Nigeria: WHO Supports Borno Govt to Reach 854,000 Children Against Malaria
[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -World Health Organization (WHO) has supported the Borno State Ministry for Health to flag off the fourth circle of Malaria campaign targeting a total of 854,000 children under five years age across 7 local government areas of the state.
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CP02645B, PaperTao Xie, Zhixiang Wu, jinke Gu, Runyu Guo, xiao yan, Huaichuan Duan, Xinyu Liu, Wei Liu, Li Liang, Hua Wan, Yafei Luo, Dianyong Tang, Hubing Shi, Jianping Hu With the emergence of drug-resistant plasmodium falciparum, the treatment of malaria is greatly challenged, and the development of antimalarial drugs acting on new targets is extremely urgent. In plasmodium falciparum,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
[Monitor] In 2016, deaths caused by viral hepatitis surpassed all chronic infectious diseases, including HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, according to a Global Burden of Disease study. The prevalence of hepatitis B in Uganda stands at 4.1 per cent, which means that 1.75 million people are infected. This is according to a study carried out by the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Walter R J Taylor, Kamala Thriemer, Lorenz von Seidlein, Prayoon Yuentrakul, Thanawat Assawariyathipat, Ashenafi Assefa, Sarah Auburn, Krisin Chand, Nguyen Hoang Chau, Phaik Yeong Cheah, Le Thanh Dong, Mehul Dhorda, Tamiru Shibru Degaga, Angela Devine, Lenny L Ekawati, Fahmi Fahmi, Asrat Hailu, Mohammad Anwar Hasanzai, Tran Tinh Hien, Htee KhuSummaryBackgroundPrimaquine is the only widely used drug that prevents Plasmodium vivax malaria relapses, but adherence to the standard 14-day regimen is poor. We aimed to assess the efficacy of a shorter cour...
Publication date: Available online 18 July 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Philip J Rosenthal
[allAfrica] Dakar -An African scientific conference this week was "a platform for this young generation to express their views about how they perceive the future of science in Africa. We will leave here with new motivations and more opportunities." - Aminata Kone
[allAfrica] This conference "was also a platform for this young generation to express their views about how they perceive the future of science in Africa. We will leave here with new motivations and more opportunities."
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers at LSTM have taken significant steps in understanding the way that the anti-malarial drug primaquine (PQ) works, which they hope will lead to the development of new, safer and more effective treatments for malaria.
Nature, Published online: 19 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02203-5A one-two punch knocks out treatment-resistant strains of malaria.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Malaria is a common problem throughout the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where 90% of all deaths in the world from malaria occur. While many studies on malaria are available in the medical literature, few publications have addressed the problems of managing malaria during surgery and anesthesia. At a newly opened hospital in Niger, we initiated further studies to evaluate our process of managing malaria when we had a number of problems in our first group of pediatric patients having elective cleft lip and palate repairs. Many patients had fevers during and soon after surgery and w...
Conclusions. Plasmodium falciparum malaria was characterized by depression of cellular and humoral immunity, the degree of which depended on the severity of the pathological process. PMID: 31308850 [PubMed]