A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
Infection with nematodes of the genus Dracunculus. One or more worms may be seen at a time, with the legs and feet being the most commonly infected areas. Symptoms include pruritus, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or asthmatic attacks.
Termination of all transmission of infection by global extermination of the infectious agent through surveillance and containment (From Porta, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 5th ed).
An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5)
Malaria caused by PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM. This is the severest form of malaria and is associated with the highest levels of parasites in the blood. This disease is characterized by irregularly recurring febrile paroxysms that in extreme cases occur with acute cerebral, renal, or gastrointestinal manifestations.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
A genus of nematode parasites which inhabit the body cavity, serous membranes, and connective tissues of vertebrates. The parasitic species in humans is Dracunculus medinensis.
A live vaccine containing attenuated poliovirus, types I, II, and III, grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture, used for routine immunization of children against polio. This vaccine induces long-lasting intestinal and humoral immunity. Killed vaccine induces only humoral immunity. Oral poliovirus vaccine should not be administered to immunocompromised individuals or their household contacts. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The reduction or regulation of the population of mosquitoes through chemical, biological, or other means.
The application of smoke, vapor, or gas for the purpose of disinfecting or destroying pests or microorganisms.
Vaccines used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS. They include inactivated (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, INACTIVATED) and oral vaccines (POLIOVIRUS VACCINE, ORAL).
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) that are known vectors of MALARIA.
A genus of protozoa that comprise the malaria parasites of mammals. Four species infect humans (although occasional infections with primate malarias may occur). These are PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; PLASMODIUM OVALE, and PLASMODIUM VIVAX. Species causing infection in vertebrates other than man include: PLASMODIUM BERGHEI; PLASMODIUM CHABAUDI; P. vinckei, and PLASMODIUM YOELII in rodents; P. brasilianum, PLASMODIUM CYNOMOLGI; and PLASMODIUM KNOWLESI in monkeys; and PLASMODIUM GALLINACEUM in chickens.
Malaria caused by PLASMODIUM VIVAX. This form of malaria is less severe than MALARIA, FALCIPARUM, but there is a higher probability for relapses to occur. Febrile paroxysms often occur every other day.
Vaccines made from antigens arising from any of the four strains of Plasmodium which cause malaria in humans, or from P. berghei which causes malaria in rodents.
Organized services to administer immunization procedures in the prevention of various diseases. The programs are made available over a wide range of sites: schools, hospitals, public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, etc. They are administered to an equally wide range of population groups or on various administrative levels: community, municipal, state, national, international.
Agents used in the treatment of malaria. They are usually classified on the basis of their action against plasmodia at different stages in their life cycle in the human. (From AMA, Drug Evaluations Annual, 1992, p1585)
A group of techniques developed to apply scientific methods and tools to solve the problems of DECISION MAKING in complex organizations and systems. Operations research searches for optimal solutions in situations of conflicting GOALS and makes use of mathematical models from which solutions for actual problems may be derived. (From Psychiatric Dictionary, 6th ed)
A republic in the north of South America, east of VENEZUELA and west of SURINAME. Its capital is Georgetown.
A species of ENTEROVIRUS which is the causal agent of POLIOMYELITIS in humans. Three serotypes (strains) exist. Transmission is by the fecal-oral route, pharyngeal secretions, or mechanical vector (flies). Vaccines with both inactivated and live attenuated virus have proven effective in immunizing against the infection.
Pesticides designed to control insects that are harmful to man. The insects may be directly harmful, as those acting as disease vectors, or indirectly harmful, as destroyers of crops, food products, or textile fabrics.
A species of protozoa that is the causal agent of falciparum malaria (MALARIA, FALCIPARUM). It is most prevalent in the tropics and subtropics.
A condition characterized by somnolence or coma in the presence of an acute infection with PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM (and rarely other Plasmodium species). Initial clinical manifestations include HEADACHES; SEIZURES; and alterations of mentation followed by a rapid progression to COMA. Pathologic features include cerebral capillaries filled with parasitized erythrocytes and multiple small foci of cortical and subcortical necrosis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p136)
A suspension of formalin-inactivated poliovirus grown in monkey kidney cell tissue culture and used to prevent POLIOMYELITIS.
Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
A polychlorinated pesticide that is resistant to destruction by light and oxidation. Its unusual stability has resulted in difficulties in residue removal from water, soil, and foodstuffs. This substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen: Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP-85-002, 1985). (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Critical and exhaustive investigation or experimentation, having for its aim the discovery of new facts and their correct interpretation, the revision of accepted conclusions, theories, or laws in the light of newly discovered facts, or the practical application of such new or revised conclusions, theories, or laws. (Webster, 3d ed)
The constant presence of diseases or infectious agents within a given geographic area or population group. It may also refer to the usual prevalence of a given disease with such area or group. It includes holoendemic and hyperendemic diseases. A holoendemic disease is one for which a high prevalent level of infection begins early in life and affects most of the child population, leading to a state of equilibrium such that the adult population shows evidence of the disease much less commonly than do children (malaria in many communities is a holoendemic disease). A hyperendemic disease is one that is constantly present at a high incidence and/or prevalence rate and affects all groups equally. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 3d ed, p53, 78, 80)
Infections with organisms of the genus HELICOBACTER, particularly, in humans, HELICOBACTER PYLORI. The clinical manifestations are focused in the stomach, usually the gastric mucosa and antrum, and the upper duodenum. This infection plays a major role in the pathogenesis of type B gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
A spiral bacterium active as a human gastric pathogen. It is a gram-negative, urease-positive, curved or slightly spiral organism initially isolated in 1982 from patients with lesions of gastritis or peptic ulcers in Western Australia. Helicobacter pylori was originally classified in the genus CAMPYLOBACTER, but RNA sequencing, cellular fatty acid profiles, growth patterns, and other taxonomic characteristics indicate that the micro-organism should be included in the genus HELICOBACTER. It has been officially transferred to Helicobacter gen. nov. (see Int J Syst Bacteriol 1989 Oct;39(4):297-405).
A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
A broad-spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic similar to AMPICILLIN except that its resistance to gastric acid permits higher serum levels with oral administration.
A live attenuated virus vaccine of chick embryo origin, used for routine immunization of children and for immunization of adolescents and adults who have not had measles or been immunized with live measles vaccine and have no serum antibodies against measles. Children are usually immunized with measles-mumps-rubella combination vaccine. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
A highly contagious infectious disease caused by MORBILLIVIRUS, common among children but also seen in the nonimmune of any age, in which the virus enters the respiratory tract via droplet nuclei and multiplies in the epithelial cells, spreading throughout the MONONUCLEAR PHAGOCYTE SYSTEM.
A semisynthetic macrolide antibiotic derived from ERYTHROMYCIN that is active against a variety of microorganisms. It can inhibit PROTEIN SYNTHESIS in BACTERIA by reversibly binding to the 50S ribosomal subunits. This inhibits the translocation of aminoacyl transfer-RNA and prevents peptide chain elongation.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
The presence of parasites (especially malarial parasites) in the blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A 4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylpyridyl, 5-methoxybenzimidazole derivative of timoprazole that is used in the therapy of STOMACH ULCERS and ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. The drug inhibits an H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE which is found in GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.
Various agents with different action mechanisms used to treat or ameliorate PEPTIC ULCER or irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. This has included ANTIBIOTICS to treat HELICOBACTER INFECTIONS; HISTAMINE H2 ANTAGONISTS to reduce GASTRIC ACID secretion; and ANTACIDS for symptomatic relief.
Communication, in the sense of cross-fertilization of ideas, involving two or more academic disciplines (such as the disciplines that comprise the cross-disciplinary field of bioethics, including the health and biological sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences and law). Also includes problems in communication stemming from differences in patterns of language usage in different academic or medical disciplines.
Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.
A nitroimidazole used to treat AMEBIASIS; VAGINITIS; TRICHOMONAS INFECTIONS; GIARDIASIS; ANAEROBIC BACTERIA; and TREPONEMAL INFECTIONS. It has also been proposed as a radiation sensitizer for hypoxic cells. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985, p133), this substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen (Merck, 11th ed).
A protozoan parasite that causes vivax malaria (MALARIA, VIVAX). This species is found almost everywhere malaria is endemic and is the only one that has a range extending into the temperate regions.
A metallic element that has the atomic symbol Bi, atomic number 83 and atomic weight 208.98.
Compounds that contain benzimidazole joined to a 2-methylpyridine via a sulfoxide linkage. Several of the compounds in this class are ANTI-ULCER AGENTS that act by inhibiting the POTASSIUM HYDROGEN ATPASE found in the PROTON PUMP of GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.
Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.
Proteins found in any species of protozoan.
Any of a group of infections of fowl caused by protozoa of the genera PLASMODIUM, Leucocytozoon, and Haemoproteus. The life cycles of these parasites and the disease produced bears strong resemblance to those observed in human malaria.
A nitroimidazole antitrichomonal agent effective against Trichomonas vaginalis, Entamoeba histolytica, and Giardia lamblia infections.
A 2,2,2-trifluoroethoxypyridyl derivative of timoprazole that is used in the therapy of STOMACH ULCERS and ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. The drug inhibits H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE which is found in GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS. Lansoprazole is a racemic mixture of (R)- and (S)-isomers.
A protozoan parasite of rodents transmitted by the mosquito Anopheles dureni.
Any part or derivative of any protozoan that elicits immunity; malaria (Plasmodium) and trypanosome antigens are presently the most frequently encountered.
Single preparations containing two or more active agents, for the purpose of their concurrent administration as a fixed dose mixture.
The co-occurrence of pregnancy and parasitic diseases. The parasitic infection may precede or follow FERTILIZATION.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of ETHIOPIA, west of SOMALIA with TANZANIA to its south, and coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Nairobi.
The prototypical antimalarial agent with a mechanism that is not well understood. It has also been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and in the systemic therapy of amebic liver abscesses.
Compounds that inhibit H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE. They are used as ANTI-ULCER AGENTS and sometimes in place of HISTAMINE H2 ANTAGONISTS for GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX.
Impaired digestion, especially after eating.
A nitrofuran derivative with antiprotozoal and antibacterial activity. Furazolidone acts by gradual inhibition of monoamine oxidase. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p514)
One of the FOLIC ACID ANTAGONISTS that is used as an antimalarial or with a sulfonamide to treat toxoplasmosis.
Ulcer that occurs in the regions of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT which come into contact with GASTRIC JUICE containing PEPSIN and GASTRIC ACID. It occurs when there are defects in the MUCOSA barrier. The common forms of peptic ulcers are associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI and the consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
A family of diphenylenemethane derivatives.
A long acting sulfonamide that is used, usually in combination with other drugs, for respiratory, urinary tract, and malarial infections.
A non-imidazole blocker of those histamine receptors that mediate gastric secretion (H2 receptors). It is used to treat gastrointestinal ulcers.
Aspects of health and disease related to travel.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to PROTOZOAN ANTIGENS.
A country in western Africa, east of MAURITANIA and south of ALGERIA. Its capital is Bamako. From 1904-1920 it was known as Upper Senegal-Niger; prior to 1958, as French Sudan; 1958-1960 as the Sudanese Republic and 1959-1960 it joined Senegal in the Mali Federation. It became an independent republic in 1960.
A republic in western Africa, south of BURKINA FASO and west of TOGO. Its capital is Accra.
An acute, highly contagious, often fatal infectious disease caused by an orthopoxvirus characterized by a biphasic febrile course and distinctive progressive skin eruptions. Vaccination has succeeded in eradicating smallpox worldwide. (Dorland, 28th ed)
An aminoquinoline that is given by mouth to produce a radical cure and prevent relapse of vivax and ovale malarias following treatment with a blood schizontocide. It has also been used to prevent transmission of falciparum malaria by those returning to areas where there is a potential for re-introduction of malaria. Adverse effects include anemias and GI disturbances. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopeia, 30th ed, p404)
The use of instrumentation and techniques for visualizing material and details that cannot be seen by the unaided eye. It is usually done by enlarging images, transmitted by light or electron beams, with optical or magnetic lenses that magnify the entire image field. With scanning microscopy, images are generated by collecting output from the specimen in a point-by-point fashion, on a magnified scale, as it is scanned by a narrow beam of light or electrons, a laser, a conductive probe, or a topographical probe.
Articles of cloth, usually cotton or rayon and other synthetic or cotton-blend fabrics, used in households, hospitals, physicians' examining rooms, nursing homes, etc., for sheets, pillow cases, toweling, gowns, drapes, and the like.
A species of mosquito in the genus Anopheles and the principle vector of MALARIA in Africa.
Lightweight meshwork fabric made of cotton, silk, polyester, nylon (polyamides), or other material impregnated with insecticide, having openings too small to allow entry of mosquitoes or other insects, thereby offering protection against insect bite and insect-borne diseases.
Any tests done on exhaled air.
An alkaloid derived from the bark of the cinchona tree. It is used as an antimalarial drug, and is the active ingredient in extracts of the cinchona that have been used for that purpose since before 1633. Quinine is also a mild antipyretic and analgesic and has been used in common cold preparations for that purpose. It was used commonly and as a bitter and flavoring agent, and is still useful for the treatment of babesiosis. Quinine is also useful in some muscular disorders, especially nocturnal leg cramps and myotonia congenita, because of its direct effects on muscle membrane and sodium channels. The mechanisms of its antimalarial effects are not well understood.
Diminished or failed response of an organism, disease or tissue to the intended effectiveness of a chemical or drug. It should be differentiated from DRUG TOLERANCE which is the progressive diminution of the susceptibility of a human or animal to the effects of a drug, as a result of continued administration.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
A protozoan parasite that occurs primarily in subtropical and temperate areas. It is the causal agent of quartan malaria. As the parasite grows it exhibits little ameboid activity.
A 4-(3-methoxypropoxy)-3-methylpyridinyl derivative of timoprazole that is used in the therapy of STOMACH ULCERS and ZOLLINGER-ELLISON SYNDROME. The drug inhibits H(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE which is found in GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS.
A species of PLASMODIUM causing malaria in rodents.
A phospholipid-interacting antimalarial drug (ANTIMALARIALS). It is very effective against PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM with very few side effects.
A protozoan parasite of rodents transmitted by the mosquito Anopheles stephensi.
Programs of surveillance designed to prevent the transmission of disease by any means from person to person or from animal to man.
Inflammation of the GASTRIC MUCOSA, a lesion observed in a number of unrelated disorders.
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.
The product of meiotic division of zygotes in parasitic protozoa comprising haploid cells. These infective cells invade the host and undergo asexual reproduction producing MEROZOITES (or other forms) and ultimately gametocytes.
Bites and stings inflicted by insects.
A country in northeastern Africa. The capital is Khartoum.
The study of parasites and PARASITIC DISEASES.
A group of antibiotics that contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid with a side chain attached to the 6-amino group. The penicillin nucleus is the chief structural requirement for biological activity. The side-chain structure determines many of the antibacterial and pharmacological characteristics. (Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1065)
Free-standing or supported lightweight meshwork fabric made of cotton, silk, polyester or other material, having openings too small to allow entry of mosquitoes or other insects, thereby protecting against INSECT BITES; INSECT STINGS, and insect-borne diseases.
Substances that counteract or neutralize acidity of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
A republic in southern Africa, south of TANZANIA, east of ZAMBIA and ZIMBABWE, bordered on the west by the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Maputo. It was formerly called Portuguese East Africa.
Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.
A republic in west equatorial Africa, south of CAMEROON and west of the CONGO. Its capital is Libreville.
A republic in western Africa, southwest of MAURITANIA and east of MALI. Its capital is Dakar.
A country consisting of the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and adjacent islands, including New Britain, New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands, and New Hanover in the Bismarck Archipelago; Bougainville and Buka in the northern Solomon Islands; the D'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Islands; Woodlark (Murua) Island; and the Louisiade Archipelago. It became independent on September 16, 1975. Formerly, the southern part was the Australian Territory of Papua, and the northern part was the UN Trust Territory of New Guinea, administered by Australia. They were administratively merged in 1949 and named Papua and New Guinea, and renamed Papua New Guinea in 1971.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of SUDAN and west of KENYA. Its capital is Kampala.
A republic in western Africa, south and east of MALI and west of NIGER. Its capital is Ouagadougou. It was formerly called Upper Volta until 1984.
A 4-aminoquinoline compound with anti-inflammatory properties.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
The relationship between an invertebrate and another organism (the host), one of which lives at the expense of the other. Traditionally excluded from definition of parasites are pathogenic BACTERIA; FUNGI; VIRUSES; and PLANTS; though they may live parasitically.
Formerly known as Siam, this is a Southeast Asian nation at the center of the Indochina peninsula. Bangkok is the capital city.
