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21 Dec 2014

More than 58,000 infants died last year frombacterial infections that could not be treated, according to The New York Times .Now, theCenter for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, a Washington-based research center,is showing Indian hospitals how to track the trends of antibiotic resistance on their premises. Its a breakthrough method that may eventually help hospitals implement strategies to tackle superbugs over the long term. Until recently, this was very much a developed world problem. Thats where antibiotics were used and abused, said Keith Klugman, director of the pneumonia program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Disclosure: BMGF funds TakePart World.) But very rapidly, India is taking over the rest...



17 Dec 2014

Mistrust following five decades of military rule in Myanmar still runs deep in Kayin state as its people recover from shelling, land mines explosions and forced displacement. The situation is also complicated by fake or low-quality anti-malaria medicines dispensed at village shops, which instead of killing the parasites only make them stronger. "This is a big problem," said Kayin State Health Minister Aung Kyaw Htwe. "We're trying to educate shopkeepers not to sell these drugs and people not to take them." In Min Saw, where a package a colorful tablets purportedly containing anti-malaria drugs sells for as little as 10 cents, villagers like Ka Lar Nar say sometimes it is easier to buy medication from the "village...



17 Dec 2014

Part of the plan is an all-out assault to eliminate plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite, as containment through bed nets, insecticides and treating only those who test positive no longer works. Villages with a high number of infected people will be flooded with drugs to be taken by everybody, well and sick, to eliminate falciparum before treatments fail completely. The plan has received ethical clearance from the Myanmar government. Nosten, whose team is mapping 800 villages on the Thai-Myanmar border for potential mass treatment, says elimination is a challenge, in particular as malaria is worst in remote rural areas and because of a large number of migrants in the region. "Some of these villages...



14 Dec 2014

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10 Dec 2014

Yet progress against the mosquito-borne infection remains fragile and West African countries suffering an unprecedented epidemic of Ebola are particularly at risk of seeing a resurgence of malaria, the United Nations health agency said. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT In its annual report on the disease, the WHO said the malaria death rate fell by 47 percent worldwide between 2000 and 2013 and by 54 percent in Africa, where about 90 percent of all malaria deaths occur. In an analysis of malaria's impact across sub-Saharan Africa, it also found that despite a 43 percent increase in population, fewer people in the region are infected every year. Some 44 percent of people at risk from malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa used...



04 Dec 2014

Our clinical trial report, Cerebral (Fatal) Malaria Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2014" provides data on the Cerebral (Fatal) Malaria clinical trial scenario. This report provides elemental information and data relating to the clinical trials on Cerebral (Fatal) Malaria. It includes an overview of the trial numbers and their recruitment status as per the site of trial conduction across the globe. The databook offers a preliminary coverage of disease clinical trials by their phase, trial status, prominence of the sponsors and also provides briefing pertaining to the number of trials for the key drugs for treating Cerebral (Fatal) Malaria. This report is built using data and information sourced from...



01 Dec 2014

In the case of a game like Bubble Witch Saga 2, developer King is donating proceeds from the purchase of gold bars in special Product Red-themed levels. Similarly themed purchases are also available in games like EA'sThe Sims FreePlay and Glu'sKim Kardashian: Hollywood, which sport Red branded in-game clothing. FIFA 15 Ultimate Team has added a special points pack and Product Red tournament to the game. Some apps are going a bit farther. Sirvo's number puzzle game Threes! is donating 100 percent of the proceeds of sales to the Global Fund, while ustwo's Monument Valley has added a new limited edition chapter called Ida's (Red) Dream, that's included as part of new purchases (which are also going to charity). Here's a...



27 Nov 2014

U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl announced the sentence of two years and 10 months in prison for Hotton, who declined to speak on his own behalf as he sat at the defense table in his prison uniform. He has spent nearly two years in prison after violating his bail conditions. Hotton must also forfeit $500,000 and pay $68,000 in fines. In a handwritten submission to the court, Hotton apologized. "My need for quick advance fees outweighed my intention to work completely honest," said Hotton, who wrote that he had been paid about $600,000 annually during 20 years on Wall Street. They said he asked for a $7,500 initial fee, a percentage of the funds he raised and expenses along the way.
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27 Nov 2014

Starbucks donations will go to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, to finance programs which deliver prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services. On World AIDS Day 2014 (Monday, Dec. 1), Starbucks will make a 10 cent (U.S.) donation for handcrafted beverages sold in participating U.S. and Canada stores. For the first time this year, fellow (RED) partner Bank of America will match Starbucks 10 cent donation when My Starbucks Rewards members purchase a handcrafted beverage with a registered Starbucks Card at a participating U.S. store.
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25 Nov 2014

In addition to direct donations, the organization also offers US supporters the opportunity to make honorary and in memorium donations, in lieu of holiday gifts or to memorialize a friend or loved one. The Himalayan Stove Project is a US-based, not-for-profit philanthropic project that has donated more than 3,000 cook stoves to the people of the High Himalayas since its foundation in 2010. It is working toward meeting the region's estimated need for more than 1,000,000 clean stoves. Watch the full video synopsis of the effort here. For more information about or to donate to the Himalayan Stove Project, located at 1335 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, #305, Taos, NM, 87571, visit www.himalayanstoveproject.org/transforming-lives...