BioNTech seeks to develop a more effective malaria vaccine
German group behind successful Covid jab hopes to have a vaccine in trials by 2022 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaccine maker BioNTech to use mRNA tech to target malaria
Pharmaceutical company BioNTech says it wants to use the mRNA technology behind its coronavirus vaccine to target malaria (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Africa: President Kenyatta Calls for Intensification of Fight Against Malaria in Africa
[Capital FM] KILIFI, Kenya, July 22, 2021, -President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for the intensification of fight against malaria and other diseases ravaging Africa even as the continent tackles Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New insights into immune responses to malaria
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) Advanced technologies have been used to solve a long-standing mystery about why some people develop serious illness when they are infected with the malaria parasite, while others carry the infection asymptomatically. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Consortium Highlights Vital Role of Responsive Surveillance Systems in Eliminating Malaria
[Malaria Consortium] In a new perspective paper published in IntechOpen, Malaria Consortium experts outline the importance of surveillance systems that are able to adapt to changing circumstances as a crucial component to achieving resilient and effective systems that support national malaria elimination targets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Records Steep Drop in Malaria Cases
[New Times] A combination of more use of mosquito treated nets and indoor residual spraying preventive interventions has seen Rwanda slash malaria cases by 71 per cent between 2016 and 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blocking how the malaria parasite suppresses the immune response
(Ohio State University) The parasites that cause severe malaria are well-known for the sinister ways they infect humans, but new research may lead to drugs that could block one of their most reliable weapons: interference with the immune response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resistance to antimalarial drugs measured, mapped by YSPH researchers
Yale researchers are working to scale up surveillance of drug-resistant malaria after the first case on the African continent was documented earlier this year. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Malawi: Empowering Children to Spearhead Malaria Fight
[Nyasa Times] Malaria hardly gives the people of Group Village Head (GVH) Kalupsa in Traditional Authority Chekucheku in Neno a space to breathe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda's Fight Against Malaria Gets U.S.$53 Million Boost
[New Times] The government has received a $53m grant from the Global Fund as a contribution towards a whopping Rwf295bn ($280 million) required in malaria prevention and treatment efforts running between 2020 and 2024, The New Times has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/malaria-vaccines-provide-strong-lasting-immunity " > Malaria vaccines provide strong and lasting immunity < /a >
Researchers developed a malaria vaccination strategy that provided broad, long-lasting protection in controlled clinical trials. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EXPENDABLE children: The WHO is experimenting with controversial malaria vaccine on children in Africa
(Natural News) As much of humanity willingly subjects itself to a massive global vaccine experiment in hopes of gaining protection against COVID-19, young African children are being subjected to experiments with a highly controversial malaria vaccine without informed consent for their parents. This is according to Jeremy R. Hammond of the Foreign Policy Journal, who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Big Number: 12 out of 200 types of mosquitoes spread diseases in the U.S.
West Nile, Zika, dengue and malaria are among the illnesses that some of these insects can carry. But there are ways to stem the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Tanzania: Foundation to Establish Special Fund to Honour Late President Mkapa
[Daily News] The Benjamin Mkapa Foundation (BMF) is on a mission to establish a special fund to be contributed by development partners, health stakeholders and well-wishers, an initiative that will enable the foundation to continue improving provision of health services in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bauchi Govt Targets 1.5m Children for Malaria Treatment - Official
[Daily Trust] Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Leprosy and Tuberculosis (BACATMA), says it has targeted 1.5 million children for the 2021 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Global Warming Means Spread of Malaria, Dengue
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- Climate change could put billions more people at risk for deadly mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, researchers said. They see the danger zone expanding within the United States, Europe and Asia. If... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: UK Aid Cuts Spark Fears Over Parasitic Killer That Stalks the Poor
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kacheliba, Kenya / Dhaka -- Efforts to halt visceral leishmaniasis - the deadliest parasitic disease after malaria - are threatened by cuts to UK aid funding, say health workers (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Launch of Cochrane Cameroon celebrated
The launch of Cochrane Cameroon was officially celebrated on 30 June from its base at theH ôpital Central de Yaoundé.At the launch Cochrane Cameroon highlighted its commitment to promoting evidence-based healthcare policy and practice; translation of research to policy and practice; advocating for evidence to promote access and equity to healthcare; effective collaboration, and, strengthening capacity for conducting and using systematic reviews." Cochrane Cameroon will play an important role in developing a critical mass of those who understand the role of evidence in improving healthcare, " sai...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

