Tanzania: 'Invisible' Species of Malaria That Hides Inside Body
[East African] Scientists in Tanzania have discovered that a species of malaria can live in the body for decades without showing any clinical signs, but still manage to contribute to the transmission of malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Malaria Killed 360 People Between January and April in Mozambique
[Verdade] Malaria remains the leading cause of death in Mozambique, between January and April of this year the Ministry of Health recorded 360 deaths among the 2,961,429 cases it registered. Most of the deaths were recorded in the provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Zamb ézia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Senegal: Synchronized Campaign By Senegal and the Gambia for Treated Bed Nets Distribution
[WHO] The 5th of May 2019 was a momentous occasion in the fight against malaria for both The Gambia and Senegal. Both countries successfully launched a synchronized Long Lasting Insecticide Bet Net (LLIN) Campaign at Kerr Ayoub a border town between The Gambia and Senegal. Regional Governors from the two adjacent Regions, Ministers of Health, Religious and cultural leaders, Partners and UN agencies from both The Gambia and Senegal took part in this historic occasion which also formed part of the World Malaria Da (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Can Nigeria Achieve Malaria Elimination?
[Premium Times] World Malaria Day is celebrated across the globe on April 25 every year. It is a day to draw public attention to one of the greatest public health challenges, especially of low- and middle-income countries [e.g. Nigeria]. After this year's celebration of the Day, Premium Times looks at some of the common myths surrounding the prospects of malaria elimination in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Poor Quality Control Contributing to Rise in Malaria Cases
[Guardian] As Nigeria continues to record the highest burden of malaria prevalence in Africa, experts have raised concern over poor quality control as factor responsible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria May Never Be Eliminated As Efforts Suffer Setbacks
[Guardian] The global drive to eliminate malaria by 2030 is gaining momentum. The optimism is derived from the fact that several diseases have successfully been eradicated and eliminated such as smallpox and yaw. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Launches Malaria Vaccine for Children
[VOA] Children in Ghana are starting to get a new vaccine designed to stop malaria. Ghana is the second African country to get the vaccine, which is expected to reduce cases of the mosquito-borne and sometimes fatal disease. But experts caution that other malaria-prevention measures are still necessary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Artemisinin-Based Combination Treatment for Malaria Remains Most Effective - Epidemiologist
[Ghanaian Times] Research Scientists have affirmed that the Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT), for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria still remains the most effective first-line treatment drug for the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: New Malaria Drug Introduced in Uganda
[Monitor] Kampala -Scientists have developed a new anti-malaria drug to boost the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Why Nigeria Is Far From Winning Despite Global Progress
[Vanguard] On this year's World Malaria day, with the theme: "Zero malaria starts with me", findings show that Nigeria needs to prioritise investment, improve the environment and the quality of drugs, if it must go beyond recognising the day to celebrate the reduction of malaria burden in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Minister Says, Time Is Ripe to End the Deadly Disease for Good.
[WHO] Nigeria has joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 World Malaria Day on 25 April. During a Press briefing in Abuja on 25 April, 2019, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole in his message underscores this year's theme; 'Zero Malaria Starts with me'; to call for "renewed effort towards ending the scourge of the disease for good". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera RC Spearheads Fight Against Malaria
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC) Marco Gaguti has appealed to leaders and residents in the region to take intensive efforts in the fight against Malaria. He said in spite of recent achievements with the prevalence level amongst children significantly dropping from 41 per cent during 2016/17 to 15.4 per cent in 2017/18, there is need to scale up malaria control and continue focused intervention efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya and Ghana to Rollout Malaria Vaccine
[Nation] As the globe marks World Malaria Day on Thursday, three African countries have been given the go-ahead to pilot the first successfully developed vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Total Offers Free Medicare, Mosquito Nets
[Daily Trust] As the world marks Malaria Day, Total has offered free medical treatment to children and distributed free mosquito treated nets to residents of Kutunku in Gwagwalada Area Council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: World Malaria Day Observed in Serejaka
[Shabait] Asmara -World Malaria Day observed in the Central region in Serejaka today, 25 April under the theme "Zero malaria starts with me" to raise awareness for the treatment and prevention of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Innovation Could Help End Spread of Malaria Through Blood
[East African] As the world works towards achieving universal healthcare and well-being by 2030, winning the war against malaria is not just the right thing to do, it is also a smart investment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Kills 81,640, Infects 53.7 Million Yearly
