Africa: Annual SMERG Meeting Drives Digitalisation of Malaria Surveillance
Discussions focused on ways to streamline surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation to sustain crucial gains and fully respond to emerging priorities in malaria control and elimination, including the use of digital technologies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

As COVID Wanes, Tuberculosis Deaths Must Become Visible
Tuberculosis has killed 1,5 million people in 2020 - mostly in African and Asian countries - while two million people died of COVID-19 worldwide during the same period. Credit: Athar Parvaiz/IPSBy Angelique Luabeya Kany KanyCAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 19 2022 (IPS) It is time to treat the scourge of Tuberculosis scourge with the same urgency as we did the COVID-19 pandemic. As we emerge from the devastating toll of the pandemic on people’s lives and on global economies, we must wake up to face the staggering toll of 1.5 million Tuberculosis deaths and 10 million new infections recorded in 2020. And these deaths wer...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angelique Luabeya Kany Kany Tags: Africa Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

Mosquitoes Bite More During the Day Than Previously Thought
While malaria research and control strategies have focused on mosquitoes’ nocturnal activity, almost one-third of bites occur while the sun is up, a new study estimates. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 17, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Roche enters partnership with the Global Fund to support low- and middle-income countries in strengthening critical diagnostics infrastructure
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), through its Global Access Program, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are joining forces to build and strengthen diagnostic capacity and pandemic preparedness in low-and middle-income countries fighting against HIV and tuberculosis (TB). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

South Africa: Deputy President David Mabuza Welcomes Replenishment of Global Fund Grant for HIV and Aids Programmes
[Govt of SA] Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC), welcomes the signing of the Global Fund grant that will continue to support HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes, as well as strengthen South Africa's health system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Roche enters partnership with the Global Fund to support low- and middle-income countries in strengthening critical diagnostics infrastructure
Almost half of the world ’s population has no or limited access to diagnosticsThis situation is especially acute in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where diagnostics plays a critical role for treating and containing the spread of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and HIVNew partnership between Roche and the Global Fund supports low- and middle-income countries in broadening access to diagnostics, helping millions of previously undiagnosed people with TB and HIV get diagnosed and eventually treatedBasel, 12 May 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), through its Global Access Program, and The Globa...
Source: Roche Media News - May 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche enters partnership with the Global Fund to support low- and middle-income countries in strengthening critical diagnostics infrastructure
Almost half of the world ’s population has no or limited access to diagnosticsThis situation is especially acute in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where diagnostics plays a critical role for treating and containing the spread of infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis (TB) and HIVNew partnership between Roche and the Global Fund supports low- and middle-income countries in broadening access to diagnostics, helping millions of previously undiagnosed people with TB and HIV get diagnosed and eventually treatedBasel, 12 May 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), through its Global Access Program, and The Globa...
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: World's First Malaria Vaccine Coming to Nigeria, Others in Sub-Saharan Africa
[Vanguard] On the heels of its success in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, there are strong indications that the world's first malaria vaccine will soon be available in Nigeria and across Sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Zambezi Reports Four Malaria Deaths, 4 622 Cases
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Health and Social Services says the Zambezi region continues to record a high number of malaria cases despite efforts to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 9, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Are Antimalarial Drugs Still Effective?
[Africa Renewal] Esther Ayuga knows all too well what to do when her four-year-old son Jeremy Otieno develops a fever: take him to the nearest health centre, Kaluo Health Centre immediately. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 6, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Tayebwa Wants Malaria Funds to Reach Affected Communities
[Nile Post] The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, has called for change of scope in the management of funds allocated to the fight against malaria, saying it needs to be spent on the cause other than conferences and workshops. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Famacare Marks 3rd Anniversary With Free Malaria Test, Treatment
[Vanguard] To mark the 3rd Anniversary and commemorate the 2022 World Malaria Day, Famacare, a healthcare provider committed to providing primary healthcare services to residents of densely populated areas, has carried out free malaria testing for Egbeda and Abule-Egba communities in Lagos State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 4, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19 Has Made Tuberculosis Even More Of A Forgotten Pandemic
The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic goes well beyond the disease itself. It extends to neglected tropical diseases, as well as the big three infectious diseases malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis, by crowding out R&D funds and disrupting non-Covid-19 related healthcare services. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Nigeria: LASG to Scale Up Innovation, Deploy New Tools to Combat Malaria
[Vanguard] Lagos State Government has pledged to scale up innovation and deploy new tools to combat malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eradicating Malaria
[Shabait] Malaria is one of the world's killer diseases. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, in 2020, the number of infection worldwide was 241,000,000, while the number of deaths stood at 627,000, with 95 % of malaria incidences and 96% of deaths occurring in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news