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Making the case to continue an innovative anti-malaria program

November 7, 2012 -- Funding at Risk for Program That Increases Availability, Lowers Costs for Most Effective Drugs A two-year-old pilot program that aims to protect the most effective drug for malaria from resistance, through a novel economic strategy…

Using cell phone data to curb the spread of malaria

For immediate release: Thursday, October 11, 2012 Boston, MA — New research that combines cell phone data from 15 million people in Kenya with detailed information on the regional incidence of malaria has revealed, on the largest scale…

Malaria eradication is focus of leadership development course

More than 60 mid-career officials from a wide array of organizations attended a 12-day leadership development course on eradicating malaria that was organized by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) malaria expert [[Dyann Wirth]], Richard Pearson Strong Professor…

Off the cuff: Mosquitoes, sex, & malaria

[ Spring/Summer 2012 ] Q: You study how genes affect mosquito fertility and mating, a potentially groundbreaking way to prevent malaria transmission. In perfecting this approach, you work with Anopheles gambiae, the chief vector of malaria—but also one of the most…

Burma: A central battleground for malaria control

Despite progress in the global fight against malaria over the past decade, the emergence in Southeast Asia of malaria parasites resistant to artemisinin — the standard drug used to treat the disease — raises serious new challenges. While…

HIV may increase risk of malaria infection in children

April 26, 2012 In sub-Saharan Africa, the burden of HIV/AIDS and malaria is disproportionately high and co-infection may be as high as 30 percent among HIV-positive populations in some African settings. Now, a new study by Harvard School…

Fighting malaria with spermless mosquitoes

December 8, 2011 Flaminia Catteruccia, a molecular entomologist and new associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard School of Public Health, wants to learn everything she can about the reproductive biology of mosquitoes. Her goal is…

Novel malaria research wins Gates funding

November 18, 2011 Research at the Harvard School of Public Health that could play a key role in the development of a new malaria drugs has received new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The work…