10.03.2014

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Announcements / Press Releases

Race Against Malaria planning ramped-up in Southern Africa [RBM] — (English)
Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, URT-Zanzibar, Zambia and Zimbabwe are ramping up their plans to launch the second “Race Against Malaria”...

Financing for Malaria Elimination [UCSF] — (English)
In recent years, a number of countries have made considerable progress in reducing the burden of malaria and at present, 34 countries are in the malaria elimination phase...

Global Fund Board Moves Forward on New Funding Model [The Global Fund News Release] — (English)
The Board of the Global Fund approved strategic, financial and operational components of a new approach to funding that offers more predictability, more flexibility, more inclusive country dialogue and a greater impact to defeat AIDS, TB and malaria...

Global Fund Board Meeting to Finalize New Funding Model [The Global Fund News Release] — (English)
The Board of the Global Fund expects to make decisions at a meeting this week to launch a 21st century approach to funding with more predictability, more inclusive country dialogue and a greater impact to defeat AIDS, TB and malaria...

MMV: Director, Pharmaceutical Technical Development [MMV] — (English)
Application deadline: 30 March 2014...

MMV: Project Coordinator, Translational Medicine [MMV] — (English)
Application deadline: 14 March 2014 ...

MMV: Associate Director, Drug Discovery – Medicinal Chemistry [MMV] — (English)
Application deadline: 14 March 2014 ...

Communications Consultant (Ref:2014/01) [[WHO/GMP] — (English)
The Geneva-based RAcE project team is seeking the services of a communication consultant to develop a communications and information dissemination strategy, provide advice on strategic and programmatic communications issues, and increase the visibility of the project in implementation countries, regionally and globally ...

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Altitudinal Changes in Malaria Incidence in Highlands of Ethiopia and Colombia [Science, Vol. 343 no. 6175 pp. 1154-1158 DOI: 10.1126/science.1244325] — (English)
Modeling the data confirmed that malaria moves up in elevation in warmer years and allowed estimates of how many more millions of cases could be expected in tropical highland areas if the mean temperature increased by 1° to 3°C...

Treatment of Suspected Hyper-Reactive Malarial Splenomegaly (HMS) in Pregnancy with Mefloquine [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 13-0706] — (English)
This retrospective assessment reviewed the impact of mefloquine treatment on pregnant women with suspected hyper-reactive malarial splenomegaly in an area of low malaria transmission in the 1990s, showing significant reductions in spleen size and anemia and anti-malarial antibody titers without any notable negative effect on treated women or their newborns...

Response to the Critique by Hahn and Others Entitled “Conservation and Malaria in the Brazilian Amazon” [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 14-0046] — (English)
Here, we briefly comment on some of their claims, showing that (1) several of their criticisms are misleading and others are incorrect, (2) they heavily criticize methods that they themselves have previously used, and (3) they selectively highlight some findings while ignoring others. We end this rebuttal by suggesting a way forward in this debate...

After Malaria Is Controlled, What's Next? [Am J Trop Med Hyg] — (English)
Presidential address given at the November 2013 ASTMH annual meeting in Washington DC...

Performance of Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Glucose, Lactate, and Hemoglobin in the Management of Severe Malaria in a Resource-Constrained Hospital in Uganda [Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 13-0689] — (English)
New commercially available bedside diagnostic tools, although imperfect, may expedite clinical decision-making in the management of critically ill children in resource-constrained settings...

Aspidosperma Species as Sources of Antimalarials. Part III. A Review of Traditional Use and Antimalarial Activity [Planta Med DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1368168] — (English)
These data support the potential of Aspidosperma species as sources of antimalarials and the importance of research aimed at validating their use in the treatment of human malaria...