Sharing progress and lessons learnt from the pneumonia diagnostics project in South SudanPublished: Jul 31, 2015
The South Sudan Ministry of Health, in collaboration with UNICEF, held an important technical meeting in Juba from the 23-24 July to discuss integrated management of neonatal and childhood illnesses (IMNCI) and integrated community case management (iCCM) in the country. The meeting was hosted by the Directorate of Primary Health Care from the Ministry of Health.

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Sharing progress and lessons learnt from the pneumonia diagnostics project in South SudanPublished: Jul 31, 2015
Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death in children under five in both Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. A large number of the children who die from pneumonia do so as a result of inappropriate treatment due to misdiagnosis of symptoms. In order to tackle the large number of childhood deaths from this preventable and treatable disease, ministries of health are investing in community health workers (CHWs) to deliver lifesaving diagnosis and treatment with antibiotics. Malaria Consortium’s pneumonia diagnostics research project aims to identify the most accurate, acceptable, scalable and user-friendly respiratory rate timers and pulse oximeters (POx) for diagnosis of pneumonia symptoms in children by community health workers and first level health facility workers in four low-income countries.

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ACCESS-SMC website launchedPublished: Jul 14, 2015
Today Malaria Consortium launches its website for the UNITAID funded project, Achieving catalytic expansion of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in the Sahel (ACCESS-SMC), bringing seasonal malaria chemoprevention to children across the Sahel.

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Two global malaria strategies for 2016-2030 presented at Financing for Development ConferencePublished: Jul 13, 2015
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, bringing together top-level officials and representatives to plan for the next 15 years of development under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A side event will convene global health stakeholders to present two global strategies in the fight against malaria and to discuss the disease’s impact on the broader development agenda.

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Malaria Consortium joins the Dengue Tribes campaignPublished: Jul 1, 2015
Over 2.5 billion people – approximately 40 percent of the world’s population – are now at risk from dengue, with over 125 countries being infected annually. It is globally a neglected disease, yet causes a significant economic burden on the affected populations and there remains no vaccine or specific medication to treat it. Malaria Consortium has joined the Dengue Tribe campaign, a global social movement giving communities a platform to voice their concern about the threat of dengue and mobilise key stakeholders to address this disease.  

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