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Information for this article came from the Digitial Jounal. The orginal article can be accessed here.

A new malaria drug with the potential to cure the disease and block its transmission, developed by an international group of researchers has progressed to an advanced trial stage.

The new drug, ELQ-300, has been shown to be extremely potent in mice. It belongs to a family of synthetic compounds known as quinolones.

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Malaria No More welcomes Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) as the new co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases. We also thank Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), outgoing co-chair of the Caucus, for his leadership and commitment to ending malaria.

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Initial optimism over a new malaria vaccine now being tested in Africa has been dampened after results suggest its effect could reduce over time and that it disappears fastest the children most exposed to malarial mosquito bites.

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Information for this article came from PM New Nigeria. The original article can be acessed here.

This Monday, two medical practitioners in Lagos called upon the Nigerian government and regulatory bodies to check the importation of fake anti-malaria medicines into Nigeria.

According to information the doctors passed on to the New Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, some two-thirds of malaria medicines in the Nigerian markets are fake or substandard.

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Information for this post came from AllAfrica.com. The orginal article can be accessed here.

The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa has announced the formation of the Wits Research Institute for Malaria (WRIM), with the goal of strengthening research into this devastating disease.

WRIM will be headed jointly by Professor Maureen Coetzee and Professor Thérèsa Coetzer in the Wits School of Pathology.

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