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Malaria resurgence directly linked to funding cuts

Funding cuts for malaria control are the single most common reason for the resurgence of the deadly disease, according to a new study that has linked overall weakened malaria control programs to the majority of global resurgences since 1930.

25 April 2012
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Lopinavir/ritonavir cuts malaria risk in children with HIV

HIV-infected children in Tororo, Uganda, an area of high malaria transmission, on a lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, or Kaletra)-based antiretroviral (ART) regimen had a significantly lower risk of getting

07 March 2012
Carole Leach-Lemens
'Test and Treat' model offers new strategy for eliminating malaria

Researchers found that actively identifying undiagnosed malaria and then treating those with the disease resulted in significantly lower prevalence of malaria cases compared to a control group.

06 February 2012
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Funding crisis could reverse progress on malaria treatment, experts warn

World Health Organisation report welcomes progress but says Global Fund shortfall is one of several 'worrisome signs'.

14 December 2011
The Guardian
Certain HIV medications reduce risk of malaria in HIV-infected children

A protease inhibitor (PI)-based antiretroviral regimen has been found to reduce the risk of malaria co-infection among young children in Uganda.

05 December 2011
Science Speaks
MALAWI: Painkillers Prescribed for Malaria Amid Drug Shortage

Malawi is experiencing a drug shortage as the country's international donors remain reluctant to release aid meant for the health sector.

16 November 2011
Inter Press Service
First results from ongoing Phase III trial show malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S* reduces the risk of malaria by half in African children aged 5 to 17 months

First results from a large-scale Phase III trial of RTS,S, published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), show the malaria vaccine candidate to provide young African children with significant protection against clinical and severe malaria with an acceptable safety and tolerability profile.

18 October 2011
GSK & PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative
Uganda: Research Links Rapid HIV Spread to Malaria Infections

Malaria could be contributing to the spread of HIV in Uganda by making carriers more likely to pass on the viral disease to their sexual partners, according to a new research.

30 September 2011
Malaria report sees near-zero deaths by end of 2015

The world has made impressive progress against malaria in the past 10 years, increasing optimism that an end to the killer mosquito-borne disease could be in sight, a World Health Organization-backed report said on Monday.

13 September 2011
Infection surge raises doubts over Gates' plan to beat malaria

Growing resistance to a common insecticide used against mosquitoes, combined with falling immunity among the population as transmission declined, appears to have triggered a rebound in the disease.

20 August 2011
The Independent

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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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