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RBM Harmonization Working Group 14th Meeting [RBM/HWH] — (English)
Meeting report...

HWG Teleconference Summary [RBM/HWG] — (English)
4 February 2014...

Déclaration de consensus optimisation de la mise en oeuvre des interventions antipaludiques pendant la grossesse [RBM/MIP] — (English)
French version...

Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group- Telecom [RBM/MIP] — (English)
Meeting Minutes, January 7, 2014...

AMP Conference call minutes [AMP] — (English)
The AMP partnership conducts a weekly conference call on Wednesday at 10:00 EST. All members of the partnership are encouraged to participate in the weekly conference call via a toll free number. The call focuses on monitoring country progress, identifying bottlenecks, organizing technical support at both country level and remote (via e-mail, conference call), and sharing better practice...

Latest news from the WHO/GMP [WHO/GMP] — (English)
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WHO/GMP: Director [WHO] — (English)
Application deadline: 10 March 2014...

MMV: Associate Director, Pharmacometrics [MMV] — (English)
Application deadline: 7 March 2014 ...

MMV: Medical Director [MMV] — (English)
Application deadline: 1 March 2014 ...

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Articles requiring subscription or registration

Malaria burden and control in Bangladesh and prospects for elimination: an epidemiological and economic assessment [The Lancet Global Health, Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages e98 - e105,] — (English)
e did an epidemiological and economic assessment of malaria control in Bangladesh...

Confirming Cerebral Malaria Deaths in Resource-Limited Settings [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 vol. 90 no. 2 192] — (English)
A 4-year-old Papua New Guinean girl presented with unresponsive coma (Blantyre coma score = 2) after a short febrile illness...

Effectiveness of artesunate–amodiaquine vs. artemether–lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in Nanoro, Burkina Faso: a non-inferiority randomised trial [Tropical Medicine & International Health] — (English)
We report here the results of a study assessing the effectiveness of the two ACTs currently recommended in Burkina Faso for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria, that is, artemether–lumefantrine (AL) and artesunate–amodiaquine (ASAQ)...

Co-occurrence and distribution of East (L1014S) and West (L1014F) African knock-down resistance in Anopheles gambiae sensu lato population of Tanzania [Issue Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 19, Issue 3, pages 331–341, March 2014] — (English)
Insecticide resistance molecular markers can provide sensitive indicators of resistance development in Anopheles vector populations. Assaying these makers is of paramount importance in the resistance monitoring programme. We investigated the presence and distribution of knock-down resistance (kdr) mutations in Anopheles gambiae s.l. in Tanzania...

The relationship between anaemia and malaria: apparently simple, yet controversial [Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2014) doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru012] — (English)
While tremendous efforts are being made to control malaria, the availability of a simple and reliable biomarker of impact is of the upmost importance. Promising data are accumulating that Hb levels could be used as a proxy of malaria even in hypo-endemic areas, even if many grey areas still deserve research efforts...

Mefloquine and psychotomimetics share neurotransmitter receptor and transporter interactions in vitro [Psychopharmacology] — (English)
We hypothesized that potential mechanisms of action for the adverse psychotropic effects of mefloquine resemble those of other known psychotomimetics...

Fraunhofer USA launches Phase I study of plant-derived malaria transmission-blocking vaccine [M2 Pharma] — (English)
Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology (FhCMB) said Wednesday it had received permission from the US FDA to start a Phase I safety and immunogenicity trial of its plant-derived malaria transmission-blocking vaccine (TBV)...