Ghana: Avoid Self-Medication for Malaria

[Ghanaian Chronicle]A Clinical Pharmacist and malaria focal person at the Ghana Police Hospital, Mrs. Ellen Sam, has warned Ghanaians, especially expectant mothers, against self-medication for malaria, since its impact could result in the fatal dissolving of a 1st trimester pregnancy.
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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.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Improving maternal health remains a priority to the Ghanaian government. Consequently, it has implemented the World Health Organization recommendation of distributing free long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Condition:   Pregnancy; HIV; Malaria Intervention:   Drug: Intermittent Preventive Therapy with Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine Sponsors:   Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine;   Kenya Medical Research Institute;   University of Malawi College of Medicine;   Kenya National AIDS & STI Control Programme;   KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Program;   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;   University of Copenhagen;   Universit...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: December 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 12Author(s): Chonge Kitojo, Julie R Gutman, Frank Chacky, Emmanuel Kigadye, Sigsbert Mkude, Renata Mandike, Ally Mohamed, Erik J Reaves, Patrick Walker, Deus S IshengomaSummaryBackgroundMore timely estimates of malaria prevalence are needed to inform optimal control strategies and measure progress. Since 2014, Tanzania has implemented nationwide malaria screening for all pregnant women within the antenatal care system. We aimed to compare malaria test results during antenatal care to two population-based prevalence surveys in Tanzanian childre...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review the current status of 8-aminoquinolines in the prophylaxis of malaria among travelers, in light of the recent approval of tafenoquine.Recent FindingsPrimaquine continues to provide excellent primary prophylaxis against allPlasmodium species. Tafenoquine provides similarly good prophylaxis, with the benefit of weekly dosing. Both agents require glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity testing before use and are contraindicated in pregnancy. Pharmacodynamic variability relating to CYP2D6 may underlie some cases of primaquine failure; the effects of CYP2D6 on tafenoquine efficacy require f...
Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
By Samuel Olobo Beatrice accompanies six young mothers as they await laboratory results. Photo courtesy of Samuel Olobo.November 05, 2019Beatrice Asekenye is a 39-year-old single mother of three. She’s also a trained village health team (VHT) champion in Uganda’s Kobuku ward in Ngora Town Council and she’s making a difference in her community one mother at a time.Beatrice is part of a team of 15 VHT champions in Ngora Town Council who were trained and deployed by IntraHealth International’s USAID-fundedRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project to promote ...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Community Engagement Health Workers Source Type: news
By Samuel Olobo Beatrice accompanies six young mothers as they await laboratory results. Photo courtesy of Samuel Olobo.November 05, 2019Beatrice Asekenye is a 39-year-old single mother of three. She’s also a trained village health team (VHT) champion in Uganda’s Kobuku ward in Ngora Town Council and she’s making a difference in her community one mother at a time.Beatrice is part of a team of 15 VHT champions in Ngora Town Council who were trained and deployed by IntraHealth International’s USAID-fundedRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project to promote ...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Community Engagement Health Workers Source Type: news
Conditions:   Malaria;   Malaria in Pregnancy Interventions:   Other: Group antenatal care (GANC);   Other: Standard antenatal care Sponsors:   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;   Jhpiego;   Ministry of Health, Tanzania Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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