Category Archives: ASTMH 2011

The 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Paul Farmer on building up Haiti – a long-term investment

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“We need equity strategies to deliver the vaccines, diagnostics [and] therapeutics to those that need them most,” said Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and Partners in Health (PIH) speaking at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia. He showed a picture of […]

Why integrate HIV/AIDS and neglected infectious disease control and prevention?

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Neglected infectious disease (NID) experts discussed opportunities for and challenges to integrating HIV/AIDS and NID control and prevention interventions Tuesday at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Philadelphia. While both are important, NIDs affect one-third of the world’s population,” said Judd Walson, MD, MPH of the University […]

More common, potentially deadly strain of malaria threatens Asia, Latin America

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Investigators from the University of Oxford’s Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) presented their investigation of disease burden of Plasmodium vivax – a more common and potentially deadly strain of malaria that is harder for the body to get rid of – that is taking hold in parts of Asia and Latin America. The team’s map, which […]

Certain HIV medications reduce risk of malaria in HIV-infected children

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A protease inhibitor (PI)-based antiretroviral regimen has been found to reduce the risk of malaria co-infection among young children in Uganda. Investigator Jane Achan, of Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda, announced the findings during a late-breaker session Monday at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s 60th Annual Meeting in […]