Nigeria: Pushing for a Malaria-Free Country

[Daily Trust] Inspite of the significant efforts and progress made in fighting malaria, it still remains perhaps the heaviest public health burden in Nigeria and causes over 100,000 deaths annually. For instance there were seven million confirmed cases of malaria and 6,087 deaths recorded in 2014, according to the World Malaria Report.
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An experimental study tests 56 traditional soup broths and finds that some of them contain ingredients that have antimalarial properties.
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Conditions:   Malaria;   Malaria, Asymptomatic Parasitaemia Intervention:   Combination Product: Artemisinin Combination Therapy ACTs Sponsors:   Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research;   World Health Organization Completed
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A school project on traditional soups illustrates the mysterious world of science and how solutions might be found in ancient ways.
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(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) A discovery about how the immune system responds to malaria infection could lead to better treatments for hepatitis C, HIV and lupus, say Melbourne researchers. The research team showed, in laboratory models, that strong inflammatory signals caused by malaria infection activate molecules that trigger the production of highly potent antibodies to fight the disease.
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[The Conversation Africa] More than 200 million people around the world suffered from malaria in 2017. Over 400,000 died. The vast majority - around 90% - were in Africa, where many are all too familiar with the devastating impact of the disease. Young children and pregnant women are the most vulnerable.
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A school project on traditional soups illustrates the mysterious world of science and how solutions might be found in ancient ways.
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Conclusion: Palm PCR is sensitive, rapid and works on battery with simple laboratory facility requirements. Portable electrophoresis and transilluminator combined with Palm PCR could be implemented as an important diagnostic tool in resource-limited and rural areas. Similar studies with wider parameters in rural areas will help us evaluate and maybe establish Palm PCR as PCR platform of choice for such specific set-ups.
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Bijayini Behera, Manisha Biswal, Rashmi Ranjan Das, Anupam Dey, Jayanti Jena, Sagarika Dhal, Srujana Mohanty, Baijayantimala Mishra, Ashok Kumar PraharajIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2019 37(2):278-280 Acute undifferentiated febrile illness (AUFI) constitutes the predominant cause of healthcare seeking in Odisha. This prospective study was conducted to analyse the clinical, epidemiological and laboratory profile of scrub typhus patients presenting with AUFI from January to December 2017. Four hundred and thirty-two samples were tested for dengue, malaria, scrub typhus and enteric fever. Scrub typhus was overall t...
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A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Shai Venkatraman/IPSBy External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 2019 (IPS) Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have “transformational benefits” for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, says the UN’s partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council). Ahead of World Toilet Day, which is marked annually on 19 November, WSSCC’s acting Executive Director, Sue Co...
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