Eritrea: Eritrea Success Story in the Areas of HIV, TB and Malaria Programs
[WHO] Government of the state of Eritrea has made a profound progress on the three programs of communicable diseases control program namely HIV, TB and Malaria, which emphasizes the value they place on ensuring health for all populations. The HIV, TB and Malaria programs are among the successful programs in the Ministry of Health, Eritrea which have shown marked reduction trends in morbidity and mortality throughout the past years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Drug Resistance Puts Africa's Malaria Success in Peril
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Resistance to the world's most powerful malaria drug could emerge in Africa, a genetic study has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Disease, Malaria Rife in Sudan Amid Medicine, Healthcare Shortages
[Radio Dabanga] Kordofan / White Nile State / Darfur / Omdurman -Reports are reaching Radio Dabanga from various parts of Sudan of a rise in water- and mosquito-borne diseases. Reactions to alleged mining-related toxins have also been reported. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Cases Decrease in Zambezi
[Namibian] THERE has been a reduction in malaria cases in the Zambezi region, as only 243 cases were reported so far this year, compared to 3 345 case recorded last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why Governments Must Prioritise Sustained Tobacco Control Investment in Low- & Middle-Income Nations
Credit: WHO/2017By Ryan Forrest, Sara Rose TaylorOTTAWA, Sep 2 2019 (IPS) Trends in global consumption of cigarettes haven’t improved since the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) earlier this summer. Perhaps this is because the FCTC on its own is not a magic bullet. Governments have paid the issue of tobacco-use a lot of lip service but they have invested very little to match the global burden of the epidemic. Simply agreeing on what needs to be done (i.e. negotiating and ratifying...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ryan Forrest Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tanzania: Why Malaria Fight in Tanzania Must Be People-Centred
[Citizen] Question: You have been on the campaign against malaria for over the past 20 years. What has it been like to fight a disease that's still rife even today? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Seattle-designed robot may speed up the fight against malaria
Researchers in Seattle hope to create a robot that will increase the rate of mosquito dissections in an effort to create a cure for malaria. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Launches National Blood Drive to Deal With Malaria Outbreak
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The Health Ministry has embarked on a national blood drive to deal with effects of malaria like severe anemia that has been recorded in various parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria treatment 'rapidly' clears malaria parasite and prevents its transmission in mice
A team from the University of Glasgow found that inhibiting the protein PfCLK3 blocks several stages that are critical to the parasite's complex life cycle. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial red blood cells enable research into malaria invasion
Researchers at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London have established a new model system that uses red blood cells grown in the laboratory to study how malaria parasites invade red blood cells. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Biological Sciences, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Source Type: news

Eradication goal splits malaria community
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Enserink, M. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Science and Policy In Depth Source Type: news

