Malaria report announces new era in fighting the diseasePublished: Oct 14, 2014
London, 14 October - We are at a tipping point in the fight against malaria and the UK government must renew its commitment to beat this preventable and treatable disease.

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Malaria Consortium presents at the Third Global Symposium on Health SystemsPublished: Oct 3, 2014
Malaria Consortium was well represented at this week’s Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, which ran from 30 September until 3 October 2014.  The conference was attended by 1,700 researchers, policymakers, managers and activists from over 90 countries and focused on the science and practice of people-centred health systems.

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Tackling neglected tropical diseases within the communityPublished: Sep 24, 2014
Structured discussions known as community dialogues are being used in communities in Mozambique as a way of improving health-seeking behaviours and knowledge surrounding schistosomiasis – one of the most widespread and harmful of the so-called neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Schistosomiasis is an infectious disease spread by freshwater snails, which release an infected parasite into bodies of water where children and other at-risk groups are particularly susceptible when their skin comes into contact with contaminated water. The disease affects over 42 million people each year and poses a huge economic burden on vulnerable populations.

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InSCALE: Advocating for increased iCCM coverage in UgandaPublished: Sep 23, 2014
Three quarters of deaths in children under five are caused by malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia often because access to quality health care is hardest in areas where the need is greatest. Uganda has one of the highest infant mortality rates, with 440 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Just over 75 percent of these are post-neonatal and the leading causes are malaria (which accounts for 19 percent), diarrhoea (14 percent) and pneumonia (11 percent). Malaria Consortium’s inSCALE project aims to increase coverage of integrated community case management (iCCM) in countries where the programme is being implemented, including Uganda, in order to reduce the number of children dying as a result of these diseases.

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Fake medicines and malariaPublished: Sep 18, 2014
In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that there were 207 million cases of malaria, which killed approximately 627,000 people – mostly children in sub-Saharan Africa.

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