Monday, August 14, 2017 -- In a follow-up on the malaria outbreak in Burundi, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the situation has shown marked improvement in the last weeks, though the overall situation remains serious. While improvement is noted, officials say even with a declining in cases in recent weeks, the number of cases are still much higher than last […] The post Malaria situation in Burundi shows improvement, still serious appeared first on Outbreak News Today.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- by Sanie S. S. Sesay, Emanuele Giorgi, Peter J. Diggle, David Schellenberg, David G. Lalloo, Dianne J. Terlouw Background The need for surveillance systems generating targeted, data-driven, responsive control efforts to accelerate and sustain malaria transmission reduction has been emphasized by programme managers, policy makers and scientists. Surveillance using easy-to-access population subgroups (EAGs) may result in considerable cost saving compared to household surveys as the identification and selection of individuals to be surveyed is simplified, fewer personnel are needed, and logistics are simpler. We reviewed available literature on the validation of estimates of key indicators of malaria control progress derived from EAGs, and describe the options to deal with the context specific bias that may occur. Methods A literature
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -- Bill Gates, 61, donated 64 million in Microsoft shares, worth $4.6 billion, to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation June 6, according to an Aug. 14 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.