Archive for 03/2012

New evidence for seasonal malaria prevention in West Africa

Malaria remains one of the leading killers of children in Africa. Yet, the majority of malaria deaths in many parts of West Africa occur in the annual rainy season, which lasts just a few months. 

The World Health Organization is considering a recommendation to implement a new strategy called "seasonal malaria chemoprevention" (SMC), which used to be known as "intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in children" (IPTc), in parts of Africa where malaria is seasonal.   Read more

Low-cost urine test for HIV-associated TB

New research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has suggested that a simple urine test could speed up diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) for HIV patients. TB is the leading cause of death among HIV infected people in Africa. Read more