Success treating severe malaria in NigeriaPublished: Jun 15, 2016
Abuja, Nigeria – “Mortality rates in those states where we ran our severe malaria project fell from 25 to just one percent. These results are, in part, due to the project and show that the use of injectable artesunate for severe malaria works.” 

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Major malaria prevention method can save over 10 million young children in the SahelPublished: Jun 9, 2016
London, 9 June – “With the recent scale-up of the seasonal malaria chemoprevention approach, we know from research that in the Sahel region we can reduce the number of children under five who are falling sick or dying from malaria by up to 75 percent. 25 million children can potentially benefit from this intervention, we are now reaching 10 million, so there is still work to do."

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Supporting dengue prevention and control in MyanmarPublished: May 24, 2016
Dengue is a rapidly growing viral infection spread by the same species of mosquito as the Zika virus. Prior to 1970, only nine countries had witnessed epidemics – now that number stands at over 100. Typically found in tropical and sub-tropical climates and often in urban environments, the infection leads to symptoms including high fever, severe headaches, fatigue, vomiting and severe joint and muscle pain. In about five percent of cases, the disease can progress to a more severe stage that can cause death. Most outbreaks occur in Asia, where it is estimated that 50-100 million people are affected every year.

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Announcing the tragic loss of Dr Sylvia MeekPublished: May 13, 2016
It is with deep sorrow that we must announce the passing of Dr Sylvia Meek, Malaria Consortium’s Global Technical Director, on 11th May 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer.

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Pneumonia Diagnostics Project shares results at dissemination meetings in CambodiaPublished: May 5, 2016
On March 15, 2016, Malaria Consortium hosted a workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to disseminate the preliminary results of our multi-country pneumonia diagnostics research project. The research aims to identify the most accurate and acceptable respiratory rate and pulse oximeter diagnostic devices to support community health workers (CHWs) and first-level health facility workers (FLHFWs) in the detection of pneumonia in four low-resource settings (Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Sudan). Nearly 25 participants from various Ministry of Health departments (maternal and child health, malaria control, and communicable disease control), pediatric hospitals, national and international non-governmental organisations, and UNICEF convened to address the meeting’s three-fold objectives:

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