Kenya: Why New Malaria Vaccine Has Lake Region Counties Excited
[Nation] Health workers in the lake region have welcomed the move by the World Health Organization (WHO) to approve the widespread use of a malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Breakthrough Malaria Vaccine - Ndhiwa Community Speaks Out
[WHO-AFRO] A day before the historic October 6, WHO ground-breaking decision on next steps for malaria vaccine, a group of community, opinion leaders, elders and parents in Ndhiwa sub-county, Homa Bay, Kenya, sat together to reflect and review the previous two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: MoH Urges Vaccine Uptake to Reinvigorate Malaria Fight
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has called for enhanced uptake of the newly rolled out RTS, S/AS01 vaccine to bolster efforts to combat malaria among children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Malaria Vaccine to Benefit Hundreds of Thousands of African Children
[VOA] Abuja -- The World Health Organization's endorsement of the world's first malaria vaccine marks a major advance against the mosquito-borne illness, which kills some 265,000 children in Africa annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Ending Malaria Needs to Focus On Poverty - Quick Fixes Won't Cut It
[The Conversation Africa] Globally more than 400,000 people die of malaria annually. Africa carries a disproportionate burden of the disease. In 2019, 94% of deaths and cases were recorded in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Doctor at Centre of Ground-Breaking Malaria Vaccine
[Nation] A top Kenyan scientist who participated in a ground-breaking medical research is confident of a malaria-free future after the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the first vaccine for children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The world finally has a malaria vaccine. Why has it taken so long? – podcast
Last week the World Health Organization approved the world ’s first malaria vaccine. It’s been hailed as a historic breakthrough that could save tens of thousands of lives each year. But researchers have been trying to create one for more than a century – so why has it taken so long? Anand Jagatia speaks to Dr Latif Ndeketa and Prof Chris Drakeley abo ut how the new RTS,S vaccine works and why it’s been so difficult to produceArchive: WHO, ITV NewsContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Anand Jagatia Tags: Science Malaria Vaccines and immunisation Health World news Source Type: news

He Was Suddenly Sick and Shaking Violently. What Was Going On?
Was it a tick-borne parasite — or something weirder? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Sanders, M.D. Tags: Malaria Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Anti Malaria Programme - Govt to Save U.S.$715,000 on Logistics, Data Collection
[This Day] Newly introduced electronic data collection system will save the federal government about N293,700,000 in logistics cost out of the N890 million budgeted for the implementation of the malaria Intervention programme this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: WHO Approval of Vaccines for Children Under 5 Game Changer-GHS
[Ghanaian Times] The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says the widespread approval of malaria vaccines for children under five will be a major game changer in the fight to reduce the disease prevalence in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Eradication - Ned Nwoko Foundation Lauds WHO, Govt Over Approval of RTS,S Vaccine for Use
[Vanguard] Abuja -- The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation has lauded the World Health Organisation,WHO, for its approval of RTS,S malaria vaccine for use. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: My Journey With the Malaria Vaccine in Kenya
[WHO] About five years ago, I stepped into an exciting new role within Kenya's National Vaccines and Immunisation Program (NVIP). Among other things, I was charged with spearheading the introduction of new vaccines to help improve the health of our population. Barely a week into my new role, I was tasked with leading the pilot introduction of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ned Nwoko Foundation to Join in Rollout of New Malaria Vaccine
[Premium Times] Ned Nwoko Foundation says it is excited by WHO's approval of the widespread use in countries of RTSS, the world's first malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Heralding the Malaria Vaccine
[This Day] The malaria vaccine for children is a significant milestone (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Still Highest Cause of Under 5s, Maternal Deaths in Nigeria - Commissioner
[Vanguard] Dr Betta Edu, Cross River Commissioner for Health on says malaria remains the highest cause of under-fives and maternal mortality in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Vaccine Is a Major Leap Forward - But Innovation Mustn't Stop Here
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) took an historic step in the fight against malaria when it recently recommended the use of a malaria vaccine for young children. The announcement marked a major achievement - the development of the first ever successful malaria vaccine against falciparum malaria, the deadliest form of malaria and the one that is most common in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Africa CDC Welcomes Historic Go-Ahead for Malaria Vaccine
[African Union] The African continent is making headway in the fight against malaria among young children. Being at the forefront in establishing, strengthening, and supporting member states in disease control and surveillance for priority diseases including HIV and AIDs, tuberculosis, malaria, COIVD-19, hepatitis, and non-communicable diseases in the region, the African Union (AU) through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has welcomed the World Health Organization's (WHO) historic go-ahea (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: GHS, NMCP Prepare Tema Communities Towards Vector Control Activities
[Ghanaian Times] Tema -- The Ghana Health Service (GHS) under the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) is collaborating with its partners to sensitise communities in the Tema Metropolis to roll out this year's vector control activities (Larval Source Management). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Innovative Washington Law Aims to Get Foreign-Trained Doctors Back in Hospitals
Growing up in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu, where people sometimes die of preventable or treatable illnesses like diarrhea, typhoid and malaria, taught Abdifitah Mohamed a painful lesson: adequate health care is indispensable. In 1996, Mohamed’s mother died of septicemia after spending nine months hospitalized for a gunshot wound. Her death, Mohamed says, inspired him to go to medical school, and for about four years he worked to treat the sick and injured in Somalia, Sudan and Kenya. But Mohamed hasn’t been able to work as a doctor since 2015, when he left for the United States, where his wife emigrate...
