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The Wellcome Trust Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health: Research Global health research in Africa doctoral training programme – 2022-2027

January 11, 2022 - 06:41 -- Malaria World

This Wellcome Trust funded Programme is focusing on funding up to 5 PhD Fellowships per year, for 5 years and runs from 2022 to 2027 and will fund 25 Fellowships in total. It is open to early career healthcare professionals that have a focus on improving health and wellbeing in Africa. Applications from nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals (NMAHPs) are actively encouraged.

New link between sickle cell and severe malaria found

January 4, 2022 - 09:40 -- Malaria World

31.12.2021 - SciDev.Net

Malaria parasites may have adapted so that they can cause severe malaria in people with sickle cell disease, a study suggests.

Sickle cell, a group of conditions which can cause red blood cells to become sickle shaped, is become common in Africa because the genes responsible for the disease can help prevent malaria during early childhood, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Request for proposal: Global Grand Challenges - Building Malaria Modeling Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

December 23, 2021 - 09:46 -- Malaria World

Organisation: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Initiative: Grand Challenges Global Call-to-Action
Deadline for proposals: Jan 13, 2022, 11:30 am PST

WHO: Malaria diagnosis - Addressing the issue of HRP2 gene deletions

December 13, 2021 - 17:49 -- Malaria World

Access to an accurate and timely diagnosis is critical to preventing a malaria infection from progressing to severe illness and death. WHO recommends prompt malaria diagnosis either through microscopy or rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for all patients with suspected malaria. The hundreds of millions of RDTs sold each year are designed to detect a specific protein in a person’s blood. Parasites that have mutated to no longer express that protein can evade detection by RDTs.

WHO Report - State of inequality: HIV, tuberculosis and malaria

December 9, 2021 - 20:29 -- Malaria World

This report is the first systematic global analysis of the state of inequality in HIV, TB and malaria. Drawing from two decades of global data about for a range of disease indicators and multiple dimensions of inequality, it aims to facilitate a broad understanding of inequalities in HIV, TB and malaria.

The state of inequality analysis assesses the latest situation of inequality (2011–2020), and shows how this compares to the previous decade (2001–2010). For each disease, analyses are contextualized within the current state of knowledge from the broader literature, including information about key and underserved populations. The report examines the implications of the findings, featuring examples of approaches to address unfair and remediable inequalities and opportunities for strengthening inequality monitoring. Additional resources accompany the report, including interactive visuals and data.


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