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Swiss company says malaria vaccine tests 'successful'

None | 29 May 2008 | Agence France Presse

A Swiss biotechnology company said Wednesday that it has successfully tested a malaria vaccine which could be marketed as early as 2014, according to a statement from directors.

Uganda: Malaria Still a Burden to Pregnant Women in Pader - Chairman

Justin Moro | 31 Jul 2007 | New Vision

478 pregnant women out of the 2,111 pregnant women attacked by malaria in Pader district had a miscarriage between 2005 and 2006, Pader district chairman, Peter Odok W'Oceng has said. Addressing a press conference in Gulu town recently, Odok said malaria remains one of the main killer diseases in Pader.

Home test kits recommended to lower malaria deaths

Kennedy Abawo | 29 Jan 2007 | SciDev.Net

Africa must work towards providing home-based rapid diagnostic test kits and give more consideration to gender issues in the fight against malaria, a new report recommends.

Breakthrough against severe malaria

Staff Writers | 01 Sep 2006 | Scenta

A joint study between Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Sweden and Makerere University in Uganda has now produced some important findings on how the malaria parasite conceals itself in the placenta.

Intermittent Treatment Found Effective In Malaria

Àlex Argemí | 16 Jul 2006 | Medindia.com

An intermittent treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, a common and cheap anti-malarial was found effective in treating malaria in Mozambican children by Rafael Pardo, director of the Fundación BBVA, and Pedro Alonso, coordinator of the Centre of International Health of Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.