Africa: Experts Say Africa Must Scale-Up Malaria Protection for Pregnant Women
[Vanguard] Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, malaria - one of the world's oldest diseases - is impacting disproportionately on pregnant women and children aged under five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: How Smartphones Could Help Improve Child Health
[The Conversation Africa] Many low- and middle-income countries, such as Malawi, continue to experience high child mortality rates. Most of these deaths are caused by preventable and treatable diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund and Chevron - United Against HIV, TB and Malaria
[Global Fund] Geneva -- The Global Fund and Chevron Corporation have celebrated a 12-year partnership that served as an example of the private sector's contribution to the fight against infectious diseases and to building resilient health systems. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How malaria parasites withstand a fever's heat
(Duke University) The parasites that cause 200 million cases of malaria each year can withstand feverish temperatures that make their human hosts miserable. Now, a Duke University-led team is beginning to understand how they do it. The researchers have identified a lipid-protein combo that springs into action to gird the parasite's innards against heat shock. Understanding how malaria protects its cells against heat and other onslaughts could lead to new ways to fight tough-to-kill strains, researchers say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Malaria Cases Increase, But Death Toll Declines
[AIM] Maputo -- From January to August, 442 people in Mozambique are known to have died from malaria, according to Health Minister Armindo Tiago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Life-Saving Malaria Campaigns On Track Despite Covid-19
[New Dawn] New data confirms that over 90% of life-saving malaria intervention campaigns scheduled for this year are on track across Africa, Asia and the Americas, helping to protect millions from the disease and avoid a severe increase in malaria cases and deaths in the face of significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries that in recent years either reached or are on the verge of reaching zero malaria cases also are maintaining their focus on eliminating this preventable and treatable disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria campaigns fight off Covid disruptions to deliver programmes
Almost all planned work against the disease has gone ahead this year, delivering nets, drugs and the world ’s first malaria vaccineMore than 90% of anti-malaria campaigns planned this year across four continents are on track, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.The delivery of insecticide-treated nets and provision of antimalarial medicinesin the majority of malaria-affected countriesacross Africa, Asia and the Americas were still going ahead, a high-level meeting organised by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria heard on Thursday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Okiror in Kampala Tags: Global health Global development Malaria World news Society Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Africa Kenya Malawi Ghana Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Towards Consolidating Malaria, Covid-19 Mitigation Endeavors
[Ethiopian Herald] Even if it is not yet clear whether malaria infection presents an additional risk factor for becoming infected with COVID-19 or the severity of the infection, researchers do agree that there are several reasons to be concerned about malaria within the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trump-Touted Hydroxychloroquine Shows No Benefit in COVID-19 Prevention: Study Trump-Touted Hydroxychloroquine Shows No Benefit in COVID-19 Prevention: Study
The malaria drug did not show any benefit versus placebo in reducing coronavirus infection among healthcare workers, according to clinical trial results published on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 1, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Repurposed anti-malarial compounds kill diarrheal parasite, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) A class of compounds used for malaria treatment also kill the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium, a leading cause of diarrheal disease and death in children that has no cure, a multi-institution collaboration of researchers found in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Bureau Unveils Malaria Case Escalating in Gambela
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- Gambela State Health Bureau announced that following the rainy season that ushered favorable condition for the reproduction of misquotes people are being infected with the disease of Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: People With This Blood Type Are Unlikely to Get Malaria
[Nation] The war against malaria just received a shot in the arm after new research should the potential a rare blood group could hold. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 and Malaria - How Surveillance Systems Can Adapt to Fight Both
[Malaria Consortium] When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO in March 2020, governments and organisations involved in the prevention and control of malaria had a choice to make - divert their attention from the diagnosis, control and prevention of malaria to that of COVID-19, or leverage the existing surveillance systems to fight both as effectively as possible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: 'Malaria Kills More Than Any Other Diseases in Sierra Leone'
[Concord] Deputy Programme Manager of the National Malaria Control Program at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Alhaji Sayni Turay, has stated that malaria is more dangerous and kills more than any other disease in Sierra Leone and the world as whole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CRISPR-based malaria testing on-the-fly
(Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard) A multi-disciplinary research collaboration which was led by Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), created a field-applicable, ultrasensitive diagnostic assay that specifically detects DNA sequences from all Plasmodium species in symptomatic and asymptomatic malaria. The new malaria diagnostic method combines an optimized 10-minute rapid sample preparation protocol with the CRISPR-based SHERLOCK system to enable highly specific and sensitive Plasmodium detection in another 60 minut...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Can Covid-19 Inspire a New Way of Planning African Cities?
