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05 May
2017

Technical Task Force meeting for Development of Health Security Financing Assessment Tool, April 27–28, 2017 Da Nang, Viet Nam

Health Security is a serious global concern. Outbreaks such those seen with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Nipah virus infection, avian influenza A (H5N1) and A (H7N9), Ebola virus and the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus have killed thousands of people and led to huge economic losses. Whil...
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01 Sep
2015

Challenges and opportunities for malaria elimination in Papua New Guinea - An interview with Dr. Paison Dakulala

The 5th Conference of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, Asia Pacific Region took place in Sydney this week, running between August 31st and September 2nd.  While at the conference, Bobby Ramakant of  Citizen News Service had the chance to sit down with Dr. Paison Dakulal...
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09 Apr
2015

Widespread artemisinin resistance could wipe out a decade of malaria investment

Global malaria deaths have been halved in the past decade. Despite such progress, 584,000 people still lost their lives to the disease in 2013. Nine out of ten of those deaths were in Africa, and over three quarters occurred among children under 5 years of age (1). Over 2 billion people are thought ...
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24 Mar
2015

APLMA at the 7th APMEN annual meeting in Vietnam, 23-27 March 2015

An excerpt from Executive Secretary, Dr. Ben Rolfe's, speech at APMEN’s 7th annual meeting in Hoi An, Vietnam, Wednesday 25 March 2015 “The Asia Pacific response to malaria now stands as a good example of countries working together to shoulder responsibility for the health security of their...
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04 Mar
2015

Drug resistant malaria strain in Myanmar causes alarm

A drug resistant strain of malaria has been detected in Myanmar, just 25 kilometres from the Indian border, a new study published in medical journal Lancet said. The report published on Friday is heightening concern in medical circles over the possibility of its spread westward toward...
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