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

13 February 2023 – 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.


Diagnostic testing and treatment

  • RAT-style test to expose malaria that hides in your bodyLink
  • Infectious Malaria Sporozoites produced without mosquitoes provide ground-breaking progress for malaria vaccines and biology research Link | Link to Paper

Drug and vaccine development

  • Infectious Malaria Sporozoites produced without mosquitoes provide ground-breaking progress for malaria vaccines and biology researchLink | Link to Paper

Drug resistance

  • Southeast Asia warned of insecticide-resistant dengue mosquitoesLink 


  • Children under 5 must get polio vaccine in every campaign: WHOLink


  • Freak infection with an eradicated form of polio shows virus’ craftinessLink 

Elimination progress

  • Eight countries eliminated a neglected tropical disease in 2022Link
  • Global health leaders urge world to be razor-sharp in focus to finish polio once and for allLink
  • Carter Center congratulates Nigeria for interrupting River Blindness in several statesLink
  • Eliminating neglected diseases in Africa: there are good reasons for hopeLink


  • WHO EMRO Weekly Epidemiological Monitor: Volume 16; Issue no 01; 01 January 2023Link

Climate and Health

  • How climate change is spreading malaria in AfricaLink
  •  New digital tool helps prepare for malaria outbreaks in southern AfricaLink 


  • Goodbye Malaria Receive US$24 Million Grant From The Global Fund To Fight Malaria In South Africa, Eswatini And Mozambique Link
  •  Anti-merozoite antibodies induce natural killer cell effector function and are associated with immunity against malaria Link
  •  MOSASWA grant against malaria in Mozambique, South Africa and Essuatíni Link
  • Member States guide direction of polio transition post-2023 Link
  • An insight to better understanding cross border malaria in Saudi Arabia Link
  •  Leveraging innovation technologies to respond to malaria: a systematized literature review of emerging technologies Link
  • Malaria and the incidence of COVID-19 in Africa: an ecological study Link
  • Statement of the thirty-fourth Polio IHR Emergency Committee Link
  • Malaria — Epidemiology, Treatment, and Prevention Link
  • Mozambique: Over a million children to be medicated against malaria in Nampula Link


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