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The 26th RBM Board Meeting [RBM] — (English)
Representatives of all RBM constituencies have come to Geneva to participate in informational and decision-making sessions that will help the RBM Board give direction to the Partnership's work over the year and beyond...
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RBM Board slide show
Ministerial session slide show



United Against Malaria named global brand of the year [RBM] — (English)
The United Against Malaria initiative received the distinction "Global Brand of the Year" at the PRWeek Global Awards ceremony in Barcelona. The selection acknowledged UAM's activities as an official social cause of the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Roll Back Malaria Partnership and KYNE - a public relations agency for health, received the award on behalf of all UAM partners...

Sixty-seventh World Health Assembly [WHO] — (English)
The Sixty-seventh session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva during 19–24 May 2014...

WHO and experts review operational research landscape [WHO/GMP] — (English)
In October 2013, WHO convened experts from a range of disciplines to discuss the role of operational research in malaria elimination. The main goal was to review the operational research landscape on malaria elimination and to identify research questions that are most relevant for countries that are transitioning from malaria control to elimination. Participants also discussed the roles and responsibilities of different organizations. The meeting report is now available in an electronic format...

News from TDR Director, John Reeder [TDR News] — (English)
This is an important milestone year for TDR. Forty years ago, the World Health Assembly agreed to create a programme like TDR. So much good has come about from this commitment – from basic science to map the genome of the tsetse fly that carries sleeping sickness, to development of new drugs for leprosy and malaria, and to new strategies that are eliminating diseases like lymphatic filariasis and visceral leishmaniasis. These major achievements have come about through truly committed work by the thousands of scientists supported and mentored by TDR over the years...

Interview with John Reeder, Director of TDR, UN flagship programme for research and scientific collaboration on diseases of poverty [Geneva international cooperation] — (English)
TDR is the UN flagship programme for research and scientific collaboration on diseases of poverty. Based at the World health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, it celebrates this year its 40th anniversary. In this interview, John Reeder, TDR Director, tells us about TDR's work and achievements, his priorities and events organized around TDR's 40th anniversary...

THE IMPACT OF THE GLOBAL FUND’S NEW FUNDING MODEL ON ASIA PACIFIC MALARIA ELIMINATION NETWORK COUNTRIES [USCF] — (English)
A briefing prepared by the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco...

WHO and Global Fund Strengthen Partnership [The Global Fund] — (English)
Dr. Dybul signed the agreement with Hiroki Nakatani, Assistant Director-General, WHO, during the World Health Assembly, a week-long gathering of more than 3,000 delegates from all over the world...

Luxembourg Signs Multi-Year Contribution to Global Fund [The Global Fund] — (English)
Luxembourg and the Global Fund today signed a multi-year contribution agreement for €7.5 million (US$10.2 million) for 2014-2016, signaling joint commitment to efforts to defeat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria...

AMP Conference Calls [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...

Les Echos du CARN [RBM CARN] — (English)
May 2014 issue. [In French]...

Malaria Atlas Project: Senior Computational Statistician: Spatial Models [MAP, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford] — (English)
Application deadline: 28.05.2014...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Senior Program Officer, Program Advocacy, Malaria Job [Gates Foundation] — (English)
Requisition Number 4763BR...

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Antibodies to PfSEA-1 block parasite egress from RBCs and protect against malaria infection [Science: Vol. 344 no. 6186 pp. 871-877 DOI: 10.1126/science.1254417 ] — (English)
Vaccination experiments with mouse malaria showed almost fourfold reduction in parasitemia; moreover, passive transfer of PfSEA-1 antibodies transferred protection from mouse to mouse. Encouragingly, the presence of PfSEA-1 antibodies correlates with significant protection from severe malaria in children and adolescents from Kenya and Tanzania...

Detection of persistent Plasmodium spp. infections in Ugandan children after artemether-lumefantrine treatment [Parasitology] — (English)
Here, chronic multi-species malaria infections persisted in children after AL treatment(s). Better point-of-care diagnostics for non-falciparum infections are needed, as well as further investigation of AL performance in asymptomatic individuals...

A Bayesian multinomial modeling of spatial pattern of co-morbidity of malaria and non-malarial febrile illness among young children in Nigeria [ Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (2014) doi: 10.1093/trstmh/tru068] — (English)
We examined the spatial pattern and risk factors of co-morbidity of malaria and non-malarial febrile illness among children aged 6–59 months in Nigeria...

BET 1: Ambulatory care in well adults diagnosed with malaria in the emergency department [ Emerg Med J 2014;31:434-435 doi:10.1136/emermed-2014-203763.1 ] — (English)
A short-cut review was carried out to establish whether patients with malaria can be safely treated as outpatients...

New insights into the evolutionary history of Plasmodium falciparum from mitochondrial genome sequence analyses of Indian isolates [Molecular Ecology DOI: 10.1111/mec.12800] — (English)
We have sequenced the whole mt genome of 44 Indian field isolates and utilized published dataset of 96 genome sequences to present global genetic diversity and to revisit the evolutionary history of P. falciparum. Indian P. falciparum presents high genetic diversity with several characteristics of ancestral populations and shares many of the genetic features with African and to some extent Papua New Guinean (PNG) isolates...

Radicicol confers mid schizont arrest by inhibiting mitochondrial replication in Plasmodium falciparum [AAC.02519-13] — (English)
While characterizing its anti malarial function we observed that radicicol manifested two distinct developmental defects in cultured P. falciparum in a concentration dependent manner...