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of protozoa.
Diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, routinely performed on all individuals or specified categories of individuals in a specified situation, e.g., patients being admitted to the hospital. These include routine tests administered to neonates.
Agents used to treat trichomonas infections.
A republic in western Africa, constituting an enclave within SENEGAL extending on both sides of the Gambia River. Its capital is Banjul, formerly Bathurst.
A reduction in the number of circulating ERYTHROCYTES or in the quantity of HEMOGLOBIN.
AMINO ALCOHOLS containing the ETHANOLAMINE; (-NH2CH2CHOH) group and its derivatives.
Organic compounds that have the general formula R-SO-R. They are obtained by oxidation of mercaptans (analogous to the ketones). (From Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 4th ed)
Lining of the STOMACH, consisting of an inner EPITHELIUM, a middle LAMINA PROPRIA, and an outer MUSCULARIS MUCOSAE. The surface cells produce MUCUS that protects the stomach from attack by digestive acid and enzymes. When the epithelium invaginates into the LAMINA PROPRIA at various region of the stomach (CARDIA; GASTRIC FUNDUS; and PYLORUS), different tubular gastric glands are formed. These glands consist of cells that secrete mucus, enzymes, HYDROCHLORIC ACID, or hormones.
A species of protozoan parasite causing MALARIA. It is the rarest of the four species of PLASMODIUM infecting humans, but is common in West African countries and neighboring areas.
The reduction or regulation of the population of noxious, destructive, or dangerous insects through chemical, biological, or other means.
A surface protein found on Plasmodium species which induces a T-cell response. The antigen is polymorphic, sharing amino acid sequence homology among PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM CHABAUDI; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; and PLASMODIUM YOELII.
A republic in southern Africa, southwest of DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and west of ZAMBIA. Its capital is Luanda.
Substances that prevent infectious agents or organisms from spreading or kill infectious agents in order to prevent the spread of infection.
An infant during the first month after birth.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Measure of the number of the PARASITES present in a host organism.
Water particles that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
Pathological processes or abnormal functions of the PLACENTA.
A naphthacene antibiotic that inhibits AMINO ACYL TRNA binding during protein synthesis.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.
Ulceration of the GASTRIC MUCOSA due to contact with GASTRIC JUICE. It is often associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
A republic in southern Africa east of ZAMBIA and MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Lilongwe. It was formerly called Nyasaland.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER and between TOGO and NIGERIA. Its capital is Porto-Novo. It was formerly called Dahomey. In the 17th century it was a kingdom in the southern area of Africa. Coastal footholds were established by the French who deposed the ruler by 1892. It was made a French colony in 1894 and gained independence in 1960. Benin comes from the name of the indigenous inhabitants, the Bini, now more closely linked with southern Nigeria (Benin City, a town there). Bini may be related to the Arabic bani, sons. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p136, 310 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p60)
The development by insects of resistance to insecticides.
An abnormal elevation of body temperature, usually as a result of a pathologic process.
The active insecticidal constituent of CHRYSANTHEMUM CINERARIIFOLIUM flowers. Pyrethrin I is the pyretholone ester of chrysanthemummonocarboxylic acid and pyrethrin II is the pyretholone ester of chrysanthemumdicarboxylic acid monomethyl ester.
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
A protozoan parasite from Southeast Asia that causes monkey malaria. It is naturally acquired by man in Malaysia and can also be transmitted experimentally to humans.
A republic in central Africa lying east of CHAD and the CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC and west of NIGERIA. The capital is Yaounde.
The systematic surveying, mapping, charting, and description of specific geographical sites, with reference to the physical features that were presumed to influence health and disease. Medical topography should be differentiated from EPIDEMIOLOGY in that the former emphasizes geography whereas the latter emphasizes disease outbreaks.
The continuous sequence of changes undergone by living organisms during the post-embryonic developmental process, such as metamorphosis in insects and amphibians. This includes the developmental stages of apicomplexans such as the malarial parasite, PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM.
A republic stretching from the Indian Ocean east to New Guinea, comprising six main islands: Java, Sumatra, Bali, Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly known as the Celebes) and Irian Jaya (the western part of New Guinea). Its capital is Djakarta. The ethnic groups living there are largely Chinese, Arab, Eurasian, Indian, and Pakistani; 85% of the peoples are of the Islamic faith.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the interior of the stomach.
The general name for NORTH AMERICA; CENTRAL AMERICA; and SOUTH AMERICA unspecified or combined.
A discipline or occupation concerned with the study of INSECTS, including the biology and the control of insects.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
Tests that demonstrate the relative effectiveness of chemotherapeutic agents against specific parasites.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The use of chemical compounds to prevent the development of a specific disease.
A semi-synthetic macrolide antibiotic structurally related to ERYTHROMYCIN. It has been used in the treatment of Mycobacterium avium intracellulare infections, toxoplasmosis, and cryptosporidiosis.
All of Africa except Northern Africa (AFRICA, NORTHERN).
An independent state in eastern Africa. Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the north and northeast by Eritrea, on the east by Djibouti and Somalia, on the south by Kenya, and on the west and southwest by Sudan. Its capital is Addis Ababa.
Extranodal lymphoma of lymphoid tissue associated with mucosa that is in contact with exogenous antigens. Many of the sites of these lymphomas, such as the stomach, salivary gland, and thyroid, are normally devoid of lymphoid tissue. They acquire mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) type as a result of an immunologically mediated disorder.
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... refers to the human impact on the environment, which in turn affects human health and requires ... Malaria is a vector- borne disease that is extremely prevalent in Africa. The disease puts billions of people at risk of ... If environmental goals are achieved, the health of the country will be able to improve by reducing disease and death. Goal 11 ... One environmental factor that contributes to the health of the global community is climate change. Climate change is the long ...
... eradication is back on the global health agenda. Although malaria has existed since ancient times, its eradication was possible ... A wide range of strategies is needed to achieve malaria eradication, starting from simple steps to complicated strategies which ... while over 100 can transmit human malaria, only 30-40 commonly transmit parasites of the genus Plasmodium, which cause malaria ... "Malaria Eradication". Retrieved 2010-05-04. "Mosquito Eradication". Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05 ...
An example of this being successfully achieved worldwide is the global smallpox eradication, with the last wild case in 1977. ... Ross R (1910). The Prevention of Malaria. Brauer F, Castillo-Chávez C (2001). Mathematical Models in Population Biology and ... Keeling M, Rohani P. Modeling Infectious Diseases: In Humans and Animals. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Vynnycky E, ... Eradication Reduction of infective organisms in the wild worldwide to zero. So far, this has only been achieved for smallpox ...
"Dracunculiasis eradication - global surveillance summary, 2009" (PDF). Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec. World Health Organization. 85 (19 ... "Human Parasitic Diseases. 2015 (7): 11. doi:10.4137/HPD.S19569.. *^ a b c d Singer, Merrill; Bulled, Nicola (2012-11-01). " ... and malaria.[13] Far more resources are given to the "big three" diseases (HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis) because of ... They can be achieved through collaborative planning, delivery and evaluation of programmes, strengthening and sharing of ...
"How malaria has affected the human genome and what human genetics can teach us about malaria". American Journal of Human ... Outside Africa, India has the highest incidence with 4.5% of the global burden. Europe is regarded as a malaria-free region. ... The total synthesis of quinine was achieved by American chemists R.B. Woodward and W.E. Doering in 1944. Woodward received the ... drug therapy and environmental engineering since the early 20th century resulted in complete eradication in the 1970s. It is ...
Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (17 May 2010). "Global Network, Fundación Mundo Sano and the Instituto de ... Achieving an assessable and sustainable social impact. Producing and disclosing model-based extrapolation in different domestic ... where human helminthic diseases were rampant. Initially as a family enterprise, the foundation's main focus was on Chagas ... malaria, leishmaniasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis. Its main objective is to facilitate equal access to health and ...
Raoult D, Roux V (1999). "The body louse as a vector of reemerging human diseases". Clinical Infectious Diseases. 29 (4): 888- ... ISBN 978-0-7216-2921-6. "CDC - Lice - Body Lice - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)". Global Health - Division of Parasitic ... but did not result in complete eradication, although there was a significant fall in the number of parasites and proportion of ... Delousing can also be practically achieved by boiling all clothes and bedding, or washing them at a high temperature. A ...
... the global mortality rate for malaria fell by 60% between 2000 and 2015. The WHO aims to achieve a further 90% reduction ... Aylward B, Linkins J (2005). "Polio Eradication:mobilizing and managing the human resources" (PDF). Bulletin of the World ... In 1955 the WHO launched the Global Malaria Eradication Program (GMEP). Support waned, and the program was suspended in 1969. ... Bill Gates believes that global eradication is possible by 2040. A major challenge to malaria elimination is the persistence of ...
... with one of the first official global documents addressing it being the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR). ... Not breastfeed, gastroenteritis, pneumonia, malaria, measles[5]. Prevention. Improving agricultural practices, reducing poverty ... This can also be achieved by added 1 rounded teaspoon of sugar to 10.5 teaspoons of water (which is 3.5 tablespoons of water). ... The Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition was a UN resolution adopted November 16th, 1974 by all ...
From Seeds of Human Energy to a Scale of Global Change'' (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012) pp. 25-33. "Human ... The goal of achieving gender equity is still a prominent issue and factor to in global development due to its ties to the rest ... Human capital objectives include nutrition, healthcare (including child mortality, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and ... International Day for the Eradication of Poverty". Global Education Magazine. 17 October 2012. ISSN 2255-033X. Retrieved 6 ...
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Although it is less virulent than Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest of the five human malaria parasites, P. vivax malaria ... Eradication of the liver stages is achieved by giving primaquine. Patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency ... In 2015 the World Health Organization (WHO) drew up a plan to address vivax malaria, as part of their Global Technical Strategy ... "For Re-Eradication of Malaria in Korea". The Korea Times. Konings, Frank (9 July 2008). "The Korean War Against Malaria". Far ...
Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) which have been successful in achieving ... Joint Task Group on Public Health Human Resources; Advisory Committee on Health Delivery & Human Resources; Advisory Committee ... The positive impacts of these initiatives can be seen in the eradication of smallpox and polio; however, critics claim that ... Unless health care is no longer treated as a commodity, global public health will ultimately not be achieved.[citation needed] ...
"The Global Poverty Project: What we've achieved". The Global Poverty Project. Archived from the original on 25 October 2013. ... "Promoting Human Development Through the Global Poverty Project", Development, Volume 53(1):120-126. Australia to launch anti- ... As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary, End Polio and its Partners reduced polio cases by ... Dando, Charlotte (27 April 2012). "Live Below the Line: An Interfaith Approach to Tackling Extreme Poverty and Malaria". The ...
A New Global Effort to Control Malaria (Science), Vol. 298, October 4, 2002 Sachs, Jeffrey (2002). Resolving the Debt Crisis of ... Sonia Sachs: Mother of Three, Implementing Large Scale Poverty Eradication for Millions". Consilience: The Journal of ... "huge human rights abuses committed by the U.S." Subsequently, 19 advocacy and rights groups jointly wrote a letter to Columbia ... from 2002 to 2006 he chaired the UN Millennium Project which was tasked with developing a concrete action plan to achieve the ...
The Declaration called for the complete eradication of energy poverty as a global priority and urged the OPEC Fund to intensify ... It is a distinct, additional window for supporting eligible developing countries in their efforts to achieve growth and ... malaria and waterborne illnesses. Also targeted are non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease ... including human resource development. Emergency relief aid: To help mitigate the suffering of victims of catastrophes―including ...
After passing a century, it is now a global movement made up of 29 national member organizations which works in 120 countries. ... The Convention consists of 54 articles that address the basic human rights that all children are entitled to: the right to ... Save the Children is working to achieve this goal through their Every One Campaign and their seven step program stating: ... and malaria. As part of the campaign, OneRepublic created the new song "Feel Again". Lead singer Ryan Tedder was inspired to ...
Members of the Global Commission on Drug Policy: Louise Arbour, former High Commissioner for Human Rights, Canada Pavel Bém ( ... The Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 are meant to be a transformational agenda to eradicate poverty, achieve ... Eradication and alternative development, by David Mansfield "The development of international drug control: Lessons learned and ... Tuberculosis and Malaria Aleksander Kwaśniewski (Poland), former President of Polandl Ricardo Lagos (Chile), former President ...
Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice Working Paper No. 8, 2004: 12. NYU School of Law, New York World Food Conference ... a goal that was not achieved. Because of this, a number of human rights advocates such as the United Nations and the World Food ... Hunger and malnutrition have now been identified as the cause of more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis ... Many of these paragraphs have now been elaborated on in subsequent international human rights treaties and regional human ...
... the World Health Organization's global campaigns for the eradication of smallpox and other diseases responsible for more human ... Malaria and other diseases affected large populations. Millions were infected with HIV, the virus which causes AIDS. The virus ... A much better understanding of the evolution of the universe was achieved, its age (about 13.8 billion years) was determined, ... One argument is that of global warming occurring due to human-caused emission of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide ...
... global report on human settlements 2003 (PDF). London: United Nations Global Settlements Programme. 2003. p. xxvi. ISBN 978-1- ... they are transmitted by eggs present in human feces which in turn contaminate soil in areas where sanitation is poor. Malaria ... achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all"; and Target 6.2) "by 2030, achieve access ... It refers to the NTD roadmap milestones that included for example eradication of dracunculiasis by 2015 and of yaws by 2020, ...
Although eradication efforts continue, malaria had been controlled in the fertile but previously uninhabitable Terai region in ... "Human Development Index (HDI)". hdr.undp.org. HDRO (Human Development Report Office) United Nations Development Programme. ... Nepal was ranked 54th worst of 81 ranked countries (those with GHI > 5.0) on the Global Hunger Index in 2011, between Cambodia ... The biggest challenges faced by the country in achieving higher economic development are the frequent changes in political ...
... increase in global funds for AIDS, TB and malaria. Eradication of malaria-related deaths by 2015 by making medicines and ... Global Future world vision human development child rights poverty aids peace conflict global Resources and Information". www. ... The view regarding the establishment of global governance is based on the difficulties to achieve equitable development at the ... Stiglitz, J.E. (2006), "Global public goods and global finance: does global governance ensure that the global public interest ...
However, the effect of such responses on the human immune response is unknown. Additionally, both malaria and helminth ... Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases. 30 January 2009. "Deworm the World at Clinton Global Initiative 2008 Annual ... shifts in certain educational and health policies and the effect of malaria eradication. No significant contemporaneous results ... Many are hopeful that its development can be achieved within the next five years.[when?] The symptoms now attributed to ...
India participates in the global eradication program to completely eliminate the worm from all of earth. Health education for ... Bulletin of the National Society of India for Malaria and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases. Indian Society for Malaria and Other ... In India to achieve this goal healthcare must be very accessible to almost everyone at risk for the disease. The Indian ... In India the worm only lives in humans, so if everyone takes treatment, and everyone is cured, then the worm will be gone ...
Because current tools are not sufficient to achieve global eradication, we are investing in a range of new interventions that ... Malaria eradication is defined as removing the parasites that cause human malaria from the human population. Simply ... Eradication of malaria is biologically and technically feasible, with sufficient global commitment and major investments in ... By mobilizing the required commitment and resources, we can achieve global eradication and save many millions of lives. ...
In order to eliminate malaria from endemic countries and eventually achieve global malaria eradication, partners must build on ... 3. Grand Rounds: Challenges of Global Malaria Eradication. CDC Division of News and Electronic Media. (404) 639-3286 ... The effect of these efforts is starting to be seen in fewer malaria cases and decreased child mortality in certain malaria ... Malaria is a major public health problem. Worldwide, approximately 3 billion persons per year are at risk for contracting this ...
... smallpox in humans and rinderpest in cattle, have been eradicated. Enormous progress has been achieved toward the eradication ... During the past few years, the Presidents Malaria Initiative, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and ... Evolution of Global Health: Tropical to International to Global. The term global health has replaced such earlier names as ... Center for Global Health, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia. Corresponding author: Kevin M. De Cock, MD, Center for Global Health, CDC, MS ...
The greatest challenges are therefore to achieve high biological coverage of targeted resources rapidly enough to prevent local ... Malaria vectors which predominantly feed indoors upon humans have been locally eliminated from several settings with ... An gambiae has proven vulnerable to IRS in Nigeria during the Global Malaria Eradication Programme (GMEP) [35], and to ITNs in ... even high demographic coverage of humans (Ch) with these measures rarely achieves elimination of malaria because vectors evade ...
