Zimbabwe: 23 Disappear Pending Deportation
[The Herald] Authorities are investigating a case in which 23 Malawian border jumpers disappeared from Beitbridge main police station while awaiting transportation to Harare, pending deportation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Signs $8.5 Billion Grants to Fight HIV, TB, Malaria
[Premium Times] "This is the highest amount of grants ever signed in a single year by the Global Fund," the group said. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - January 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new study identifies possible biomarkers of severe malaria in African children
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) The analysis identified a series of small molecules called microRNAs that are released as a result of organ damage and are associated with disease severity (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Good Ventures, Through Open Philanthropy, Continues Support for Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Programme
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is delighted to receive continued support from Good Ventures, through Open Philanthropy, for its seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme. This support means Malaria Consortium is able to continue to contribute to closing gaps in coverage of SMC in eligible areas and plan with confidence for the next 2-3 years. The $27 million grant follows a recent GiveWell evaluation and recommendation, for the fifth year running, that Malaria Consortium's SMC programme is highly effective and (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Call for Applications to Malaria Consortium's Dr Sylvia Meek Scholarship for Entomology in South Africa
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is proud to continue its partnership with the University of Pretoria, South Africa, to continue the Dr Sylvia Meek scholarship for Entomology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A New Strain of Drug Resistant Malaria Has Sprung Up in Africa
Here’s how we fight back (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic mutations that cause malaria drug resistance common in Asia, Africa
Genetic mutations that fuel resistance to a drug intended to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are common in countries that are fighting the disease, according to a PLOS Genetics analysis. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Mutations In Malaria Parasite Might Affect Pregnant Women & Children The Most
Researchers discovered how new forms of gene amplification within the genome of this parasite could potentially enhance resistance to the SP preventative treatment for malaria. The researchers warn this may encourage the evolution of new resistant strains. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

New mutations in malaria parasite encourage resistance against key preventive drug
(PLOS) In the ongoing arms race between humans and the parasite that causes malaria, Taane Clark and colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) report that new mutations that enhance resistance to a drug used to prevent malaria in pregnant women and children are already common in countries fighting the disease. The new results are published Dec. 31 in PLOS Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multiple mosquito blood meals accelerate malaria transmission
(PLOS) Multiple bouts of blood feeding by mosquitoes shorten the incubation period for malaria parasites and increase malaria transmission potential, according to a study published Dec. 31 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Lauren Childs of Virginia Tech, Flaminia Catteruccia of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria Prevention Pushes Forward in Africa Despite Pandemic Malaria Prevention Pushes Forward in Africa Despite Pandemic
Experts warn that malaria cases will likely increase as Covid-19 wears on, but aid work within communities is helping.Undark (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Bites Harder Under the Cover of Covid-19
[Nation] Global efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 have pushed the fight against malaria to the back burner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Get relief from diarrhea with wild tea leaves
(Natural News) Osyris quadripartita, commonly known as wild tea plant, is a member of the sandalwood (Santalaceae) family, which is composed of flowering plants that are partially parasitic to other plants. In Africa, the wild tea plant is widely used in traditional medicine. Its leaves, for instance, are used to treat malaria in Ethiopia and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Child Malaria Deaths 'Slashed By Rainy Season Regimen'
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Giving antimalarial medicines to children monthly during the rainy season cut malaria deaths in children by 42 per cent, making a case for wide implementation in malaria-endemic African regions, a study found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

$3.9M project on self-deleting genes takes aim at mosquito-borne diseases
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) To control mosquito populations and prevent them from transmitting diseases such as malaria, many researchers are pursuing strategies in mosquito genetic engineering. A new Texas A&M AgriLife Research project aims to enable temporary " test runs " of proposed genetic changes in mosquitoes, after which the changes remove themselves from the mosquitoes' genetic code. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Central African Republic: Continuity of HIV, TB and Malaria Services in Challenging Operational Environments
[GFO] The RAME, R éseau d'Accès aux Médicaments Essentiels (Access to Essential Medicines Network), commissioned a study in 2019 on community organizations' good practices, opportunities, and limitations in ensuring continuity of care in challenging operational environments (COEs). Five countries, classified as CO Es by the Global Fund, were selected to participate in the study: Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Mali, and Niger. RAME is the Francophone Africa platform of the Global Fund' (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: ACB Launches Campaign for Next Global Fund Strategy Development
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-The African Constituency Bureau (ACB) for the Global Fund launched an advocacy campaign "African Voice for the Global Fund" to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria that will last for at least 7 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Injuries and their related household costs in a tertiary hospital in Ghana - Blankson PK, Nonvignon J, Aryeetey G, Aikins M.
