malaria

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…

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…

2 The 10 stories you missed while following the Philippines

The disaster following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines rightly has dominated the global twenty-four hour news cycle. Humanosphere has devoted more of our reporting time to the issue than anything else this week. With nearly one million people displaced and close to twelve million affected, the scope of the problem…

1 Gates-backed test malaria vaccine is celebrated, half glass full

African child with cerebral malariaMike Urban An experimental malaria vaccine, made by GSK with backing and support on the research side from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Seattle-based PATH, has (again) been shown to protect half the children in the study were immunized against malaria. The results, announced…

0 What global health needs is more (value for) money

The Global Fund was, and is, one of the most hopeful, compassionate and impressive things the international community has done in a long time. That’s why it’s being celebrated in and around the grand UN confab this week. That’s why some cheered when Britain announced it would give another $1.6 billion this week, and it’s also why some are clamoring for even more funds – since many millions more are still not reached. But like most things we humans do when we rush in to fix something, it was also seriously flawed.

0 Visualizing progress on 3 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

In today’s post, we’ll use Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) data to explore how much progress countries have made in two key health MDGs, 4 and 6, the former focused on reducing child mortality and the latter on halting the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria.

0 Irrigation leads to better crops and more malaria

Mosquitoes and plants thrive where there is water. Farmers in arid regions who use irrigation systems to collect water also construct a mosquito breeding ground. New research shows that irrigation systems malaria prone areas can cause an increase in local malaria risk that lasts for more than a decade. Even…

1 Fending off malnutrition in Chad, in Photos

Malnutrition takes a serious toll on children living in Chad. The vast West African nation features a fertile south and a cut off desert north. When rains do not fall or they fall too much crops are destroyed. Poor road systems make it very hard to get food into the…

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