Upcoming Webinar: Stimulating the Market for Malaria RDTs in the Private Sector

Despite significant reductions in malaria in endemic countries over the past decade, fever is still often presumptively treated as malaria without being properly diagnosed. This leads to overuse of frontline treatment for malaria (ACT) and to the mismanagement of other potentially life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhea. The availability of high quality, inexpensive malaria

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PSI Contributes New Chapter to Springer’s “Encyclopedia of Malaria”

PSI recently published a chapter in Springer Publishing’s “Encyclopedia of Malaria.” “Malaria Diagnostics in the Private Sector” provides the most up-to-date findings and recommendations related to malaria diagnosis in the private health sector. Drawn largely from PSI’s experience implementing the UNITAID funded private sector malaria rapid diagnostics tests (mRDTs) project, the chapter focuses on the

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#TropMed16: Leading with Evidence

By Desmond Chavasse, Senior Vice President, Malaria Control and Child Survival, PSI Every year, the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for the malaria community to come together. We celebrate progress made in the fight against malaria, and reexamine the best path towards successful malaria control and elimination. At

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PSI and WHO Create Malaria Testing Roadmap

By Alena Sims, Communications Associate, PSI WHO recommends that every suspected malaria case be confirmed by parasitological testing using microscopy or malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) before treatment. The availability of high-quality, inexpensive mRDTs in the public sector has significantly improved and expanded diagnostic testing in the recent past. However, in the private sector, where

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The Business of Malaria

By Alia McKee, Kaylin Fabian and Karen Sommer Shalett Despite recent progress, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains the second most malaria-affected country in the world, with upwards of 10 million cases reported each year. Population Services International (PSI) and its partner network member Association de Santé Familiale (ASF) want to ensure that all Congolese have

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Can We Defeat Malaria?

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. Below are excerpts from her

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Mosquitoes Have Developed Resistance to Every One of Our Malaria-Fighting Tools

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE  In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. Below is an excerpt from

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Building a Cure for Malaria

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE. In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. Below is an excerpt from her

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Tanzania’s Next Epidemic? Obesity

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. She also spoke with a

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Malaria Up Close

By Kaleigh Rogers, Reporter, VICE In May, VICE reporter Kaleigh Rogers visited Tanzania to report on malaria, and stopped by the Ithna Asheri clinic in Arusha, where a PSI intervention helped train clinicians and lab techs in using malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (mRDTs) to properly diagnosis and treat fever cases. Below is an excerpt from

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Markets for Women

3 Ways to Make the Market Work for Her

By Yasmin Madan, Global Marketing Director, PSI What do markets have to do with girls’ and women’s health? The simple response is everything. From sexual and reproductive health to sanitation, we are increasingly aware that the most effective strategies for meeting countries’ health needs must include an understanding and engagement of all actors that supply, enable

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Celebrating World Malaria Day 2016: Bright Spots and Achilles’ Heels

By Charlotte Eddis, Malaria Technical Advisor, PSI Following the great progress made under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is important to build on this success and “end malaria for good” under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The success of achieving MDG #6 (“to have halted and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria”) is mainly attributable to

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