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The Collateral Benefits of India's Open Source Drug Discovery Programme

Priyanka Pulla | Forbes India | April 9, 2014

India's Open Source Drug Discovery programme is struggling for lack of expertise and a research ecosystem. However, the programme's real contribution may be the creation of just such an ecosystem Read More »

The Grim Propect of Antibiotic Resistance

Staff Writer | The Economist | May 21, 2016

When people hear about antibiotic resistance creating “superbugs”, they tend to think of new diseases and pandemics spreading out of control. The real threat is less flamboyant, but still serious: existing problems getting worse, sometimes dramatically. Infections acquired in hospital are a prime example. They are already a problem, but with more antibiotic resistance they could become a much worse one. Elective surgery, such as hip replacements, now routine, would come to carry what might be seen as unacceptable risk. So might Caesarean sections. The risks of procedures which suppress the immune system, such as organ transplants and cancer chemotherapies, would increase...

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The Shame of US Health Care Dysfunction: Hookworm Returns to Alabama

Roy M. Poses, MD | Health Care Renewal | September 7, 2017

An article just published online(1), and reported so far in only one major media outlet (the Guardian, based in the UK) showed how hookworm, now considered a disease of poor, third world countries, has returned to the American south.  This in a country which spends more per capita on health care than any other supposedly developed country. A 2009 article in Health Affairs documented the supposed elimination of common diseases once found in US.(2)  The background of the article included...

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The Underreported Side Of The Ebola Crisis

Rose Ann DeMoro | The Blog | September 6, 2014

Amid the media accounts of the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded some significant context is largely missing from the major media reporting.  Atop this list are links of the outbreak to the climate crisis and global inequality, mal-distribution of wealth, and austerity-driven cuts in public services that have greatly contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola...

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Top 10 Malaria Innovations

Anna Scott | The Guardian | April 29, 2013

Last week we asked readers to send in the best innovations they had seen that help eliminate malaria. Read More »

Tracking Disease One Text at a Time

Belinda Luscombe | TIME.com | August 15, 2012

How cheap cell phones — and quick thumbs — are saving lives in Uganda

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UCLA Targets Malaria with Online Gaming

Mike Miliard | Healthcare IT News | May 3, 2012

UCLA researchers have created a crowd-sourced online gaming system in which players distinguish malaria-infected red blood cells from healthy ones by viewing digital images obtained from microscopes. Read More »

VNI Service Award Finalist Pierre Omadjela Uses FrontlineSMS To Raise Malaria Prevention Awareness In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Robin Platte | FrontlineSMS | July 2, 2013

[...] The President’s Malaria Initiative, launched in 2005 through USAID, provides malaria prevention and treatment in five provinces, which make up 26% of the DRC’s health zones. Read More »

We Need Your Voice: Demand Open Health Budgets. Save Lives.

Sipho Moyo | ONE | June 25, 2013

Nearly 200,000 ONE members from all over the continent told us earlier this year that accessing quality healthcare is one of Africa’s most urgent development priorities. And there are plenty of reasons why. Read More »

Why Open Source Isn't The Same As Free

Matthew Todd and Abdi Ismail | The Guardian | August 14, 2013

In this week's letters, the science lead at Open Source Malaria explains the semantics of collaborative drug discovery Read More »