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The end of malaria is within reach

Nirbhay Kumar and Geetha Bansal

A team based at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has successfully developed a transmission-blocking vaccine candidate for malaria. The vaccine is ready to scale up and be tested in humans and, if successful, could be a critical tool to eliminate malaria and eventually help reach the goal of completely eradicating the disease

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Tackling a quadruple threat: Malnutrition, malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea

Rosemary Peters

More than a third of deaths from malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea in children under five are linked to malnutrition. Senior Technical Advisor Prudence Hamade and Senior Public Health Specialist Helen Counihan of Malaria Consortium talk about the non-profit’s work to empower the world’s poorest and most marginalised people and help them take the sting out of these diseases using an integrated community case management approach

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Why the battle to defeat infectious diseases is still on in sub-Saharan Africa

Rebecca Torr

In a region burdened by extreme poverty, hunger and lack of access to adequate medical care, infectious diseases appear to have free rein. Dr Michael Makanga, Executive Director of the European & Developing
Countries Clinical Trials Partnership, draws attention to the current challenges of infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, the breakthroughs to date and the new strategies that are providing hope

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Getting AMP’ed up in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Rosemary Peters

Earlier this month, the HIV Vaccine Trials Network and the HIV Prevention Trials Network started enrolling volunteers into its new antibody mediated prevention study. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the antibody these two organisations are starting to test has the power to completely revolutionise the way we prevent new HIV infections in the future

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Promoting collaboration through integration

Susie Douglas, Gavin Shaddick, Andreas Kyprianou and Paul Milewski

Researchers from the University of Bath’s Department of Mathematical Sciences have established a Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics. The aim is to train at least 50 PhD students at the interface of statistics, probability, applied mathematics and computation, blurring the traditional boundaries between these areas, and encouraging students to develop and lead their own research careers

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