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Why climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century

studies show that climate change can undo more than 50 years of gains in global health and development work
HEALTH. Studies show that climate change can undo more than 50 years of gains in global health and development work.

The roles and responsibilities of health professionals go way beyond treating diseases

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 23, 2017) — What makes climate change one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century? Continue reading Why climate change is one of the biggest health threats of the 21st century

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

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MALARIA VACCINE TRIALS. A child suffering from malaria lies on a bed at the hospital of Nyarugusu, in north west of Tanzania, on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO/STEPHANIE AGLIETTI

The vaccine, also known as Mosquirix, is developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. The large-scale three-country pilot will test it on children aged 5 to 17 months

NAIROBI, Kenya (Apr. 24, 2017) — A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, April 24, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. Continue reading First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

Climate change could curb malaria risk in West Africa

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Anopheles gambiae. Photo: Jim Gathany-CDC/AFPMB via Flickr.

A new study suggests that climate change could make West Africa less hospitable for mosquitoes by the end of the century, reducing the risk of malaria outbreaks.

July 18, 2016 — West Africa has the highest rates of malaria infection and deaths in the world. Approximately 340m people are at risk from being infected, and the disease causes hundreds of thousands of deaths each year.  Continue reading Climate change could curb malaria risk in West Africa

Colombia’s illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak

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MINING AND MALARIA. Critics point to stagnant water buildups near mining sites to the malaria outbreak in Colombia

Critics point to stagnant water buildups at the clandestine sites and poor sanitary conditions at the workers’ camps for an increase in mosquitos spreading the disease

BOGOTA, Colombia (Apr. 31, 2016) — Colombia’s widespread illegal mining is blamed for causing environmental damage and holding workers in slave-like conditions – and now is also being blamed for a malaria outbreak. Continue reading Colombia’s illegal mining linked to malaria outbreak

Britain, Bill Gates to spend £3B to fight malaria

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Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. File photo by Cole Burston/EPA
Chancellor George Osborne and Gates announced £3 billion ($4.28 billion, 4 billion euros) in funding over the next 5 years for research and to support efforts to eliminate the mosquito-borne disease

LONDON, United Kingdom (Jan. 25, 2016) — Britain’s finance minister and tech billionaire Bill Gates unveiled a plan to spend billions to defeat “the world’s deadliest killer” malaria on Monday, January 24.

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