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Children With HIV More Likely to Die of Malaria

Children infected with H.I.V. appear much more likely than those who are not to die with severe malaria, a new study has found. It may make sense to give these children malaria drugs protectively, the authors said.

01 October 2015
New York Times
UNITAID approves grants of $160 million, for hepatitis C, MDR-TB and malaria drugs

Breakthrough new medicines for hepatitis C and drug-resistant TB and largest-yet global programme for seasonal malaria chemoprevention to be made available for low- and middle-income countries as part of $160 million of new grants funded by UNITAID

07 May 2014
Malaria vaccine: Hopes rise for 2015 target after successful trials

Vaccine that nearly halved cases among children aged between five and seven months could save millions in worst-hit countries.

08 October 2013
The Guardian
Insecticide-treated bed nets critical to global elimination of filariasis

An international team of scientists have demonstrated that a simple, low-cost intervention holds the potential to eradicate a debilitating tropical disease that threatens nearly 1.4 billion people in more than six dozen countries.

22 August 2013
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Ugandan App for Pain-Free Malaria Test

Matibabu uses a custom-made portable device called a matiscope, which is connected to a smartphone, to do a rapid diagnostic test. The user’s finger is inserted into the matiscope, and the application uses a red light to penetrate the skin and detect the red blood cells.

13 August 2013
Inter Press Service
Malaria and HIV Spike as Greece Cuts Healthcare Spending

Greece's budgetary ax fell unduly hard on its healthcare sector, which was slated to grow at around 4 percent annually, but which has instead been jolted by a series of wage freezes, firings, and drug rationing programs.

16 May 2013
The Atlantic
Canada commits cash to Global Fund against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria

Canada’s Minister of International Co-operation Julian Fantino on Monday provided another $20 million to the Global Fund to support affordable medicines facilities for malaria.

15 May 2013
Toronto Star
Malaria Bednet Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa Is About Half of What Is Needed

Of the approximately 80 million insecticide-treated nets distributed through Global Fund–supported programmes in 2012, about 66 million (73%) went to sub-Saharan African countries. This is well below half the 150 million insecticide-treated nets that the World Health Organisation estimates are needed annually to protect all populations at risk of malaria in this region.

09 April 2013
Global Fund Observer
Follow-up study describes declining efficacy of malaria vaccine candidate over 4 years

Long-term follow-up of a phase II study from KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme and Oxford University researchers in Kenya shows that the efficacy of a malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S, wanes over time and varies with exposure to the malaria parasite.

21 March 2013
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Prezista (darunavir) label change - drug interaction information

The FDA recently approved changes to the Prezista (darunavir) label to reflect drug interaction information with artemether/lumefantrine. The specific changes are outlined below.

02 March 2013
US Food and Drug Administration
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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