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Namibia:Bank Releases Report On Funding the Fight Against Malaria
[Namibia Economist] The African Development Bank has released the report Money and Mosquitoes: The Economics of Malaria in an Age of declining Aid on the occasion of World Malaria Day 2018 on 25 April. The report examines financing in the battle against malaria focusing on the role of foreign aid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Fumigation Teams Helping in the Fight Against Malaria in Limpopo
[News24Wire] The Limpopo health department says spraying households with long-acting residual insecticides is helping in the fight against malaria. April 25 is World Malaria Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:We are Ready to Beat Malaria, Are You?
[allAfrica] Today the world commemorates World Malaria Day. Although Malaria is a life-threatening disease the good news is that it is curable and can be prevented. You can be infected with malaria when an infected female Anopheles mosquitoes bites you. Most malaria cases and deaths occur in the sub-Saharan Africa region. The World Health Organisation reports that there were 216 million cases of Malaria worldwide in 2016.   Here is what you had to say about the #WorldMalariaDay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Get malaria response ‘back on track,’ UN says, as progress stalls and funding flatlines
Marking World Malaria Day, the head of the United Nations health agency on Wednesday stressed the need to get the global response against the disease back on track while acknowledging progress that had  helped avert millions of malaria deaths, especially among children, since 2000. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH statement on World Malaria Day 2018
NIH reaffirms its commitment to conduct and support innovative scientific research needed to end malaria. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 25, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Malaria Day - WHO Urges Nigeria, Others to Boost Investments in Malaria Control
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on Nigeria and other countries affected by malaria in Africa to work with development partners to boost investments in malaria prevention and control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dose entire population with anti-malaria drugs to eradicate disease – study
Research shows that treating whole populations could wipe out the illness, but it requires decisive political action and a lot of moneyMalaria could be quickly eliminated in south-east Asia by an all-out effort to dose whole populations with drugs that treat the disease, regardless of whether people have symptoms or are healthy, say experts.The radical programme may be the best way to outpacerapidly spreading resistance to anti-malarial drugs, they believe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Malaria Global health Medical research Global development World news Science University of Oxford Source Type: news

How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years. Caused by a tiny parasite transported from person to person by a certain kind of mosquito, the disease poses a risk to nearly half the world’s population. The WHO attempted to eradicate malaria in the 1960s and while it succeeded in ridding many countries of the disease, it fell short of the goal due to growing drug resistance and by failing to focus enough attention on Africa. Every year on World Malaria Day, April 25, the malaria community celebrates progress made to date and focuses on the challenges ahead. This year is especially exciting as just this past Fri...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin M. Stuckey Tags: Uncategorized Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malaria World Malaria Day Source Type: news

Malawi:What's Holding Malawi Back in Its Fight Against Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is a major health problem in Malawi. Each year millions of cases are recorded - most are pregnant women and children under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Scientists Design a Novel Formula That Repels and Kills Mosquitoes
[The Conversation Africa] Long-lasting insecticide treated nets and indoor spraying are the main malaria vector control interventions recommended by the World Health Organisation. Both target mosquitoes that feed indoors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Mosquito Nets Used for Fishing in Nsanje
[Nyasa Times] Fishers along the Shire River and other fishing grounds in Nsanje District are using mosquito nets for fishing which the Fisheries Department has described a s worrisome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola:U.S. Spends U.S.$300 Million On Fight Malaria in Angola
[ANGOP] Soyo -The United States spent USD 300 million on combat malaria in Angola from 2005 to date, said US ambassador to Angola, Nina Fite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Cost of Medicines Leave Many At the Mercy of Malaria
[Daily Trust] Today is World Malaria Day. Daily Trust looks at how the cost of anti-malarial weighs down on the populace (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Malaria Day 2018 - Ready to Beat Malaria
[Guardian] Malaria remains one of the oldest diseases in the world. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, 3.4 billion people live in areas at risk of malaria transmission in 91 countries and territories. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fresh search for a vaccine against malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax
Hundreds of millions of people each year are infected with Plasmodium vivax, the most widespread form of malaria worldwide. An EU-funded project is tackling the mosquito-borne parasite, leading cutting-edge research efforts to accelerate the development of effective vaccines. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 25, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