[The Conversation Africa] Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (COVID-19). The region has often carried a disproportionately high burden of global infectious outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Novartis Ties Bond Sale to Malaria Treatment Access in Sustainability Push Novartis Ties Bond Sale to Malaria Treatment Access in Sustainability Push
Novartis raised 1.85 billion euros on Wednesday from the sale of a bond on which interest payments will rise if the drugmaker fails to expand access to medicines and programmes to combat malaria and leprosy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Central African Republic: Malaria Is a Deadly Killer of Children During Coronavirus in CAR
[MSF] The hospital in Batangafo - a town of 31,000 people, including 22,000 displaced from elsewhere in the Central African Republic - is bustling with activity. While a particular focus has been placed on infection prevention and control measures to identify and isolate people with suspected cases of COVID-19, another deadly disease has a much heavier impact on the lives of people living here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Injectable hydrogel could someday lead to more effective vaccines
(American Chemical Society) Vaccines have curtailed the spread of several infectious diseases, such as smallpox, polio and measles. However, vaccines against some diseases, including HIV-1, influenza and malaria, don't work very well, and one reason could be the timing of antigen and adjuvant presentation to the immune system. Now, researchers reporting inACS Central Science developed an injectable hydrogel that allows sustained release of vaccine components, increasing the potency, quality and duration of immune responses in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Dantu Blood Group protects against malaria - and how all humans could benefit
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) The secret of how the Dantu genetic blood variant helps to protect against malaria has been revealed for the first time by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya. The team found that red blood cells in people with the rare Dantu blood variant have a higher surface tension that prevents them from being invaded by the world's deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lawmakers Concerned About Political Meddling at CDC
In a September 14, 2020 letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairwoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) expressed concerns about political interference at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The lawmakers have called for a briefing with Secretary Azar to address these concerns. The letter was in response to reports from Politico that the politically appointed HHS spokesperson, Michael Caputo, and his aides demanded and received the right to revi...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 14, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

New Asian mosquito could bring malaria to African cities, warn scientists
Unlike endemic species,An. stephensi is adapted to urban areas, putting another 126 million people in dangerAlready grappling with the highest incidence of malaria with more than 90% of global cases, Africa should be wary of an Asian mosquito species that has the potential to spread the disease into the continent ’s urban areas – subjecting an additional 126 million people to risk – a new analysis suggests.Unlike endemic mosquito species in Africa, which have made themselves at home in warm and wet climes in largely rural areas, this particular mosquito –An. stephensi–has made an appearance in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Malaria Global health Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Source Type: news

Rwanda: Severe Malaria Drops By 38% in Rwanda
[New Times] In its annual Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Report, the Ministry of Health says that the national malaria incidence reduced from 401 cases per 1,000-person in 2017-2018 fiscal year to 200 cases per 1,000-person in 2019-2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Peru Needs Fiscal Reforms to Quell High COVID-19 Death Rate
Intercultural bilingual school at Andahuaylas province, Peru. Photo courtesy Sergio Chaparro Hernández (CESR) By Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro HernándezANTWERP, Belgium / BOGOTA, Colombia, Sep 11 2020 (IPS) “It’s a major paradox, no?” asks Hugo Ñopo, a researcher at the Peruvian think tank Group for the Analysis of Development (GRADE). Since the beginning of the pandemic, Peru has presented itself as an example for the region: it quickly implemented drastic prevention measures, followed scientific recommendations and prepared an economic support plan for the most vulnerable se...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Laura Adriaensens and Sergio Chaparro Hernandez Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Rwanda: Government Needs U.S.$70 Million to Fill Malaria Financing Gap
[New Times] The Government needs $73 million to bridge the funding in the funds needed to fight malaria between 2020 and 2024, The New Times can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news

Namibia: 12,507 Malaria Cases, 40 Deaths Recorded This Year Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
