Manipulan los genes del parásito de la malaria para lograr una vacuna

La manipulación genética promete crear una nueva vacuna contra la malaria. Investigadores de EE UU han cambiado tres genes al parásito que la provoca logrando una población de ejemplares debilitados. Infectaron con ellos a mosquitos que picaron a una decena de voluntarios. Ninguno desarrolló la enfermedad pero todos activaron su sistema inmunitario contra el patógeno.


Les pays endémiques au paludisme et ceux où la maladie pourrait réapparaître doivent posséder un système d’information sanitaire efficace pour aider les programmes nationaux de lutte antipaludique a estimé, mardi à Saly-Portudal (Mbour), le directeur de cabinet du ministre de la Santé et de l’Action sociale, le docteur Farba Lamine Sall.
"Cela renvoie, a-t-il noté, à un système permettant d’affecter les ressources aux populations les plus touchées et à recenser les carences de la couverture programmatique".

Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe

Dr Doussou Touré arrives for work at Coléah Medical Centre. She washes her hands from a bucket set up in front of the building, proceeds to a screening area where her temperature is checked and recorded and only then enters the bustling facility that she supervises.
“Ebola is under control now, but we try to keep up the infection prevention and control systems that were put in place during the outbreak,” Dr Touré says, pointing to several sturdy, brightly-coloured bins, each one designated for the disposal of varying waste matter.

Study Calls a Malaria Preventive for Pregnant Women Into Question

Pregnant women and their unborn children are particularly vulnerable to malaria: the women because they may develop lethal anemia, and the babies because infected red blood cells tend to clump in the placenta, robbing the fetus of nutrients.
In Africa, about 30 million women a year become pregnant in areas where falciparum malaria — the most dangerous kind — is common.

DRC: Children who survived measles are now suffering from malnutrition and malaria

As the measles epidemic gradually fades in the Tanganyika province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, malaria and malnutrition often form a deadly combination for children. In order to face this situation, MSF – in collaboration with the Congolese Ministry of Health – continues to support the Manono health zone for the management of severe acute malnutrition and pediatric emergencies and is opening a similar project in Kabalo.

Obama Administration Plans to Expand Malaria Effort by $200 Million

The Obama administration plans to use an additional $200 million to expand its fight against malaria, expanding services to 70 million more people in Africa and accelerating a global effort to eradicate the disease.

Health workers sent to north Uganda as malaria epidemic kills over 650

Uganda dispatched a team of more than 370 health workers to the northern part of the country on Monday where a malaria epidemic ravaging the region since July has killed about 658 people.
Uganda reported an unusual outbreak of malaria in the north of the country in July, which health officials say has affected one million people from a population of about 39 million.

Obama’s Goal to Wipe Out Malaria May Be a Dream Too Far

Two days before delivering his last State of the Union address, President Obama called one of his top advisers into the Oval Office and said he had decided to add a major pledge to the speech that his team had neither discussed nor vetted: to rid the world of malaria.


Infographies : comment votre pays progresse (ou pas) vers l’élimination du paludisme

Selon le rapport 2015 de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) sur le paludisme, si la maladie recule partout dans le monde, 90% des décès sont survenus en Afrique.


D'importants progrès sur la voie de l’élimination du paludisme sont enregistrés

De nouvelles estimations publiées par l’OMS montrent une augmentation importante du nombre de pays désormais sur la voie de l’élimination du paludisme.