Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) - A nonprofit foundation created to discover, develop and deliver new antimalarial drugs through effective public-private partnerships. Their vision is a world in which affordable drugs will help eliminate the devastating effects of malaria and help protect the children, pregnant women, and vulnerable workers of developing countries from this terrible disease.
INDEPTH is an International Network of field sites with continuous Demographic Evaluation of Populations and Their Health in developing countries. At a meeting in Dar es Salaam in 1998, members of field sites based on demographic and health surveillance convened to establish the INDEPTH network. Seventeen field sites, drawn from 13 countries in Africa and Asia, participated in this constituting meeting.
This site includes GIS data to assist in mapping the risk of malaria in the Southern African region.
The African Malaria Network Trust (AMANET) and researchers at the Malaria Research Training Center (MRTC), University of Bamako in Mali have launched a large scale study to evaluate the candidate malaria vaccine merozoite surface protein-3 long synthetic peptide (MSP3-LSP).
Researchers have provided the first evidence that malaria parasite development in the always-changing environment of a human host is strikingly different to how it develops in the more consistent surroundings of a laboratory.
African countries were making vital headway in preventing child malaria, thanks to wider distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and the procurement of new drugs, a UN-backed report said yesterday.
An international research laboratory set up to investigate health issues facing Africa, in particular infectious diseases, opens in South Africa today (10 September). The facility, housed at the University of Cape Town, is the third component of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), a United Nations research, training and technology-sharing agency. The ICGEB headquarters are in Trieste, Italy, and there is a second laboratory in New Delhi, India.
A lack of water to meet daily needs is a reality for many people around the world and has serious health consequences, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan said Thursday. Speaking at the World Water Day event, she said globally scarcity of water had already affected four out of every 10 people.
Aid agencies and African states called for more help on Tuesday to fight malaria, a disease that kills more than a million people each year, 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
4 DECEMBER 2006 BANGKOK -- A report by the world's leading international health organizations today calls for joint action to accelerate the development and licensing of a highly effective malaria vaccine.