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

6 June 2024 – 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

  • Mvolo County, an Onchocerciasis Endemic Area in Western Equatoria State, South Sudan: An Entomological Study to Prepare for a “Slash and Clear” Community-Based Vector Control Intervention – Link

Drug and vaccine development

  • Why it’s so challenging to develop vaccines for parasitic diseases Link


  • Shipment of R21 malaria vaccine to Central African Republic marks latest milestone for child survival – Link

Elimination progress

  • Wild poliovirus spreads across Pakistan and Afghanistan – Link
  • Michael & Akosua Essien visit Liberia to champion Polio eradication in West Africa – Link
  • Polio eradication initiative Link

Climate and Health

  • Climate crisis creates a health crisis, WHO reports Link
  • Climate change and lack of data are hobbling India’s fight against elephantiasis Link
  • Strengthening our response to malaria and neglected tropical diseases in a warming world Link
  • WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the strategic roundtable: climate change and health: 1 June 2024 Link
  • Climate change threatens progress against malaria, countries warn at World Health Assembly Link


  • Sustaining the gains achieved by national neglected tropical disease (NTD) programs: How can we build NTD program country ownership and sustainability? – Link
  • Community readiness and acceptance for the implementation of a novel malaria vaccine among at-risk children in sub-saharan Africa: a systematic review protocol – Link
  • Keeping gender in mind to stop wild polio in southern Africa – Link
  • Perspectives of healthcare professionals on training for quantitative G6PD testing during implementation of tafenoquine in Brazil (QualiTRuST Study) – Link
  • Remember the children’, minister urges concerted action on malaria Link
  • Guiding principles for prioritizing malaria interventions in resource-constrained country contexts to achieve maximum impact Link
  • Investment in R&D for Neglected Diseases Delivers an outstanding societal return on investment Link
  • Joint malaria, lymphatic filariasis, leishmaniasis and dengue programme review 2024, Sri Lanka Link
  • 75 years’ journey of malaria publications in English: what and where? Link


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