How Philippines is using AI to detect malaria?

22 March 2017

If smartphones can be used to scan QR codes, who’s to say they can’t be used to trace diseases? In the Philippines, Marvi Rebueno Trudeau is leading a joint public-private project that uses smartphones to detect malaria in blood samples.


Gates Foundation grant boosts malaria research program

16 March 2017

An international team, including researchers at Penn State, have received a three-year, $4.7 million supplemental grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance their development of improved therapies for malaria eradication.


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.