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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 Mar
2016

New era of cooperation to end malaria in Asia Pacific: Triangular partnership

Australia High Commissioner to PNG Bruce Davis and Chinese Ambassador Li Ruiyou shaking hands with  the Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS Michael Malabag during the official launch of the Trilateral Partnership at the Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby. (Photo : Department of Communication and In...
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22 Jan
2016

wef launches new global challenge initiative: the future of health

At its 2016 annual meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum (WEF) launched the tenth in its series of Global Challenge Initiatives, focusing on the Future of Health . The initiative emphasizes the distinction between health and health care, and the belief that today’s major health challenges can...
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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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15 Dec
2015

Malaria in Asia Pacific: An interview with Sir Richard Feachem

Sir Richard Feachem is in Brisbane this week to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Queensland. While in Brisbane, he was interviewed by ABC’s Radio National , interestingly also known as the ‘Ideas Network’. Sir Richard explained why we sometimes hear conflicting reports sugg...
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