The staff of the ELCA Malaria Camapign wishes you a wonderful 2013, filled with joy and good health!
Below are some links to some interesting news articles and features that we’ve read (and listened to) in the past couple of weeks. They include sobering news about the threat and the spread of malaria, as well as hopeful news about advances being made in research. There are a few great human interest stories as well. Malaria is really emerging as a key news item lately, and I rejoice that the ELCA has been proactive in working with our companions in Africa on this global health issue.
- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on a new class of anti-malarial drugs. (Dec 27, 2012)
- UK’s “The Guardian” reports on the threat of fake malaria medications in Africa. (Dec 23, 2012)
- Research is finding that cholesterol-lowering medication may also be useful in malaria treatment. (Dec 28, 2012)
- National Public Radio ran an interesting piece this morning about a malaria researcher in Thailand., where drug resistance and counterfeit medications are key issues. (Jan 2, 2013)
- Another recent NPR piece, highlighting the work to eliminate malaria in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. (Dec 19, 2012)
- A feature story from our Centers for Disease Control about one child’s fight against malaria.