Harmonisation: lessons for improving donor and partner support for malaria controlPublished: Aug 22, 2014
For most large-scale health programmes, harmonisation amongst partners is key. When it comes to disease control, this is all the more essential. As organisations work with limited resources and across multiple countries, they have a major task in ensuring that their resources are used to maximum benefit and that duplication of efforts is avoided.

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Historic campaign delivers mosquito nets to every household across UgandaPublished: Aug 18, 2014
A universal LLIN campaign to distribute 21 million nets across Uganda reached completion this weekend and was marked at an event in Kampala.

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Orientation on external quality assurance for malaria diagnosticsPublished: Aug 12, 2014
The Ugandan Ministry of Health, through funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, is rolling out external quality assurance (EQA) for malaria diagnostics across the country. Quality control reduces the likelihood of misdiagnosis and maintains the confidence of health service providers and consumers. This roll-out follows the adoption of national guidelines and the integration of EQA into the national malaria diagnostics strategy.

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Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention projects in AfricaPublished: Aug 7, 2014
In the Sahel region of Africa, which covers a broad swathe of land south of the Sahara, malaria remains the leading cause of severe illness and death in young children. A high proportion of the malaria infections in this region take place during the rainy season, when the female Anopheles mosquito – which carries the deadliest malaria parasite – lays its eggs. 

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Meetings in Geneva seek to address challenges in the detection of the symptoms of pneumoniaPublished: Jul 21, 2014
Recently, Malaria Consortium hosted a series of meetings in Geneva, bringing together global experts in child health, community case management, and diagnostics. During the meetings, the experts discussed the current global situation in relation to pneumonia, the current diagnostic tools being used at the community level and the possibilities for their improvement in the future.

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