If this is the case, malaria elimination could proceed at an individual country level, until global eradication3 is achieved. ... The researchers observed that after elimination in a region, malaria importation poses a constant threat, because humans and ... 1980 onwards for 30 countries which successfully eliminated malaria and also took part in the 1955 Global Malaria Eradication ... "In 1955 a global programme was launched to eradicate Malaria, but funding collapsed in 1969 and ultimately eradication wasnt ...
... it was considered by the WHO one of the seven diseases for which it is likely to achieve global eradication by 2020. ... This is the second most important parasitic infection in humans after malaria7. This infection is included in a group of major ... MALARIA. Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium (P.) species and is transmitted by bites of the female Anopheles mosquito. In ... In patients co-infected with malaria and HIV, malaria contributes to worsening the immunosuppression caused by HIV infection. ...
DDT represents one the main stays to achieve goals of Global Eradication Program launched in 2007 by the Bill and Melinda Gates ... can affect humans in more than 90 countries, inhabited by 40% of the global population. In some of these areas, over 70% of ... In order to achieve malaria eradication, an ambitious objective which has been prosecuted since 2007 by the Bill and Melinda ... 4. Vector control as a key strategical approach for malaria eradication. The historical successful elimination of malaria in ...
Besides pathogen and human factors, notable milestones have been achieved in the global sociopolitical front in addressing ... M. Vitoria, R. Granich, C. F. Gilks et al., "The global fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria: current status and ... The ultimate goal of infectious disease control, however, is to achieve total eradication. With smallpox having been eradicated ... Some infectious agents that have adapted to nonhuman hosts can be transmitted to humans but not from human to human, resulting ...
Considerable reductions in the global burden of malaria have been achieved in recent years, and this has led to a renewed focus ... reduce malaria transmission from humans back to mosquitos could contribute to the control and eventual eradication of malaria, ... we describe a new model for evaluating malaria transmission from humans to Anopheles mosquitoes using controlled human malaria ... Controlled human blood stage malaria infection: current status and potential applications. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86(4):561- ...
... there were 216 million cases of malaria and an estimated 655 000 deaths in 2010. Malaria mortality rates have fallen by more ... Most deaths occur among children living in Africa where a child dies every minute of malaria and the disease accounts for ... The global malaria eradication campaign, launched by WHO in 1955, was successful in eliminating the disease in some countries, ... Vaccines against malaria. There are currently no licensed vaccines against malaria or any other human parasite. One research ...
290 million for malaria control, provided through the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Efforts are also ... Working together for poverty eradication and sustainable development. *Working together to promote human rights, democracy and ... Achieving universal primary education. Education is key to giving people choices and, fundamentally, to breaking the cycle of ... through such innovative partnerships as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, the Measles Initiative and the Global ...
Experts met to discuss recent successes and setbacks in global health and to explore how partnerships can drive progress. This ... The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. The Global Fund builds support for the fight against AIDS, TB, and ... UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, aims to advance global progress in achieving country-set targets for ... Kurokawa recommended that Japan engage more globally; despite its advanced technologies, it is "behind in vision, human network ...
A decade after the Global Malaria Eradication Program, El Salvador had the highest burden of malaria in Mesoamerica, with ... If the ambitious goal of eradication is to be achieved by 2040, all species of Plasmodium infecting humans will need to be ... In this perspective, the potential barriers to achieving global malaria elimination are discussed with respect to the related ... A resurgence of malaria in the 1970s led El Salvador to alter its national malaria control strategy. By 1995, El Salvador ...
Global efforts are currently underway for the eradication of other diseases such as polio, malaria, yaws and dracunculiasis (9 ... Unlike other infections whose efforts to achieve eradication and elimination have revolved around immunization, the treatment ... Technical feasibility can be further defined by the accuracy of diagnostic tests and the role humans play in the life cycle of ... The ultimate goal of public health is the eradication of diseases. Whereas eradication refers to the permanent infection ...
Although malaria was eliminated, the main objective, complete eradication of the vector, was not achieved. Despite its being ... Human Plasmodium knowlesi Infection Detected by Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria [PDF - 383 KB - 3 pages] J. J. van Hellemond ... The Last Taboo: Opening the Door on the Global Sanitation Crisis [PDF - 252 KB - 1 page] A. L. Shane Cite This Article. Email ... The interruption of malaria transmission did not require vector eradication, but with a goal of developing a new strategy to ...
... when world leaders will come together to adopt a new global development agenda, it is critically important that we keep what is ... hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. ... So where do we stand if food security is destined to be a critical component of poverty eradication and sustainable development ... The right to food is a basic human right addressed in the second of the 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which ...
Considering malaria as an example, the current global action plan focuses on achieving universal protective coverage with ITNs ... there have also been calls for concerted efforts towards global malaria eradication [8, 9]. Despite these developments, there ... the standardized resting boxes and the human landing catch for sampling malaria vectors and other mosquitoes in urban Dar es ... WHO: Global Malaria Action Plan. 2009, World Health Organization Roll Back Malaria Partnership; GenevaGoogle Scholar. ...
... rigour and sophistication of malaria mapping such that its global distribution is now probably better understood than any other ... We describe the diversification of malaria mapping to span a wide range of related metrics of biological and public health ... factors that have facilitated the recent proliferation of malaria risk mapping efforts and describe the most prominent global- ... The mapping of malaria risk has a history stretching back over 100 years. The last decade, however, has seen dramatic progress ...
... malaria and other diseases, Ensure environmental sustainability, Develop a Global Partnership for Development. These goals were ... Human development As the LLDCS are mostly going to ward development, nine of the twelve countries with the lowest human ... difficulties than others to achieve a good pace of development. 1991 The Lao project started in 1991 to help the small ... Fifteen years ago, in Copenhagen, global leaders at the World Summit for Social Development described poverty eradication as an ...
Still, Clarke said that eradication might only be achieved if there is a sense of urgency, given how malaria spreads; the ... Smallpox is the only human disease to ever have been eradicated. In 1988, WHO and partners began a global campaign that aimed ... Pedro Alonso, the U.N. health agencys global malaria director, said WHO is "unequivocally in favour" of eradication, but that ... WHO has long grappled with the idea of erasing malaria from the planet. An eradication campaign was first attempted in 1955 ...
... assay for human malaria. However, owing to its complexity only selected gametocytocidal molecules are progressed into SMFA. ... Preventing malaria transmission is key to achieving goals of the malaria eradication agenda (MalERA)3,4, leading to renewed ... Ongoing global efforts for malaria eradication have resulted in a significant reduction in new malaria cases with a 29% ... "Human Tissue and Biological Samples for use in Research" regarding the collection, use and transport of human tissue. Human red ...
... including those on poverty eradication, child mortality, combating malaria and other diseases, as well as environmental ... For many indigenous peoples, climate change is a potential threat to their very existence and a major issue of human rights and ... Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is not possible without fulfilling indigenous peoples rights to lands, territories ... well-being but also to address some of the most pressing global challenges, including climate change and environmental ...
Aidspan: Global Fund Observer. Aidspan, an independent watchdog of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, ... discuss how applying lessons from the experiences of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) could help strengthen ... Human resources procedures should be upgraded. An external and independent review of progress should be completed in 12 months ... Investing In Health Of Women, Girls Critical To Achieving UHC Thomson Reuters Foundation: Without investing in women and girls ...
More attention is being focused on malaria today than any time since the worlds last efforts to achieve eradication over 40 ... Plasmodium vivax is also the most widely distributed species of all 5 human malaria parasites in Southeast Asia and accounts ... The global community is now discussing strategies aimed at dramatically reducing malarial disease burden and the eventual ... Key gaps in the knowledge of Plasmodium vivax, a neglected human malaria parasite. Lancet Infect Dis 2009;9:555-566. ...
  • A single person with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in 2007 provided a wake-up call to the United States and global public health infrastructure, as the health professionals and the public realized that today's ease of airline travel can potentially expose hundreds of persons to an untreatable disease associated with an infectious agent. (cdc.gov)
  • While this figure is 216 million less than in 1990-92, according to UN statistics , hunger kills more people every year than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined. (undp.org)
  • In recent months, U.S. diplomats have delayed the export of surgical equipment and supplies for fighting tuberculosis and malaria to North Korea, and held up the delivery from Canada of 300 stainless steel soy-milk cans for daycare centers and orphanages there, according to several diplomatic sources and internal United Nations documents. (kff.org)
  • In evaluating the activities carried out during the last twelve months, he underscored the attention paid to the diseases of poverty, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. (who.int)
  • Regarding health challenges in Africa, he recalled that sub-Saharan Africa continued to bear the heaviest burden of disease worldwide, particularly for AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. (who.int)
  • And in September 2015, the United States committed to goal 3 of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), to "ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, including a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. (cgdev.org)
  • This report focuses on the targets of the health-related MDGs, namely Goal 4 (reduce under-five mortality by two thirds between 1990 and 2015), Goal 5 (reduce the maternal mortality ratio by three quarters between 1990 and 2015) and Goal 6 (have halted by 2015 the spread of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis). (who.int)
  • Major diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and measles continue to exact a heavy toll on economies and societies around the world, particularly in developing countries, impeding achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (rospotrebnadzor.ru)
  • He also announced in June 2005 that Japan would contribute US$500 million in the coming years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, thereby strengthening Japan's support for controlling infectious diseases. (go.jp)
  • These settlements, especially those within Rwanda, were ravaged and thinned by cholera and other "camp epidemics," as well as by AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
  • Deaths attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria have dropped even more sharply, as have all deaths registered among children under five. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
  • Humanitarian biomedicine, in contrast, targets diseases that currently afflict the poorer nations of the world, such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. (jhu.edu)
  • Indoor air pollution from burning dung, charcoal, and wood for heating and cooking leads to nearly two million premature deaths of women and children every year, more than all the deaths from malaria and tuberculosis. (ipsnews.net)
  • Nigeria is battling with a number of crushing health indicators including malaria, tuberculosis and infant and maternal mortality, all of which have a sweeping impact on productivity. (weforum.org)
  • Eradication of bovine tuberculosis produced a welcome fall in infant cases, but about 4000 cases continued to be notified annually between 1917 and 1950. (mja.com.au)
  • These diseases are contrasted with the big three diseases ( HIV/AIDS , tuberculosis , and malaria ), which generally receive greater treatment and research funding. (wikipedia.org)
  • [1] In sub-Saharan Africa, the effect of these diseases as a group is comparable to malaria and tuberculosis . (wikipedia.org)
  • Meager medical services and high levels of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and numerous other killers mean that young children in western Uganda are about 25 times more likely to die before the age of 5 than in the U.S. (psmag.com)
  • As part of a program organized by Kabakyenga at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Nuwagira has been instructed in a set of basic concepts in managing child illnesses, including malaria , tuberculosis , diarrhea , pneumonia and HIV/AIDS. (psmag.com)
  • however, not enough is known about the complex nature of the innate and adaptive human cellular immune responses central to natural clearance of M. tuberculosis infection, knowledge of which would significantly facilitate TB vaccine development. (bmj.com)
  • Also on the slate as AMCs are rotavirus, tuberculosis, and malaria. (mercola.com)
  • It focused on diseases associated with warm climates, many of which were parasitic (e.g., malaria, sleeping sickness, and schistosomiasis). (cdc.gov)
  • The threat posed by infectious diseases is further deepened by the continued emergence of new, unrecognized, and old infectious disease epidemics of global impact. (hindawi.com)
  • Coverage of interventions targeted at the control, elimination or eradication of tropical diseases. (who.int)
  • The work undertaken under this strategic objective aims at ensuring health security by achieving a sustainable reduction in the health, social and economic burden of communicable diseases. (who.int)
  • core capacities for the detection and assessment of, and · strengthening its leadership and response to, those risks and emergencies, most of which are its collaboration with global attributable to communicable diseases. (who.int)
  • The ultimate goal of public health is the eradication of diseases. (natap.org)
  • Global efforts are currently underway for the eradication of other diseases such as polio, malaria, yaws and dracunculiasis (9). (natap.org)
  • Recent events clearly illustrate a continued vulnerability of large populations to infectious diseases, which is related to our changing human-constructed and natural environments. (cdc.gov)
  • To accelerate efforts towards control and possibly elimination of mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and lymphatic filariasis, optimally located outdoor interventions could be used to complement existing intradomicilliary vector control methods such as house spraying with insecticides and insecticidal bednets. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The United Nations (UN) millennium development goals are Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, Achieve universal primary education, Promote gender equality and empower women, Reduce child mortality, Improve maternal health, Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, Ensure environmental sustainability, Develop a Global Partnership for Development. (ukessays.com)
  • Like most vector-borne diseases, malaria endemicity is partly determined by the local environment that houses its human and anopheline hosts and mediates the interactions between them. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Should we really be pushing for malaria or should we concentrate on getting some of those other diseases out of the way first? (fftimes.com)
  • The World Bank also sees climate change as having the potential to hamper achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, including those on poverty eradication, child mortality, combating malaria and other diseases, as well as environmental sustainability. (un.org)
  • 1994). It still is one of the most common diseases affecting humans worldwide. (triggercharts.com)
  • Scaling up childhood vaccination is essential for achieving Goal 4 since vaccine-preventable diseases are responsible for more than 20% of under-5 mortality. (who.int)
  • Washington state has a vibrant global health community and is a leader in efforts to eliminate and eradicate diseases that plague developing countries such as polio, malaria and guinea worm. (globalwa.org)
  • Since the last known case of smallpox, The International Task Force for Disease Eradication has been coordinating efforts to rid the world of infectious diseases. (globalwa.org)
  • To illustrate how diseases differ in treatment, interventions and challenges, this article will focus on global efforts to eradicate polio, guinea worm and malaria. (globalwa.org)
  • 1. A vigorous response to the threat of infectious diseases, the leading cause of death worldwide, is essential to global development and to the well-being of the world's population. (rospotrebnadzor.ru)
  • Eradication and elimination initiatives for vaccine-preventable diseases serve as examples underlining the importance of public-private partnerships. (cdc.gov)
  • Providing routine immunization services is a global public health priority to protect families and children from vaccine-preventable diseases such as polio, measles, and cholera. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, infectious diseases lead to the loss of human resources that shoulder the task of nation building and adversely impact all socioeconomic activities. (go.jp)
  • Global health security focuses on "emerging infectious diseases"-whether naturally occurring or man-made-which are seen to threaten wealthy countries, and which typically (though not always) emanate from Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, or Latin America. (jhu.edu)
  • Few diseases in history have been as widely spread, poorly understood, and long fought as malaria. (healthcanal.com)
  • Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 (reduce child mortality), 5 (improve maternal health), and 6 (combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases) codified this focus. (brookings.edu)
  • Infectious diseases, including malaria, diarrheal disease, and neglected tropical infections kill over 8 million people each year, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2015 Study . (novartis.com)
  • Some of these diseases have been around for thousands of years," says Thierry Diagana, Global Head of NITD. (novartis.com)
  • Our vision is to create therapies that can be part of eradication programs for diseases like malaria and human African trypanosomiasis. (novartis.com)
  • NITD research currently focuses on parasitic diseases, such as malaria, cryptosporidiosis, and three major kinetoplastid diseases - human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), Chagas disease and leishmaniasis. (novartis.com)
  • Malaria kills about half as many people as it did two decades ago, yet it remains one of the world's most deadly infectious diseases. (novartis.com)
  • The purpose of the ITFDE was to establish criteria and apply them systematically to evaluate the potential eradicability of other diseases in the aftermath of the Smallpox Eradication Program. (cdc.gov)
  • The successful eradication of smallpox in 1977 and the ongoing campaigns to eradicate dracunculiasis by 1995 and poliomyelitis by 2000 should ensure that eradication of selected diseases will continue to be used as a powerful tool of international public health. (cdc.gov)
  • This issue of MMWR Recommendations and Reports consolidates the deliberations of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication (ITFDE), which was convened six times from 1989 through 1992 to evaluate diseases as potential candidates for global eradication (1-7). (cdc.gov)
  • An important part of the work was to help identify key impediments to improved prevention and control of the diseases under discussion, even if the disease was not considered to have potential as a candidate for eradication. (cdc.gov)
  • Between the extremes of disease 'control' (reduction in incidence and/or prevalence) and 'eradication,' several intermediate levels of impact on diseases may be described. (cdc.gov)
  • The working definitions during the conference were those developed at the Dahlem Workshop on the Eradication of Infectious Diseases, March 1997. (cdc.gov)
  • No bacterial diseases were judged to be candidates for eradication within the next 10 to 15 years. (cdc.gov)