[Namibia Economist] Malaria cases this year increased by 440.2% compared to 2841 cases recorded in 2019 and reduced when compared to 2018 cases of 31,000, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health availed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Webinar - Responding to the Double Challenge of Malaria and Covid-19
[WHO] Thank you, Dr Diallo, my brother, and thank you so much for your leadership at this critical time in global health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Week 2020 – Why Integration Could Be the Key to Elimination
[Malaria Consortium] Hosted by the Government of Vietnam, Malaria Week 2020 (7-11 September) brings together government officials and diverse partners to drive forward the elimination of malaria from Asia Pacific by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Public health researcher slams hydroxychloroquine naysayers – "The evidence is overwhelming”
(Natural News) As of August 31, there have been 849,383 global deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19), with 183,579 deaths recorded in the U.S. Yet while a public health researcher from Yale has said that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a drug used to treat malaria, can also be used to fight coronavirus, those against the use of HCQ do so without any scientific... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaria fighters' latest chemical weapon may not last long
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Makoni, M. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

South Sudan: Malaria Leaves 100 Dead in South Sudan
[East African] South Sudan's Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) say at least 100 people died of malaria in the country between January and July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bobsleigh Star Seun Adigun Joins Fight Against Malaria
[This Day] Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, leading athletes from Africa and beyond, including Kenyan world-record-holding marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge, World Cup-winning South African rugby captain Siya Kolisi, top female South African explorer Saray Khumalo, veteran international footballer Luis Figo, and founder of the first-ever Nigerian bobsleigh team, Seun Adigun, are urging people to 'see the bigger picture' by tackling Covid-19 and malaria together to save more lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New malaria transmission patterns emerge in Africa
(University of Leeds) An international study reveals how future climate change could affect malaria transmission in Africa over the next century. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mosquito immune system mapped to help fight malaria
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) Scientists have created the first cell atlas of mosquito immune cells, to understand how mosquitoes fight malaria and other infections. Researchers from the Sanger Institute and collaborators discovered new types of mosquito immune cells, including a rare cell type that could be involved in limiting malaria infection. The findings offer opportunities for uncovering novel ways to prevent mosquitoes from spreading the malaria parasite to humans and break the chain of malaria transmission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Standing Up to Myths and Misinformation in Nigeria During the Pandemic
Credit: Barinedum AGARA/IOM LagosBy Chylian AzuhLAGOS, Aug 26 2020 (IPS) ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a common and seemingly harmless saying. But what happens when commonly eaten foods like pepper, garlic and ginger are wrongfully said to prevent COVID-19? What can we do to fight harmful misinformation? During the first two weeks of the lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria, a lot of people were afraid of contracting the virus. They wore gloves, face masks and practised physical distancing as instructed by the World Health Organization (WHO). For some, the conspiracy theories being peddled on social media and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chylian Azuh Tags: Africa Headlines Health Source Type: news

Mosquito cellular immunity at single-cell resolution
Hemocytes limit the capacity of mosquitoes to transmit human pathogens. Here we profile the transcriptomes of 8506 hemocytes of Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti mosquito vectors. Our data reveal the functional diversity of hemocytes, with different subtypes of granulocytes expressing distinct and evolutionarily conserved subsets of effector genes. A previously unidentified cell type in An. gambiae, which we term "megacyte," is defined by a specific transmembrane protein marker (TM7318) and high expression of lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor–α transcription factor 3 (LL3). Knockdown ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Raddi, G., Barletta, A. B. F., Efremova, M., Ramirez, J. L., Cantera, R., Teichmann, S. A., Barillas-Mury, C., Billker, O. Tags: Immunology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Kenya: Don't Shun Hospitals, Malaria Patients Told
[Nation] Patients with malaria-like symptoms such as fever have been asked to avoid self-medicating during this Covid-19 season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Transforming the Global Economy or Parachuting Cats into Borneo?
