The number of malaria deaths has declined significantly in recent years - but for how long? In two studies, researchers examine two areas in the fight against the disease: the spraying of insecticides and the effectiveness of artemisinin. The works are in the " American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene " (AJTMH). (Translated with Google Translate)
The New Times (Rwanda)
Rwanda: HIV Funding Impacts Health Services - Study
A US-funded study has indicated that increased funding of HIV/Aids programmes in Rwanda has benefited other health programmes. Disease-specific programmes can provide sustainable capacity building to health systems when there is conscious intent to do so
Rwanda News Agency
Study defends massive HIV/Aids funding for Rwanda
Even when Rwanda is getting massive funding for HIV/Aids, that has not diverted government’s attention away from fighting unrelated afflictions - such as malaria, measles and malnutrition, says a major study.
Lyme Disease Map Pinpoints Areas Where Disease Poses Biggest Threat
Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The map, which pinpoints areas of the eastern United States where people have the highest risk of contracting Lyme disease, is part of a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Tick Tally Reveals Lyme Disease Risk
Previous maps have shown where people reported cases of [Lyme] disease, but not where they contracted it. The new study includes a map of infected tick infestations. The findings appear in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
PRI's The World
Tracking Down Haiti's First Cholera Case
Two Boston-based doctors think they've identified the first Haitian who caught cholera and then spread the disease to others after an earthquake hit the island two years ago this week.