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  • 20 May 2015

    Gates sees more progress in the next 15 years

    The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else's, says Bill Gates in his annual letter as the Bill and Mellinda Gates Foundation clocks 15 years this month. Read more...
  • 14 May 2015

    New anti-malaria drug developed at Dundee University

    Researchers at Dundee University in Scotland have discovered a new compound which could treat malaria while protecting people from the disease and preventing its spread, all in a single dose. The World Health Organisation reported 200 million clinical cases of malaria in 2013, with 584,000 people...
  • 12 May 2015

    Cheick Mbacke receives his award

    The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Council presented the IUSSP Laureate award to the INDEPTH Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) member Dr Cheikh Mbacké during the Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in California,...
  • 28 Apr 2015

    More investment needed to combat malaria

    Despite declines in malaria cases and deaths in recent years, many lives are still lost to the disease each year. But it can be treated, and eventually eradicated. As we celebrate the World Malaria Day on 25 April 2015, we must recognize the need for sufficient global commitment and Investment if...
  • 28 Apr 2015

    Updated malaria treatment guidelines launched

    Updated "Guidelines for the Treatment of Malaria" were launched by WHO during the World Malaria Day on 25 April 2015. They include the latest recommendations on preventive treatment for infants, children under 5 and pregnant women. The updated guidelines should help expand access to recommended...
  • 28 Apr 2015

    African CDC to Open in 2015

    Secretary of State John Kerry signed an agreement Monday to help establish a Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Africa. The goal for the agency is to support the continent with active disease surveillance and response.
  • 14 Apr 2015

    Workshop on research data sharing held in South Africa

    An international workshop recently held in Stellenbosch, South Africa explored the opportunities and challenges for enabling greater access to (and use of) data generated by public health and epidemiological research in Africa. David Carr, Policy Adviser at the Wellcome Trust, describes some of the...
  • 14 Apr 2015

    Call for researchers to understand policy process

    Researchers need to understand how the policy, planning and budgeting processes work at different levels. This is one the observations made at a meeting of different stakeholders in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where they discussed challenges related to research uptake. The meeting, held on 10 April...

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