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PhRMA and Malaria No More, joined by partners American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Nurses Association, American Osteopathic Association, and National Association of School Nurses, held the 2013 Research & Hope Awards event yesterday honoring outstanding achievement in vaccines research and immunization.  CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden highlighted the story of both human ingenuity and partnership that vaccines represent, speaking about the importance of U.S.

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In 2006, the New York Times launched a “Win-a-Trip with Nick Kristof” contest, providing college students the opportunity to win a reporting trip to Africa. However, this year’s seventh annual trip was interrupted by the same mosquito that interrupts the lives of countless Africans each day. Despite his diligence in mosquito protection, video journalist Ben Solomon contracted malaria. To Solomon’s surprise, there weren’t any malaria tests available at the city clinic in Ndjamena, Chad.

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Congressman Crenshaw, Martin Edlund, Congressman Meeks, Senator Coats, and Col. Michael Kozar

Malaria No More held the fifth annual Malaria Champions Breakfast in Washington DC yesterday, where attendees gathered together to honor those who have made a difference in the fight against malaria, all while enjoying a delicious breakfast.

The event was hosted at the Newseum, with Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund welcoming our guests and presenting awards to our honorees.

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Information for this update came from a Guardian article and the WHO's informational page on MERS-CoV.

With the Saudi Arabia’s announcement of three more Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infections on Friday, the WHO count of laboratory-confirmed cases from the virus has reached 61, with 34 deaths, since September 2012.

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This article was re-posted from the New York Times.

A student-professor team at Case Western Reserve University has invented a hand-held malaria detector that works on an unusual principle: Malaria parasites are stuffed with iron, so their innards can be magnetized.

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This article by Hannah Bowen orginally appeared in USAID's Impact blog and can be accessed here

As researchers and policymakers gather in Washington, D.C. this week to evaluate how population-level behavior change communications (BCC) can dramatically improve child survival, Malaria No More is working to keep up the momentum of BCC for malaria control in Africa.

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