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24 May
2017

Statement by APLMA on the election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new director general of the World Health Organization

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a former Minister of Health and Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia. He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and as chair of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board. As Ethiopia’s Federal Minister of He...
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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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24 Apr
2016

The drug resistance, health security and malaria nexus

Imagine if a minor cut or a routine operation could be a death sentence, or a gonorrhoea infection could leave you infertile. Since antibiotics were discovered, we have taken the ability to cure bacterial infections for granted. Their misuse has resulted in selection of resistant strains of bacteria...
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17 Dec
2015

People and malaria on the move

International Migrants Day (18th December)  [1] has its roots in Asia  [2]. This year, it falls on the heels of news from the World Health Organization (WHO) that malaria in the region has dropped by over 45% since 2000. Migration and malaria: Two apparently unrelated regional priorities, ...
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18 Aug
2015

Dr Soumya Swaminathan identifies malaria as a top research priority for India

Dr Soumya Swaminathan has recently been appointed as Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Secretary of Department of Health Research at India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In an interview with Shobha Shukla of Citizen News Service , Dr Soumya spoke o...
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