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Closer intersectoral collaboration using existing tools can defeat zoonoses affecting humans (07/21/2015)

A newly published report finds that most neglected zoonotic diseases can be controlled through the use of existing knowledge and tools. The report urges to accelerate action by the global community in line with World Health Assembly resolutions that provide the policy framework to act collectively against these diseases.

   News - Events  -  Home  

Vietnam health official tells hospitals to isolate suspected MERS patients (06/19/2015)

People entering Vietnam from countries with MERS and showing signs of respiratory problems, high fever and coughing must be examined in isolation, a health official said.

  APMEN Newsletter in May-June 2015 (06/12/2015)
  Malaria Fact sheet reviewed April 2015-WHO (06/05/2015)
  Can Asia-Pacific region get rid of malaria by 2030? (04/25/2015)
  APMEN VII: Vietnam demonstrates strengthened regional commitment for a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030 (03/28/2015)
   News - Events  -  International  

German, 65, dies of complications from MERS infection: ministry (06/17/2015)

It is believed the patient was infected with the MERS-CoV during a visit to a livestock market in the UAE, as camels are thought to carry the virus.

  Countries vow to all but eradicate malaria by 2030: WHO (05/22/2015)
  UK-Vietnam Infectious Diseases Workshop 14-16 April: Expressions of interest (04/08/2015)
  Scientists explain spread of chikungunya vector (01/20/2015)
  It's malaria not Ebola (11/17/2014)
   News - Events  -  IMPE  

17th Congress of the IMPE-QN Communist Party Committee, the term 2015-2020 (05/19/2015)

The Party Congress of the Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology Quy Nhon (IMPE-QN) was held o­n 24 April 2015 with the attendances of comrade Nguyen Ba Tra, Secretary of Party Committee of Provincial Agencies Block (PAC); comrade Le Binh Thanh, Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of PAC; comrade Nguyen Huu Loc, Chairman of Party Inspection Committee; comrade Nguyen Van Minh, Head of Propaganda and Instruction Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Institute Communist Party Committee and all Party members of IMPE-QN.

  IMPE Quy Nhon honourably has two new Associate Professors in 2014 (02/11/2015)
  Inauguration ceremony of new research establishment of IMPE-Quy Nhon (10/10/2014)
  IMPE-Quy Nhon holds the conference on preliminary summing-up of assignment in the first 6 months of 2014 and launching the workplan of the last 6 months of 2014 (07/17/2014)
  Physiochemical and microbiological laboratories of IMPE Quy Nhon recognized to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards (03/18/2014)
   News - Events  -  Scientific research  

Malaria and blood types (04/18/2015)

Blood type O conveys protection against malaria because RIFIN, a protein secreted by parasites, bonds weakly with type O blood cells while strongly linking to type A; A protein produced by some strains of the malaria parasite can cause red blood cells, especially in blood group A individuals, to form clumps, thereby increasing the severity of disease, according to research just published.

  Glossary of Malaria Terms (12/25/2014)
  The $.30 kit that could end malaria (11/17/2014)
  New assay to spot fake malaria drugs could save thousands of lives (07/31/2014)
  Sharp increase of chikungunya virus patients in the Caribbean and information on this new virus in the the Americas (Q&A) (07/07/2014)
   News - Events  -  World Malaria Day 25 April  

World Malaria Day 2015: APMEN recap (05/01/2015)

World Malaria Day was celebrated o­n April 25 this year; a global campaign spearheaded by the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership and the World Health Organization. The theme again was, 'Invest in the Future: Defeat Malaria". The following issue of the APMEN newsletter showcases stories from the Country Partners ofAPMEN, and from around the world.

  We Can Defeat Malaria (04/17/2015)
  World Malaria Day 2015: Huge improvements, but a long way ahead (04/13/2015)
  World Malaria Day 2015: Invest in the future. Defeat malaria (03/26/2015)
  Top 10 Reasons to Believe Malaria Can Be Defeated in Our Lifetime (05/07/2014)
   Collaborative activities  -  National collaboration  

Workshop on Surveillance and Control of Rabies, Institut Pasteur - Phnom Penh, October 27th to November 7th 2015 (05/28/2015)

This 10 day residential course is organized by the Institut Pasteur of Cambodia with the support of the Institut Pasteur in Paris, the Biochemistry department of University of Lausanne, The Health Sciences eTraining Foundation (HSeT), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the PREDEMICS consortium (a FP7 funded program).

