Malaria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19725/all en Opinion: How DDT could stop the spread of malaria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110422/malaria-no-more-ddt-africa <p> GEORGETOWN &mdash; While many press to elimination of DDT completely, there is unequivocal evidence that the insecticide is a safe, affordable tool to control malaria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/opinion/110422/malaria-no-more-ddt-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaria Opinion Science Health Mon, 25 Apr 2011 10:03:00 +0000 Leslie Ramsammy 5639667 at http://www.globalpost.com Fake malaria drugs "put millions in Africa at risk": study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120117/fake-malaria-drugs-from-china-africa-millions-at-risk The fake medicine could harm patients and lead to drug resistance among malaria parasites, according to the study published in the Malaria Journal.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120117/fake-malaria-drugs-from-china-africa-millions-at-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Malaria China Science Health Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:32:44 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5687693 at http://www.globalpost.com Global malaria deaths twice as high as estimated, Lancet study says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120203/global-malaria-deaths-underestimated-lancet-study Malaria deaths rose from 995,000 in 1980 to a peak of 1.82 million in 2004, but since then have been steadily decreasing.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120203/global-malaria-deaths-underestimated-lancet-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Malaria Health Fri, 03 Feb 2012 10:31:42 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5690210 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaria drugs in Africa are often Chinese fakes, new study says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120710/malaria-medication-africa-world-health-organization-chinese-fakes <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">JOHANNESBURG, South Africa &mdash; Many of Africa&rsquo;s anti-malaria drugs are fake or of poor quality, weakening a crucial battle against the world&rsquo;s deadliest disease, a new investigation has found.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">Instead of fighting malaria, the bad-quality drugs may actually be accelerating the disease by causing drug resistance.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/south-africa/120710/malaria-medication-africa-world-health-organization-chinese-fakes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Malaria South Africa Health Tue, 10 Jul 2012 18:27:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5711207 at http://www.globalpost.com Q&A with PATH: An update on malaria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/qa-path-update-malaria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Kent Campbell, director of the Malaria Control Program at PATH, spoke with GlobalPost about achievements in the fight against malaria and what is needed to bring transmission to zero. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nicola Pardy </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Dr. Kent Campbell is the director of the Malaria Control Program at PATH, which is focused on developing evidence-based national malaria control programs in Africa. From 2004 through 2008, he served as the program director for the MACEPA (Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa) program at PATH. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in malaria control and international public health, and he was recently awarded the Le Prince Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He spoke with GlobalPost about achievements in the fight against malaria and what is needed to bring transmission to zero.</em></p> <p><strong>Q: How long have you been working with malaria in global health?</strong></p> <p>A: I’ve been working in global health since I was in my residency at Harvard in 1972, so that makes it almost 40 years. I began working at the Center for Disease Control when I was serving as a public health service officer. I had an opportunity in that two-year fellowship program at the CDC to work in West Africa on a disease called Lassa fever. That was quite an experience— in fact, I got very sick and it looked like I had Lassa fever. But, as they say, I did survive.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/global-pulse/qa-path-update-malaria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaria Health Global Pulse Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:32:40 +0000 Nicola Pardy 5726162 at http://www.globalpost.com Malaria fight is stalling over money, report says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121217/malaria-fight-stalling-over-money-report-says World Health Organization estimates countries spent $1.8 billion last year on fighting malaria but $5 billion a year is needed.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/121217/malaria-fight-stalling-over-money-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Malaria Health Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:51:38 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5729441 at http://www.globalpost.com A cure for malaria? New vaccine could save millions of lives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131008/cure-malaria-new-vaccine-could-save-millions JOHANNESBURG — In what could be a game changer for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, scientists say a vaccine against malaria may finally be within reach.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/131008/cure-malaria-new-vaccine-could-save-millions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Malaria Want to Know Health Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:56:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5955527 at http://www.globalpost.com