  • This paper critically reviews ITWL as both a putative mechanism of house improvement or more conventional intervention and discusses its future prospects as a method for controlling malaria and other vector-borne diseases. (biomedcentral.com)
  • During a one-year pilot project in Myanmar's western Sagaing region, malaria volunteers from 90 selected communities received continuous training on how to diagnose and treat three of the top child killing diseases (malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea) and screen for malnutrition, an approach called integrated community case management (iCCM). (malariaconsortium.org)
  • Malaria remains one of the top five killer diseases in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and its burden is skewed towards pregnant women and children under five. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Ever since, we have made great strides in the global control of infectious diseases, even progress toward disease eradication. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • There are at least half a dozen diseases for which elimination or eradication would be feasible were it not for war or national turmoil, political malaise or a growing anti-vaccine movement. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • War, conflict and political instability also have halted or interrupted other global efforts to eliminate or eradicate parasitic diseases. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • However, besides major successes achieved worldwide in infectious diseases control, most elimination/control programs remain frustrating in many tropical countries where specific biological and socio-economical features prevented implementation of disease control over broad spatial and temporal scales. (biomedcentral.com)
  • So why is DFAT shutting the door on funding vaccine research for well-established diseases such as TB and malaria, the infectious killers that impose the highest disease burdens? (devpolicy.org)
  • Experts warn that changes in ecosystems such as deforestation influence the abundance of human pathogens such as malaria and cholera, as well as the risk of emergence of new diseases. (geni.org)
  • Australian medical scientists have made substantial contributions to the understanding of many historically significant communicable diseases and global initiatives for control. (mja.com.au)
  • The elimination or eradication of several vector-borne diseases - including malaria, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and trypanosomiasis - is high on the research agenda of the World Health Organization. (keystonesymposia.org)
  • This public private collaboration continues to this day, and has produced a pipeline of novel vector control solutions to support the global efforts to eradicate vector-borne diseases. (basf.com)
  • The Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases will call on world leaders to meet the CHOGM 2018 pledge to halve malaria by 2023 and deliver the political and financial commitments of $1.5bn to end the scourge of NTDs. (allafrica.com)
  • For the global community working on NTDs, the watershed moment was in London in 2012: when governments, donors, companies and civil society signed the London Declaration on NTDs , committing to control, eliminate or eradicate 10 diseases by 2020. (allafrica.com)
  • Here they learn life skills that can help them prevent diseases, like how to avoid HIV/AIDS and malaria. (proessay.com)
  • An estimated 627,000 people died from malaria in 2012, 90 percent of them in Sub-Saharan Africa. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Malaria occurs in nearly 100 countries worldwide, exacting a huge toll on human health and imposing a heavy social and economic burden in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Most of the world's malaria burden occurs in sub-Saharan Africa because of three endemic species of highly specialized mosquitoes that almost exclusively rely upon humans ( An . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Most deaths occur among children living in Africa where a child dies every minute of malaria and the disease accounts for approximately 22% of all childhood deaths. (ivcc.com)
  • For example, the long lifespan and strong human-biting habit of the African vector species is the main reason why more than 85% of the world's malaria deaths are in Africa. (ivcc.com)
  • For this reason, most malaria deaths in Africa occur in young children, whereas in areas with less transmission and low immunity, all age groups are at risk. (ivcc.com)
  • Most malaria cases and deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. (ivcc.com)
  • We discuss the delayed presentation of an uninsured U.S. traveler returning from West Africa with severe malaria who required intensive care measures to save his life. (ajtmh.org)
  • However, initiatives such as the continent-wide Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa/Atlas du Risque de la Malaria en Afrique (MARA/ARMA) project [ 6 ], instigated in 1997, and 8 years later the global Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) [ 7 ], catalysed a renaissance that has transformed the science of malaria risk mapping and its role in contemporary efforts to control, progressively eliminate and ultimately eradicate malaria. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The following quotation is characteristic of the historical picture of malaria in tropical Africa. (triggercharts.com)
  • As the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, or ALMA, stated last month: "In Africa, we used to track malaria by metrics of despair: cases and deaths, wasted life and squandered opportunity. (who.int)
  • As set out in the World Malaria Report 2010, the annual number of malaria cases and deaths continues to decline, especially in Africa. (who.int)
  • One of these products, the RTS,S candidate malaria vaccine, is now undergoing a very large phase III trial in Africa. (who.int)
  • Yet some researchers fear that health infrastructure in regions like Africa is ill-equipped to roll out eradication tools, and are nervous that the shift will divert funds from much-neededbasic control measures. (scidev.net)
  • Due to a strong link between malaria with the lack of economic growth, most of these parasite-borne disease cases happen in Africa. (advacarepharma.com)
  • At its core, malaria is a parasitic disease responsible for the deaths of at least a million people every year, 90% of whom live in Sub-Saharan Africa. (advacarepharma.com)
  • Besides also affecting pregnant women, research further demonstrates that almost one-fifth of all deaths of children under 5 years old in Sub-Saharan Africa is thought to be due to malaria. (advacarepharma.com)
  • It is no coincidence that the only parts of Africa that have experienced or are experiencing reduced rates of malaria are the northern and southern regions - areas that coincidentally harbor the richest countries in the continent. (advacarepharma.com)
  • Research illustrates that every year malaria is estimated to cost Africa USD 12 billion in lost Gross Domestic Product (GDP). (advacarepharma.com)
  • Every year, some 225 million people in 99 countries contract malaria and over three quarters of a million people die from the disease - mostly children under five in Sub-Saharan Africa. (healthcanal.com)
  • Another new paper , "Malaria Eradication and Economic Outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Uganda," which investigated the long-term economic effects of an historical malaria eradication project in southwestern Uganda, found that eradication produced gains in educational attainment for males and females and increased the probability of wage work for males. (brookings.edu)
  • A " Global Health Policy " blog post notes: "These articles are a welcome blast of frank information about the difficulties faced by those with AIDS and those battling the epidemic on the front lines in Africa. (kff.org)
  • While long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are the cornerstones of malaria vector control throughout sub-Saharan Africa, there is an urgent need for the development of novel insecticide delivery mechanisms to sustain and consolidate gains in disease reduction and to transition towards malaria elimination and eradication. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Using parasite genetic and human mobility data to infer local and cross-border malaria connectivity in Southern Africa. (ucsf.edu)
  • Emerging implications of policies on malaria treatment: genetic changes in the Pfmdr-1 gene affecting susceptibility to artemether-lumefantrine and artesunate-amodiaquine in Africa. (ucsf.edu)
  • The EDCTP malaria portfolio comprises 52 projects, from large-scale international collaborative clinical research projects implemented by African-European research consortia, through to 35 projects conducted by EDCTP Fellows, who are leading the malaria research agenda in Africa. (edctp.org)
  • Over the past decade, scaling up the delivery of existing interventions [against malaria] is estimated to have saved more than one million lives in Africa alone, with the majority of these deaths averted since 2007. (africafocus.org)
  • Africa: Ending Malaria in Sight? (africafocus.org)
  • Malaria, for example, accounts for 11 percent of the disease burden in Africa and had it been eliminated 35 years ago, the continent's gross domestic product would have increased by $100 billion. (geni.org)
  • Some 15 countries - all in sub-Saharan Africa, except India - account for 80% of the global malaria burden. (basf.com)
  • We can achieve high vaccination rates in Africa-but it needs be by building trust and not through force. (worldpolicy.org)
  • In 1988, WHO and partners began a global campaign that aimed to wipe out polio by 2000. (fftimes.com)
  • Craig also raised concerns about whether malaria programs would be able to raise the billions needed given other competing eradication campaigns, like those for polio, guinea worm and lymphatic filariasis. (fftimes.com)
  • The Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched in 1988 when there were about a third of a million cases worldwide. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • We have made tremendous progress to eradicate polio and guinea worm, and are emboldened by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's declaration that malaria can be eliminated with sufficient investments, ambitious strategies and new technologies. (globalwa.org)
  • Polio, also called poliomyelitis, is believed to be the next infectious disease in line for eradication because it has been eliminated everywhere except for Afghanistan and Pakistan. (globalwa.org)
  • This reduction is due to coordinated efforts of The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). (globalwa.org)
  • In order to tackle the two remaining endemic countries with polio, the GPEI developed the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 to rid the world of polio by 2018. (globalwa.org)
  • Polio eradication strategy involves the immunization of every child, strong surveillance to detect and interrupt transmission and a long-term plan to ensure vulnerable countries do not see reemergence of infection. (globalwa.org)
  • Global polio eradication has been and remains a top priority for CDC. (cdc.gov)
  • Rotary International has been at the forefront of polio eradication through its fundraising and expertise in community engagement supported by a global network of volunteer leaders committed to working towards a polio-free world. (cdc.gov)
  • In 1988, the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) accelerated polio eradication efforts by uniting the strengths of Rotary International, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and CDC into a global partnership to end polio. (cdc.gov)
  • As Rotary International holds their annual convention in Atlanta, we celebrate their amazing contributions to eradication of polio and improving the lives of both domestic and international communities. (cdc.gov)
  • For more than three decades, the United States has provided technical, financial, and strategic support for global polio eradication. (csis.org)
  • While ensuring focus on polio eradication until the goal is achieved and certified, Bristol urges the U.S. government to begin working with partner countries to repurpose successful polio program interventions toward mutual global health goals. (csis.org)
  • Given their high degree of programmatic overlap with polio eradication efforts, measles elimination and the Global Health Security Agenda are logical health initiatives to consider for transitioning of polio assets post-global eradication. (csis.org)
  • Except for the certification of the Region as being wild polio-free, none of the disease elimination goals have been achieved. (who.int)
  • Global immunization efforts were able to completely eradicate smallpox, and it was hoped that polio would be the next vaccine-preventable disease to be wiped out. (prb.org)
  • Unfortunately barriers to vaccination coverage have prevented polio eradication. (prb.org)
  • Measures against polio are cited as an example of how Japan's ODA achieved a local eradication of an infectious disease. (go.jp)
  • After the eradication of smallpox, the eradication of polio has been an international goal. (go.jp)
  • This support has substantially contributed to achieving an eradication of polio in China, where the incidence of polio was the largest in the region. (go.jp)
  • The considerations for setting the elimination goal include achieving high and sustainable routine immunization coverage, developing a highly sensitive surveillance system, availability of funding, ensuring vaccine supply of assured quality, considering lessons from polio eradication and competing priorities, and developing political will and support from society. (who.int)
  • To maintain goals of polio eradication, the report writes two factors must be present: "addressing local barriers to interrupting transmission, and … using bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine (bOPV) broadly for WPV 1 and 3 in supplemental immunization activities (SIAs)" (5/14). (kff.org)
  • The Nigerian polio eradication campaign focused on health communication and engaged community leaders who advocated for the protection of children. (worldpolicy.org)
  • The eradication of polio exemplifies the efficacy of innovative, community-led campaigns. (worldpolicy.org)
  • Malaria is a parasitic disease confined mostly to the tropical areas, caused by Plasmodium parasites and transmitted by Anopheles mosquitoes. (intechopen.com)
  • The chapter will open on a short illustration of the Plasmodium life cycle, which occurs either in mosquito vector (sexual reproduction) or in human host (asexual replication). (intechopen.com)
  • An example is the bite of a mosquito of Anopheles species that transmits the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which causes malaria. (hindawi.com)
  • In recent years, some human cases of malaria have also occurred with Plasmodium knowlesi - a monkey malaria that occurs in certain forested areas of South-East Asia. (ivcc.com)
  • If the ambitious goal of eradication is to be achieved by 2040, all species of Plasmodium infecting humans will need to be targeted with evidence-based and concerted interventions. (ajtmh.org)
  • Plasmodium falciparum Standard Membrane Feeding Assay ( Pf SMFA) is the current gold standard mosquito based confirmatory transmission blocking (TrB) assay for human malaria. (nature.com)
  • Malaria, the deadly infectious disease caused by the apicomplexan Plasmodium parasite and transmitted to humans by the Anopheline mosquito vector, has resulted in an estimated 216 million cases and 445,000 deaths globally in 2016, affecting the poorest of countries, mostly in the tropical and sub-tropical regions and the most vulnerable people (pregnant women, infants and children under the age of five years) 1 . (nature.com)
  • Additionally, the emergence and spread of resistance of Plasmodium to anti-malarial drugs is a major impediment towards global eradication efforts, and there is an urgent need to develop novel medicines that not only treat symptomatic malaria and cure the patient but which can interfere with transmission by the mosquito vector. (nature.com)
  • Plasmodium falciparum is the deadliest of the 5 different species of Plasmodium that can cause human malaria, and transmissible sexual stages or gametocytes of this species comprise five distinct morphological stages which mature slowly over a period of 8-10 days. (nature.com)
  • Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein-1 (PvMSP1) gene codes for a major malaria vaccine candidate antigen. (parasitol.kr)
  • Plasmodium vivax is also the most widely distributed species of all 5 human malaria parasites in Southeast Asia and accounts for 65% of malaria cases in Asia and South America [ 2 ]. (parasitol.kr)
  • Human infection begins when malaria plasmodium parasites enter a person's body via a mosquito bite. (advacarepharma.com)
  • The number of Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases around the world has decreased substantially over the last 15 years, but with the spread of resistance against anti-malarial drugs and insecticides, this decline may not continue. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The blood-stage malaria vaccine candidate Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen 1 ( Pf AMA1) can induce strong parasite growth-inhibitory antibody responses in animals but has not achieved the anticipated efficacy in clinical trials. (frontiersin.org)
  • Plasmodium falciparum apical membrane antigen 1 ( Pf AMA1), a Plasmodium protein functionally involved in human erythrocyte invasion, is one of the leading blood-stage vaccine candidates. (frontiersin.org)
  • MMVC , the Multi-Stage Malaria Vaccine Consortium, is led by Professor Adrian Hill from Oxford University, United Kingdom, and aims to develop the first multi-stage vaccine for malaria designed to target all four stages of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite's life-cycle. (edctp.org)
  • Inhibition of merozoite invasion and transient de-sequestration by sevuparin in humans with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Even with the best available treatment, the mortality from severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria remains high. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Malaria is a devastating global human disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium , which is exclusively transmitted by anopheline mosquitoes. (asm.org)
  • One option to achieve this is to target Plasmodium using either transmission-blocking drugs (TBDs) or transmission-blocking vaccines (TBVs) which could, either alone or in combination with other interventions, interrupt transmission or achieve local elimination of the parasite ( 5 ). (asm.org)
  • The Rotary Club of Oeiras presented a project of over 160.000 USD to the Rotary International Foundation with the purpose of acquiring the necessary equipment for iMM to replicate at a laboratory level all the life cycle of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, the main responsible for the high levels of mortality seen in humans infected with Malaria. (ulisboa.pt)
  • The generous contribute from the Rotaries of 11 different countries, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Merck KGaA has allowed the iMM to have a resource with an unimaginable potential towards the development of novel strategies in the fight against Malaria", said Miguel Prudêncio, head researcher at the Plasmodium Infection and Anti-Malarial Interventions Unit at iMM. (ulisboa.pt)
  • Despite recent advances in medicine, smallpox remains the only human disease that has been confirmed to be eradicated globally by the World Health Organization (WHO) (8). (natap.org)
  • Smallpox is the only human disease to ever have been eradicated. (fftimes.com)
  • Aid, particularly in the medical and scientific areas, is essential in providing better lives, such as the Green Revolution and the eradication of smallpox. (wikipedia.org)
  • the first, better-known case was smallpox, which killed between 300 million and 500 million people over the course of the 20th century before its eradication in 1980. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Donald Henderson at Johns Hopkins University wrote of smallpox eradication that it 'was achieved by only the narrowest of margins' while progress 'wavered between success and disaster, often only to be decided by quixotic circumstance or extraordinary performances by field staff. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • In 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the eradication of smallpox, the first and only infectious disease to meet this fate. (globalwa.org)
  • Smallpox has several characteristics that made eradication possible: an effective vaccine which could prevent infection with a single dose, highly visible symptoms with a short incubation period, and transmission occurring only human-to-human. (globalwa.org)
  • The World Health Organization was founded in 1948 and, arguably, their greatest success to date is their part in the eradication of smallpox in 1980. (globaldimension.org.uk)
  • In at least one case - the eradication of smallpox - the destruction of a species seems unambiguously excellent. (sindark.com)
  • True eradication usually entails eliminating the microorganism itself or removing it completely from nature, as in the case of smallpox virus, which now exists only in storage in two laboratories. (cdc.gov)
  • The successful smallpox program and the ongoing poliomyelitis and dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) programs served as models in the discussions on eradication. (cdc.gov)
  • Beginning in 1966, Henderson led a global effort based at the World Health Organization (WHO) to accelerate smallpox vaccinations. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • During the last century, WHO led public health interventions that resulted in spectacular achievements such as the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the elimination of malaria from the Western world. (biomedcentral.com)
  • NAIROBI] Kenya hopes to eliminate malaria by 2017, a malaria conference heard last week. (scidev.net)