  WHO Viet Nam's future home becomes Viet Nam's first gold-rated Green Building (10/16/2014)
  HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis: Success of the Millennium shown in most comprehensive study to date (08/01/2014)
  VACANCY NOTICE: National Consultant (Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance Programme) (07/11/2014)
  Training course on Enhancing Vector Control Skills for medical staff at provincial level in Central Vietnam in 2013 (01/01/2014)
   Collaborative activities  -  International collaboration  

Bulgaria: 50 years malaria free (06/01/2015)

On 29 May 2015, Bulgaria celebrates 50 years of being malaria free. This is the result of the enormous efforts of several generations of health workers, who first combated malaria and then managed to keep the country free of the disease. The Ministry of Health of Bulgaria, the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases and the Bulgarian Society for Parasitology are hosting the anniversary event.

  Call for Applications 2015-2016: Joint TDR/WPR Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty (05/25/2015)
  Workshop on introduction to the diagnosis of soil transmitted helminths and Fasciola spp. in 2015 (03/19/2015)
  Immunotherapeutics Summit. 29-30 January 2015. San Diego, United States (01/19/2015)
  East Asia Summit adopts unprecedented regional malaria goal (11/24/2014)
   Collaborative activities  -  Malaria control for ethnic minorities  

Ethnic minorities associated with poverty and disease (07/14/2014)

There are 54 different ethnic minority groups inhabiting Vietnam. The Kinh people (or Viets) account for 85 percent of the country's total population, the others are of ethnic minority groups. Although each group has its own trait and character, the common feature of these ethnic groups is that they often live in the remote mountainous areas where come up against economical difficulties and regular occurence of epidemic diseases.

  Drug-resistant malaria on the Cambodian border: a new health challenge (12/20/2013)
  Anti-malaria competition for ethnic minority in Khanh Vinh district, Khanh Hoa province (08/03/2011)
  Roles of Civil-Army health committee at communes, wards and townships levels in caring and protecting the people (07/09/2010)
  Civil-Army health cooperation for malaria control along the Vietnamese-Laotian border in Quang Tri province, 2009 (11/11/2009)
   Collaborative activities  -  Global Funds for Malaria control  

Bill Gates Gives $500 Million To Fight Malaria, Other Diseases (11/07/2014)

US philanthropist Bill Gates o­n Sunday announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world, saying the Ebola outbreak is a call to action.

  Global Fund Results Show Strong Gains (07/23/2014)
  Global Fund's New Malaria Drugs Framework (07/08/2014)
  Workshop on Review of Project Implementation in the period of 2009-2013 and launching 2014 Workplan of the Viet Nam Global Fund Malaria Control Project (03/31/2014)
  Rwanda: Ten Years of Global Fund in Rwanda (02/24/2014)
   Training  -  Training for medical technicians  

The 32nd Anniversary of Vietnamese Teachers (12/26/2014)

On the afternoon of 20 November 2014, the Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology (IMPE-QN) formally celebrated the 32nd anniversary of Vietnamese teachers' day (20 November 1982 - 20 November 2014) and start of Course 37 (2014 - 2016).

   Specific research studies  -  Entomology  

Evaluation of the relationship between risk factors for malaria increase and the impact of climate change and ecological environment around hydroelectric, irrigational buildings in Gia Lai province (03/04/2015)

Malaria situation in the Central - Western Highlands in 2013 and the first nine months of 2014 tended to decrease. However in the last 2 months of 2014 (October, November), malaria was recorded with unexpected occurrence in the Central - Western Highlands areas, the proportion of malaria patients and parasites increased in almost every province.

  A new insect repellent is stronger than DEET and could prevent malaria (05/07/2014)
  Birth Control Plugs Male Malaria Mosquitoes (08/27/2012)
  Hungry mosquitoes fly farther than you think (11/18/2011)
  Amazing photos of animal eyes (04/26/2011)
   Specific research studies  -  Malaria parasitology  

Holograms Offer Hope in Fight Against Malaria (11/07/2013)

Scientists have developed a 3D filming technique that could help inform research to stem the spread of malaria.

