Archive | Malaria


Transforming the world through Games

The creator of Farmville, Zynga, has raised more than $3.6 million for Haiti. Mark Pincus, Zynga’s founder and CEO, calls this “solidarity not charity.” Zynga describes this approach to giving back in this way: “Solidarity not charity is a culture that is not seeking a handout but instead is seeking a partnership, and a culture […]

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Fighting about the fight against malaria

Having an enemy in common — malaria — has not meant that combatants agree about means and methods. This week’s publication of an internal document of the World Health Organization (WHO) that is critical of the Gates Foundation has turned the spotlight on some complaints. Read analysis in The Economist.

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Weekly news roundup on malaria

Malaria is back in parts of Perú. Read about probable causes. Repression of human rights and rampant infectious disease go together in Burma. See UC Berkeley’s report. In science this week, a discovery that having blood type “O” tends to provide protection from deadly effects of malaria. Read about it.

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Nobel laureate will lead malaria institute

Peter Agre MD, who shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will become director of the Malaria Research Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He told the Baltimore Sun that malaria has long fascinated him because it is so deadly and so widespread. Read the Sun article and visit the Malaria Research […]

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New approach to malaria recommended

Spend more on making indoor sprays available. That’s advice at the World Health Organization’s malaria evaluation meeting today in Burkina Faso. Sprays that include DDT are especially effective because they last longer on walls and are effective against mosquitoes. Read the story and visit WHO’s Web site about malaria.

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