  • We are at a point of moving towards a malaria-free Kenya in 2017,' said Willis Akhwale, head of the country's Department of Disease Control and Prevention. (scidev.net)
  • Eliminating malaria in 2017 is possible based on current technologies and adequate funding,' said Elizabeth Juma, head of the Division of Malaria Control. (scidev.net)
  • Robert Newman, director of the WHO's Global Malaria Programme, said he was confident that Kenya would meet the 2017 target but he added that success depended on improved political will as well as the development of new tools to improve disease surveillance. (scidev.net)
  • I n 2017 alone, there were an estimated 219 million cases of malaria reported across 87 countries, with a death toll that stood at 435 thousands. (advacarepharma.com)
  • Malaria Consortium organised the first training of trainers in June 2016, under the leadership of the Ministry of Health and Sports, with monthly refresher trainings since January 2017. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • In remarks he made on October 2017, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the late Professor Babatunde Osotimehin - former executive secretary of the United Nations Population Fund - argued that "when countries' age structures change favourably, meaning that they have more people of working age than dependents, they can see a boost to development, known as a demographic dividend, provided that they empower, educate and employ their young people. (weforum.org)
  • In 2017, DFAT announced $75 million funding for development of new drugs and diagnostics for TB and malaria ( Product Development Partnership (PDP) Fund 2018-2022 ). (devpolicy.org)
  • Earth's global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA. (scienceandtechnologyresearchnews.com)
  • Ahead of the release of the World Malaria Report 2017, Devex caught up with him to discuss how the program is tackling its most pressing challenges and to unveil progress in crucial initiatives such as vector control. (devex.com)
  • Our upcoming World Malaria Report 2017 will stress, once more, that the problem of malaria is a very long way from being solved. (devex.com)
  • Over the period 2014-2018, the number of new infections did not decline and as many people died from malaria in 2018 as in the year before. (edctp.org)
  • The 2018 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative best presents this picture. (weforum.org)
  • The most advanced vaccine for malaria will be tested in 2018 in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi, while human trials for an HIV vaccine are in progress. (millennium-project.org)
  • On April 18, 2018, BASF, Bayer, Mitsui Chemical, Sumitomo Chemical and Syngenta announced their continued and strengthened commitment to research, develop and deliver innovative vector control tools to help end malaria for good by 2040. (basf.com)
  • We have the opportunity to accelerate progress toward elimination in all countries by improving the delivery of existing interventions as well as developing new tools and new strategies that target not just malaria-transmitting mosquitoes but also the parasite itself, which can survive in humans for more than 10 years. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Recent years have brought renewed optimism for malaria control through unprecedented funding, improved interventions for prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and committed global partnerships. (cdc.gov)
  • Understanding malaria epidemiology is a critical component in properly targeting interventions and measuring their impact. (triggercharts.com)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) defines malaria elimination as meaning the permanent reduction "to zero incidence of locally contracted cases, although imported cases will continue to occur and continued interventions measures are required" ( WHO, 2008b ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Achieving this goal will require full understanding of where and when persons are most exposed to the bites of mosquito vectors in order to target interventions where they can achieve maximum impact. (frontiersin.org)
  • 1 Indeed, different projects of global health imply starkly different understandings of the most salient threats facing global populations, of the relevant groups whose health should be protected, and of the appropriate justification for health interventions that transgress national sovereignty. (jhu.edu)
  • Sustainable interventions have played a pivotal role in malaria contraction, however drug and insecticide resistance, social, demographic, cultural and behavioural beliefs and practices, and unreformed health infrastructure could drift back the progress attained so far. (springer.com)
  • Nevertheless maintaining zero malaria transmission and checks on malaria import in declared malaria free countries, and further speeding up of interventions to stop transmission in elimination countries is most desirable. (springer.com)
  • In this modelling approach, the sequential introduction of a series of five available interventions in an integrated strategy was predicted to be sufficient to stop malaria transmission within a 3-year period. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Insecticide Treated Bed-Net (ITN) usage is considered one of the most cost-effective, preventive interventions against malaria. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • To achieve malarial elimination, we must employ interventions that reduce the exposure of human populations to infectious mosquitoes. (asm.org)
  • Interventions including long-lasting insecticidal nets and improved access to care have substantially reduced global malaria morbidity and mortality over the last decade ( 1 ). (asm.org)
  • The first talk by Moses Kamya (Makerere University School of Medicine, Uganda) introduced current malaria surveillance methods and metrics, and their use for measuring the impact of interventions, with examples from Uganda. (malariaworld.org)
  • Krijn Paaijmans (Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Spain) talked about the major contribution of effective vector control interventions (long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINNs) and IRS) in decreasing malaria prevalence worldwide. (malariaworld.org)
  • Despite the successful scale-up of multiple interventions, malaria still claims in excess of 650,000 lives annually, according to the 2012 World Health Organization World Malaria Report (1). (ghitfund.org)
  • Since 2000, 663 million clinical cases of malaria have been averted - 78% of which were due to mosquito control interventions such as long-lasting insecticide treated bednets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS). (basf.com)
  • He then recalled that during the Fifty-eighth World Health Assembly, the ministers of health from the African Region presented a common position regarding the issues of maternal and newborn health, HIV/AIDS, human resource development, and health care financing. (who.int)
  • The United States Government has the requisite technical know-how, financial and logistical resources, and bipartisan political support to lead the response to enduring global health challenges such as HIV/AIDS and malaria, and to new crises like Ebola, antibiotic resistance, and the recent Zika outbreak. (cgdev.org)
  • Thirty years after the advent of the AIDS epidemic, what have we learned about this disease and about ourselves as human beings? (talkingpointsmemo.com)
  • These include the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-a program that since 2003 has contributed $54 billion toward AIDS treatment, care, and prevention-and the President's Malaria Initiative, which supports the Global Fund for AIDS, TB, and Malaria-an enterprise that has provided over $16 billion in funding to fight HIV/AIDS and $8 billion for malaria control since 2002. (brookings.edu)
  • The impact of this funding has contributed to substantial health improvements: Since 2000, overall child mortality has declined by 50 percent , HIV/AIDS mortality has declined by 42 percent since 2004 , while malaria mortality has dropped by more than 50 percent . (brookings.edu)
  • Indeed, new evidence from the fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria strongly suggests that there are positive economic effects associated with health investments. (brookings.edu)
  • The " Global Poverty " blog features a reflection on the U.S. role in the global fight against HIV/AIDS in light of one of the New York Times reports. (kff.org)
  • … We must shift now to achieve an AIDS Transition: invest massively in prevention to reduce the number of new infections, so that, eventually, we will be able to attain high levels of treatment coverage AND have a declining number of people who are infected with HIV" (Over, 5/12). (kff.org)
  • According to the 2013 World Malaria Report, there were more than 200 million malaria cases in 2012. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • According to the World Malaria Report 2011, there were 216 million cases of malaria and an estimated 655 000 deaths in 2010. (ivcc.com)
  • In its World malaria report 2019 , the World Health Organization (WHO) concludes that progress in malaria control has almost come to a halt. (edctp.org)
  • The only sustainable approach to addressing malaria is eradication of the parasite. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • The malaria parasite has begun to develop resistance to currently available insecticides and drugs, and these resistant strains will spread. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • haemaglobin S gene, malaria control, drainage of swamps with favourable effects on the chemoprophylaxis, parasite resistant, artemisinin, malaria vaccine frequency of malaria in the affected area. (who.int)
  • The intensity of transmission depends on factors related to the parasite, the vector, the human host, and the environment. (ivcc.com)
  • Transmission is more intense in places where the mosquito lifespan is longer (so that the parasite has time to complete its development inside the mosquito) and where it prefers to bite humans rather than other animals. (ivcc.com)
  • In this perspective, the potential barriers to achieving global malaria elimination are discussed with respect to the related diversities in host, parasite, and vector populations. (ajtmh.org)
  • This represented a major synthesis of historical records, maps of various malaria metrics (such as parasite rate, vector distributions, entomological inoculation rate, sickle cell incidence) and expert opinion and yielded a global map of malaria endemicity at the assumed peak of transmission intensity around the start of the 20th century. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Preventing malaria transmission is key to achieving goals of the malaria eradication agenda (MalERA) 3 , 4 , leading to renewed prioritization for discovery and development of molecules having target candidate profiles (TCPs) dedicated towards activity against parasite sexual stages 5 . (nature.com)
  • Advanced studies on genetic diversity of the most variable domain of vaccine candidate P. vivax merozoite surface proteins (PvMSPs) in field isolates of different countries have been carried on and demonstrated that the diversity of MSPs in P. vivax is presumed be associated to parasite immune evasion and be important for the rationale of malaria vaccine designs [ 4 , 5 ]. (parasitol.kr)
  • The first involves taking a blood sample from a person and looking at it underneath a microscope for red blood cells that have been infected with the malaria parasite. (eurekalert.org)
  • The portable optical diagnostics system (PODS) prototype developed by USC Viterbi engineers Andrea Armani, Samantha McBirney, Dongyu Chen, and Alexis Scholtz, detects a byproduct generated by all species of the malaria parasite. (eurekalert.org)
  • Malaria-infected mosquitoes infect human hosts with the parasite. (eurekalert.org)
  • Beyond singe locus analysis, the future direction of malaria susceptibility requires a paradigm shift from single -omics to multi-stage and multi-dimensional integrative functional studies that combines multiple data types from the human host, the parasite, the mosquitoes and the environment. (biomedcentral.com)
  • As an infectious disease transmitted by a mosquito-borne parasite, the most common way of malaria transmission is by an infected mosquito bite. (advacarepharma.com)
  • Ignoring such impeding factors coupled with certain region specific factors may jeopardise our ability to abide righteous track to achieve global elimination of malaria parasite. (springer.com)
  • still, the malaria parasite causes high mortality every year. (springer.com)
  • One such strategy is the elimination of the entire parasite reservoir by the presumptive treatment of all residents in malaria-endemic areas. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Many studies indicate that Pf AMA1-specific antibodies contribute to naturally acquired semi-immunity, so the capacity of this protein to induce parasite growth-inhibitory responses has been investigated in animals ( 2 - 6 ) and humans ( 7 - 10 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • The results may provide WHO with definitive evidence to determine whether the new treatment approach is a viable alternative to IPTp with SP, especially in areas of the world with moderate to high malaria transmission and high parasite resistance to SP. (edctp.org)
  • The projects focus on a number of candidate vaccines against various stages of the malaria parasite. (edctp.org)
  • Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which feeds on humans. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Treatment depends on many factors including disease severity, the species of malaria parasite causing the infection and the part of the world in which the infection was acquired. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • To achieve elimination, and ultimately eradication, there is therefore a need to develop novel tools that target the parasite at the weakest points in its life cycle. (asm.org)
  • For example, as malaria transmission decreases, evidence from barcoding studies indicates that there is an increase in co-transmission of parasites (two different parasite types being transmitted by the same mosquito). (malariaworld.org)
  • The parasite has a complex lifecycle, is highly adaptable, and has co-evolved in humans for millennia. (ghitfund.org)
  • This method of malaria control found its greatest relationship that subsequently developed, the mosquito application in Nigeria during the Second World War. (who.int)
  • It both mosquito and humans. (who.int)
  • This technique has potential to complement current vector control methods, by targeting mosquitoes in places other than human dwellings, but its effectiveness in the field will require cheap, long-lasting and easy-to-use mosquito lures. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Other than the fact that ITNs and IRS are insecticide-based and may be affected by physiological and behavioural resistance among mosquito populations [ 13 - 15 ], another limitation is that these methods target only mosquitoes that enter or those that attempt to enter human dwellings. (biomedcentral.com)
  • This paper describes the development and field evaluation of an odor-baited station (OBS) that can be used to target host seeking mosquitoes in places other than human dwellings while considering geographical distributions of both mosquito and human populations. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Malaria became widely recognized in Greece by the 4th century BCE, and it was responsible … Symptoms usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. (triggercharts.com)
  • Before initiating this campaign, malaria transmission within this region was extremely high (example as indexed by an estimated annual entomologic inoculation rate, EIR of 20-120 infectious mosquito bites per person per year). (frontiersin.org)
  • During the 1950s and '60s, under the auspices of the Pan American Health Organization, an ambitious effort to control yellow fever and dengue resulted in the eradication of the Aedes aegypti mosquito in more than a dozen Latin American and Caribbean countries. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • The take home message is that mosquito control is difficult and complex and can only be achieved with adequate and regular surveillance. (malariaworld.org)
  • He talked about residual malaria transmission, defined as persistence of transmission despite high coverage and quality of vector control measures and how it can be explained by the variety of vectors as well as changes in when, where and on whom the mosquito feeds, as well as changes in human behaviour. (malariaworld.org)
  • Methods used to prevent malaria include medications, mosquito elimination and the prevention of bites. (basf.com)
  • Malaria is one of the most important public health problem in term of morbidity and mortality, causing more than 200 million cases and 655.000 deaths every year. (triggercharts.com)
  • Climate change poses serious, yet preventable, effects on human health and intensifies morbidity and mortality, especially among vulnerable populations. (who.int)
  • A study in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report examines progress made in the goal of global wild poliovirus (WPV) eradication in 2009. (kff.org)
  • Malaria causes significant morbidity and mortality each year. (springer.com)
  • 5 Medicines for Malaria Venture, Geneva, Switzerland. (jci.org)
  • Examples include the Medicines for Malaria Venture, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, or FIND, the Innovative Vector Control Consortium, and the Malaria Vaccine Initiative. (who.int)
  • In partnership with Wellcome Trust, Medicines for Malaria Venture, the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), and the Swiss Tropical Public Health Institute, NITD developed two antimalarial compounds that are now in clinical trials (KAF156 and KAE609). (novartis.com)
  • Despite numerous effective vaccines and billions of invested dollars, efforts have stalled in recent years and officials have repeatedly missed eradication targets. (fftimes.com)
  • As a consequence, P. vivax , which has long been neglected and mistakenly considered benign, is now entering into the strategic debates taking place on malaria epidemiology and control, drug resistance, pathogenesis, and vaccines. (parasitol.kr)
  • On June 13, the global community tried for a repeat performance with a pledge drive, held by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI). (foreignpolicy.com)
  • Vaccines for malaria and dengue fever may not be far behind, and there's even some hope for HIV. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • the world has spent $8.2 billion on eradication programs, which bought both vaccines and the human infrastructure required to deliver them. (foreignpolicy.com)
  • WHO has established a Joint Technical Expert Group to ensure accelerated review of data emerging from this and other trials of malaria vaccines. (who.int)
  • These include the suboptimal coverage of key antigens, the promising progress made in introducing new vaccines, and the progress made against disease elimination and eradication targets. (who.int)
  • Achieve at least 90 percent coverage for all vaccines nationally. (prb.org)
  • Achieve at least 80 percent coverage for all vaccines in every district (or equivalent administrative unit). (prb.org)
  • A comprehensive understanding of the genetic bases of severe malaria susceptibility and resistance can potentially pave ways to the development of new therapeutics and vaccines. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Vaccines are without doubt the most powerful public health tool for disease eradication. (devpolicy.org)
  • The failure to invest in new vaccines for TB and malaria is inconsistent with other aspects of DFAT's new Health Security Initiative. (devpolicy.org)
  • It is true that TB and malaria vaccine pipelines are not as advanced as drugs and diagnostics, precisely because of historical under-investment in vaccines. (devpolicy.org)
  • Highly efficacious vaccines that interrupt malaria transmission (VIMT) are urgently needed to help control malaria and support future elimination and eventual eradication efforts. (ghitfund.org)
  • In June, the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) released its first decennial report on the progress it's made toward getting vaccines for children in Third World countries. (mercola.com)
  • But that doesn't mean the US didn't contribute to GAVI or the global funding of vaccines, including the pneumococcal. (mercola.com)
  • It was also essential for communities to realise that they are 'not just recipients of drugs but they play an important part in the fight against malaria', he said. (scidev.net)
  • When combined with currently available therapeutics, this could represent a tipping point in the global fight against malaria," says Armani. (eurekalert.org)
  • On World Malaria Day 2020, the fight against malaria is facing stalled progress and a disruptive pandemic while the road to malaria eradication is still long and complex. (edctp.org)
  • Despite significant progress, current tools and treatments are insufficient to eliminate malaria in many countries because of challenges such as growing insecticide and drug resistance and continued transmission by people who are infected but asymptomatic. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • After all, malaria had been soundly outwitting and defeating control efforts for centuries, and most spectacularly so in the global eradication initiative launched by the World Health Assembly in 1955. (who.int)
  • But ridding the world of this disease, which kills more than a million people every year, was a hot topic at the fifth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) meeting earlier this month (November) in Nairobi, Kenya. (scidev.net)
  • Potential benefits for health development should be identified and delineated at the start of any eradication initiative. (cdc.gov)
