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Malawi malaria report makes the case for investing in public health infrastructure [RBM] — (English)
A new report shows that recent investments in malaria control efforts in Malawi have helped reduce significantly malaria deaths and cases among children under five years of age. Launched by RBM partners, under the auspices of Malawi’s vice-president, H.E. Mr. Khumbo Kachali, the report reveals that malaria parasite prevalence dropped from 62% in 2001 to 20% in 2009. Between 2000 and 2010 under-five mortality decreased by 41%, from 188 to 112 deaths per 1000 live births...

RBM applauds Australia’s leadership in the Asia-Pacific Malaria Alliance (APLMA) [AusAID] — (English)
The Roll Back Malaria Partnership congratulates the Australian government for the commitment it has shown to fighting malaria in Asia. RBM welcomes the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as co-chair of the newly formed Asia-Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) and looks forward to contributing to its success...

‘Fingerprinting’ malaria parasite drug resistance offers new tool for tracking public health threat [Wellcome Trust] — (English)
Resistance to the frontline antimalarial drug, artemisinin, can be identified and tracked by analysing the genetic fingerprint of parasite populations, a study published online today in ‘Nature Genetics’ demonstrates...

World Malaria Day 2013 [RBM] — (English)
Events, Partners' statements, materials...

IR Mapper Tool Launched [VF Press release] — (English)
Aggregrated “IR Mapper” database provides global direction on insecticide resistance management...

ADVANCED PREPARATORY MEETING OF THE MIM CONFERENCE 2013 COMMUNIQUE [MIM Conference Communiqué] — (English)
Deadline extention: Symposium Submission Closes 30 June 2013...

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Multiple populations of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum in Cambodia [Nature Genetics (2013) doi:10.1038/ng.2624] — (English)
We describe an analysis of genome variation in 825 P. falciparum samples from Asia and Africa that identifies an unusual pattern of parasite population structure at the epicenter of artemisinin resistance in western Cambodia...

A Second Chance to Tackle African Malaria Vector Mosquitoes that Avoid Houses and Don't Take Drugs [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 vol. 88 no. 5 809-816] — (English)
Sometimes history gives us a second chance by repeating itself. The timely and lucid modeling analysis presented by Phillip Eckhoff in this issue1 reminds us all that the challenges and opportunities faced by the malaria control community today remain remarkably similar to those of our predecessors who undertook the Global Malaria Eradication Campaign (GMEP)...

Mathematical Models of Within-Host and Transmission Dynamics to Determine Effects of Malaria Interventions in a Variety of Transmission Settings [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 vol. 88 no. 5 817-827] — (English)
A model for Anopheles population dynamics and malaria transmission is combined with a within-host dynamics microsolver to study baseline transmission, the effects of seasonality, and the impact of interventions...

Association between Prevalence of Chloroquine Resistance and Unusual Mutation in pfmdr-I and pfcrt Genes in India [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 vol. 88 no. 5 828-834] — (English)
This study deals with the underlying causes of failure of chloroquine in the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum infection in some malaria-endemic regions of India..

Evaluation of Recombinant Plasmodium knowlesi Merozoite Surface Protein-133 for Detection of Human Malaria [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 vol. 88 no. 5 835-840] — (English)
Plasmodium knowlesi is now known as the fifth Plasmodium species that can cause human malaria. The Plasmodium merozoite surface protein (MSP) has been reported to be potential target for vaccination and diagnosis of malaria...

Impact of Indoor Residual Spraying of Lambda-Cyhalothrin on Malaria Prevalence and Anemia in an Epidemic-Prone District of Muleba, North-Western Tanzania [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 vol. 88 no. 5 841-849] — (English)
The Government of Tanzania introduced indoor residual spraying (IRS) in Muleba district in north-western Tanzania after frequent malaria epidemics...

Efficacy of Chloroquine for the Treatment of Uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Honduras [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 vol. 88 no. 5 850-854] — (English)
In this study, the therapeutic efficacy of CQ for the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria in the municipality of Puerto Lempira, Gracias a Dios, Honduras was evaluated using the Pan American Health Organization—World Health Organization protocol with a follow-up of 28 days...

The Effect of Indoor Residual Spraying on Malaria and Anemia in a High-Transmission Area of Northern Uganda [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2013 vol. 88 no. 5 855-861] — (English)
We conducted a cross-sectional household survey in high-transmission northern Uganda in two districts previously sprayed with pyrethroids before documentation of pyrethroid resistance and at least one round of carbamates and in one contiguous district that was not sprayed...

Anopheles culicifacies sibling species in Odisha, eastern India: First appearance of Anopheles culicifacies E and its vectorial role in malaria transmission [Tropical Medicine & International Health, DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12112] — (English)
Objective: To identify the Anopheles culicifacies sibling species complex and study their vectorial role in malaria endemic regions of Odisha...

Highly sensitive detection of malaria parasitemia in an endemic setting: Performance of a new LAMP kit in a remote clinic in Uganda [J Infect Dis. (2013) doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit184] — (English)
A new commercial molecular assay based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) was assessed for field use...

Clinical Evaluation of a LAMP test kit for Diagnosis of Imported Malaria [J Infect Dis. (2013) doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit183] — (English)
We determined the diagnostic accuracy, in febrile returned travelers, of a new malaria LAMP kit..

In Vitro and In Vivo Antimalarial Efficacy of Optimized Tetracyclines [doi: 10.1128/​AAC.00451-13] — (English)
We synthesized 18 novel 7-position modified tetracycline derivatives and screened them for activity against cultured malaria parasites...

Male and female P. falciparum mature gametocytes show different responses to antimalarial drugs [AAC.00325-13] — (English)
Using two bioassays, we have explored the effect of twenty antimalarials on the functional viability of both male and female mature gametocytes of Plasmodium falciparum...