malaria

Global Health
1 Visualizing malaria – as more than just a killer

Today, people everywhere around the globe mark World Malaria Day. The idea is to raise awareness of the massive toll the disease on especially the poorest countries and the need to continue making progress in the fight against this parasitic disease. In an earlier Humanosphere post, we explained how declining…

Basics
0 An Expat’s Guide to Surviving Malaria

The following is an excerpt from Expat Etiquette: How to Look Good in Bad Places, by Michael Bear and Liz Good. The first time I got malaria was, as is often the case, the worst. No, actually, that’s not true: the fourth (and most recent) time I got malaria was…

Basics
1 Visualizing progress against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

Guest post by Katie Leach-Kemon, a policy translation specialist from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) announced this week that donors pledged a total of US $12 billion to save lives through prevention and treatment of…

Global Health
1 Desperate situations bring back old malaria interventions

By Amy Maxmen, contributor In Mali, a mother administers anti-malarial drug to her child.Amy Maxmen An abandoned measure in malaria prevention has been resurrected in six African nations this year. About 1.2 million healthy children are swallowing malaria drugs to prevent the disease during the rainy season in regions where…

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