  • The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, a program of the US-based global nonprofit organization PATH, initiated a tripartite collaboration with Ehime University and CellFree Sciences Co. Ltd. (both based in Japan) for the identification and initial validation of novel PE malaria vaccine candidates. (ghitfund.org)
  • He also shared his views on the role of the private sector, domestic contributions and partnerships, and explained what the expansion of the President's Malaria Initiative programs means to global efforts. (devex.com)
  • Malaria is caused by parasites transmitted by mosquitoes. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • transmitted malaria parasites to human subjects. (who.int)
  • Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. (ivcc.com)
  • The parasites are spread to people through the bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes, called "malaria vectors", which bite mainly between dusk and dawn. (ivcc.com)
  • Success in controlling infections by malaria parasites has been achieved through substantial investments in bed nets, insecticide campaigns, and artemisinin combination therapies. (novartis.com)
  • Kinetoplastid parasites include pathogens that cause human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis. (novartis.com)
  • Infection with malaria parasites may result in a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from absent or very mild symptoms to severe disease and even death. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • In order to eliminate malaria from endemic countries and eventually achieve global malaria eradication, partners must build on lessons learned from initial successes, invest in research for novel control strategies, and plan for a prolonged commitment to this effort. (cdc.gov)
  • The possibility that the complete absence of ongoing malaria transmission can become highly-stable is relevant for policy because it suggests that before achieving global eradication, some countries that eliminate could scale back control measures and rely on their health systems. (healthcanal.com)
  • Generally speaking, it seems like a bad thing when human beings eliminate an entire species. (sindark.com)
  • The campaign occurred between 1959-60 and was part of the WHO's Global Malaria Eradication Program (GMEP), which intended to eliminate the disease worldwide using DDT spraying and distribution of anti-malarial medications. (brookings.edu)
  • Strong collaboration backed by adequate political and financial support among the countries with a common objective to eliminate malaria must be on top priority. (springer.com)
  • There is an urgent need to consider alternative, accelerated strategies to eliminate malaria in countries like Lao PDR, where there are a few remaining endemic areas. (biomedcentral.com)
  • It is also theoretically possible to 'eliminate' a disease in humans while the microbe remains at large, as in the case of neonatal tetanus, for which the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1989 declared a goal of global elimination by 1995. (cdc.gov)
  • Examples of this level of eradication are the use of chemotherapy with ivermectin to eliminate blindness resulting from onchocerciasis and of vitamin A to eliminate xerophthalmia. (cdc.gov)
  • An effective and safe vaccine against malaria would be a powerful tool to eliminate the disease and would complement the tools that save lives today-bed nets, sprays, and drugs. (ghitfund.org)
  • GENEVA - Leading global efforts to control and eliminate malaria is not a position for the fainthearted. (devex.com)
  • Sri Lanka, for example, is a medium to low-income country, but it managed to eliminate malaria and, to a great extent, it did so with its own resources. (devex.com)
  • What role should the private sector play in the global efforts to eliminate malaria? (devex.com)
  • Without an immediate, coordinated worldwide effort to eradicate malaria, this window of opportunity could close indefinitely and the progress already achieved will remain at risk. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Dr Andrew Tatem explains, "In 1955 a global programme was launched to eradicate Malaria, but funding collapsed in 1969 and ultimately eradication wasn't achieved. (healthcanal.com)
  • Biomed Analysis: To control or eradicate malaria? (scidev.net)
  • The last attempt to eradicate malaria focused on vector control - through large-scale insecticide spraying in malaria-endemic areas - alongside treatment with chloroquine. (scidev.net)
  • Working together with IVCC and global partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the UK Government's Department for International Development (Dfid), USAID, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Unitaid, the companies committed to the following principles, and invited other companies working in the field of vector control to join them in the fight to eradicate malaria. (basf.com)
  • Sustain and extend programmes that will support the development of existing and novel insecticide tools and solutions to help eradicate malaria. (basf.com)
  • But, in 2016, 5 million more malaria cases were estimated to have occurred globally compared to 2015 1 . (nature.com)
  • Member States will focus on this area during the Sixty-fourth Regional Committee as they are urged to translate the commitments made in the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescent Health 2016-2030 into action by developing and implementing national strategic plans for adolescent health. (who.int)
  • Welcome to the May 2016 issue of the Global Washington newsletter. (globalwa.org)
  • According to the World Health Organization, over 216 million people were infected with malaria in 2016, and 445,000 individuals died from the disease. (eurekalert.org)
  • A brief incline in malaria during 2016 has raised fresh perturbation on whether elimination could be achieved on time or not. (springer.com)
  • From 2000 to 2009, global health spending grew an average of 11.4% annually, but it fell to 1.8% annually from 2010 to 2016. (millennium-project.org)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in 2016 there were 216 million new cases of malaria resulting in 445,000 deaths. (basf.com)
  • Such surveys have frequently been conducted in malaria-endemic countries and now include a growing suite of questions designed to gauge population access and use of malaria prevention, diagnostics and treatment. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Approximately half of the world's population is at risk of malaria. (ivcc.com)
  • Feeding the world's growing population is unlikely to be achieved through the efforts of governments and international organizations alone. (undp.org)
  • More attention is being focused on malaria today than any time since the world's last efforts to achieve eradication over 40 years ago. (parasitol.kr)
  • CGD works to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research that drives better policy and practice by the world's top decision makers. (cgdev.org)
  • Research illustrates that at least 40% of the world's population resides in areas considered to be malaria breeding grounds and an estimated one million people die each year from the deadly disease. (advacarepharma.com)
  • Many of the world's poorest nations are severely affected and there is a strong link between malaria and lack of economic growth. (advacarepharma.com)
  • UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences is dedicated to improving health and reducing the burden of disease in the world's most vulnerable populations. (ucsf.edu)
  • Malaria represents one of the world's most pressing public health problems. (ghitfund.org)
  • The progress made in reducing cases of malaria to date is one of the world's greatest health achievements. (basf.com)
  • The last decade, however, has seen dramatic progress in the scope, rigour and sophistication of malaria mapping such that its global distribution is now probably better understood than any other infectious disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Malaria is a major infectious disease in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in Asia. (parasitol.kr)
  • To address these issues, the United States helped launch the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) to "advance a world safe and secure from infectious disease threats, to bring together nations from all over the world to make new, concrete commitments, and to elevate global health security as a national leaders-level priority. (cgdev.org)
  • This month, Global Washington formed a special partnership with the Washington Global Health Alliance to spotlight the work of the global health community in our state in the race to wipe out infectious disease. (globalwa.org)
  • Each of these regimes combines normative and technical elements to provide a rationale for managing infectious disease on a global scale. (jhu.edu)
  • No major human infectious disease has been eradicated without a vaccine against it. (devpolicy.org)
  • If not treated within 24 hours, P. falciparum malaria can progress to severe illness often leading to death. (ivcc.com)
  • In 2009, for the first time, not a single case of falciparum malaria was reported in the European Region, and this trend continues. (who.int)
  • P. falciparum malaria has been recognized as one of the prominent evolutionary selective forces of human genome that led to the emergence of multiple host protective alleles. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We have examined what was learned from this programme and how malaria has since been eliminated in individual countries. (healthcanal.com)
  • The research team 1 examined data from 1980 onwards for 30 countries which successfully eliminated malaria and also took part in the 1955 Global Malaria Eradication Programme (GMEP). (healthcanal.com)
  • Township health staff and the regional malaria control programme team were trained to become master trainers. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • We learnt from each other," Dr Moe Myint Oo, Malaria Consortium Myanmar Programme Manager said. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • The researchers observed that after elimination in a region, malaria importation poses a constant threat, because humans and mosquitoes carry the disease from endemic areas across international boundaries and within countries. (healthcanal.com)
  • Malaria is transmitted exclusively through the bites of Anopheles mosquitoes. (ivcc.com)
  • Our new multi-year Malaria strategy, Accelerate to Zero, adopted in late 2013, addresses the areas in which we believe the foundation is best positioned, among a broad spectrum of partners, to develop groundbreaking approaches to reducing the burden of malaria and accelerating progress toward eradication of the disease. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • In order to develop tools and devise strategies for malaria control and elimination, it is important to accurately characterize patterns in the transmission and burden of malaria, and to elucidate the complex relationship between the two. (triggercharts.com)
  • However, despite the effectiveness of the prevention and treatment methods at our disposal, the threat and burden of malaria still remain high. (advacarepharma.com)
  • What actions have been taken and now should be taken to reach vulnerable populations, especially in the countries with the highest burden of malaria? (devex.com)
  • Over the past several years, the prevalence of human disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has increased. (cdc.gov)
  • Elimination occurs when malaria prevalence drops to zero in a region, while eradication achieves the same on a global scale. (scidev.net)
  • Although these intense efforts led to a drastic reduction in malaria prevalence within the region from 70 to 1%, the threshold for local elimination was not even approached ( Molineaux and Gramiccia, 1980 ). (frontiersin.org)
  • The road to eradication includes stops at control , the reduction of disease incidence, prevalence, morbidity or mortality to a locally acceptable level, followed by elimination , the reduction to zero of the incidence of infection in a defined geographical area. (globalwa.org)
  • Acceleration was included as the deployment of three monthly rounds of mass drug administration targeted towards high prevalence villages, with the addition of three monthly doses of the RTS,S vaccine delivered en masse to the same high prevalence sub-population. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The Global Plan to Stop TB: 2006-2015, established by the Stop TB Partnership, set the target for elimination of TB by 2050 with a 50% reduction in prevalence by 2015. (bmj.com)
  • Between 2000 and 2012, major investments in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention contributed to a 25 percent decline in malaria incidence and a 42 percent decline in malaria deaths worldwide. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Whereas eradication refers to the permanent infection incidence of zero throughout the world, elimination refers to an infection incidence of zero in a specific geographical area (7). (natap.org)
  • Although there has been a considerable decrease in the incidence of malaria in China [ 1 ], Yunnan Province still has the highest transmission area of vivax malaria in China, particularly in the southern border areas adjacent to Myanmar. (parasitol.kr)
  • Rising global temperatures are affecting the intensity and frequency of heat waves and the incidence of extreme weather conditions such as flooding and droughts. (who.int)
  • Eradication of a disease is defined as the permanent reduction to zero of the worldwide incidence of infection. (globalwa.org)
  • The ITFDE defined eradication as 'reduction of the worldwide incidence of a disease to zero as a result of deliberate efforts, obviating the necessity for further control measures. (cdc.gov)
  • While some Phase III trials of these products have demonstrated reductions in malaria incidence, further large-scale evidence is still required before operational implementation of ITWL can be considered either in a programmatic or more targeted community context. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1,500 cases of malaria still occur in the United States each year - imported by visitors or travelers returning from abroad. (healthcanal.com)
  • The Regional framework aims to achieve key targets by 2030 through addressing the system-wide constraints of immunization within PHC. (who.int)
  • GVAP lays out a roadmap for achieving immunization goals. (prb.org)
  • In that area, the framework fixes specific, time-bound targets and performance measures for poverty eradication and sustainable development. (unsystem.org)
  • So where do we stand if food security is destined to be a critical component of poverty eradication and sustainable development? (undp.org)
  • for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. (who.int)
  • Poverty eradication has since become the overarching objective of development, as reflected in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, which set the target of halving global extreme poverty by 2015. (ukessays.com)
  • Esson, Katharine M. e Millennium development goals and tobacco control : an opportunity for global partnership / Katharine M. Esson, Stephen R. Leeder. (who.int)
  • He insisted on a collective approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. (who.int)
  • In September 2010, heads of government and representatives from 192 Member States gathered at the sixty-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly and reaffirmed their commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (who.int)
  • Aurelio Parisotto, Senior Economist in the ILO's MULTILATERALS Department, talks about the organization's efforts to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the road ahead Post-2015. (ilo.org)
  • Doing energy right will promote the Millennium Development Goals, such as poverty eradication and social empowerment, and at the same time kick-start the transition to a lower-carbon economy," says IIASA researcher David McCollum, who also worked on the study. (ipsnews.net)
  • The degradation of ecosystem services could grow significantly worse during the first half of this century and is a barrier to achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals. (geni.org)
  • Immunity is developed over years of exposure, and while it never gives complete protection, it does reduce the risk that malaria infection will cause severe disease. (ivcc.com)
  • Because the amount of hemozoin in the blood is directly related to how far the malaria infection has progressed, it is an ideal indicator of infection. (eurekalert.org)
  • From understanding the infection cycle to having the knowledge about prevention methods and options, all steps are important if we want to achieve worldwide eradication in the future. (advacarepharma.com)
  • This is the case for global infection control. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • Controlled human malaria infection (CHMI) models enable the determination of VIMT-PE vaccine efficacy in small numbers of volunteers. (ghitfund.org)
  • Category one includes the major NTDs (dengue fever, human African trypanosomiasis, and leishmaniasis), which are not under control and are emerging. (scielo.br)
  • In this context, the present chapter will review the current knowledge on DDT use, and will suggest some possible future directions to be taken for malaria vector control. (intechopen.com)
  • The the drainage of swamps and stagnant water collections earliest of these settlements are generally believed by first in Europe and then in other parts of the world as the archaeologists to be located in the Cross River Basin of primary method for the control of malaria. (who.int)
  • 8 In view of these, the idea of for this drug was conducted in Nigeria by Bruce-Chwatt eradication was dropped and replaced by control. (who.int)
  • The current concept of malaria control is aimed at use in Nigerian troops from about 1944, in what was reducing the frequency of malaria in an endemic country then comically called the daily Paludrine drill. (who.int)
  • Increased malaria prevention and control measures are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places. (ivcc.com)
  • While significant household protection can be achieved using existing vector control methods, communal protection and local elimination will require that transmission is targeted at more focal points than merely at household level. (biomedcentral.com)
  • LONDON - The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the imperfect vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment. (fftimes.com)
  • An effective vaccine is something we desperately need if we're ever going to get malaria under control and we just don't have it," said Alister Craig, dean of biological sciences at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. (fftimes.com)
  • Malaria always resurged and often roared back with a vengeance, causing deadly epidemics in areas where control had almost been achieved. (who.int)
  • At the close of the previous century, ambitions for malaria control had been reduced to holding the disease at bay, aiming to keep a very bad situation from getting any worse. (who.int)
  • Dr. Thomas Frieden , Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez , former USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health and Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator, on current global health issues and their tenures at HHS, CDC, and USAID, respectively. (csis.org)
  • Some scientists worry that renewed enthusiasm for malaria eradication could distract from vital control efforts, says Priya Shetty . (scidev.net)
  • A major change, according to Pedro Alonso of malERA, is that scientists now realise eradication cannot be achieved with vector-control alone. (scidev.net)
  • The global goal for measles control is reducing measles mortality by 90% in 2010 in comparison to 2000. (who.int)
  • To achieve this, global health security initiatives draw together various organizations including multilateral health agencies, national disease control institutes, and collaborative reference laboratories and assemble diverse technical elements such as disease surveillance methods, emergency operations centers, and vaccine distribution systems. (jhu.edu)
  • With inclining global support and World Health Organisation (WHO) efforts, the control programmes have been implemented effectively in many endemic countries. (springer.com)
  • The model was designed to include key aspects of malaria transmission and integrated control measures, along with a user-friendly interface. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The conference concluded that better control was achievable for micronutrient deficiencies (iodine, vitamin A, iron, and folic acid) and lead intoxication, even though none of these conditions meet the requirements for eradication. (cdc.gov)
  • Recommendations were made for reducing protein/energy malnutrition and lead intoxication and for accelerating attainment of global goals for control of micronutrient deficiencies. (cdc.gov)
  • Insecticide-treated durable wall lining (ITWL) may represent a new paradigm for malaria control as a potential complementary or alternate longer-lasting intervention to IRS. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Acceptability, feasibility and economic studies will explore the potential for integration and scalability within the national malaria control programmes. (edctp.org)
  • Some of the most dramatic examples of game-changing disruptions in disease control have been noted for human parasitic and tropical infections. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • During much of the 20th century, tremendous strides were made in the elimination of the highly lethal Gambian form of African sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis or "HAT") through a combination of case detection and treatment and tsetse fly control. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • The only good news is that, though wars in the Sudan almost derailed global guinea worm eradication efforts led by the Carter Center, the Centers for Disease Control and WHO, this disease might soon become only the second one ever eradicated. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • aegypti eradication and control programs in most countries of the American region were disbanded and merged with malaria eradication programs. (cdc.gov)