This study set out to determine the associated patient costs of reported injury cases at the Accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Namibia: Young Academic Joins Malaria Fight
[Namibian] MALARIA has been a disease that Namibia has been fighting for decades, and many initiatives have been implemented to eradicate it in regions that are most hit, especially in the northern and north-eastern parts of Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: World Vision to Lead Fight Against HIV and Malaria
[Nyasa Times] World Vision will partner the Malawi government's Ministry of Health to implement interventions to fight Malaria, Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS across the country. The grants, given by Global Fund, will be rolled out from January 2021 and run to 2024. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Prevention - 13 Million Children Reached in 9 States - Govt
[Leadership] The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), has said that about 13 million eligible children were reached with the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) initiative in nine states in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 13 Million Children Reached in 9 States for Malaria Prevention - Govt
[Leadership] The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), has said that about 13 million eligible children were reached with the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) initiative in nine states in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Top Global Health Moments of 2020
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth International Community Health Nurse Olivia Yeboah thoroughly washes her hands at the Akropong Clinic in Ghana. Photo by Emmanuel Attramah, PMI Impact Malaria/US President's Malaria Initiative.December 17, 2020If we wanted to, we could list a COVID-19 moment for every month of 2020.  We all know that the onset of the coronavirus pandemic—first in China and then worldwide—overwhelmed news coverage this year. And with good reason. It’s the first large-scale global pandemic in 100 years. At the time this article was publ...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: HIV & AIDS COVID-19 Nutrition Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Nursing Midwifery 2020 Health Workers Source Type: news

Uganda: Apac Leaders Decry Discrepancies in Mosquito Net Supply
[Monitor] By Bill Oketch (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers use artificial intelligence to ID mosquitos
(PLOS) Rapid and accurate identification of mosquitoes that transmit human pathogens such as malaria is an essential part of mosquito-borne disease surveillance. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have shown the effectiveness of an artificial intelligence system--known as a Convoluted Neural Network--to classify mosquito sex, genus, species and strain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: WHO Supports the Ministry of Health to Train Members of the Traditional Health Practitioners' Association of Zambia On Covid - 19
[WHO] The World Health Organization Country Office has continued to provide support to the Ministry of Health and the Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI) to engage communities in the national response to COVID-19. Traditional healers in Zambia are consulted by people in communities for health problems such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, mental health and many others. This places them at high risk of getting infected by COVID-19 and them also infecting others. It is for this reason that the M (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists solve 100-year-old cerebral malaria mystery using neuroimaging techniques
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) Scientists have shown for the first time that cerebral malaria causes death in adults by triggering oxygen-deprivation in the brain, in new research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.Already available treatments, such as hypothermia, may slow brain oxygen-deprivation in cerebral malaria patients. The researchers say these neuronal survival-enhancing approaches could soon be trialled in adults with cerebral malaria, alongside existing anti-malarial treatments, to hopefully improve survival. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Extra-Long Malaria Season in Borno Claims Lives
[MSF] Nigeria has some of the highest number of deaths from malaria worldwide. Usually, peak malaria season takes place during the rainy season from August to mid-October, when mosquitoes breed, after which patient numbers begin to decrease. This year, however, medical teams from M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) working in northeast Nigeria's Borno state have witnessed a spike in malaria cases even into the dry season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Uneven Strides Toward Malaria Treatment for Pregnant Women
[Premium Times] Although there are interventions against malaria in pregnancy in place, there are still gaps that could jeopardise efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kebbi Challenges Typify Why Nigeria Has Failed to Meet Malaria Eradication Target
[Premium Times] Kebbi has had the highest number of malaria cases in the country for the past five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 108,000 Households in Biharamulo Lined Up for Spray
[Daily News] APPROXIMATELY 108,000 households in Biharamulo District will be sprayed in an effort to control the spread of malaria, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Malaria Caseloads Fall By Nine Million in 20 Years - WHO
[Premium Times] With an estimated 215 million cases (94 per cent) in 2019, Africa continues to account for the highest malaria burden globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Preventative Measures Key in Malaria Fight'
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is taking preventative measures to curb and control the spread of malaria following a surge of deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Faith, Philanthropy, Community - How to Save Hundreds of Thousands from Malaria Amid Covid-19
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The J.C. Flowers Foundation and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria ('Friends') are focusing attention on how faith leaders, philanthropists and community partners are uniting against the scourge of malaria, despite the disruptions of Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Cases Increase By 42 Percent