  Report on one P.ovale infection case in Binh Thuan, Vietnam (09/30/2012)
   Specific research studies  -  Intestinal parasitology  

Treating schistosomiasis, hitting malaria (11/07/2014)

Two of the most socioeconomically devastating parasitic diseases in tropical countries - malaria and schistosomiasis - may be closely linked in their infection processes, a recent Yale study has found.

  A Toenia saginata nidus found in Dak Mon commune, Dak Glei district, Kon Tum Province (05/18/2009)
   Specific research studies  -  Molecular - biology  

Genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes sequenced (12/02/2014)
Scientists have sequenced the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world. Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting human malaria parasites that cause an estimated 200 million cases and more than 600 thousand deaths each year. However, of the almost 500 different Anopheles species, o­nly a few dozen can carry the parasite and o­nly a handful of species are responsible for the vast majority of transmissions.

  3-D structure for malaria parasite genome constructed (04/26/2014)
  Researchers Map Genetic Sequence of Parasitic Worm (01/22/2014)
  New protein discovery 'could help treat toxoplasmosis and malaria' (01/09/2014)
  Scientists identify resistance gene in malaria parasite (12/20/2013)
   Publications  -  Published scientific research studies  

Updated research publications on malaria in May 2015 (06/09/2015)

RIFINs are adhesins implicated in severe
Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Goel S et al. Nature Medicine. 2015. doi:10.1038/nm.3812. [Abstract] (Added Mar 12, 2015); Antimalarial drug discovery - approaches and progress towards new medicines. Flannery EL, Chatterjee AK, Winzeler EA. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 2013;11:849–862. doi:10.1038/nrmicro3138.[Abstract] (Added Jan 9, 2014)

  Updated research publications on tropical diseases (03/24/2015)
  Collection of anti-malarial drug resistance research works published on world medical journals (03/17/2015)
  Latest international publications on intestinal parasitology (02/11/2015)
  Latest updated malaria research publications on international medical literature (12/19/2014)
   Publications  -  Journal of Practical Medicine  

A number of scientific publications on malaria on the occasion of World Malaria Day 24 April 2015 (04/25/2015)

Prevalence and risk factors associated with malaria infection among pregnant women in a semi-urban community of north-western NigeriaKnowledge, perception and practices about malaria, climate change, livelihoods and food security among rural communities of central Tanzania; ...

  Collection of insecticide resistance research works published on international journals (03/25/2015)
  Summing-up of reports and researches on malaria in the world from 2008-2014 (03/18/2015)
  Updated research publications on zoonoses caused by viruses, bacteria, protozoa and parasites (02/11/2015)
  Updated publications on Strongyloides stercoralis in humans (01/20/2015)
   Mass organization activities  -  Trade Union  

Launching event of voluntary blood donation at IMPE-Quy Nhon (07/07/2014)

The blood donation campaign always attract the participation of people, especially organizations of trade union and youth union. This activity is "a good deed" which expresses the charity and their willingness to share their blood with those in need.

  2013 mass performance festival of health sector- region VII (01/10/2014)
  The IMPE-QN celebrates and launches the patriotic movements on the occasion of the 58th Vietnam Doctors' Day (03/13/2013)
   Mass organization activities  -  Ho Chi Minh Youth Union  

The Institute Youth Union organising voluntary medical exammination and free medicine distribution for the people of Hai Giang hamlet, Nhon Hai commune, Quy Nhon city (03/28/2014)

Implementing the plan No.01/KH-DTN of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) Executive Committee of IMPE-Quy Nhon o­n launching activities to respond to the "Year of Young Volunteers 2014" and saluting the establishment date of the HCMCYU 26th March, the Youth Union (YU) of IMPE-Quy Nhon in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Quy Nhon City Police organised the voluntary medical exammination and free medicine distribution for poor people and families of preferential treatment policy at Hai Giang hamlet, Nhon Hai commune, Quy Nhon city.

  The Institute Youth Union gives voluntary medical examination and treatment in Van Canh district, Binh Dinh province (04/12/2013)
   Malariology  -  Epidemiology  

Experts making maps through Google Earth to predict malaria (09/22/2014)

UC San Francisco (UCSF) is working to create an o­nline platform that health workers around the world can use to predict where malaria is likely to be transmitted using data o­n Google Earth Engine.

