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Africa struggles to stem deadly flood of fake medicine

Jan 15, 2020 - 11:02 AM

It is estimated that between 30% to 60% of medicine sold in Africa is fake and mostly comes from China or India

$14 billion goal in sight for fighting AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Promises for replenishment money are made at meeting in France of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

FUNDS. (From left) Irish rock band U2 singer Bono, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and French President Emmanuel Macron attend the announcement of the final amount raised for the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria on October 10, 2019, in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

WHO urges investment drive as malaria fight stalls

Aug 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The World Health Organization says $34 billion must be invested between now and 2030 to fight malaria

MALARIA-STRICKEN. Yukpa natives surround a friend suffering from malaria at his house near Los Angeles del Tukuko mission, near Machiques, Zulia state, Venezuela, on June 11, 2019. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Malaria surges back in crisis-hit Venezuela

Jul 07, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Malaria is rapidly making its presence felt in Venezuela – a country that could once boast of being the first to have eradicated the disease in 1961

Yukpa natives surround a friend suffering from malaria at his house near Los Angeles del Tukuko mission, near Machiques, Zulia state, Venezuela on June 11, 2019. - Malaria, which had been eradicated some years ago among the Yukpa indigenous people, is back in Venezuela due to the crisis. (Photo by YURI CORTEZ / AFP)

Deadly drug-resistant tuberculosis a 'blinking red' global threat

Feb 08, 2019 - 7:45 AM

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is on a mission to eradicate the 3 epidemics

FIGHTING TUBERCULOSIS. This photograph taken on February 6, 2019, shows Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, during an interview with AFP in New Delhi. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

Palawan records increase in malaria cases

Nov 25, 2018 - 9:19 PM

'We expect to meet the malaria-free target in the province despite the difficulty to reach malaria-stricken mountainous areas,' says health official Mario Baquilod

A month on, Indonesia's quake-tsunami hit city faces health crisis

Oct 27, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Aid groups say there has been an increase in cases of diarrhea and respiratory infection, while there are also suspected cases of mosquito-borne illnesses, including malaria and dengue fever

DISASTER. An aerial view shows the earthquake and tsunami devasted neighbouhood in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok battles with malaria, 137 infected

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The government has taken steps to prevent the disease from spreading such as taking blood samples, distributing mosquito nets, and fogging

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The vaccine also known as Mosquirix is developed by GlaxoSmithKline GSK in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative The large scale three country pilot will test it on children aged 5 to 17 months

MALARIA VACCINE TRIALS. A child suffering from malaria lies on a bed at the hospital of Nyarugusu, in north west of Tanzania, on June 11, 2015.  File photo by Stephanie Aglietti/AFP

Increase in malaria cases seen in IP communities in Palawan

Dec 01, 2016 - 8:00 PM

According to the DOH MIMAROPA Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit RESU from January 1 to October 31 2016 malaria cases in Brooke’s Point are 17 higher with 1 275 recorded cases compared to the same period last year which had 1 092

BLOOD SMEAR TESTING. A health worker pricks the hallux or the big toe of a child during the blood smear testing campaign held in Sitio Cabangaan, Barangay Imulnod, Brooke's Point, Palawan. Photo by  DOH MIMAROPA

Will gene editing end the worldwide problem of malaria?

Oct 10, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Gene editing Biotechnology may bring about an end to malaria but will it have unforeseen effects down the line?

MOQUITO RESEARCH. Lab technicians conducting mosquito research at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. Photo from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website.

WHO declares Sri Lanka free of malaria

Sep 06, 2016 - 10:06 PM

The announcement comes as Colombo hosted a meeting of the WHO regional committee for South East Asia

Drug-resistant malaria strain contained in Asia – scientists

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:26 AM

Scientists confirms the containment by conducting the first global study that maps resistance to artemisinin currently the leading anti malaria drug

MALARIA CULPRITS. This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. ADAM M. RICHMAN/SANARIA INC./AFP

Colombia's illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak

Apr 30, 2016 - 4:32 PM

Critics point to stagnant water buildups at the clandestine sites and poor sanitary conditions at the workers camps for an increase in mosquitos spreading the disease

Britain, Bill Gates to spend £3B to fight malaria

Jan 25, 2016 - 9:54 AM

Chancellor George Osborne and Gates announced £3 billion 4 28 billion 4 billion euros in funding over the next 5 years for research and to support efforts to eliminate the mosquito borne disease

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. File photo by Cole Burston/EPA

