Malaria on the rise - and the US not ready: CDC's supply of drugs to treat the disease is EXPIRED
An expert from the University of Maryland School Medicine has warned that the CDC's remaining supply of the IV form of quinidine gluconate expired in April 2019. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Surge in Malaria Cases Despite War On the Disease
[East African] In 2018, Uganda became the first of 11 countries which account for the highest burden of malaria disease to launch a targeted malaria control response. This was a global campaign to reduce cases and deaths caused by malaria by at least 40 per cent by 2020 and subsequently by 75 per cent by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease more likely to affect older, wealthy white women
Disease most common in women aged 61 to 65 Related items fromOnMedica Not tackling infections in homeless could spark epidemics Concerns over UK young adults ’ readiness for first sex Malaria cases rise sharply Texting can improve flu jab uptake HPV programme linked to dramatic fall in cervical disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno State Launches First Malaria Operational Plan
[WHO] Maiduguri, 13 August 2019 - Following recommendations from malaria interventions in Borno State Nigeria, the Malaria Annual Operational Plan (MAOP) was developed and launched on 08 August 2019 with technical support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Artists, Athletes Sign Pledge to End Aids, TB, Malaria By 2030
[Premium Times] British-Nigerian-American actor, David Oyelowo, has joined other global artistes and athletes to sign an open letter to seven-year- olds, promising to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics by 2030 - the year the children will become adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GPs should avoid antibiotics for non-bullous impetigo
NICE proposes use of antiseptic creams instead Related items fromOnMedica Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Patients often avoid vaccinations due to fear of side effects Double check patients with ‘penicillin’ allergy to avoid MRSA risk Ibuprofen not a safe alternative to antibiotics for uncomplicated UTIs Inhaled corticosteroids linked to higher infection risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Uganda says malaria prevalence surges, cites climate change and refugees
Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors including a refugee influx, climate change and a decline in the use of protective nets. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rwanda: Two Pensioners On a Mission to Tackle Malaria
[New Times] A mosquito bite is one of the unpleasant incidents that people want to avoid as it can result into a malaria infection, but new products developed by two pensioners seems to have a response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Burundian YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: YouTube Child Star's Death Spotlights Malaria Epidemic
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Malaria, spread when female mosquitoes bite humans, kills almost half a million people each year, with 90% of deaths in Africa (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: A Stagnating Fight Against Malaria Calls for New Strategies
[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Kenya seemed to be on track to win the fight against malaria. It distributed millions of insecticide-treated bed nets. It fumigated countless homes. It made drugs and diagnostic testing cheap and available. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Corruption Kills More Nigerians Than HIV/Aids, Malaria - ActionAids Boss
[Vanguard] Abuja -Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Mrs. Ene Obi, has said corruption kills more people in Nigeria than HIV/Aids and malaria put together. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Fresh Bid to Reduce Malaria Cases in Gisagara
[New Times] Officials from Southern Province and the Ministry of Health have launched campaign to raise awareness about malaria prevention in Gisagara District ahead of the rainy season that starts next month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Use of Drones in Malaria Fight to Begin With Gasabo
[New Times] Rwanda will by the end of this month start using drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it steps up efforts to eliminate malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Malaria Kills 66
[The Herald] GOVERNMENT has raised concerns over the increase in malaria-related illnesses in Manicaland this year, with 66 people reported to have died this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Defers Mega Pilot Test for Malaria Vaccine
[Nation] Kenya has postponed a large-scale pilot test for a malaria vaccine that could reduce the burden of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Yobe, WHO and Malaria Consortium Target Close to 200,000 Children for Malaria Prevention in High Risk Areas
[WHO] The Yobe State Ministry of Health, WHO and Malaria Consortium are delivering seasonal malaria prophylaxis to nearly 190,000 children aged 03 - 59 months across 60 wards of Yusufari, Tarmuwa, Bade, Machina, Nguru and Karasuwa local government areas (LGAs). The targeted LGAs reported highest malaria cases in 2018 in the State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Anti-Malaria Crusade
[Daily News] NDC plans pesticide production PLANS are underway by the National Development Corporation (NDC) to embark on production of bio-pesticides at Kibahabased biolarvicide plant. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Death Toll in Burundi Rivals DRC Ebola Deaths - OCHA
[RFI] A malaria outbreak of "epidemic proportions" has killed some 1,800 people in Burundi in 2019, with a death toll on par with neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo's contagious Ebola, according to the latest report by OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Govt Playing Politics with Deadly Malaria Outbreak?
