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Smartphone Application for Automated Malaria Screening - A publication from BMC Infectious Diseases in November 2020 details a smartphone application for automated malaria screening. The Android application combines multiple functions, including image acquisition, screening, and management of the acquired data. Used in combination with a microscope adapter, this results in a very affordable design. Android smartphones and microscopes are both common in malaria clinics, and an adapter ... Read More
Partnering for Impact: Bayer Joins the Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa - By Bayer At Bayer, we are committed to using science and innovation to improve people’s lives for the better. Bayer’s heritage in malaria control spans over more than 60 years and we continue to build on this long-term commitment and expertise by researching, developing and supplying innovative solutions including Indoor Residual Spray (IRS) and supplying active ingredient for use in ... Read More
Target Malaria: A Glimpse Into the Future of Malaria Control - The WHO World Malaria Report 2020 reveals that despite tremendous global progress in reducing malaria, headway has slowed since 2015, hitting a plateau in the last three years. The WHO warns that if new tools are not forthcoming, key targets of its global malaria strategy will likely be missed. Current interventions, such as drug treatments, LLIN and IRS, have helped ... Read More
CONVINCE Africa: A Whole-of-Africa Approach to Addressing Vaccine Access, Delivery and Uptake - “We are more connected on the planet than we thought, we are more vulnerable than we thought and the inequalities existing between us are greater than we thought. We should not let inequities in the distribution of vaccines exacerbate the inequalities we see already.” – Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of Africa CDC At the first African-led dialogue to be held ... Read More
CAMA Dialogue Series: Partnerships to Step Up Investment in Malaria - The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) and partners are hosting a three-part dialogue series between March and May 2021 to mobilize the private sector, government and key stakeholders in the global health community towards continued commitment and increased investment in malaria elimination. Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have held the line by ... Read More
Ending Workplace TB Through Partnership - GBCHealth speaks with J&J and The Global Fund about growing TB initiative Business plays a key role in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). As part of GBCHealth’s efforts to catalyze cross-sector partnerships that leverage the power and resources of the business community to transform the health of society, we are proud to partner with the Ending Workplace TB (EWTB) initiative ... Read More