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FDA acts against compromised antimalarial drugs

To counteract a global surge in counterfeit and substandard antimalarial drugs, the FDA is partnering to make a hand-held device available so developing countries can easily test drugs authenticity.
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Photo courtesy of PATH: Woman wearing head scarf holds baby who receives oral vaccine administered by person off camera

New rotavirus vaccine provides hope:
opinion by Fogarty Dir Dr Roger I Glass

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass discusses how international scientific partnerships and collaborations play a part in research, such as in the development of and clinical trials for an affordable and effective Indian rotavirus vaccine.
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Focus on genomics and NIH's Genome Institute

As the National Human Genomics Research Institute (NHGRI) at NIH celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Human Genome Project, researchers explore how discoveries will help fight disease and discuss the next phase of genomic research.

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Fogarty-funded scientists clarify dengue risk

The threat to human health from the mosquito-transmitted dengue virus is much worse than previously thought, according to a new study by an international team of researchers partly funded by Fogarty.
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Changes needed to address AIDS as a chronic illness

During a recent talk at NIH, Fogarty collaborator Dr. Wafaa M. El-Sadr discussed how improvements to health care systems designed to handle the HIV/AIDS epidemic are priming developing countries to more effectively fight the rising threat of noncommunicable diseases.
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Reducing mother-to-child HIV transmission

Fogarty and its partners recently launched a new network focused on strengthening research on preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
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Global Health Matters is produced by the Office of Communications at the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center. For more information about Global Health Matters, please contact the editor, Cathy Kristiansen, at catherine.kristiansen@nih.gov or 301-496-2075. All text produced in this newsletter is in the public domain and may be reprinted. Please credit Fogarty International Center. Images must be cleared for use with the individual source, as indicated.

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