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that 5.7 million cases of malaria were recorded in Burundi in 2019, and with a population of just over 11 million, this is about half its population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Read terrifying stories of the travellers who claim taking anti-malarial Lariam wrecked their lives
There is growing concern that 19-year-old Alana Cutland's death might have been the result of a psychotic episode caused by the anti-malaria tablets she was taking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: LMHRA, St. Joseph Catholic Hosp. Conduct Research On Malaria
[Observer] The Liberian partners of the IGORCADIA Project (Improved Governance and Research Capacities in Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases) of the Liberia Medicines and Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) started a research about the Diagnostic Performance of Malaria (DiagLib) at the St. Joseph Catholic Hospital in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Cases Rise in Congo Border City Amid Fears of Outbreak Spreading
(KINSHASA, Congo) — The 1-year-old daughter and the wife of the man who died of Ebola in Congo’s city of Goma this week have tested positive for the disease, health officials confirmed Thursday, while Rwanda briefly closed its border with Congo over the virus outbreak that now enters its second year. It is the first transmission of Ebola inside Goma, a city of more than 2 million people on the Rwandan border, a scenario that health experts have long feared. The painstaking work of finding, tracking and vaccinating people who had contact with the man — and the contacts of those contacts — has begun. ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Saleh Mwanamilongo and Ignatius Ssuuna / AP Tags: Uncategorized congo onetime Source Type: news

Mozambique: Malaria Consortium Announces New Malaria Surveillance Programme in Mozambique
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of a three-year project entitled "Strengthening malaria surveillance for data-driven decision making in Mozambique". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Breed Malaria-Fighting Mosquitoes
[Monitor] Government will establish an insectarium where research on genetically-modified mosquitoes will be conducted under a project to fight malaria in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: UK Gives Uganda U.S.$.56 Million for Malaria Fight
[Monitor] The United Kingdom has boosted Uganda's fight against malaria with Shs206b for a period of five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Targets Malaria Prevention in Nigeria, Two Other Countries
[Premium Times] Malaria Consortium, a nonprofit organisation specialised in malaria prevention, has launched a sessional Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in three African countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

IntraHealth to Celebrate Innovations in Health at SwitchPoint Shibuya in Tokyo
July 30, 2019IntraHealth International,The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Japan Center for International Exchange will host SwitchPoint Shibuya—a globally-curated event focused on inventive approaches to solving health challenges in Africa. The August 31st event will feature talks and performances, interactive microlabs, and a networking reception.  The conference will take place at state-of-the-art creative incubator EDGEof in the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo, just days after theSeventh Tokyo Conference on African Development, where...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: SwitchPoint Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Consortium Launches 'Top-Rated' Malaria Prevention Campaign in Africa's Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention campaign has begun across three countries in the Sahel region of Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug-resistant superbugs spreading in European hospitals
Research has found strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae resistant to the carbapenems spreading through hospitals Related items fromOnMedica GPs given help to spot Lyme disease Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Antibiotic research programme launched Measles cases triple in Europe but immunisation rates grow Chief medical officer launches push for flu jab drive (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Africa: Countries Strategize Their Plan On Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) to End Preventable Child Death
[WHO] Globally, 5.4 million children under the age of 5 died in 2017. Nearly half of these deaths (2.71 million) occurred in sub-Saharan Africa. Pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria remain the main causes of death among children 2-59 months of age. Since 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have recommended the integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) as a key strategy to deliver life-saving interventions for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea to populations with poor access to health services. iCCM i (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Launches Vector Control Strategy to Curb Malaria
[Daily News] Following a series of alarming disease outbreaks like malaria and dengue fever in the country, the government launched a five-year National Strategy for Vector Control (2019-2024) in Dar es Salaam yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dilemma in Tanzania Malaria Campaign
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It is a quiet and warm Friday night around 10pm. Mr Hubert Ishengoma and friends sit for a drink at an open-air pub in Dar es Salaam's Mbagala Kuu suburb. But all is not well. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Global Nutrition Is the Cornerstone of Global Health