  • WHO recommends protection for all people at risk of malaria with effective malaria vector control. (basf.com)
  • An effective vaccine is fundamental to achieving global TB control. (bmj.com)
  • The effect of these efforts is starting to be seen in fewer malaria cases and decreased child mortality in certain malaria endemic countries, though much work remains to be done. (cdc.gov)
  • Survival of both species transpired that during their short stay in Lagos a was, however, made possible by a protective mutation substantial percentage of the military personnel which occurred in man - the haemoglobin S gene, which contracted malaria with a high mortality rate. (who.int)
  • Malaria mortality rates have fallen by more than 25% globally since 2000, and by 33% in the WHO African Region. (ivcc.com)
  • This paper presents an update on the progress in achieving the goal of measles mortality reduction in the Region and important considerations in establishing a measles elimination goal. (who.int)
  • With a 60% global mortality reduction by 2005, this goal was achieved1. (who.int)
  • Hence, the current global goal is sustainable measles mortality reduction. (who.int)
  • Member States implementing elimination strategies: Bhutan, DPR Korea, Maldives, and Sri Lanka have successfully implemented all WHO recommended strategies and have achieved the measles mortality reduction goal. (who.int)
  • Member States at an advanced stage of measles mortality reduction, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Timor-Lesté, have successfully implemented strategies for measles mortality reduction and have achieved or are close to achieving the 90% measles mortality reduction goal. (who.int)
  • Has the 2005 measles mortality reduction goal been achieved? (who.int)
  • And the World Health Organization recently announced that Millennium Development Goal 4, related to malaria mortality, had been achieved . (brookings.edu)
  • Initial experimental hut trials of insecticide-treated plastic sheeting reported promising results, achieving high levels of vector mortality, deterrence and blood-feeding inhibition, particularly when combined with LLINs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The greatest challenges are therefore to achieve high biological coverage of targeted resources rapidly enough to prevent local emergence of resistance and to then continually exclude, monitor for and respond to re-invasion from external populations. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We obtained all severe malaria susceptibility GWASs published thus far and accessed GWAS dataset of Gambian populations from European Phenome Genome Archive (EGA) through the MalariaGen consortium standard data access protocols. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We estimated SNP-heritability of severe malaria at 20.1% in Gambian populations and showed how advanced statistical genetic analytic methods can potentially be implemented in malaria susceptibility studies to provide useful functional insights. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Despite the fact that malaria is expected to drive several protective alleles to high frequencies that can be captured by GWAS approach, it is unclear why only limited number of novel variants were identified of which a small fraction was replicated across endemic populations. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Some of the contributing factors for this discrepancy might include small sample sizes, the genetic diversity of the malaria endemic populations and allelic heterogeneity of malaria protective alleles among others. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Display locations of human populations at risk of malaria. (healthcanal.com)
  • By the 1960s there was ever-growing global interest in the concept of economic and social development as a key enabler for countries to overcome poverty and meet the needs of their own populations. (unicef.org)
  • The pilot's success is reflected in a grant Malaria Consortium recently won from Comic Relief and GSK which will continue to support the populations of Sagaing region. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • Designing malaria surveillance strategies for mobile and migrant populations in Nepal: a mixed-methods study. (ucsf.edu)
  • More than 90% of malaria cases occur in the Northern region of the country, and lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis occur in outbreaks in a particular region. (scielo.br)
  • [12] Of these 20, two were targeted for eradication ( dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease) by 2015 and yaws by 2020), and four for elimination ( blinding trachoma , human African trypanosomiasis , leprosy and lymphatic filariasis by 2020). (wikipedia.org)
  • it requires collective actions, including efforts to double global food production, reduce waste and experiment with food alternatives. (undp.org)
  • In this minireview we consider the main factors that have facilitated the recent proliferation of malaria risk mapping efforts and describe the most prominent global-scale endemicity mapping endeavours of recent years. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We describe the diversification of malaria mapping to span a wide range of related metrics of biological and public health importance and consider prospects for the future of the science including its key role in supporting elimination efforts. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Ongoing global efforts for malaria eradication have resulted in a significant reduction in new malaria cases with a 29% decrease in malaria deaths between 2010 and 2015, due in large to increased accessibility to key intervention tools like insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACTS) in sub-Saharan African countries with high malaria burden 2 . (nature.com)
  • Persistent inequalities and struggles over scarce resources are among key determinants of situations of conflict, hunger, insecurity and violence, which in turn are key factors that hold back human development and efforts to achieve sustainable development. (scribd.com)
  • However, efforts to achieve the target in other countries are compromised by many factors, including those mentioned above. (who.int)
  • This requires efforts to achieve stable, inclusive and job-rich economic growth. (ilo.org)
  • Although prevention and eradication programs have already been in effect, the efforts require substantial funding, which has recently been extremely unpredictable. (advacarepharma.com)
  • Even for many of the actors centrally involved in the movement, it is not clear precisely what the term entails and how global health projects should be distinguished from already established national and international public health efforts. (jhu.edu)
  • Ensuring the health and well-being of all is essential to poverty eradication efforts and achieving sustainable development, contributing to economic growth and prosperous communities. (gc.ca)
  • Canada's efforts are multifaceted, but they all strive to support efforts to address immediate health challenges while building the capacity necessary to sustain and achieve long-term results. (gc.ca)
  • His efforts have been financed by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Task Force for Global Health and the World Health Organization . (83degreesmedia.com)
  • Are malaria elimination efforts on right track? (springer.com)
  • NITD continues research efforts to strengthen the global antimalarial portfolio. (novartis.com)
  • An additional concern is the failure to accurately estimate the human and financial needs of the eradication efforts. (cdc.gov)
  • Therefore, eradication programs should incorporate efforts to design program activities that enhance leadership development and managerial skills among health personnel. (cdc.gov)
  • As global attention turns towards my country, Nigeria, here are three ways that concerned stakeholders and policymakers can assist in the efforts to achieve the first of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - to end poverty. (weforum.org)
  • If licensed, it would be the very first human vaccine against a parasitic disease. (who.int)
  • While anophelism without malaria [ 13 , 14 ] has been achieved in several settings with either modestly efficient vectors or marginal climatic suitability for transmission, we are not aware of any example in which malaria transmission has been eliminated from any setting where the most anthropophagic and efficient vectors, such as An . (biomedcentral.com)
  • Dr Tatem comments, "Evidence from the data we have examined suggests that a concerted effort to bring an individual country to the point of elimination will likely result in that country maintaining a stable, low malaria transmission rate. (healthcanal.com)
  • Malaria has been with man ever since man adopted a transmission in human malaria by the Italian trio of sedentary lifestyle settling on river banks. (who.int)
  • Malaria epidemics can occur when climate and other conditions suddenly favour transmission in areas where people have little or no immunity to malaria. (ivcc.com)
  • They can also occur when people with low immunity move into areas with intense malaria transmission, for instance to find work, or as refugees. (ivcc.com)
  • Human immunity is another important factor, especially among adults in areas of moderate or intense transmission conditions. (ivcc.com)
  • Credit: WHO/IVB pregnant women in areas of stable malaria transmission campaigns and routine EPI/ITN delivery. (who.int)
  • This environmental dependency leads to complex patterns of geographical variation in malaria transmission at almost every scale. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The timeline is based on the findings of a 2007 Malaria Indicator Survey, which demonstrated that transmission is declining in most parts of the country - although seasonal transmission in arid and semi-arid areas is still at worrying levels. (scidev.net)
  • During the discussion, which was moderated by GHPC Senior Associate Katherine Bliss, Florez and Herrera identified shortages of essential medicines and medical supplies, failing public health infrastructure, worsening maternal and child health indicators, violence associated with accessing food, and increasing rates of malaria transmission as key areas of concern and highlighted the importance of international cooperation in alleviating the suffering of the Venezuelan population. (csis.org)
  • Of course for eradication, the ideal malaria vaccine would go one step further and block disease transmission. (scidev.net)
  • Historically, countries with high malaria transmission have had lower economic growth than in countries without malaria. (advacarepharma.com)
  • In 1900, roughly 200 countries had were hotspots of malaria transmission. (healthcanal.com)
  • The new atlas shows the current state of the disease in countries embarking on malaria elimination, highlighting where the pockets of transmission remain and where the disease is concentrated. (healthcanal.com)
  • As a result, some 109 countries eliminated malaria, interrupting transmission to the point where the disease is no longer locally spread from person to person. (healthcanal.com)
  • The intervention tools available currently can most likely reduce transmission but clearing of malaria epicentres from where the disease can flare up any time, is not possible without involving local population. (springer.com)
  • Active case-finding for malaria: A three-year national evaluation of optimal approaches to detect infections and hotspots through reactive case detection in the low transmission setting of Eswatini. (ucsf.edu)
  • Assessing malaria risk at night-time venues in a low-transmission setting: a time-location sampling study in Zambezi, Namibia. (ucsf.edu)
  • Subpatent malaria in a low transmission African setting: a cross-sectional study using rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) from Zambezi region, Namibia. (ucsf.edu)
  • Two international conferences that followed the Millennium Summit have helped to round out the UN global development agenda: the International Conference on Financing for Development, convened in Monterrey in March 2002, and the World Summit on Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg in September 2002. (unsystem.org)
  • As we approach the UN Sustainable Development Summit, when world leaders will come together to adopt a new global development agenda, it is critically important that we keep what is at stake firmly in sight. (undp.org)
  • The right to food is a basic human right addressed in the second of the 17 proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which includes a target to end hunger by 2030. (undp.org)
  • The SDGs, which seek to achieve sustainable global economic, social and environmental development by 2030, will not be realized without investment in adolescent health and well-being. (who.int)
  • UNICEF is committed to doing all it can to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in partnership with governments, civil society, business, academia and the United Nations family - and especially children and young people. (unicef.org)
  • Poverty eradication, sustainable development and the transition away from fossil fuel energy go hand in hand. (ipsnews.net)
  • An examination of history underscores exactly why the time is now right for the world to refocus on equity, not only as a key guiding principle for development, but also as the best way to achieve the most sustainable and effective impact in human development. (unicef.org)
  • The number of new cases has declined by 25 percent globally, and deaths from malaria have fallen by 42 percent. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • But, noted Dr. Chan, the rapid progress in recent years makes it possible to think that the world can achieve the goal of "near-zero" deaths from malaria by the end of the target year of 2015. (africafocus.org)
  • Assessing the ownership, usage and knowledge of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) in Malaria Prevention in the Hohoe Municipality, Ghana. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • aegypti eradication from the context of yellow fever prevention. (cdc.gov)
  • There is no vaccine for malaria, but it can be prevented and treated. (basf.com)
  • Malaria vectors which predominantly feed indoors upon humans have been locally eliminated from several settings with insecticide treated nets (ITNs), indoor residual spraying or larval source management. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Some 13 per cent of pregnant women in Kenya now use insecticide treated nets (ITNs) in all malaria endemic areas, according to the 2007 survey. (scidev.net)
  • In the past few years, the global malaria cases have been declining and many endemic countries are heading towards malaria elimination. (springer.com)
  • Given sufficient global commitment, major investments in research and development, and transformative new tools and delivery strategies, the ambitious goal of malaria eradication can be met. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Its ambitious sociotechnical agenda is to create a real-time, global disease surveillance system that can provide "early warning" of potential outbreaks in developing countries and link such early warning to immediate systems of response that will protect against their spread to the rest of the world. (jhu.edu)
  • Given the aroused interest and investments into malaria elimination programmes at global level, the ambitious goal of elimination appears feasible. (springer.com)
  • The concept of global health has evolved during the past 50 years from a narrow view of ecologically and geographically restricted health challenges to a broad and comprehensive approach to health in the world as a whole. (cdc.gov)
  • They have for centuries been among the leading causes of death and disability and presented growing challenges to health security and human progress. (hindawi.com)
  • Nonetheless, the interconnections among the development challenges confronting states and their peoples proved to require approaches not only global in character, but also multisectoral in concentration. (unsystem.org)
  • There is an urgent need to advance these rights to improve indigenous peoples' well-being but also to address some of the most pressing global challenges, including climate change and environmental degradation. (un.org)
  • As we face a growing number of emerging global health threats, it is critical that the United States is prepared to meet these challenges. (cgdev.org)
  • However, each disease is unique and has its own set of challenges on the path to eradication. (globalwa.org)
  • Representing a country at the epicentre of another transnational crisis, Ebola, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sierra Leone said his country was on the front lines of one of the "biggest life-and-death challenges" facing a global community "grossly ill-prepared" to tackle the spread. (un.org)
  • Compounding these challenges, the recent emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza, with the accompanying possibility of a human pandemic, demands our immediate attention. (rospotrebnadzor.ru)
  • Many of these challenges mean that some vaccine programmes do not achieve their potential. (globaldimension.org.uk)
  • How has the ILO responded to the challenges presented by the global financial crisis? (ilo.org)
  • The atlas highlights those countries that have made real progress in eliminating malaria, and illustrates some of the remaining risks and challenges as they pursue their ultimate goal of elimination. (healthcanal.com)
  • Negotiation and adoption of a WHO code of practice is an unprecedented opportunity to advance global consensus to address the critical challenges of migration of health workers and its effect on health systems worldwide," the authors of a Lancet Comment write. (kff.org)
  • How can your partnership (project) address global health challenges? (ghitfund.org)
  • Pedro Alonso, at the helm of the WHO Global Malaria Program since October 2014, is no stranger to those challenges. (devex.com)
  • Throughout the years, the Rotary Foundation, part of Rotary International, has faced several challenges based on its commitment towards the planet's global health, which have allowed an improvement in the life of several communities spread across the world. (ulisboa.pt)
  • Our Malaria strategy, updated in 2013, is part of the foundation's Global Health Division. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Malaria is a major public health problem. (cdc.gov)
  • One of them was to increase CDC's impact in global health. (cdc.gov)
  • To support this objective, he created the Center for Global Health, reflecting the increased importance of global health in general, the relevance of global health to health in the United States, and the increased international role of CDC. (cdc.gov)
  • The term global health has replaced such earlier names as international health and tropical medicine . (cdc.gov)
  • Traditionalindicatorsofpublichealth,suchasmaternaland tative forum for global health discussion. (cdc.gov)
  • Newer global infantmortalityratesnolongerdescribethehealthstatus health actors are often seen as swifter and more focused on ofwholesocieties;thischangehighlightstheneedforin- performance and accountability. (cdc.gov)
  • Health has become an area for diplomatic engagement This report discusses the evolving nature of global and a priority subject on the world stage. (cdc.gov)
  • A more inordinately complex architecture of global health. (cdc.gov)
  • TheNewGlobalHealth political complexity of global health, with many actors, countries). (cdc.gov)
  • Dr. Pedro Alonso, the U.N. health agency's global malaria director, said WHO is "unequivocally in favour" of eradication, but that major questions about its feasibility remain. (fftimes.com)
  • For decades, health officials were chastened from even discussing eradication ‚Äî until the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation threw its considerable resources behind the idea. (fftimes.com)
  • Muhammad Ali Pate (born 6 September 1968) is a Nigerian physician and politician who currently serves as the Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank Group and Director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). (wikipedia.org)
  • He resigned as Nigeria's Minister of State for Health effective 24 July 2013 to take up the position of Professor in Duke University's Global Health Institute, USA. (wikipedia.org)
  • He is formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Big Win Philanthropy and an Adjunct Professor of Global Health of the Duke University Global Health Institute. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prior to his appointment to the NPHCDA in 2008, Pate had an extensive career spanning over 10 years at the World Bank in Washington DC and held several senior positions including Senior Health Specialist and Human Development Sector Coordinator for the East Asia/Pacific Region and Senior Health Specialist for the African Region. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bipartisanship is not dead,' Jennifer Kates, the vice president and director for Global Health and HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told me…" (Matthews, 12/12). (kff.org)
  • Concerning health systems, he emphasized the need for substantial investment in capacity building in terms of infrastructure and human capital. (who.int)
  • Aid and government support in health, education, and infrastructure helps growth by increasing human and physical capital. (wikipedia.org)
  • Today, global health activities are fractured across US agencies and departments, often with competing mandates and without clear lines of accountability. (cgdev.org)
  • The next administration must work to modernize the US approach to global health and global health security to protect the health of Americans and ensure the long-term sustainability of US-supported health gains. (cgdev.org)
  • This memo's six recommendations are the result of a roundtable discussion on how the next administration and Congress can update and improve on the US global health engagement model. (cgdev.org)