Source: TIME: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Vaccine Drive to Begin Across Africa With WHO Support
[RFI] The World Health Organization has said the only approved vaccine against malaria should be widely given to African children, marking a major step forward in the fight against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Region Record Impressive Performance Against Malaria
[Daily News] KAGERA Region recorded impressive performance against malaria through various interventions including providing vaccinations to children and distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) to the people, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria vaccine 'will change African lives forever'
As African countries get the vaccine, Newsbeat speaks to two people who've grown up with Malaria. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Why the Malaria Vaccine is Such a Big Deal
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organization recommended its first malaria vaccine for children on Oct. 6, 2021 - a breakthrough hailed by the U.N. agency as a "historic moment." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi: World Vision Pledges to Support Malawi Govt In Malaria Vaccination Drive
[Nyasa Times] One of the leading organisations in Malawi, World Vision International, has hailed the endorsement of Southern of the world's first malaria vaccine in Africa, calling it a "historic breakthrough." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO approved a malaria vaccine for children – a global health expert explains why that is a big deal
Approval of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine, which goes by the name Mosquirix, provides a "glimmer of hope" for Africa, according to Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director for Africa. It will now be rolled out to protect children against one of the world's oldest and most deadly diseases. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How biodiversity loss is jeopardising the drugs of the future
From willow bark to mosquitoes, nature has been a source of vital medications for centuries. But species die-off caused by human activity is putting this at riskWhat will biodiversity loss mean for drug discovery?Traditionally used as a painkiller for headaches, snowdrops are now known to slow the onset of dementia.In the 1950s, a natural alkaloid called galantamine was extracted from the bulbs. Today, a synthesised version of this is used to treatAlzheimer ’s disease and scientists are investigating further to see if snowdrops might also be effectivein the treatment of HIV.However, over-harvesting has resulted inman...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Katherine Latham Tags: Biodiversity Science Alzheimer's Medicine Malaria Parkinson's disease Antibiotics Plants Insects Environment Health Wildlife Conservation Source Type: news

Africa: Breakthrough Malaria Vaccine Offers to Reinvigorate the Fight Against the Disease
[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organization has announced a historic move: it has recommended the widespread use of the first ever malaria vaccine. The recommendation is based on the results of an ongoing pilot programme in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya. Malaria is a huge global health challenge, around 409,000 people died of malaria in 2019 alone. The WHO African region carries significant proportion of the malaria burden - 94% of all malaria cases and deaths occurred in the region. Children younger than five are the most vu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Vaccine a 'Game-Changer'
[Namibian] FORMER health minister and current Malaria Elimination 8 ambassador Richard Kamwi says the green light from the World Health Organisation for the first malaria vaccine to be rolled out in countries battling the disease is 'a game-changer.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

P vivax Malaria Burden Grossly Underestimated P vivax Malaria Burden Grossly Underestimated
The burden of P vivax may be even greater burden than that of the more familiar P falciparum over the long term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kenya: Researchers Confident Population Will Embrace Malaria Vaccine
[VOA] Nairobi -- More than 260,000 African children under the age of five die from malaria each year, including more than 10,000 in Kenya, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO's backing of a malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, for children in sub-Saharan Africa has raised hopes of preventing those deaths. The vaccine proved effective in a pilot program in Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World's First Mass Malaria Vaccine Rollout Could Prevent Thousands of Children Dying
[The Conversation Africa] The world's first mass vaccination program against malaria, announced this week, is set to prevent millions of children from catching malaria and thousands dying from this debilitating disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Malaria Down By 18pc in Kisumu Thanks to New Vaccine
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- The burden of Malaria has reduced by 18 per cent in Kisumu County which is endemic to the disease in the wake of a new vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Malaria Down By 18% in Kisumu Thanks to New Vaccine
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- The burden of Malaria has reduced by 18 per cent in Kisumu County which is endemic to the disease in the wake of a new vaccine recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africans Welcome New Malaria Vaccine. But Is It a ‘Game Changer'?