By Jenny Dyer, Founder of the 2030 CollaborativeJuly 26, 2019Advocacy from the faith sector, particularly from the politically right-of-center voter, is now more crucial than ever.In March, the Trump Administration released its annual budget recommendations for Congress to consider for Appropriations, and for the third year in a row, this Administration recommended draconian cuts to the International Affairs Account, or our foreign assistance. For this sliver of an account representing a mere 1% of the entire U.S. budget, they recommended an overall cut of 24% to this account for FY20.In mid-May, the House Appropriations...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Nutrition Leadership and Governance Policy & Advocacy SwitchPoint Source Type: news

Uganda: Apac Changes Tact in Fight Against Malaria
[Monitor] Residents of Apac District have changed tactics in the fight against malaria by destroying all mosquito breeding sites in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Drug-Resistant Malaria Has 'Terrifying Prospect' of Spreading to Africa - Researchers
[Premium Times] Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs, which were identified in parts of Asia, now has "terrifying prospect" of spreading to Africa, new findings suggest. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antimalarial treatments less effective in severely malnourished children
(Infectious Diseases Data Observatory) Researchers have found that severe malnutrition is associated with lower exposure to the antimalarial drug lumefantrine in children treated with artemether-lumefantrine, the most common treatment for uncomplicated falciparum malaria. The study, which is the first to specifically address this, has been published in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. It calls urgently for further research into optimised dosing regimens for undernourished children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multidrug-Resistant Malaria Spreading in Southeast Asia -Study Multidrug-Resistant Malaria Spreading in Southeast Asia -Study
Malaria parasites resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia, scientists warned on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Multi-drug resistant malaria spreading fast, could cause 'terrifying prospect,' scientists say
The risk is rising that the new strain could threaten sub-Saharan Africa, where most malaria cases and deaths occur. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Malaria parasites resistant to key drugs have spread rapidly in South East Asia
Drug resistant parasites were first detected in Cambodia in 2008 and had spread to neighbouring countries by 2017. Experts fear the strain could reach Africa, where the disease is most fatal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resistant malaria spreading in South East Asia
Drug-resistant malaria parasites have moved from Cambodia to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia: study
Strains of malaria resistant to two key anti-malarial medicines are becoming more dominant in Vietnam, Laos and northern Thailand after spreading rapidly from Cambodia, scientists warned on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Rapidly spreading multidrug-resistant parasites render frontline malaria drug ineffective in southeast Asia
(The Lancet) Multidrug-resistant forms of Plasmodium falciparum parasites, the most lethal species causing human malaria, have evolved even higher levels of resistance to antimalarial drugs and spread rapidly since 2015, becoming firmly established in multiple regions of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, where they are causing alarmingly high treatment failure rates to a widely used frontline malaria drug combination. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Multidrug-resistant malaria spreading in Asia
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Genomic surveillance has revealed that malaria resistance to two first-line antimalarial drugs has spread rapidly from Cambodia to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia. Researchers discovered that descendants of one multi-drug resistant malaria strain are replacing the local parasites in Vietnam, Laos and northeastern Thailand, and are picking up additional new genetic changes which could further enhance resistance. The study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases reveals the importance of ongoing genomic surveillance in malaria control strategies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Uganda: Mobilise Public to Join the Fight Against Hepatitis B
[Monitor] In 2016, deaths caused by viral hepatitis surpassed all chronic infectious diseases, including HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis, according to a Global Burden of Disease study. The prevalence of hepatitis B in Uganda stands at 4.1 per cent, which means that 1.75 million people are infected. This is according to a study carried out by the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: 2019 DELTAS Africa Scientific Conference. - Interview of Aminatou Kone, a post-Doc fellow of MARCAD
[allAfrica] This conference "was also a platform for this young generation to express their views about how they perceive the future of science in Africa. We will leave here with new motivations and more opportunities." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Vaccine Not Just a Dream - Dr. Aminatou Kone
[allAfrica] Dakar -An African scientific conference this week was "a platform for this young generation to express their views about how they perceive the future of science in Africa. We will leave here with new motivations and more opportunities." - Aminata Kone (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Understanding the mode of action of the primaquine: New insights into a 70 year old puzzle
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) Researchers at LSTM have taken significant steps in understanding the way that the anti-malarial drug primaquine (PQ) works, which they hope will lead to the development of new, safer and more effective treatments for malaria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: 2019 DELTAS Africa Scientific Conference - Interview of Dr Sam Kinuyanjui from Kenya
[allAfrica] "There is still a huge amount of effort in trying to develop malaria vaccines." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news