How climate change increase the risk of vector borne diseases like malaria

10 March 2017

At the end of the day, the impact of climate change on health is the most powerful frame to generate public support to mitigate global warming. It’s about people, not polar bears (not that we don’t care about polar bears).


Leaders agreed on five key steps toward malaria elimination by 2030

02 March 2017

Health leaders and experts have agreed upon the next key steps to achieve malaria elimination in Asia Pacific by 2030 during the second meeting of the Asia Pacific Regional Regulatory Partnership for Malaria Elimination (RRPME), held from 14–15 December in Jakarta, Indonesia.


Only 1% of R&D funds spent for HIV, TB and malaria: WHO

23 February 2017

Investments in health research and development (R&D) are poorly aligned with global public health needs, the WHO said, highlighting that merely 1% of the total funding on health R&D was allocated towards neglected diseases like HIV, tuberculosis and malaria which account for more than 12.5% of the global disease burden.


Vietnam continues fight against its greatest war-era enemy

16 February 2017

Researchers call for a regional solution to the threat of drug-resistant malaria in the region. A team of researchers announced that the dominant strain of deadly malaria in Southeast Asia has developed resistance to the world’s first line of defense against the disease.


Why combating malaria drug resistant needs to be high priority for developing nations?

08 February 2017

Over the past 15 years the number of annual deaths due to malaria has plummeted by about 400,000, according to the WHO. Scientists also estimate that more than 660 million cases of the disease were averted thanks to scaling up of prevention and treatment.