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  • Bill and Melinda Gates: 'Our big bet for the future'

    Start date: 3 Feb 2015

    In their 2015 annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates announced the breakthroughs they see coming over the next 15 years that will improve the lives of people in poor countries. The big bets include a further decline in child deaths.

  • Global Technical Strategy for malaria (2016-2030)

    Start date: 29 Jan 2015

    The WHO Executive Board discussed the draft global strategy (GTS) for malaria on 26 January.

  • Effective malaria control dramatically reduces deaths

    Start date: 9 Dec 2014

    The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World Malaria Report 2014. Experts highlight the importance of increasing access to diagnosis and treatment, and to target resources where they are most needed.

  • Malaria control guidance in Ebola-affected countries

    Start date: 1 Dec 2014

    Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have a high burden of malaria and together saw an estimated 6.6 million malaria cases and 20,000 deaths in 2013. WHO has issued guidance on temporary malaria control measures during the Ebola outbreak.

  • Gates Foundation adopts open access policy for all its funded research

    Start date: 25 Nov 2014

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is adopting an Open Access policy which requires all of the research it funds to be published in a manner that is free for the public to read and reuse, including any underlying data sets. This change will take place over a two-year period, effective in January 2017.

  • Job vacancy: Research Fellow in Health Economics

    Start date: 20 Nov 2014

    The ACT Consortium is seeking an enthusiastic Research Fellow to join the Health Economics and Systems Analysis Group (HESA) of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The primary role for this post will be to conduct research on modelling the cost effectiveness of rapid diagnostic tests for malaria (RDTs).

  • ASTMH 2014: Malaria highlights

    Start date: 9 Nov 2014

    Bill Gates' announcement to increase malaria funding, strategic plans from the WHO to eliminate malaria and ACT Consortium research results were some of the malaria contributions seen at this year's meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene.

  • ACT Consortium researchers present at ASTMH 2014

    Start date: 23 Oct 2014

    The 63rd annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene takes place between 2-6 November in New Orleans, USA. Find out which research results we will present and how you can meet us during the conference.

  • East African malaria community meets in Rwanda

    Start date: 17 Oct 2014

    ACT Consortium members participated in the recent Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Eastern Africa Sub-Regional Network (EARN) Annual Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.

  • Fear of resurgence of malaria if support fails over next five years

    Start date: 13 Oct 2014

    British MPs and experts fear rapid resurgence of malaria if the UK and global community fail to continue to support malaria control over the next five years.

  • 'There are more medicines and diagnostic tools, but still no clean water'

    Start date: 15 Sep 2014

    Malaria interventions are unlikely to improve health of communities unless the root causes of dysfunctional health systems are tackled, an ACT Consortium researcher told members of the UK Parliament.

  • WHO assesses performance of rapid diagnostic tests

    Start date: 12 Aug 2014

    The results of laboratory-based evaluations of RDTs are now available to be used by malaria control programmes and guide World Health Organization recommendations for these diagnostic tools.

  • Open consultation for Global Technical Strategy for malaria

    Start date: 31 Jul 2014

    Until 15 August, an online consultation is open for the draft post-2015 global technical strategy for malaria (GTS): Accelerating progress towards elimination.

  • Providing training and supplies to health centres not enough to improve children's health

    Start date: 28 Jul 2014

    A trial in a high malaria transmission area in Uganda aimed to improve quality of care for patients with a fever. It showed small improvements in malaria case management, patient satisfaction and communication between health workers and patients, but it did not improve the health of community children.

  • Have your say in the next Global Malaria Action Plan

    Start date: 1 Jul 2014

    The process of developing the second Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP2) for the period 2016-2025 is now focusing on country consultations to ensure it is responsive to country needs and realities.

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