Britain, Indonesia Collaborate to Improve Medical Quality
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.
Looking beyond the Decade of Vaccines
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.
China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever in Jiangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan and Shanghai
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.
Group of students aim to improve malaria diagnosis using old smartphones
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.
The Global Field Epidemiology Roadmap
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.
Evaluation of Influenza A H1N1 infection and antiviral utilization in a tertiary care hospital
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.
A vaccine that could block mosquitoes from transmitting malaria
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 NOV - Malaria parasites know good times from bad and plan their offspring accordingly, scientists have found, in a development that could inform new treatments.
Evidence of Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Eastern India
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.
Global Health Security Meets Infection Prevention
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.