East Africa: There's a Hole in Region's Use of Treated Bed Nets - Study
[East African] East Africa is reporting mixed results in its use of and access to insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), which have been crucial in the fight against malaria infections since the 1990s. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Residents Turn Mosquito Nets Into Building Materials
[Monitor] Leaders in Rukungiri District have decried the misuse of mosquito nets, which were distributed by government to curb the spread of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Malaria - Why We Need Regulatory Frameworks for Vector Control Tools'
[Daily Trust] There is need to establish regulatory approval systems for vector control tools in Nigeria and the rest of Africa to achieve malaria elimination, the global health company, Vestergaard has advised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Simple blood tests may help improve malaria diagnosis in clinical studies
(eLife) Using simple blood tests could help researchers identify children who have been misidentified as having severe malaria, according to a study published today in eLife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

East Africa: How Covid-19 Measures Have Affected Food Safety in the Region
[The Conversation Africa] Foodborne diseases are thought to impose a health burden on society comparable to the "big three": malaria, HIV/AIDs and tuberculosis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: WHO and Global Fund Sign Cooperation Agreement to Scale Up HIV, TB and Malaria Interventions and Strengthen Health Systems
[WHO] The World Health Organization and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria signed a cooperation and financing agreement to implement 10 strategic initiatives to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics and strengthen systems for health. This new agreement, which will cover the 2021-2023 implementation period, aims to address some of the persistent challenges that impede progress against the three diseases and protect hard-won gains from new pandemics like COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - July 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria vaccine with live parasites given with cheap drug can give 100% protection against disease
A malaria vaccine that contains live parasites has been found 100 per cent effective in a small-scale trial, when taken alongside a £0.86 drug, a study by the US National Institutes of Health has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Malaria Without Symptoms a New Headache
[Nation] Children who have asymptomatic malaria are a hidden risk in the control measures against malaria, a research shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

China Is Malaria-Free, Says World Health Organization
The certification, a major accomplishment for the world’s most populous nation, may serve as an example to other countries struggling with malaria eradication. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 30, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Investigational malaria vaccine gives strong, lasting protection
Phase 1 trials conducted at NIH Clinical Center. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 30, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