An effective vaccine for the deadliest malaria
EU-funded researchers are using the latest vaccine technologies and antigen discovery tools to develop a multi-stage, multi-antigen vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite responsible for the deadliest form of malaria. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - April 25, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

To Truly Manage Malaria in Uganda, Diagnosis Matters
April 24, 2018Treatment without a proper diagnosis can undermine malaria care. Now Uganda is working to eliminate this practice.Susan Adongo, a 26-year-old stay-at-home mum, has not been feeling well for the past few days.As she runs her daily errands, she feels a slight backache, fatigue, and headache. Today she has traveled over three kilometers to Kyere Health III to see a health worker about what is afflicting her.“I know for sure this is malaria,” Susan says. “The village health team has always mentioned to us the symptoms of malaria during the health talk sessions and this is exactly what I am exper...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Africa:Zambian Malaria Expert Honoured on World's Greatest Leaders List
[allAfrica] Cape Town -An African scientist on the cutting edge of research into drugs which have the potential to both protect and cure people from malaria in a single dose has been named as one of "the world's 50 greatest leaders" by Fortune, the American business magazine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:When Malaria is Just Part of Growing Up
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Growing up in West or Central Africa, malaria is the most common illness you suffer from. I would say, where I lived in  Buea at the foot of Mount Cameroon, that nearly everyone is hit by malaria at least twice a year. It has become so common that at the first symptoms - cold shivers and a high temperature in the evening - we run to the drug store at the side of the road and get some malaria pills. It starts getting worse around the third day, and then you think maybe I should go to hospital. And that' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria on rise in crisis-hit Venezuela, WHO says
GENEVA (Reuters) - Malaria is spreading rapidly in crisis-hit Venezuela, with more than an estimated 406,000 cases in 2017, up roughly 69 percent from a year before, the largest increase worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

