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Global Partners commit to step up the fight against AIDS, TB...

The Global Fund is seeking to raise at least US$14 billion for the next three years to help save 16 million lives, cut the mortality rate from HIV, TB and malaria in half, and build stronger health systems by 2023...……...

Significant progress achieved against TB in high-burden asian countries

India will host the kick-off meeting of the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment fundraising drive in Delhi on 8th February..................

ASHAs help bring dramatic reduction in malaria cases in Odisha

With scaling up coverage of interventions together with active programme management and better administration, introduction of ASHA workers led to dramatic reduction in malaria burden in the state...……………..

Smart cities must have a vector control component, says health ministry...

As per Dr N S Dharmshaktu, Principal Advisor on Public Health, Health Ministry, facilitating the adoption of integrated vector management and ensuring the implementation of vector control services in rural and urban areas can shrink the disease burden much faster in India...……………..

South-East Asia countries to intensify efforts to control dengue, eliminate malaria

Reviewing the progress, challenges, capacities and opportunities for strengthening health workforce, the 11 countries agreed to continue to focus on frontline workers, improve rural retention and transformative education, and increase coordination between health and other ministries...…………..

Indian researcher led US team finds a new mechanism key to...

The team led by Dr Gunjan Arora, Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the United States has discovered a new mechanism that could be exploited in the mission to create a malaria vaccine..............

PATH & SD BIOSENSOR partner on diagnostic test critical for malaria...

The agreement supports development and availability of an affordable, high-quality enzyme deficiency test.................

Malaria eradication a realistic goal in the next 10-15 years, says...

With an estimated 216 million cases of malaria occurring across 91 countries in 2016, halting the transmission of the malaria parasite is a critical step to achieving this goal.................

World Malaria Day: WHO calls for sustained high-level commitment to beat...

The WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia has called for expanding national malaria programmes’ reach to disadvantaged or neglected communities, including tribal, migrant or mobile populations..............

Increase in deadly malaria infections posing new challenges

Researchers have also observed a high proportion of cases of mixed infections - infection of a patient by two or more species of malaria parasite.................