[Monitor] Malaria cases have increased by 42 per cent from 10,483,412 cases in 2018/19 to 14,904,773 in 2019/20 according to Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Amphibian die-offs worsened malaria outbreaks in Central America
(American Geophysical Union) The global collapse of frogs and other amphibians due to the amphibian chytrid fungus exacerbated malaria outbreaks in Costa Rica and Panama during the 1990s and 2000s, according to new research. The findings provide the first evidence that amphibian population declines have directly affected human health and show how preserving biodiversity can benefit humans as well as local ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Don't Forget Malaria Carnage of Malaria While World Focuses on Covid-19 - Researchers, Health Professionals
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Twenty-one countries have experienced three consecutive years of zero indigenous cases of malaria since 2000. Ten countries where malaria once raged have been certified free of malaria by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Don't Forget Carnage of Malaria While World Focuses on Covid-19 - Researchers, Health Professionals
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Twenty-one countries have experienced three consecutive years of zero indigenous cases of malaria since 2000. Ten countries where malaria once raged have been certified free of malaria by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Hinders Fight Against Malaria in Africa
[DW] The WHO is worried that it will fail to reach the goals set in the fight against malaria. Death rates are expected to rise sharply again in 2020 because resources are being diverted to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Don't Forget the Carnage of Malaria While World Focuses on Covid-19 Say Researchers, Health Prfessionals
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Twenty-one countries have experienced three consecutive years of zero indigenous cases of malaria since 2000. Ten countries where malaria once raged have been certified free of malaria by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Huge Progress in Reducing Malaria Deaths Threatened by Lack of Funding and Attention Say Malaria Experts
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Although Africa continues to be the region in the world hardest hit by malaria, it has made major gains in reducing the number of cases - and deaths - over the past decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Huge Progress in Cutting Malaria Deaths is Threatened by Lack of Funding and Attention - Malaria Experts
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Although Africa continues to be the region in the world hardest hit by malaria, it has made major gains in reducing the number of cases - and deaths - over the past decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Countries Rise to Double Challenge of Malaria & COVID-19 - Pandemic Looms Over a Malaria-Free Future
[RBM] Geneva -- Africa avoids doubling of malaria deaths in 2020, however progress continues to flatline in high-burden countries South-East Asia makes great strides towards malaria elimination 10 countries across all continents reach zero malaria in the last five years (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Calls for Reinvigorated Action to Fight Malaria
[WHO] Global malaria gains threatened by access gaps, COVID-19 and funding shortfalls (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid-19, Funding Shortages Affect Malaria Progress In High-Burden African Nations
Gaps in access to life-saving tools, Covid-19, and funding shortage together are undermining the global fight against malaria, especially in high-burden countries in Africa. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Disha Shetty, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

COVID-19 threatens global progress against malaria, warns UN health agency
Gaps in life-saving interventions are undermining efforts to curb malaria, amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic could set back the fight against the disease even further, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) has said.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: The Stark Reality and Broken Promises Behind Cuts to Overseas Development Assistance
[Malaria Consortium] Today's announcement by the UK Government to reduce the proportion of Gross National Income spent on overseas aid from 0.7 percent to 0.5 percent will reverse huge gains made in recent years towards meeting global health goals. Reducing the UK government's aid commitment to 0.5 percent, equivalent to a £4.34 billion reduction[1], will have a profoundly damaging impact on vulnerable populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa Should Be at the Forefront of a Global Response to COVID-19
Women in Nigeria collect food vouchers as part of a programme to support families struggling under the COVID-19 lockdown. Credit: WFP/Damilola OnafuwaBy Aeneas Chapinga ChumaJOHANNESBURG, Nov 27 2020 (IPS) As COVID-19 swept across the globe, one thing became clear: a well-functioning, well-resourced, agile and resilient health system can mean the difference between life and death. For Africa, the economic costs of the health pandemic were high. The prescription was often worse than the illness as Africa’s poor found themselves without work, food and even access to health care as economies were locked down across the ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aeneas Chapinga Chuma Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Brit who caught Covid, malaria & dengue fever in India now fighting to recover from deadly COBRA bite
A British man who contracted malaria, dengue fever and Covid-19 while working for a charity in India is now battling to recover from a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria, 10 Others to Get $500m Grant to Fight TB, HIV, Malaria
[Daily Trust] The Global Fund, in collaboration with the African Union says it will invest $500m in Nigeria and 10 other nations in the next three years to support their responses against tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news