Roundup of articles and publications on the latest innovations in malaria, polio, lymphatic filariasis, and onchocerciasis

12 October 2022 – Below we feature a compilation of headlines, scientific articles, and technical reports on innovations, R&D and elimination progress towards polio, malaria, onchocerciasis, and lymphatic filariasis. We will be publishing these updates bi-weekly and hope they are useful.


Vector Control

  • Scientists develop a new kind of printable, wearable insect repellentLink | Link to Paper
  • Virginia Tech researchers examine how sleep deprivation may affect mosquito’s ability to spread diseaseLink
  • Cochrane Review demonstrates simple house modifications may be an important tool, as part of vector control, to reduce malaria burdenLink | Link to Paper

Drug and vaccine development

  • Promise of new malaria vaccinesLink
  • Malawi announces rollout of Africa’s first children’s malaria vaccineLink
  • Learning lessons from the pilots: overcoming knowledge gaps around the malaria vaccine schedule in support of vaccine uptakeLink
  • The US needs to prepare to introduce the novel oral polio vaccineLink
  • Lumen Bioscience data show needle free spirulina-produced vaccination protects against malariaLink | Link to Paper

Drug resistance

  • High prevalence of Pfcrt 76T and Pfmdr1 N86 genotypes in malaria infected patients attending health facilities in East Shewa zone, Oromia Regional State, EthiopiaLink


  • Sustained detection of type 2 poliovirus in London sewage between February and July, 2022, by enhanced environmental surveillanceLink

Elimination progress

  • Tanzania: Zanzibar on Track to Eliminate Malaria By 2027, Says MinisterLink
  • Sightsavers says no new cases of river blindness in Kaduna, plateau, NasarawaLink


  • Polio outbreak alert issued by U.S. CDC Link
  • Mosquito-borne disease outbreaks in the Pacific; training to combat diseases Link


  • Communication in Neglected Tropical Diseases’ elimination: A scoping review and call for action Link
  • Nigeria: Let’s eradicate Polio – an urgent health priority Link
  • Global Handwashing Day: Sightsavers tasks govts on provision of better hygiene facilities to prevent, combat diseases Link
  • Global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: progress report, 2021 Link
  • Burnet awarded over $9.2 million in NHMRC grants Link
  • CHICAS becomes WHO collaborating centre for neglected tropical disease research Link
  • GPEI Welcomes the Launch of the 2022 Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication Link
  • A general modeling framework for exploring the impact of individual concern and personal protection on vector-borne disease dynamics Link
  • Sero-prevalence of malaria and the knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to the prevention of malaria among indigenous people living in the central forest spine in Peninsular Malaysia: a mixed-methods study Link
  • Clinical malaria incidence and health seeking pattern in geographically heterogeneous landscape of western Kenya Link
  • Preventive malaria treatment is a cost-effective strategy for saving young lives Link | Link to Paper
  • The next step in combating AIDS, TB and malaria Link
  • Implication of asymptomatic and clinical Plasmodium falciparum infections on biomarkers of iron status among school-aged children in Malawi Link


Please contact us with comments and feedback.