World Malaria Day 2018: We are ready to beat malaria
25 April 2018, Cairo On World Malaria Day 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are calling on all concerned parties to be ready to end malaria a disease which can be fatal and which affects millions of people, claiming many lives annually.  This year’s World Malaria Day coincides with activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of WHO. Over the last 7 decades, WHO has been providing support to countries to fight malaria. “Ready to beat malaria” is the theme of this year’s day. The theme underscores the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 24, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Africa:'You're Miserable. You're Beyond Miserable.' - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Having Malaria
[allAfrica] For millions of Africans, malaria is a debilitating disease which repeatedly disrupts their lives and their productivity, leaving them "miserable, beyond miserable" every time it strikes, as the award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:With Medicines Security, We Can Beat Malaria
[Vanguard] This year marks the third consecutive year that I chair the National World Malaria Day Committee on behalf of Dr Okechukwu Akpa, the PMGMAN Chairman. Although some progress has been made, the situation remains dire. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bill Gates Scared of Mosquitoes More Than Sharks
[Daily Trust] Founder of Microsoft and one time world's wealthiest man, Bill Gates said that he is more scared of Mosquitoes than Sharks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Time to double down on malaria
The fight against this global health menace has stalled, raising risk of a resurgence (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa:U.S.$4.1 Billion Investment Commitment Made to Rid Commonwealth of Malaria
[EA Business] London -A landmark £2.9bn ($4.1bn) commitment was made to invest in ridding the Commonwealth of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:60% of Cases in Ebonyi Hospitals Caused By Malaria - Govt
[Vanguard] Abakaliki -Ebonyi State government yesterday, said 60 per cent of hospital attendance in the state was caused by malaria and its negative effects on the people of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Bridge Malaria Funding Gap With N108bn Lifeline
[Vanguard] AS the world marks this year's World Malaria Day, Nigeria has renewed its efforts by committing to raise malaria up the national priority list, including securing $300 million (108 billion ) in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to help finance its national malaria strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Mombasa Residents Grapple With Mosquito-Borne Diseases
[Nation] Mombasa residents are still grappling with malaria, dengue and chikungunya as Governor Hassan Joho promises to eradicate the mosquito borne diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Malaria Day - Firm to Give Out Drugs for Free
[This Day] As Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark the World Malaria Day April 25, 2018, with the theme: 'End Malaria for Good,' a Nigerian firm, Superior Pharmaceuticals, makers of Sumether and Sumether Plus a combination of Artemether and Lumefantrine popularly known as ACT combination therapy, will be actively involved in the campaign by giving out free malaria drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaria study reveals gene variants linked to risk of disease
(University of Edinburgh) Many people of African heritage are protected against malaria by inheriting a particular version of a gene, a large-scale study has shown. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:'Our Push to Eliminate Malaria'
[Times of Zambia] For much of the world, malaria is a disease people worry about when they travel abroad. But for citizens from many Commonwealth nations it is no holiday disease. Malaria is a very real scourge that targets the most cherished members of our society -- pregnant women and children below the age of five. Our labour force is plagued by days away from work due to illness, or time spent as a carer for a sick member of the family. Malaria is the biggest cause of attendance at health facilities, and every Zambian f (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Renews Fight Against Malaria With $300m Commitment
[Vanguard] AS the world marks this year's World Malaria Day, Nigeria has renewed its efforts by committing to raise malaria up the national priority list, including securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to help finance its national malaria strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Why Kenya Isn't Winning the War Against Malaria in Some Counties
[The Conversation Africa] In the past 15 years the Kenyan government has made great strides in preventing and controlling malaria. It has issued insecticide treated bed nets, sprayed people's homes with insecticides and ensured that there is widespread diagnostic testing. These efforts have resulted in a significant drop in transmission rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Pledges to Secure N108 Billion to Eliminate Malaria
[Premium Times] The federal government has committed to secure $300 million (about N108 billion) from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Secure $300m Loan to Finance National Malaria Strategy
[This Day] To help eliminate the malaria scourge in Nigeria, the Federal Government will be securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:Group Seeks New Combination Therapies for Malaria
[Premium Times] Medicines for Malaria Ventures (MMV) says it is working with various organisations to develop new combination therapies to address the challenges of anti-malarial drug resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Nation Hasn't Beaten Malaria
[Premium Times] Malaria continues to be a major public health problem in 97 countries and territories in the tropics and subtropics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Malaria Is Still Responsible for 30 Percent Child Deaths in Nigeria - FG
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government has said that malaria is still responsible for 30 per cent of child deaths and 11 per cent maternal deaths in the country because of the continued use of oral monotherapy for the treatment of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:New Diagnostic Test to Support Malaria Elimination to Be Developed
[PR Newswire] Seattle -Test will expand the range of diagnostic options available to guide treatment of Plasmodium vivax (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Malaria Eradication Top On Kenya's Universal Healthcare Goal, President Kenyatta Says
[Kenya Presidency] London -President Uhuru Kenyatta today said the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya's goal to achieve universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Govt Steps Up Efforts to Fight Malaria
[Focac] Dar es Salaam -Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday that they have stepped up measures to fight malaria, including distributing 236,420 liters of biological anti-mosquito pesticides across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Govt Ready to Beat Malaria, Says Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance of Ghana's readiness to overcome malaria, in view of his Government's commitment to executing the National Strategic Plan for Malaria Control and the innovative strategies adopted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Secure $300 Million Loan to Finance National Malaria Strategy
[Premium Times] As part of efforts to eliminate malaria in Nigeria, the Federal Government will be securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania to Eliminate Malaria By 99 Per Cent By 2020, VP Explains
[Daily News] VICE-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has revealed that, the number of deaths resulting from malaria has been reduced to just nine fatalities among 1000 people in Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FT Health: Malaria backsliding, the Vatican and gene-editing
Pharma frenzy, lethal loneliness, beyond the bombs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya:First Batch of Cuban Doctors to Arrive July
[Nation] The first batch of Cuban doctors is expected in the country in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Eradication of Malaria Top of President Kenyatta's Healthcare Agenda
[Capital FM] London -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday night said the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya's goal to achieve universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Commits to Halve Malaria Cases in Five Years
[New Times] Rwanda has joined the recently launched Commonwealth Nations initiative to curb malaria by half in the next five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Selection of a pyrethroid metabolic enzyme CYP9K1 by malaria control activities
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers from LSTM, with partners from a number of international institutions, have shown the rapid selection of a novel P450 enzyme leading to insecticide resistance in a major malaria vector. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news