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  • Tempo

    Britain, Indonesia Collaborate to Improve Medical Quality

    18 November 2018

    18 NOV - Britain and Indonesia collaborated through Health Education workshops to improve the quality of medical personnel, especially for Indonesia, through cooperation and mutual exchange of inter-professional health experiences. Based on information from the British Embassy in Jakarta on Saturday, the Health Education workshop was held by several Indonesian and English institutions, namely the Department of International Trade of the British Embassy (DIT), the Young Indonesian Professional Health Community (IYHPS), and the Joint Research Ministry Committee Technology and Higher Education-Ministry of Health.

  • Lancet

    Looking beyond the Decade of Vaccines

    17 November 2018

    17 NOV - When in 2010 the global health community declared the so-called Decade of Vaccines, it marked a path towards an ambitious vision for 2020: a world in which all individuals and communities enjoy lives free from vaccine-preventable diseases.

  • Reuters

    China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai

    17 November 2018

    17 NOV - Four new outbreaks of African swine fever have been reported in China’s provinces of Jiangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan as well as the municipality of Shanghai, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday.

  • news medical life sciences

    Group of students aim to improve malaria diagnosis using old smartphones

    16 November 2018

    16 NOV - Over 212 million cases of malaria are reported annually, with the majority of incidences occuring in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, a lack of medical resources means blood sample analysis is often delayed, leading to errors and ultimately high mortality rates. Seeking to improve the efficiency and accuracy of diagnosis, a group of students from Delft University of Technology are developing Excelscope, a semi-automated malaria diagnostic device.

  • Tephinet logo

    The Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap

    16 November 2018

    16 NOV - To safeguard and promote the health of its citizens, every country must have effective field epidemiology capacity. To that end, in 1980, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began supporting the development of Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETPs) in countries throughout the world. This initiative has grown in importance since then, as many countries and regions with inadequate public health capacities face public health threats of increasing scope and complexity.

  • BMC

    Evaluation of Influenza A H1N1 infection and antiviral utilization in a tertiary care hospital

    16 November 2018

    16 NOV Via Cidrap Talita Rantin Belucci et al., 

    Influenza A H1N1 infections carry a significant mortality risk. This study describes inpatients with suspected and confirmed Influenza A H1N1 infection who were prescribed oseltamivir, the risk factors associated with infection, the association between infection and mortality, and the factors associated with in-hospital mortality in infected patients.

  • The conversation

    A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria

    15 November 2018

    15 NOV Wei-Chiao Huang et al.,

    Is it possible to eradicate malaria? It is a question with which many researchers have grappled, and many ideas have been proposed.


    Isrupting parasites' family planning could aid malaria fight

    15 November 2018

    15 NOV - Malaria parasites know good times from bad and plan their offspring accordingly, scientists have found, in a development that could inform new treatments.


  • New England Journal of Medicine

    Evidence of Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Eastern India

    15 November 2018

    15 NOV - Via CIDRAP

    In this study, we identified G625R as a potential novel mutation that, along with R539T, is associated with artemisinin resistance. Other mutations in kelch13 have previously been reported,4,5 but how this newly identified mutation affects artemisinin resistance and the outcome of infection remains to be elucidated.

  • ContagionLive

    Global Health Security Meets Infection Prevention

    15 November 2018

    15 NOV - Saskia v. Popescu

    The 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) was held last week in Bali, Indonesia, to address the current state of the GHSA, strategies to improve international and national readiness, and to launch the 2024 Framework which serves as a guideline for the next phase of the GHSA. 


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