World Cup, to be held in South Africa, presents a solid opportunity for raising mass awareness about it.
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Sex intervention combats malaria
Dec 23, 2009 Interfering with the sex lives of the malaria spreading mosquitoes can be helpful in combating the disease. Scientists have shown that the insects can only mate successfully if the male is able to seal his sperm inside the female using a "mating plug".
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Breakthrough in Malaria research
Mar 15, 2010 Scientists from India and US have a found a ‘molecular switch’, which controls mosquitoes’ immunity to malaria-causing Plasmodium parasites. The finding is expected to help in developing a malaria vaccine with the potential to benefit millions across the world.
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20 million people at risk of malaria in Nepal: WHO
Oct 30, 2012 In Nepal, where malaria is endemic, the World Health Organization estimates that 20 million people are at risk of malaria.
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India: Fighting malaria in rural Orissa
Apr 26, 2011 DFID India and Orissa government fight malaria in rural Orissa through trained community health workers who raise awareness against the disease, provide early diagnosis and distribute mosquito nets to the poor.
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Global child deaths from Malaria decline
Apr 28, 2014 Child deaths from malaria have declined from one million in 2008 to under 500,000 thanks to a community of malaria supporters.
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Mobiles can fasten malaria treatment: Bangla scientists
Feb 19, 2013 Mobile phones, together with local knowledge and field support, can help ensure effective diagnosis and treatment of malarial fever in remote rural areas, according to a study published by Bangladeshi scientists.
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