  • Global health is defined in different ways even within the US government. (cgdev.org)
  • First, global health is defined from a policy perspective, whereby one country's policies and actions affect those of at least one other country for either good or ill. (cgdev.org)
  • Second, global health is defined from an economic perspective, with health systems understood as a key sector situated in the broader economy. (cgdev.org)
  • In the last decade, the World Health Organization has declared four global health emergencies, including two within the last two years (Ebola and Zika). (cgdev.org)
  • Climate change is among the biggest global health threats of the 21st century. (who.int)
  • WHO considers that climate change represents a fundamental threat to lives and well-being and has called for urgent global action to protect health from climate-related risks. (who.int)
  • The "Global Accelerated Action for Health of Adolescent (AA-HA! (who.int)
  • The goal was announced by Beth Mugo, minister of public health and sanitation, at the opening of last week's 5th MIM Pan African Malaria conference in Nairobi. (scidev.net)
  • Health systems strengthening, the development of effective medicines, human resources capacity building and more will be necessary to achieve this,' said Mugo. (scidev.net)
  • The World Health Organisation says eradicating malaria is possible but not with today's methods. (margaretrivermail.com.au)
  • In fact, it might be the most difficult thing the global health community has faced. (globalwa.org)
  • We celebrated progress made in global health at last week's Spring Member Celebration, in addition to recognizing achievements in other areas such as financial services, global education, economic development and land rights. (globalwa.org)
  • The key to solving this health crisis is early-stage diagnosis when malaria therapeutics are most effective. (eurekalert.org)
  • 4. We will continue to support existing global networks working under World Health Organization (WHO) auspices, such as the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). (rospotrebnadzor.ru)
  • The Geographical Association has worked with teachers to produce schemes of work and resources for secondary geography teachers to deliver this topic - a good starting point for teachers of any subject, who are interested in tackling global health issues in the classroom. (globaldimension.org.uk)
  • Welcome to the January newsletter from the Global Health Policy Center (GHPC) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)! (csis.org)
  • Will the Trump Administration Sustain U.S. Leadership on Global Health? (csis.org)
  • On account of presidential leadership across several administrations, U.S. commitments to global health mushroomed to over $13 billion in the past decade and a half, accounting for one-third of U.S. foreign aid and a little more than one-third of total foreign assistance worldwide dedicated to health. (csis.org)
  • In a new commentary, I outline the reasons to be hopeful that a Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress will see the wisdom of sustaining U.S. leadership in global health, in spite of the present uncertainty over what shape the Trump administration will take, who will fill key posts, and what the new administration's priorities will be. (csis.org)
  • However, as we head into a period of intensified, bitter contestation over domestic health issues, there are also solid reasons to be worried that the incoming administration and Congress may turn away from the opportunity to sustain U.S. leadership in global health. (csis.org)
  • Since then, the global health community has focused on reducing the number of cases and severity of the disease and lowering death tolls. (scidev.net)
  • These are a few of the questions that motivate our investigation of global health. (ucpress.edu)
  • As the preface notes, global health is not yet a discipline but rather a collection of problems. (ucpress.edu)
  • The authors of this volume believe that the process of rigorously analyzing these problems, working to solve them, and building the field of global health into a coherent discipline demands an interdisciplinary approach. (ucpress.edu)
  • The roots of the limited health care infrastructure in rural Neno District, a former British colony long on the periphery of the global economy, are historically deep and geographically broad. (ucpress.edu)
  • Thus we also seek to critique prevailing global health discourse with what are called the resocializing disciplines-anthropology, sociology, history, political economy. (ucpress.edu)
  • Our approach hinges on social theory, which we explore in the second chapter, and aims to interrogate concepts and claims of causality widely used in the literature on global health. (ucpress.edu)
  • Japan's ODA activities make use of these experiences and provide comprehensive support to developing countries for the development of health care systems, including human resource development, as well as in related areas such as education, water and sanitation, and infrastructure development. (go.jp)
  • For nations with a high malaria burden, the disease may account for as much as 40% of public health expenditure, with malaria accounting for up to 50% of outpatient visits. (advacarepharma.com)
  • On the first score, there's cause for optimism about the power of scientific advancements and the potential for a new view of global health and clinical medicine. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
  • Lakoff distinguishes between and describes two contemporary regimes for envisioning and intervening in the field of global health: global health security and humanitarian biomedicine. (jhu.edu)
  • The movement for global health is an increasingly prominent rationale for action across a range of organizations, including philanthropic foundations, development agencies, and biomedical research institutes. (jhu.edu)
  • Despite the appearance of a shared moral and technical project, however, global health is not a unified field. (jhu.edu)
  • global health security and humanitarian biomedicine . (jhu.edu)
  • However, the two regimes rest on very different visions of both the social order that is at stake in global health and the most appropriate technical means of achieving it. (jhu.edu)
  • While these two regimes by no means exhaust the expansive field of global health, their juxtaposition usefully highlights some of the tensions inherent in many contemporary global health initiatives. (jhu.edu)
  • Whereas global health security develops prophylaxis against potential threats at home, humanitarian biomedicine invests resources to mitigate present suffering in other places. (jhu.edu)
  • Each regime is "global" in the sense that it strives to transcend certain limitations posed by the national governance of public health. (jhu.edu)
  • 2 However, the type of ethical relationship implied by a project of global health depends upon the regime in which the question is posed: the connection between health advocates and the afflicted (or potentially afflicted) can be one of either moral obligation to the other or protection against risk to the self. (jhu.edu)
  • Health is also an inalienable human right according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as good health allows people to reach their full potential, children to be better able to learn, workers to be more productive and parents to care for their children better. (gc.ca)
  • Although global health has improved significantly in recent decades, this benefit has not been shared evenly within and among nations. (gc.ca)
  • Through our engagement in international forums and in advancing critical development issues, Canada is recognized as a leader in global health. (gc.ca)
  • Created by the Global Health Group at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with funding from the ExxonMobil Foundation, and in partnership with the Malaria Atlas Project at the University of Oxford, the new atlas will be released on Oct. 17, 2011, coinciding with the second Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria Forum in Seattle, "Optimism and Urgency. (healthcanal.com)
  • The World Health Organization estimates that in countries where it is common, malaria can measurably lower the gross domestic product and consume nearly half of all public health expenditures. (healthcanal.com)
  • As this atlas demonstrates, many countries are making remarkable strides to progressively shrink the malaria map from the endemic margins of the disease inward," said Sir Richard Feachem, KBE, FREng, DSc(Med), PhD, director of the UCSF Global Health Group. (healthcanal.com)
  • Armed with this knowledge, health officials throughout the last century have worked toward the ultimate goal of eradicating the disease, and have had great success in progressively eliminating malaria country-by-country. (healthcanal.com)
  • Full malaria eradication was intensively pursued as a major public health effort after World War II. (healthcanal.com)
  • The United States has led the global response to the health-related MDGs by initiating several large bilateral global health assistance programs. (brookings.edu)
  • Today Unnasch, who chairs the University of South Florida's Department of Global Health at the College of Public Health , plays a vital role in the battle against river blindness. (83degreesmedia.com)
  • Now USF's Department of Global Health has been designated a collaborating center for river blindness diagnoses by the Geneva-based WHO, says Dr. Paul Cantey, a Medical Officer at WHO. (83degreesmedia.com)
  • As the 193 WHO member states gather at next week's World Health Assembly (WHA) "a draft global code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel will be on the agenda. (kff.org)
  • Nils Daulaire, director, Office of Global Health Affairs, Department of Health and Human Services. (kff.org)
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 429,000 people die from malaria each year - mostly young children, pregnant women, and others with compromised immune systems. (novartis.com)
  • BMJ Global Health 3 (1): e000538. (malariamodelingconsortium.org)
  • The goals of the conference were to assess the role of elimination and eradication in decreasing global disease and in using health resources more effectively. (cdc.gov)
  • Eradication programs should have two objectives: 1) eradication of the disease and 2) strengthening and further development of health systems, especially functions such as monitoring and surveillance, supervision, and program management. (cdc.gov)
  • Potential risks of eradication to the health system and health development include the diversion of resources from basic services and other priorities in countries where the disease being eradicated is perceived to be of lower priority. (cdc.gov)
  • Resources for eradication activities should be supplementary to those available for basic health-care services. (cdc.gov)
  • Successful eradication programs are powerful examples of effective management and can build management capacities that can be carried to other health programs. (cdc.gov)
  • The communities were selected because of their remoteness, lack of government health staff, the relatively high numbers of malaria and high rates of children under five with pneumonia and diarrhoea. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • These master trainers then cascaded their knowledge down to the malaria volunteers and their supervisors (midwives and health assistants). (malariaconsortium.org)
  • They taught the volunteers how to diagnose and treat malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea and how to screen for malnutrition and midwives and health assistants how to supervise the volunteers practising the iCCM approach. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • The malaria volunteers were already part of an existing network established by the Ministry of Health and Sports. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • Thanks to the training, the volunteers have now successfully demonstrated they can take on additional skills to improve the health services in their communities for malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and malnutrition. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • U Phone Myint Kyaw, health assistant for Mandar village confirmed this, "Our malaria volunteer can treat simple pneumonia and diarrhoea and refer a serious case to the nearest health centre, he learnt to count a child's breathing rate, prescribe antibiotics properly and record the data. (malariaconsortium.org)
  • The latest in global health news at UCSF and the Institute for Global Health Sciences. (ucsf.edu)
  • EDCTP awarded a €7.4 million grant to the project, while additional funding of £2.7 million from the Joint Global Health Trials (JGHT) made it possible to include a trial with HIV-infected pregnant women alongside the main study with HIV-uninfected participants. (edctp.org)
  • Today, breakdowns in health systems in Venezuela are resulting in resurgences of malaria. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • Sarah Volkman (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA) explained how genetics helps us understand malaria and can contribute to surveillance. (malariaworld.org)
  • Any progress achieved in addressing the goals of poverty and hunger eradication, improved health, and environmental protection is unlikely to be sustained if most of the ecosystem services on which humanity relies continue to be degraded,' said the study, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) Synthesis Report , conducted by 1,300 experts from 95 countries. (geni.org)
  • If successful, this project will result in the identification of novel vaccine targets in a timely and cost-effective manner that would not be achieved with other approaches, affording a unique global health impact not reachable otherwise. (ghitfund.org)
  • Meanwhile, global health research investment has been stagnant or falling since 2009, excluding the billions in emergency funding set aside during the Ebola outbreak. (millennium-project.org)
  • aegypti has reinvaded nearly every country in the American region that had achieved eradication during the 1950s and 1960s (Pan American Health Organization, personal communication). (cdc.gov)
  • They have both been to the local government-run health clinic to receive medication for malaria and diarrhea many times. (psmag.com)
  • Achieving this takes three things: political commitment of affected countries and their ministries of health, an extension of primary health services, and adopting community-based approaches such as the deployment of community health workers - mechanisms that are not new, but that we now intend to strengthen. (devex.com)
  • The disease takes a huge toll on human health. (basf.com)
  • We cannot take this progress for granted however - the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a troubling shift in the trajectory of this global malaria disease burden, which risks increasing again. (basf.com)
  • TB remains one of the leading global health problems of the 21st century with 8.6 million new cases and 1.3 million deaths in 2012. (bmj.com)
  • The second half of the twentieth century saw remarkable gains in global health, spurred by rapid economic growth and unprecedented scientific advances. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In the past dozen years, malaria funding has increased nearly 10-fold and major gains have been made in controlling the disease in developing nations. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • the United States achieved elimination of the disease in 1951. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Our findings suggest it may be possible for malaria elimination to proceed like a ratchet, tightening the grip on the disease region-by-region, country-by-country, until eradication is ultimately achieved - but without the need for a globally coordinated campaign. (healthcanal.com)
  • Malaria can decrease gross domestic product by as much as 1.3% in countries with high disease rates. (ivcc.com)
  • Non-immune travelers from malaria-free areas are very vulnerable to the disease when they get infected. (ivcc.com)
  • The global community is now discussing strategies aimed at dramatically reducing malarial disease burden and the eventual eradication of all types of malaria everywhere. (parasitol.kr)
  • It would be only the second time in history that a human disease has been eradicated, and partners have been key to achieving the progress to date. (cdc.gov)
  • Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease. (advacarepharma.com)
  • In Tanzania, for instance, malaria accounts for 30% of the national disease burden. (advacarepharma.com)
  • A new global Atlas charts prospects for malaria elimination by offering the first full-color, detailed depiction of a disease now declining in many parts of the globe. (healthcanal.com)
  • The "Atlas of Malaria-Eliminating Countries" spotlights countries successfully moving toward eliminating the disease, and provides a visual tool to help focus resources where they are needed most. (healthcanal.com)
  • It depicts, for instance, how malaria is often concentrated along the borders between those countries that are eliminating malaria and neighboring countries that have a higher burden of disease. (healthcanal.com)
  • It also provided impetus for the mass disease-eradication campaigns that characterized UNICEF's work in the 1950s. (unicef.org)
  • This report summarizes the conclusions of the International Task Force for Disease Eradication (ITFDE), a group of scientists who were convened by a secretariat at the Carter Center of Emory University six times during 1989-1992. (cdc.gov)
  • The names of the members of the ITFDE, the criteria they developed and used, and summaries of the papers that were presented to the ITFDE by various experts are included in this report, as well as a brief history of the concept of disease eradication since the late 19th century. (cdc.gov)
  • The malaria, yellow fever, and yaws programs of earlier years were recognized as unsuccessful but to have contributed to better understanding of the biologic, social, political, and financial complexities and responsibilities of disease eradication. (cdc.gov)
  • In general, malaria is a curable disease if diagnosed and treated promptly and correctly. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • With only about 10,000 cases of HAT remaining, we might still yet see the global elimination of this deadly disease. (houstonchronicle.com)
  • April 25 is World Malaria Day, but for half of our world, every day is a fight against this devastating disease. (basf.com)
  • According to this statistic we could define that gender inequality in the educational aspect plays quite a significant role in the whole struggle against such environmental problems, eradication of poverty and hunger, combat disease. (proessay.com)
  • Severe malaria can cause lifelong intellectual disabilities in children, and malaria's economic impact is estimated to cost billions of dollars in lost productivity every year. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Children with severe malaria frequently develop one or more of the following symptoms: severe anaemia, respiratory distress in relation to metabolic acidosis, or cerebral malaria. (ivcc.com)
  • Here, we assess the progress and pitfalls of severe malaria susceptibility GWASs and discuss the biology of the novel variants. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Therefore, an effective malaria diagnostic must be independent of these," said corresponding author Andrea Armani, the Ray Irani Chair in Engineering and Materials Science whose lab is located in the new USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. (eurekalert.org)
  • An effective malaria vaccine is regarded as an essential component of any eradication strategy. (frontiersin.org)
  • EDCTP has already supported this R&D agenda with investments in clinical malaria research of almost €134 million. (edctp.org)
  • Finding the right clinical trial for Malaria can be challenging. (diseaseinfosearch.org)
  • Successful candidates then progress to phase I, first-time-in-human clinical trials, where safety and immunogenicity are evaluated. (bmj.com)
  • Malaria is preventable and treatable, and history shows that it can be eliminated. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Malaria is preventable and curable. (ivcc.com)
  • Donor countries cannot maintain funding of several billion dollars a year in perpetuity, and a resurgence of malaria could threaten hard-won progress. (gatesfoundation.org)
  • Important strides have been made within the past decade toward malaria elimination in many regions, and with this progress, the feasibility of eradication is once again under discussion. (ajtmh.org)
  • Most countries of the Region continue to progress well towards achieving the targets set for 2015. (who.int)
  • Table 1 shows progress towards achieving the MDGs in nine of these priority countries. (who.int)
  • With the success in the Americas and progress in three regions with an elimination goal, there is interest in exploring the feasibility of setting a global measles elimination goal. (who.int)
  • This atlas sets a benchmark to support those countries closest to eliminating the last few strongholds of malaria within their borders and to encourage information sharing for the routine production of future maps, in ever greater detail and with improved precision, with which to document progress towards elimination" said Simon Hay, DPhil, of the Malaria Atlas Project, University of Oxford. (healthcanal.com)
  • The present review attempts to assess the progress gained in malaria elimination during the past few years and highlights some issues that could be important in successful malaria elimination. (springer.com)
  • The proportion of countries achieving and maintaining certification of poliomyelitis eradication and destruction or appropriate containment of all polioviruses. (who.int)
  • One of its main objectives was the eradication of Poliomyelitis, which began in the early 80's with the vaccination of 6 million children in the Philippines. (ulisboa.pt)