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  58 A malaria-free Africa becomes a reality
60 Finding the path of least resistance
61 Earth observation for malaria control
62 Malaria control innovation – repellents and slow-release filaments
64 Re-engineering primary health care
Mother and baby in the Kangaroo Mother Care
(KMC) facility at Kalafong Hospital’s Neonatal Unit.
This theme combines research on
human and animal health, opening with a grouping of texts on the eradication
of malaria called ‘a massive unfinished agenda’, to re-engineering primary health care, and reducing morbidity of babies and children. A second set of research profiles covers the spectrum from
basic through to clinical research and
the development of new therapeutics
or diagnostic tools, including cancer genetics. The focus on animal health includes the identification of biomarkers in disease to assist prognosis and disease outcomes, and the search for appropriate models to investigate Falciparum malaria, to the sensory organs of ratites and, working closely with the poultry industry, advances with avian respiratory pathogen research. Finally, wildlife endocrinology provides insights into
the influence of environmental factors
on reproduction, and supports the development of assisted reproductive technologies.
65 Linking harmful substance use to community-oriented primary care
66 Stillbirths – progress and unfinished business
67 Brain-body dialogues and the production of hormones
68 Cancer genetics – identifying indigenous risk domains
69 Canine Babesiosis – interaction between inflammation and haemostasis
70 Sensory organs of ratites
71 Avian respiratory pathogens
72 Searching for the dirty truth – reproduction, health and wellbeing of wildlife
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