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A third edition of the Trust's award-winning educational CD-ROM on malaria has now been published. It gives an up-to-date overview of the subject from the basic biology of the parasite and vector, through clinical aspects, immunity, pathogenesis and epidemiology, to the latest World Health Organization treatment and control guidelines.
The CD includes up-to-date summaries of research on the treatment of falciparum malaria with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), including new fixed-dose ACTs. It also covers recommendations on the treatment of severe malaria, control of malaria in pregnancy by intermittent preventive treatment, and the growing role of rapid diagnostic tests. Global efforts at rolling back malaria, long-lasting insecticidal nets and the latest on the hunt for a malaria vaccine are also covered.
The CD has been developed with key input from Trust-funded researchers in Kenya, Malawi and South-east Asia. Other contributors are from the WHO's Global Malaria Programme, Roll Back Malaria Partnership, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and elsewhere.
'Malaria 3rd edition' is suitable for anyone teaching malaria or for new researchers wanting an accessible, current introduction to the topic.
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