The arsenal of weapons to use against malaria, which kills hundreds of thousands of people annually, just grew bigger. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abdi Latif Dahir Tags: Kenya Malaria Kisumu (Kenya) Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization GlaxoSmithKline PLC Malawi Ghana Senegal Source Type: news

Malaria vaccine: When will it be available?
Following the announcement about the first malaria vaccine, we look at some of the key questions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: All Hands On Deck to Fight Malaria
[New Era] The Ohangwena region this week launched the indoor residual spraying for preventing malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Five things you need to know today, and the first malaria vaccine
Good morning! Hope you'll join us for our Women Who Lead in Life Sciences event this morning. Here are 5 Things You Need to Know today, and and the Massachusetts company that made a crucial contribution to the malaria vaccine. Stock futures rise as Senate nears deal to ward off debt default Senate Democrats and Republicans met into the early morning hours Thursday and closed in an on agreement that would temporarily pull the nation from the brink of a debt default, delaying the showdown on raising… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The World ’s First Malaria Vaccine—and What it Means for the Future of Pandemic Response
On Oct. 6, the World Health Organization recommended use of the first vaccine to fight malaria. The decision is momentous and highly anticipated for many reasons: among them is that this is the first vaccine to help reduce the risk of deadly severe malaria in young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the disease remains a leading killer. The vaccine offers hope that there can be a circle of learning from one pandemic to the next. Malaria, our oldest pandemic, may offer insights on how we can survive contemporary scourges like COVID-19. Malaria evolved at least 2.5 million years ago and first infected humans in rural part...
Source: TIME: Science - October 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Raj Panjabi Tags: Uncategorized health healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Optimistic as WHO Approves First Malaria Vaccine
[New Times] Rwanda's Ministry of Health has expressed delight as a ground-breaking malaria vaccine has been given a go-ahead by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for use among children under the age of 5. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Health Organisation to Collaborate With Ned Nwoko Foundation On Malaria Eradication
[This Day] The World Health Organisation, WHO, will henceforth collaborate with Ned Nwoko Foundation in its quest to eradicate Malaria from Nigeria and Africa in general. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Is Winning the War Against Malaria
[Shabait] The Government of Eritrea launched the Primary Health Care Policy (PHCP) to minimize and eventually eliminate easily controlled diseases that pose the most serious public health problems. Malaria, which affects millions in the developing world, is one of them. The common malaria parasite in Eritrea is Plasmodium falciparum, which accounts for more than 84% of all cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: After 30 Years' Search, World Gets First Ever Malaria Vaccine
[Nation] The incredible work by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and contribution by children in Kericho, Kisumu and Kilifi has finally paid off, giving the world its first ever malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks on WHO Recommendation for Wider Use of the RTS,S Malaria Vaccine
[WHO] Dear colleagues and friends, (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: PATH Applauds WHO Recommendation for Broader Use of First Malaria Vaccine
[PATH] Seattle -- Vaccine shown to be cost-effective and trusted by caregivers and health care workers (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Historic Moment As First Malaria Vaccine Recommended for Widespread Use Among Children in Africa
[RBM] Geneva -- The RBM Partnership to End Malaria welcomes today's historic recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) to scale up deployment of the first-ever malaria vaccine as a complementary prevention tool for children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission . (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Backs Malaria Vaccinations for African Children
[VOA] The World Health Organization recommended Wednesday that children in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions on the continent with moderate-to-high malaria transmission receive a malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Endorses 'Historic' Malaria Vaccine for At-Risk Children
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the world's first malaria vaccine, in what the UN health agency's chief described on Wednesday as "an historic day" for the decades-long battle against the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO approves the world ’s first-ever vaccine against malaria
Called RTS,S, the vaccine has been proven effective for six years now, but the WHO has only approved it just now, after the success of pilot programmes in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech to produce world's 1st malaria vaccine approved by WHO
Earlier, WHO endorsed the world's first malaria vaccine and said it should be given to children across Africa in the hope that it will spur stalled efforts to curb the spread of the parasitic disease. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news