Credit: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)By Lawrence SurendraBANGKOK, Thailand, Aug 24 2020 (IPS) The COVID 19 Pandemic continues relentlessly. Deaths approaching a million globally, 22 million infected and growing. Brazil, India, the US and Russia accounting for almost 50% of the total cases in the world. Medically the promise of a vaccine is given as signs of hope; what surprises awaits us when such a vaccine is available, would be another story. Economically, to address the uncertainty and the grim future ahead, the UN, some governments and even Joe Biden the US Presidential hopeful, are waving ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lawrence Surendra Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Use of Plasma From Recovered Patients to Treat COVID-19
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Sunday announced emergency authorization to treat COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma — a move he called “a breakthrough,” one of his top health officials called “promising” and other health experts said needs more study before it’s celebrated. The announcement came after White House officials complained there were politically motivated delays by the Food and Drug Administration in approving a vaccine and therapeutics for the disease that has upended Trump’s reelection chances. On the eve of the Republican National Convention, T...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lemire an Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Africa: Mosquitoes - the Devastating Impact On Global Health
[Malaria Consortium] On World Mosquito Day, Malaria Consortium calls for the international community to reflect on the devasting impact the mosquito has on global health. In 2018, there were over 228 million malaria cases throughout the world and a global death toll of 405,000. But mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting more than just malaria - from zika virus to yellow fever, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and many more - collectively adding another 500 million cases of people burdened with febrile disease ea (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian-American Track Star Seun Adigun, Joins Fight Against Malaria
[This Day] As the World Malaria Day was marked globally yesterday, Nigerian-American Bobsledder, Track Star and founder of the first-ever Nigerian bobsled team, Seun Adigun, along with leading athletes from Africa and beyond, joined youth champions behind the "Zero Malaria Starts with Me" campaign to inspire awareness and action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pandemic's fallout on malaria control appears limited so far
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Roberts, L. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does NOT prevent people from contracting coronavirus
A new study found about 34.6% of patients with lupus and/or rheumatoid arthritis taking the drug contracted coronavirus, just about as many as those with the conditions who didn't fall ill. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: African Athletes Unite to Keep Malaria Fight Alive During Covid-19
[Malaria No More UK] To keep the  malaria fight alive and front of mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new team of global influencers are joining with youth champions behind the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign to inspire awareness and action this World Mosquito Day (August 20). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 Jumps, But The Real Emergency Is Malaria and HIV
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Mozambique's Covid-19 new case rate has tripled in less than three weeks. The case rate has jumped from 26 per day on 26 July to 79 on 15 August (7 day moving average). Total cases are now 2800 and growth is exponential; deaths are still only 19. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Malaria Killed 365 People Between January and June
[AIM] Maputo -- Malaria killed 365 people in Mozambique in the first six months of this year, out of 35,136 people seriously infected with the disease, according to Health Minister Armindo Tiago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Netting, drug distribution initiative reduced malaria cases by 85%
A program designed to increase access to treatment and infection-prevention tools has reduced malaria cases in southern Mozambique by 85%, but has not eliminated the disease, an analysis in PLOS Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Over 100 Govt Mosquito Nets Stolen in Kabarole Before Distribution
[Monitor] A total of 120 long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets that were dispatched to Kabarole District to be distributed to the community, have been allegedly stolen. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study explores the association of malaria, HIV with anemia during pregnancy
(Penn State) Pregnant women from sub-Saharan Africa with malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher prevalence of anemia than pregnant women without infections, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The findings may have implications for reducing the risk of death in pregnant women and preventing low birth weights and neurocognitive impairment in their children as a result of anemia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news