Validation of the protein kinase PfCLK3 as a multistage cross-species malarial drug target
The requirement for next-generation antimalarials to be both curative and transmission-blocking necessitates the identification of previously undiscovered druggable molecular pathways. We identified a selective inhibitor of the Plasmodium falciparum protein kinase PfCLK3, which we used in combination with chemogenetics to validate PfCLK3 as a drug target acting at multiple parasite life stages. Consistent with a role for PfCLK3 in RNA splicing, inhibition resulted in the down-regulation of more than 400 essential parasite genes. Inhibition of PfCLK3 mediated rapid killing of asexual liver- and blood-stage P. falciparum and...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Alam, M. M., Sanchez-Azqueta, A., Janha, O., Flannery, E. L., Mahindra, A., Mapesa, K., Char, A. B., Sriranganadane, D., Brancucci, N. M. B., Antonova-Koch, Y., Crouch, K., Simwela, N. V., Millar, S. B., Akinwale, J., Mitcheson, D., Solyakov, L., Dudek, K Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Kenya: Malaria Deaths Rise to Eight As Baringo Seeks Aid
[Nation] The Baringo County government has appealed for help from well-wishers and humanitarian agencies as the malaria outbreak in Tiaty continues to claim more lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: The troubles of a science PhD from the West
This article highlighted the struggles of young African researchers, especially in the biomedical field. There is a chronic shortage of PhDs in the continent to build a critical mass of researchers, and this is exacerbated by a poor state of the education system in the continent. Therefore, aspiring researchers have sought education abroad mostly through scholarships, in which one of the conditions is that they will come back home and contribute to alleviating the shortage of researchers. Many of the PhDs returned home to a bureaucratic system that makes it difficult for them to employ and use their skills. 14 PhDs who spo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Verah Vashti Okeyo Tags: Africa Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Africa: Canada Steps Up Fight Against Epidemics With a Major Increase to Global Fund
[Global Fund] Geneva -The Global Fund warmly welcomed today's announcement by Canadian Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, Maryam Monsef, of a new pledge of CAD 930.4 million to the Global Fund for the next three years. The new pledge - representing a 15.7% increase from Canada's previous pledge - is a tremendous investment in global efforts to end the epidemics of HIV, TB and malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Europe Commits $618 million to Fight Against Aids, TB, Malaria
[Citizen] The two-day, 45th Summit of the Group of Seven (G7) countries ends in Biarritz, France, today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Could serenading mosquitoes help stop the spread of malaria?
That annoying buzz we all recognise from summer evenings is actually a love song for a mosquito. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: WHO Allays Fears Over Mosquito Aerial Spraying
[New Times] Rwanda has turned to drones in spraying mosquito prone areas as it steps up efforts to eliminate malaria, a move that has attracted public scrutiny. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Current Tactics Cannot Win War on Malaria, Experts Say
[Nation] Experts now say the world may not win the war against malaria using current strategies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: First Lady Declares War on Malaria
[The Herald] Health and Child Care Ambassador, First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, has said measures are being taken to prevent conditions that promote the spread of malaria ahead of the onset of the rainy season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO: Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible
FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The eradication of malaria worldwide may eventually be possible, but when that might be achieved is unclear, according to the World Health Organization. The U.N. health agency is " unequivocally in favor " of wiping out... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Eradicating malaria 'can be done,' WHO says
It is theoretically possible to wipe out malaria but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: African Health Ministers Outline Plans to Tackle Malnutrition, Malaria
[Premium Times] Strategic plans to reduce the double burden of malnutrition and malaria in the African region are being fashioned out at the 69th Regional Committee meeting of the World Health Organisation (WHO) holding in the Congo Republic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon
The body said the current vaccine and control methods would not likely work. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO says eradicating malaria 'can be done', but first aim is to control it
LONDON, Aug 23 - Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Aug. 23, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible: WHO The eradication of malaria worldwide may eventually be possible but when that might be achieved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UN: Possible to eradicate malaria, but probably not soon
The World Health Organization says it's theoretically possible to wipe out malaria, but probably not with the flawed vaccine and other control methods being used at the moment (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Malaria will not be eradicated in near future', warns WHO
Three-year review says new vaccines for eradicating disease are only 40% effectiveMalaria will not be eradicated in the foreseeable future even though it is achievable and would save millions of lives, according to World Health Organization (WHO) experts following a three-year review.The WHO remains committed to the “disappearance of every single malaria parasite from the face of the planet”, as it has been since the UN organisation was launched in 1948, said Dr Pedro Alonso, the director of its global malaria programme.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: World Health Organization Malaria World news Society Science Medicine Medical research Global development Source Type: news

Genomic analysis informs malaria evolution
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sibley, C. H. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

A roadmap for malaria research
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Winzeler, E. A. Tags: perspective Source Type: news

Mapping the malaria parasite
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ash, C. Tags: Genetics, Microbiology twis Source Type: news

Major subpopulations of Plasmodium falciparum in sub-Saharan Africa
Understanding genomic variation and population structure of Plasmodium falciparum across Africa is necessary to sustain progress toward malaria elimination. Genome clustering of 2263 P. falciparum isolates from 24 malaria-endemic settings in 15 African countries identified major western, central, and eastern ancestries, plus a highly divergent Ethiopian population. Ancestry aligned to these regional blocs, overlapping with both the parasite’s origin and with historical human migration. The parasite populations are interbred and shared genomic haplotypes, especially across drug resistance loci, which showed the strong...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Amambua-Ngwa, A., Amenga-Etego, L., Kamau, E., Amato, R., Ghansah, A., Golassa, L., Randrianarivelojosia, M., Ishengoma, D., Apinjoh, T., Maïga-Ascofare, O., Andagalu, B., Yavo, W., Bouyou-Akotet, M., Kolapo, O., Mane, K., Worwui, A., Jeffries, D. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

The Malaria Cell Atlas: Single parasite transcriptomes across the complete Plasmodium life cycle
Malaria parasites adopt a remarkable variety of morphological life stages as they transition through multiple mammalian host and mosquito vector environments. We profiled the single-cell transcriptomes of thousands of individual parasites, deriving the first high-resolution transcriptional atlas of the entire Plasmodium berghei life cycle. We then used our atlas to precisely define developmental stages of single cells from three different human malaria parasite species, including parasites isolated directly from infected individuals. The Malaria Cell Atlas provides both a comprehensive view of gene usage in a eukaryotic pa...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Howick, V. M., Russell, A. J. C., Andrews, T., Heaton, H., Reid, A. J., Natarajan, K., Butungi, H., Metcalf, T., Verzier, L. H., Rayner, J. C., Berriman, M., Herren, J. K., Billker, O., Hemberg, M., Talman, A. M., Lawniczak, M. K. N. Tags: Genetics, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Crisis for Severe Malaria Treatment in United States Crisis for Severe Malaria Treatment in United States
The last stocks of the only FDA-approved injectable drug for severe malaria expired in April, compassionate access to the only alternative is at least 8 hours away, and hospitals need emergency plans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

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