The many health impacts of climate change

Nov 28, 2015 - 11:38 AM

Medical experts say climate change affects human health in direct ways

FIGHTING HUNGER. Climate change impacts health, too. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

WHO expert panel urges pilot roll-out of first malaria vaccine

Oct 23, 2015 - 10:11 PM

Mosquirix is the most clinically advanced vaccine against the mosquito borne disease that infects some 200 million people and kills about 600 000 every year

TREATMENT. A malaria patient sits in a South Sudan hospital awaiting treatment. Photo by Tristan McConnell/AFP

Drug-resistant malaria could spread to Africa: study

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:30 PM

Lab tests show that drug immune parasite Plasmodium falciparum are able to infect the Anopheles coluzzii mosquito the main transmitter of the disease in Africa

epa04689532 A worker uses an anti-malaria fumigation spray machine at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, 02 April 2015. EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

Malaria deaths fall 60% since 2000 – UN

Sep 17, 2015 - 9:08 AM

Fifteen years ago an estimated 262 million malaria cases killed nearly 840 000 people Projections for 2015 indicate that some 214 million cases are likely to cause 438 000 deaths according to a joint report from WHO and UNICEF

MALARIA. A child suffering from malaria lies on a bed at the hospital of Nyarugusu, in north west of Tanzania, on June 11, 2015. Stephanie Aglietti/AFP

Malaria vaccine gets regulatory nod

Jul 24, 2015 - 11:52 PM

The vaccine has yet to pass a final World Health Organization WHO hurdle and may not become available before 2017

Ilocos intensifies search of TB cases through caravan

Jun 18, 2015 - 9:21 AM

Tuberculosis is the 6th leading cause of death in the Philippines ranking 9th of 22 high TB burden countries worldwide

TB-FREE. Carmelita Estrella, 52, had multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in 2012 and has since undergone treatment. She is now TB-free. Photo from Philippine Business for Social Progress

Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030 – WHO

May 22, 2015 - 9:12 AM

This is the most ambitious but realistic strategy the world has endorsed since the middle of the 20th century says Pedro Alonso head of WHO s Global Malaria Programme

2030 TARGET. A worker uses an anti-malaria fumigation spray machine at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India, April 2, 2015. File photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Doctors slam 'poorly designed’ study on anti-dengue drug

Dec 16, 2014 - 6:56 PM

It is our obligation to stop the expanded use of scientifically unproven treatments say the Philippine College of Physicians and the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Is the anti-dengue drug trial ordered by Ona ethical?

Dec 04, 2014 - 9:47 AM

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development says it approved only the technical aspects of the clinical trials of ActRx TriAct for dengue treatment

The dangers of ActRx TriAct, according to DOH

Dec 02, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The health department says researchers of the clinical trials must be held accountable if something happens to patients who were administered with the treatment

'NO LEGAL BASIS.' The Department of Health says the controversial ActRx TriAct has not been registered with the Food and Drug Administration. File photo from the ActRx Operational Group website

DOH: No legal basis for Ona's order on anti-dengue treatment

Dec 01, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The DOH rebukes its own chief saying the clinical trials he ordered in September should not have taken place

'NO LEGAL BASIS.' The Department of Health says the controversial ActRx TriAct has not been registered with the Food and Drug Administration. File photo from the ActRx Operational Group website

Ona not yet out, on 'extended leave'

Nov 28, 2014 - 1:56 PM

UPDATED In a phone conversation the health secretary is told by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa to go on extended leave Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte says

ON HIS WAY OUT? Health Secretary Enrique Ona meets President Benigno Aquino III on the last day of his month-long leave. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ebola 'easier to avoid than malaria' – USAID

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:21 PM

USAID director Jeremy Konyndyk: Compared to something like malaria it is much harder a disease to get But obviously must worse when you do get it

QUARANTINE CLASH. Liberian security forces clash with protestors in West Point, Monrovia, Liberia, 20 August 2014. Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:33 AM

Doubling the course of antimalarial treatment from three days to six could help fight the resistance problem but time was short

MALARIA CULPRITS. This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. ADAM M. RICHMAN/SANARIA INC./AFP

GM mosquitoes open up new front in war on malaria

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:58 PM

The sex selection technique produces a generation of mosquitoes which is 95 male as opposed to 50 in normal populations

BREAKTHROUGH. This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. File photo by Adam Richman/Sanaria Inc/AFP

