(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has developed a hand-held device capable of identifying counterfeit or substandard malaria drugs and has signed a letter of intent with Corning Inc to manufacture the product. Full story
U.S. health officials are making a high-tech screening device available in Africa to help combat counterfeit malaria pills in hopes that the technology may eventually be used worldwide. Full story
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The effectiveness of an experimental malaria vaccine developed by GlaxoSmithKline wanes over time, with the shot protecting only 16.8 percent of children over four years, according to trial data. Full story
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Researchers in Australia have provided the final piece of a puzzle to develop a new anti-malarial drug, which targets the parasite that causes the disease and kills it with a salt overdose. Full story
GENEVA (Reuters) - Dengue is the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease and represents a "pandemic threat", infecting an estimated 50 million people across all continents, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Full story
Scientists are battling to stop a drug-resistant malaria that could threaten the lives of millions. "We worry that we are running out of time," one scientist says. NBC News' Ian Williams reports from northwestern Thailand.
Speaking from the Clinton Global Initiative, the former president comments on the Obama’s administration’s foreign policy saying they’ve “done very well in a chaotic situation” and claims the fiscal cliff will be avoided. Clinton also talks about his push for anti-poverty plans and the foundation’s
Over the past decade, the top pharmaceutical companies have made over $690 billion dollars – not from life saving medical discoveries but from corporate mergers. Author Harriet Washington and panel discuss.
Rev. Jim Wallis joins Martin Bashir to talk about how extreme spending cuts might hurt the poor. He joins Martin Bashir to talk about a recent meeting the president had with church leaders.
A HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, lies down at her home during a visit by a Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM- Good Jesus) home-based care team in Gatumba, outside Bujumbura, April 19, 2013. SYM is a Jesuit-run project seeking to prevent the spread of AIDS as well as to alleviate the su
A Service Yezu Mwiza (SYM- Good Jesus) nurse hands medication to an HIV-AIDS patient, who is also suffering from malaria, at her home in Gatumba, outside Bujumbura, April 19, 2013. SYM is a Jesuit-run project seeking to prevent the spread of AIDS as well as to alleviate the suffering of those affec
Mark Dybul Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria addresses delegates during the annual meeting of WEF in Davos January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS HEADSHOT)