Efficacy of Artemisinin-Based and Quinine-Based Treatments for Uncomplicated Falciparum Malaria in Pregnancy

This article conducted a systematic literature review and individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and tolerability of different artemisinin-based or quinine-based treatments for malaria in pregnant women.

Preparedness is Essential for Malaria-Endemic Regions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of March 12, 2020, malaria-endemic regions in Africa have reported a few imported COVID-19 cases including in Nigeria, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Africa needs to be prepared to deal with COVID-19, given the infectious potential of the disease and its capacity to undermine malaria control efforts.  There are lessons that can be learned from the 2014-2016 Ebola Outreak which undermined malaria control efforts in Africa. These lessons can be applied to the COVID -19 Outbreak.  

 

The Malaria Endgame: Innovation in Therapeutics, Vector Control and Public Health Tools

The conference is organized around three themes: defeating resistance (both to drugs and to insecticides), leveraging data science to better understand disease transmission and innovation in vector control strategies. This program will assess the current threats and gaps in our malaria armamentarium to enable malaria elimination and discuss the emerging innovative approaches for antimalarial drug discovery and development.

Multi-drug resistant malaria strain spreads in Vietnam, Laos and parts of Thailand

Malaria resistance has been found to have spread rapidly from Cambodia to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Using genomic surveillance, researchers detected descendants of one multi-drug resistant malaria strain replacing local parasite populations in multiple countries.