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

14 November 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.


Drug resistance

  • Countries can hold the line against antimalarial resistance in Africa – but we must act nowLink
  • First evidence of how the Asian malaria mosquito is spreading drug-resistant malaria in AfricaLink | Link to Paper
  • Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in a context of high presumed sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance: malaria morbidity and molecular drug resistance profiles in South SudanLink


  • Africa’s polio certification commission calls for increased action in 2024 to rebuild immunity and end polio Link

Elimination progress

  • RTS,S vaccine pilot: 13% mortality reduction fuels hope for malaria controlLink
  • MalariaLink
  • Elimination of human onchocerciasis: progress report, 2022–2023Link
  • Community collaborators – On the frontlines of malaria elimination in PanamaLink
  • PAHO announces Malaria Champions of the Americas 2023Link


  • Tropical diseases move north Link

Climate and Health

  • The 2023 Global Report of the Lancet Countdown Link
  • Barriers to climate change and health research in India: a qualitative study Link
  • We must fight one of the world’s biggest health threats: climate change Link


  • Urban malária Link
  • Feasibility and safety of integrating mass drug administration for helminth control with seasonal malaria chemoprevention among Senegalese children: a randomized controlled, observer-blind trial Link
  • Kenya manufacturer is first in Africa to get WHO approval for malaria drug Link
  • Accelerating vaccine development for global health impact – a WHO initiative to prioritize key endemic pathogens Link
  • For Yemen’s children, the path to a polio diagnosis starts with a remarkable road trip Link
  • Community health workers on the front lines In the fight against polio Link
  • Knowledge and perceptions of lymphatic filariasis patients in selected hotspot endemic communities in southern Ghana Link
  • The Global Onchocerciasis Network for Elimination (GONE): working together to see onchocerciasis GONE Link
  • Phastar offers pro bono help MDGH with its mission to cure river blindness Link
  • A systematic review of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Myanmar Link


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