Global health briefs February 2013

January / February 2013 | Volume 12, Issue 1

WHO updates World Malaria Report

Millions of people still lack access to malaria prevention tools, diagnostic tests or valid treatment, due to insufficient funding, according to the WHO's 2012 World Malaria Report.

Nonprofit launches malaria website

The international nonprofit, PATH, has launched a website, Making Malaria History, to give up-to-date information on malaria research and news, as well as data and resources for advocates.

Report links climate and health

The WHO and World Meteorological Organization's new Atlas of health and climate 2012 report describes how climate variability can bring epidemics of malaria, dengue fever and diarrhea.

South-South collaborations bring success

The recently published book, South-South Collaborations in Health Biotechnology: Growing Partnerships Amongst Developing Countries, cites large-scale research to show how such collaborations improve health care. The study was published by the International Development Research Centre.

Report discusses integrity in research

A policy report, "Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise," produced by an international panel of experts, discusses how to maintain integrity in research projects.

World RePORT online map lists funders

The NIH has launched World RePORT, a new online map that shows research funding by a number of government agencies and philanthropic groups. It was developed in partnership with the Heads of International Research Organizations.

More public-private partnerships needed

More public-private partnerships would benefit global health research, according to a U.S. Institute of Medicine paper, "Strengthening Mechanisms to Prioritize, Coordinate, Finance and Execute R&D."

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