China declared malaria-free after 70-year eradication campaign
WHO announcement sends ‘resounding message’ to countries still fighting the deadly disease, experts say (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ivermectin treatment in humans for reducing malaria transmission
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Malaria still kills millions. Researchers are excited by a new intervention: giving people a drug which kills mosquitoes that bite them. Incredibly, this is a reality, as the drug ivermectin, widely used for the control of parasite infections such as lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis, appears to do this. With some mosquitoes now resistant to the insecticides used in treated bed nets, this is a potentially important new control measure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Investigational malaria vaccine gives strong, lasting protection
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Two U.S. Phase 1 clinical trials of a novel candidate malaria vaccine have found that the regimen conferred unprecedentedly high levels of durable protection when volunteers were later exposed to disease-causing malaria parasites. The vaccine combines live parasites with either of two widely used antimalarial drugs -- an approach termed chemoprophylaxis vaccination. A Phase 2 clinical trial of the vaccine is now underway in Mali, a malaria-endemic country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: MSF Focal Persons Provide Nutrition Services to Children in Borno State's Hard-to-Reach Areas
[Nigeria Health Watch] The growing insurgency in Northeast Nigeria is negatively impacting the lives and health care of residents in the region, particularly mothers and their infants, who lack adequate care and face life-threatening food shortages. The insurgency has also worsened health issues such as malaria and malnutrition and has adversely obstructed access to clean water. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Discovery to Boost Malaria Treatment
[Nation] Africa's malaria control strategy is to advance following a new study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibodies help identify women protected from placental malaria
(eLife) Six antibody characteristics could help scientists identify which pregnant women are at risk of placental malaria infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NTU develops rapid malaria test kit that could aid diagnosis in developing countries
(Nanyang Technological University) A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has developed a test kit for malaria that delivers results in 30 minutes. The kit could facilitate the diagnosis of malaria in the field, as the equipment needed is anticipated to be lightweight, easy-to-use, and able to detect the disease in its early stages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Gavi and the Global Fund Sign Groundbreaking Agreement With International Federation of Accountants to Support in-Country Financial Management
[Global Fund] Geneva -- Global health leaders Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have joined forces with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) to contribute to, and support, the implementation of robust accounting practices in the public health sector and to improve overall financial management of donor funds by implementing countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - June 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Herd Immunity Remains Out of Reach Because of Inequitable Vaccine Distribution – 99% of People in Poor Countries Are Unvaccinated
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Launches Campaign to Eradicate Malaria By 2030
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawi's government Tuesday announced a goal to eliminate malaria, a leading cause of death in the country, by 2030. The mosquito-spread parasitic disease accounts for about 15% of Malawi's hospital admissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Striving to Curb Malaria - Rotary District Launches Two Fogging Machines
[Foroyaa] Rotary International and Rotary in District 9101 in their commitment to eliminate malaria for good, in the Gambia, has on Thursday 17th June 2021 launched and handed over two fogging Machines to the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Health Minister Admits Increase in Malaria Cases
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan minister of Health S ílvia Lutucuta said Thursday in Luanda that Angola is facing a serious and challenging situation related to malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

mRNA vaccine yields full protection against malaria in mice
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) WRAIR scientists and partners developed an mRNA vaccine that protects against malaria in animal models. Malaria remains a large public health and economic burden worldwide as well as a danger to deployed Service Members. This vaccine uses mRNA accompanied by a lipid nanoparticle to prompt cells to code for circumsporozoite protein, which then triggers an immune response against malaria. The vaccine achieved high levels of protection in mice, encouraging further development for the novel platform. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One in every 100 dies by their own hand, each suicide ‘a tragedy’ – WHO
New research published by the UN health agency on Thursday revealed that suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide – taking more lives each year than HIV, malaria, breast cancer, war and homicide. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Many Die From Road Accidents Than Malaria and Covid-19 Combined - Official
[Premium Times] The government said Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Keffi-Lafia and Abuja-Kano highways have the highest number of accident casualties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Fund Provides U.S.$900 Million for Anti-Malaria, Tuberculosis Intervention in Nigeria
[This Day] Global has allocated the sum of $900 million to support national efforts to address the challenges of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Road Crashes Killed More Than Malaria, Covid-19 in Jan - Govt
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Wednesday said fatalities recorded from road accidents in January 2021 were higher than those recorded from malaria and COVID-19 diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberians to Receive 2.7 Million Treated Bed Nets
[New Dawn] To help in malaria prevention and other infectious diseases in the country, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in partnership with Plan Liberia International and other partners launches a nationwide campaign to begin distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets or (ITNs ) to citizens across all 15 counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya, Cuba in Sh24 Billion Malaria War Project
[Nation] Kenya will work with Cuban specialists in a Sh24 billion project aimed at using biological methods to control mosquito breeding and curb the spread of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: More Nigerians Died From Road Accidents Than Malaria and Covid-19 Combined - Official
[Premium Times] The government said Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Keffi-Lafia and Abuja-Kano highways have the highest number of accident casualties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'Mosquito smoothie' innovation boosts future malaria vaccine potential
(Imperial College London) A faster method for collecting pure malaria parasites from infected mosquitos could accelerate the development of new, more potent malaria vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberians to Receive 2.7 Million Treated Bed Nets
[New Dawn] To help in malaria prevention and other infectious diseases in the country, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health in partnership with Plan Liberia International and other partners launches a nationwide campaign to begin distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets or (ITNs ) to citizens across all 15 counties. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news