  Worry about persistent malaria (08/05/2014)
  Radical action to eliminate malaria in endemic zones (07/08/2014)
  Global malaria connectivity through air travel (08/16/2013)
  Reduction of malaria infections in Central Vietnam in October 2012 (12/13/2012)
   Malariology  -  Diagnosis and Treament  

New way to diagnose malaria by detecting parasite (09/10/2014)

Over the past a number of decades, malaria diagnosis has changed really tiny. Following taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye, and looks under a microscope for the Plasmodium parasite, which causes the illness.

  Ghana: Avoid Self-Medication for Malaria (09/09/2014)
  Preventive Monthly Treatment Reduces Severe Malaria Risk in Young Children (08/06/2014)
  New Novartis anti-malarial formulation in Kenya (07/18/2014)
  Scientists develop microscopy system for diagnosing malaria faster (03/14/2014)
   Malariology  -  Antimalarial drugs and drug resistant parasites  

New Long-Acting Malaria Drug Looks Promising (07/22/2015)

Researchers have developed a new, long-acting malaria drug that they believe may help fight o­ne of the world's biggest killers. The drug, still known by its experimental name "DSM265," can stop the malaria parasite at several stages in its life cycle, the researchers report in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Tests in people have begun.

  Counterfeit anti-malarial drugs could cost millions of lives (11/07/2014)
  Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads in SE Asia (08/29/2014)
  Drug-resistant malaria reaches Southeast Asia borders, could spread to Africa (07/31/2014)
  Antibiotics Overuse is Price of Success in Africa Malaria Fight (03/18/2014)
   Malariology  -  Malaria Vaccines  

Malaria vaccine gets 'green light' (07/25/2015)

The world's first malaria vaccine has cleared o­ne of the final hurdles prior to being approved for use in Africa.

  'Pretty Good' Malaria Vaccine Moves Forward (07/31/2014)
  UK firm seeks to market world's first malaria vaccine (10/31/2013)
  Latest malaria vaccine news: Recent stories and articles on malaria vaccine developments around the world (08/16/2013)
  Sequestration Puts Malaria Vaccine Trial in Jeopardy (03/18/2013)
   Helminthology  -  Platyhelminthes  

Deworming campaign improves child health, school attendance in Rwanda (07/20/2015)

Soil-transmitted helminth is o­ne of the most common infections worldwide, with roughly 2 billion people affected in the poorest and most deprived communities. Caused by different species of parasitic worms, the infection is transmitted by eggs present in human faeces, which in turn contaminate soil in areas where sanitation is poor.

  Tapeworm found living inside a patient (12/08/2014)
  Situation of Fascioliasis and intestinal parasitic diseases in first 5 months of 2011 (07/15/2011)
  Fascioliasis and intestinal parasitic diseases in Central Vietnam tending to increase highly in first 4 months of 2011 (06/24/2011)
  The detection and treatment of helminthic diseases at the Institute's specialist clinic in the first three months of 2011 (04/15/2011)
   Other vector-borne diseases  -  Dengue fever/ Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever  

Vaccines and treatment for dengue virus possible (07/22/2015)

Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the National University of Singapore have determined the structure of a human monoclonal antibody which, in an animal model, strongly neutralizes a type of the potentially lethal dengue virus.

  Dengue and severe dengue (06/05/2015)
  Researchers propose new dengue virus treatments (12/26/2014)
  Brazil releases 'good' mosquitoes to fight dengue fever (10/10/2014)
  Use of dengue vaccine may cause short-term spikes in its prevalence (09/10/2014)
  The Provincial Malaria Control Centre of Dak Lak (12/17/2012)
  The Provincial Centre of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology of Kon Tum (12/17/2012)
  The Provincial Centre of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology of Gia Lai (12/17/2012)
  The Provincial Malaria - Goiter Control Centre of Binh Thuan (12/14/2012)
  The Provincial Centre of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology of Ninh Thuan (12/14/2012)
  The Provincial Center of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology of Khanh Hoa (12/14/2012)
  The Centre for Preventive Medicine of Phu Yen (12/14/2012)
  Binh Dinh Center for the Prevention of Malaria and Endocrinology (12/14/2012)
  The Provincial Malaria Control Centre of Quang Ngai (12/14/2012)
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