sábado, 26 de abril de 2014

CDC Around the World This Week: April 25 is World Malaria Day!

CDC Around the World

Photo of the Week
April 25 is World Malaria Day. CDC and partners have saved
3.3 million lives in the last decade. View enlarged photo
Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Malaria
How CDC Is Celebrating World Malaria Day
In the News
On the Calendar

World Malaria Day is commemorated on April 25. Between 2000 and 2012, the scale-up of effective malaria pre­vention and control interventions saved more than 3.3 million lives and decreased malaria mortality by 45% globally and 49% in sub-Saharan Africa. In spite of those accomplishments, an estimated 207 million cases of malaria were reported globally in 2012, accounting for 627,000 deaths. Because of increases in insecticide and drug resistance and changes in malaria epidemi­ology as a result of scaled-up interventions, new approaches are needed to sustain progress in malaria control and lead toward elimination. World Malaria Day 2014’s theme, “Invest in the future: defeat malaria,” is a reminder of the challenge and the ultimate goal.
CDC supports global malaria control efforts through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), a U.S. government interagency initiative to reduce malaria incidence and mortality in 19 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and in the Greater Mekong Subregion in Asia. PMI has helped deliver millions of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, antimalarial drugs, and rapid diagnostic test kits to ensure that persons at risk for malaria will have access to life-saving prevention and treatment. CDC also supports global malaria control efforts through conducting multidisciplinary strategic and applied research globally to increase knowledge about malaria and develop safe, effective interventions that can further reduce death and illness and will be needed to eliminate malaria.
Additional information regarding CDC’s malaria activities is available athttp://www.cdc.gov/malaria. Information on the President’s Malaria Initiative is available at http://www.pmi.gov.
Spotlighted Topic of the Week: Malaria
Blog of the Week
Four Mozambican epidemiologists-in-training spent a month walking up to ten kilometers a day to make sure that one of the most effective malaria control interventions was reaching the poorest Mozambicans. Malaria is the leading cause of death in Mozambique, and insecticide-treated bed nets are one of the key malaria control measures. Since 2007, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has supported the Mozambican Ministry of Health and the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in efforts to reduce the burden of malaria in the country, not only through distribution of bed nets, but other key components as well: indoor residual spraying, diagnostic testing and treatment with effective antimalarials, and intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women…read blog
Blog of the Week
Infographic of the Week
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Infographic of the week: Since 2000, global health action has saved 3.3 million people from dying of malaria
Video of the Week
During the past decade, global malaria prevention and control efforts
have been scaled up, with notable progress in sub-Saharan Africa. However, malaria transmission still occurs in 99 countries around the world. In 2010, this entirely preventable and treatable disease caused an estimated 655,000 deaths worldwide. About 560,000 of the victims were children under five years of age…watch video
Video of the week: WHO: Scale up the fight against malaria -- Test. Treat. Track.
Story of the Week
“Test before treatment,” Jeanine Hyppolite repeats the words over and over like a mantra. “I was very impressed by that. It works.” Jeanine is standing in the Solino Health Center in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, and she’s describing the effects of the national malaria program training she attended with other nurses and lab technicians in December 2012. It introduced Haiti’s healthcare providers to three cardinal concepts. Test every person with fever. Treat only those with malaria. Use both chloroquine and primaquine: one to treat and the other to reduce transmission…read story
How CDC Is Celebrating World Malaria Day
World Malaria Day Symposium
USG Global Malaria Coordinator Adm. Ziemer and Centers for Disease Control Dr. S Patrick Kachur will participate in a World Malaria Day Symposium at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Friday April, 25 2014. The one-day event is organized and sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Center for Communication Programs and Jhiepgo. The program will feature speakers from government, NGOs, faith-based organizations, and academic programs who are combating malaria in the field.
Learn more about the event: http://malaria.jhsph.edu/events/2014%20Events/2014%20World%20Malaria%20Day/WorldMalariaDay.html
@PMIgov Twitter Expert Hour
On April 25, 2014, at 11 AM EST, CDC participated in a Twitter chat moderated by Dr. Bernard Nahlen, PMI’s Deputy Malaria Coordinator. Learn about the great contributions of the many organizations involved in the fight against malaria. Join the conversation by following #WMDchat on Twitter.
In the News
Tsetse fly’s genetic code sequenced
The Columbus Dispatch, April 25, 2014
Haiti searches for clean water solutions
CNN, April 23, 2014
A Remarkable Achievement: 80 Percent of the World Now Polio-Free
Huffington Post, April 21, 2014
CDC Foundation and George W. Bush Institute to Partner in $3.6 Million Grant to Address Global Cervical Cancer
EIN News, April 16, 2014
60th anniversary of polio vaccine, first administered in Pennsylvania
WHYY, April 15, 2014
On the Calendar
April 24-30: World Immunization Week
April 25: 
World Malaria Day
May 12: International Nurses Day
May 25: International Day of Families
May 17: World Hypertension Day

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