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McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health--Now accepting applications for 2019

by Madhukar Pai

Please see this announcement: https://mailchi.mp/mcgill/mcgill-summer-institute-in-infectious-diseases-and-... This year, we are offering a selection of our most popular courses in a shortened 3-day intensive format, in addition to an original 5-day course. Participants now have the opportunity to take up to 4 different topics during the two weeks. When: June 10-21, 2019 ... read more

Updated: 05 Dec, 2018
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World Malaria Report 2018

Manuel Lluberas replied

Another alarming, yet not surprising World Malaria Report. This report may result in more requests to expand mosquito net distribution and indoor residual spraying in the continent. The problem some of us have is that LLINs and IRS are but two of the tools available in the mosquito control tool ... read more

Updated: 26 Nov, 2018
Recommendation: 1
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Call for trial partners for the clinical performance evaluation of next generation malaria RDTs

by Seda Yerlikaya

Dear all, Please find below the link to a call for trial partners posted by FIND for the clinical performance evaluation of next generation malaria rapid diagnostic tests with improved sensitivity for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum and/or Plasmodium vivax infections in patients with symptoms suggestive of malaria. https://www.finddx.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/FIND_CallforTrialPartners_EvaluationofNexGenMalariaRDTs.pdf Please ... read more

Updated: 26 Nov, 2018
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Updated: 14 Nov, 2018
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Strategy to improve malaria surveillance system preventing transfusion-transmitted malaria in blood banks using molecular diagnostic

by Pierre Bush, PhD

Dear Colleagues, Surveillance is an important component of the elements required in the implementation of the strategies for the control, and the elimination of malaria. One way malaria parasites are transmitted is by transfusion of infected Red Blood Cells from an asymptotic donor. How effective is the program for screening ... read more

Updated: 03 Oct, 2018
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नेपाल सरकार: à¤(R)ॠलॠकी अपराध (संहिता) ठन र à¤(R)ॠलॠकी फौजदारी कारॠयविधि ठन २०७४ संशोधन तथा खारेज हॠनॠप...

by Binod Dangol

Hello there, I just signed the petition "नेपाल सरकार: मुलुकी अपराध (संहिता) ऐन र मुलुकी फौजदारी कार्यविधि ऐन २०७४ संशोधन तथा खारेज हुनु पर्ने" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. Our goal is to reach 1,156 signatures and we need more support. You can ... read more

Updated: 28 Sep, 2018
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The Director-General of the World Health Organization: Sign the Charter for Lung Health

by jessie mbamba

Hello there, I just signed the petition "The Director-General of the World Health Organization: Sign the Charter for Lung Health" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. Our goal is to reach 5,011 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign ... read more

Updated: 14 Sep, 2018
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How do do they get parenteral antimalaria drugs? Private sector drug shops frequently dispense parenteral anti-malarials in a rural region of Western Uganda

pascal verhoeven replied

Here is where the spanner goes into the works: "....*District Assistant Drugs Inspector (DADI) a **role often assigned to a dispenser of a general hospital or Health Centre IV **by the District Health Officer*" The latter [DHO] is probably accountable in the system to the minister for the very tangible ... read more

Updated: 28 Aug, 2018
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UCSF HEAL Initiative Global Health Fellowship Opportunity

Stephen Muleshe replied

Dear Joseph Thank you for sharing the information. How about African trained Physicians? Rgds Dr. Stephen K. Muleshe Head, TB Care & Treatment National TB, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program Department of Preventive and Promotive Health Ministry of Health | Afya Annex | KNH grounds P.O. Box 20781-00202, Nairobi Website: ... read more

Updated: 10 Aug, 2018
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The reluctant fight against malaria is back on track in Rwanda.

Manuel Lluberas replied

The mentality I refer to is the one of "If I do a good job I end up unemployed". Malaria and other vector-borne diseases can be controlled; they have been eliminated in many countries. ALL victories included integrated vector control programs that attacked all developmental stages of the mosquito. In ... read more

Updated: 12 Jul, 2018
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