[INFOGRAPHIC] Top killers: Diseases threatening undernourished children

Apr 18, 2014 - 3:45 PM

Undernourished children are at risk of dying from preventable diseases; they die because they are poor according to the Unicef

Malnutrition, the Pied Piper and the lost children

Mar 31, 2014 - 11:18 PM

World Vision encourages those who have the means to take many small steps to save more children s lives

PIED PIPER OF DISEASES. The world is losing millions of children worldwide to malnutrition and preventable diseases. Screengrab from World Vision's short animation "The Pied Piper: A modern fairy tale"

Malaria on the move as temps warm – study

Mar 07, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Experts are concerned because once malaria moves into new high altitude areas local people may be at risk for severe complications and death

MALARIA VACCINE? This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. ADAM M. RICHMAN/SANARIA INC./AFP

Revealed: How malaria parasite beats top insecticides

Feb 25, 2014 - 8:29 AM

A singe mutation changes a normal gene for metabolism known as GsTe2 into one that helps the mosquito break down the insecticide molecule so that it is no longer toxic

MALARIA VACCINE? This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. ADAM M. RICHMAN/SANARIA INC./AFP

Malaria deaths down but victory is far off – experts

Dec 11, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Malaria parasites are showing signs of resistance to insecticides in 64 countries

New target seen in war on malaria

Nov 28, 2013 - 10:25 AM

Potential drugs can aim at a newly discovered enzyme that the parasite uses to metabolize energy at every stage of its infection in humans

MALARIA VACCINE? This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. ADAM M. RICHMAN/SANARIA INC./AFP

GSK to seek green light for malaria vaccine

Oct 08, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Results for the Phase III stage of the closely followed RTS S vaccine were unveiled to experts on malaria in Africa

MALARIA TEST. A Thai Health official takes a blood sample from a child's finger for a malaria test at a malaria clinic in Bong Ti Lang village on Thai-Myanmar border of Sai Yoke district, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, 26 October 2012. EPA/Narong Sangnak

Iron supplements do not boost malaria risk - study

Sep 04, 2013 - 8:03 AM

The findings contrast with previous research that has suggested iron deficiency anemia may protect against malaria and that iron supplements may make malaria more deadly

MALARIA VACCINE? This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. ADAM M. RICHMAN/SANARIA INC./AFP

Early promise for malaria vaccine that mimics bites

Aug 09, 2013 - 9:01 AM

An experimental vaccine for malaria has been produced showing early promise by offering complete protection to 12 human volunteers

MALARIA VACCINE? This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. ADAM M. RICHMAN/SANARIA INC./AFP

Australian researchers close in on malaria vaccine

Jul 02, 2013 - 5:45 PM

Study: Vaccine led to naturally existing white blood cells or T cells attacking the potentially deadly malaria parasite which lives in red blood cells

Gene clues point to Cambodia for drug-resistant malaria

Apr 29, 2013 - 7:14 AM

Gene analysis of malaria parasites has pinpointed western Cambodia as the hotspot of strains that are dangerously resistant to artesiminin

Battle against malaria slowing down, WHO warns

Dec 18, 2012 - 8:13 AM

The fight against malaria has slowed in the past two years threatening to reverse progress in combatting one of the world s biggest killers the World Health Organisation warned Monday

LONG-RUNNING BATTLE. Blood test on children at a clinic in Kanchanaburi province near the Thai-Myanmar border. Some Asian countries still in long-running battle against malaria, though deaths have declined. Photo by AFP

Fighting drug resistance on Asia's malaria frontline

Nov 04, 2012 - 11:52 AM

At a meeting in Sydney last week leading scientists and health experts flagged the need for tougher political leadership and regional coordination in Asia to combat malaria with the drug resistant strain a particular worry

LONG-RUNNING BATTLE. Blood test on children at a clinic in Kanchanaburi province near the Thai-Myanmar border. Some Asian countries still in long-running battle against malaria, though deaths have declined. Photo by AFP

Asia battles drug-resistant malaria

Oct 31, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Drug resistant malaria is spreading in Asia experts warned as a high level conference opened Wednesday October 31 with the aim of hammering out an action plan to strengthen the region s response

PH malaria-free by 2020?

Aug 24, 2012 - 7:37 PM

This decrease is the lowest malaria level on record for the country in 42 years

HealthAlert: map, track and help stop diseases

Aug 07, 2012 - 7:07 PM

Help stop the spread of diseases in you community by plotting disease incidents as well as factors that could contribute to the spread of diseases on this interactive map

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