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Lawal Yusuf

To End Malaria in Nigeria, Focus on Health Systems

Malaria [This blog is part of the #DefeatMalaria World Malaria Day blog series hosted by Roll Back Malaria, to be published between April 8 and May 1, 2015] The ongoing Ebola outbreak has dominated headlines for nearly a year. It is an undeniable catastrophe , with more than 10,000 lives lost...
Javier Solana

Covering the “Last Mile” in the Fight Against Malaria in Mesoamerica

Malaria [Written by Javier Solana and Antoni Plasència, the Vice President and Director, respectively, of the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)] For the tens of thousands of workers who built the Panama Canal at the beginning of the last century, the battle with mosquitoes was...
Kate Whitfield

R&D for Healthy Futures: Five Experts Pick Their Top Malaria Paper From Today

Malaria [This blog is part of the #DefeatMalaria World Malaria Day blog series hosted by Roll Back Malaria, to be published between April 8 and May 1, 2015] As Margaret Chan wrote in the World Malaria Report last year, " Each year, more people are being reached with core malaria interventions,...
Elaine Roman

Investing in Integrated Health Services to Defeat Malaria

Malaria [This blog is part of the #DefeatMalaria World Malaria Day blog series hosted by Roll Back Malaria, to be published between April 8 and May 1, 2015] In the final push for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals , 2015 marks a pivotal year for malaria prevention and control....
Débora Miranda

Fake Antimalarials: How Big is the Problem?

Malaria [This blog is part of the #DefeatMalaria World Malaria Day blog series hosted by Roll Back Malaria, to be published between April 8 and May 1, 2015] In recent years, it has been reported that up to one third of antimalarials are fake . To understand the scale of this problem, the...
Paul Newton & Andrea Stewart

Why Antimalarial Medicines Matter

Malaria [This blog is part of the #DefeatMalaria World Malaria Day blog series hosted by Roll Back Malaria, to be published between April 8 and May 1, 2015]   As World Malaria Day 2015 approaches, we are able to reflect on some of the key drivers that will bring about...
Helen Counihan

Malaria as an Entry Point for Addressing Other Conditions”

Malaria [This blog is part of the #DefeatMalaria World Malaria Day blog series hosted by Roll Back Malaria, to be published between April 8 and May 1, 2015] Malaria is still one of the leading causes of death and illness in children under five years, but is only one piece of a...
Matt Mclaughin

Bridging the Care-Seeking Gap with ProAct

Malaria Sokhna lived in the village of Missira Dantilla nestled in the rolling hills of southeastern Senegal, where the Sahelian savannah climbs to the Guinean plateau. It was 2012 and her uncle Cheikh was a community health worker proud to have recently been trained by the Ministry of Health in the use...
Catherine Ndungu, Elaine Roman

Defeating Malaria in Pregnancy

Malaria,Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health [By Catherine Ndungu, Elaine Roman and Augustine Ngindu (Jphiego)] Pregnant women, along with children under 5, are most vulnerable to malaria After suffering four consecutive miscarriages due to malaria-related complications, Ann Walela had lost all hope of ever having another child....
Silvia Moriana

Chagas: Caught Between Neglect and Opportunity

Chagas To mark this important day, we want to reflect on why, in 2015, 99% of patients with Chagas disease still lack access to diagnosis and treatment Today, 14 April, International Chagas Day , is an appropriate day to talk about Noelia, a little girl who was born ten years ago in the Chaco...

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