Tag Archives: malaria

Sanofi launches more impactful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy

Accelerating projects on access to medicines, support for vulnerable communities, environmental conservation, and diversity and inclusion Creation of Sanofi Global Health, global nonprofit unit to provide 40 of the world’s poorest countries access to 30 essential medicines (PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 7-Apr-2021 — … Read the full press release

Genetic diversity: GSK and Novartis launch Project Africa GRADIENT to optimise treatment responses for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa

Project Africa GRADIENT calls on local researchers to submit proposals exploring the link between genetic diversity and response to malaria and tuberculosis drugs in African patients. Combined funding commitment of GBP 2.8 million (USD 3.6 million) over five years. Researchers … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: Single genetic change in Salmonella plays key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections in sub-Saharan Africa

LIVERPOOL, 02-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the University of Liverpool have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan … Read the full press release

Tübingen tropical medicine experts discovered malaria parasites of the Plasmodium brasilianum species in Yanomami indigenous Indians on the Venezuela and Brazil border

Research scientists in Tübingen discover indications that two types of parasites are actually one with several host species – this has consequences for the global battle against the disease Tübingen, Germany, 28-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Tropical medicine experts from Tübingen … Read the full press release

Scandinavian scientists explain how blood group O protects against malaria

It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria. In a study published in Nature Medicine, a team of Scandinavian scientists explains the mechanisms behind the protection that blood type O … Read the full press release

GlaxoSmithKline and Medicines for Malaria Venture start phase III global programme of tafenoquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria

London, 29-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) today announced the start of a phase III global programme to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tafenoquine, an investigational medicine which is being developed for the treatment and … Read the full press release

KTH Royal Institute of Technology research could save lives and reduce suffering of malaria patients

New research at KTH Royal Institute of Technology offers hope to children who are stricken with malaria. Stockholm, Sweden, 25-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Malaria can be mild or deadly, especially for children under 5. But there is no way to tell which patients … Read the full press release

Extensive international study finds malaria disappears when family size is less than four persons per household

Researchers have found a new way to curb the spread of the mosquito-borne parasite. Helsinki, Finland, 02-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Malaria disappears when family size drops to less than four persons per household. This connection was established in an extensive international study … Read the full press release

International researchers discovery could lead to new means to combat malaria

14-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, the University of Oxford, NIMR Tanzania and Retrogenix LTD, have identified how malaria parasites growing inside red blood cells stick to the sides of … Read the full press release

The European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partner to fight poverty-related diseases

Paris, 10-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Union and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have today pledged to work together to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other poverty-related diseases that together affect more than 1 billion people worldwide. The agreement, signed … Read the full press release

University College London: Men experience higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women

21-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Men experience a higher burden of disease and lower life expectancy than women, but policies focusing on the health needs of men are notably absent from the strategies of global health organisations, according to a Viewpoint article in this … Read the full press release

EU-funded research project develops new diagnostic tool for malaria

Brussels, 29-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — An EU-funded research project aims to start testing a new diagnostic tool for malaria one year ahead of schedule. The pioneering smartphone-like device uses cutting-edge nanotechnology to detect not only the malaria infection but also any drug … Read the full press release