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

19 May 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

  • Vector control in China, from malaria endemic to elimination and challenges ahead – Link
  • USF technology identifies locations of mosquitoes and helps eradicate malaria – Link | Link to paper
  • Malaria elimination: With innovative tools, it’s possible – Link

Diagnostic testing and treatment

  • Relationship between skin snip and Ov16 ELISA: Two diagnostic tools for onchocerciasis in a focus in Cameroon after two decades of ivermectin-based preventive chemotherapy – Link

Drug resistance

  • Understanding How Malaria Parasites Develop Resistance to Drugs – Link | Link to paper


  • Cameroon starts nationwide polio immunisation – Link 
  • Palestinian Ministry of Health launches polio campaign in Bethlehem and Jerusalem – Link


  • Surveillance to Track Progress Toward Polio Eradication — Worldwide, 2020–2021 – Link

Elimination progress

  • Countries in WHO South-East Asia Region renew commitment to eliminate malaria by 2030 – Link


  • The potential of conditional cash transfers for the control of neglected tropical diseases – Link
  • Malaria elimination investments stalled since 2012, says WHO-AFRO – Link
  • A broader perspective on the economics of malaria prevention and the potential impact of SARS-CoV-2 – Link
  • Challenges and lessons learned during the planning and early implementation of the RTS,S/AS01E malaria vaccine in three regions of Ghana: a qualitative study – Link
  • Families’ ‘conniving with polio teams to fake immunity’ are stalling Pakistan’s vaccination campaign – Link
  • Malaria from hyperendemicity to elimination along international borders in Yunnan, China during 2003‒2020: a case study – Link
  • 2nd Wild Polio Type one case confirmed in Pakistan – Link
  • Crucial discovery could inform potential strategies to control malaria transmission – Link | Link to Paper
  • Plasmodium knowlesi: the game changer for malaria eradication – Link
  • Mass drug administration against NTDs launch in Kumasi – Link


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