[Guardian] Efforts by government at all levels and the international community notwithstanding, malaria still kills no fewer than 81,640 Nigerians and infects 53.7 million yearly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: U.S. Reiterates Commitment to Eradicate Malaria in Angola
[ANGOP] Luanda, -The United States ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, reiterated her country's commitment to ending malaria in Angola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Hosts a Second Regional Meeting On the Quest to Develop Non-Chemical-Based Vector Control Interventions for Malaria
[WHO] Zimbabwe successfully hosted the 2nd Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee from 10-12 April 2019 in Harare. The main objective of the meeting was to assess the participating countries' progress towards the implementation of the planned project activities for the period 2018-2019. The 1st Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee meeting was held in Eswatini, in April 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Behavioural Change, Panacea for Malaria Prevention - Expert
[Vanguard] Dr Asuquo Ekwe, The Programme Manager, Roll Back Malaria in Cross River has described behavioural change as a panacea to malaria prevention and treatment in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - WHO, U.S. Call for More Efforts to Tackle Disease
[Premium Times] In commemoration of the 2019 World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for renewed political commitment to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Spends $495 Million to Combat Malaria in Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -As the world marked World Malaria Day Wednesday, the United States Government said it has spent $495 million to combat malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Spends $495m to Combat Malaria in Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -As the world marked World Malaria Day Wednesday, the United States Government said it has spent $495 million to combat malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched in Malawi
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the Government of Malawi's launch of the world's first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Calls for United Action Against Malaria
[The Herald] Today, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Malaria Day 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Rolls Out Africa's First Malaria Vaccine for Children
[VOA] As the World Health Organization marks World Malaria Day, April 25, Malawi has launched the pilot phase of Africa's first ever malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Tasks Nigeria, Others to Scale Up Efforts Against Malaria
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has enjoined Nigeria and other member countries to scale up efforts against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Records 60 Percent Decline in Malaria Deaths
[New Zimbabwe] MALARIA deaths have sharply declined in Zimbabwe with 192 deaths recorded in 2018, down from 518 recorded the year before, Health and Child Care ministry has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: To Achieve a Malaria-Free World, We Need Lifesaving Tools to Reach Everyone
[allAfrica] As a doctor, I have seen the devastating toll of malaria firsthand. Working as a physician in my home country of Cameroon, I've been shocked watching once-healthy patients arrive at the hospital feverish and shaking, sometimes going on to experience kidney failure, seizures and altered state of consciousness. Some of these patients don't survive -- even though malaria is preventable and treatable. I can't think of a person I know who has not been touched by malaria in my country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Salutes Health Champions in Nigeria Leading Efforts to End Malaria
[Guardian] On World Malaria Day, the United States is proud to recognize our partnership with Nigeria and support your fight to beat this deadly disease. We salute all Nigeria's health champions--from health workers to mothers, pharmacists to drivers, journalists to researchers, teachers to warehouse managers--and all those working to end malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Unveil New Plan to Eliminate Malaria
[New Times] Rwanda is set to launch new initiatives designed to ensure a malaria free society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Cases Dropped By 6 Million in 7 Years - WHO
[Leadership] Abuja -As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year's world malaria day, the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that malaria cases have dropped from 206 million in 2010 to 200 million in 2017 in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Pursues Malaria Elimination
[allAfrica] Katwitwi, Namibia -Namibia was not on the list of six African countries identified by the World Health Organization as having the potential to become malaria-free within the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: End Malaria Council Launched in Zambia
[Macepa] The first ever country-level End Malaria Council was launched this month by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The President, Edgar Lungu, officially convened the EMC and requested the Minster of Health, Chitalu Chilufya, to serve as chair. The EMC aims to close the country's funding gap by promoting national investment and resource allocation, fostering efficiencies in program implementation, and securing and sustaining donor commitments from the public and private sectors. Council members include (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Heading to a Region With Malaria? Some Simple Steps to Keep You Safe
[The Conversation Africa] Every death from malaria is a tragedy. But many infections can be prevented. This is particularly true for holidaymakers, travellers, or people visiting their families in malaria endemic areas. All they need to do is follow some very simple rules. Malaria is a complicated disease - I should know, after studying it for more than 30 years - but the solutions to avoiding and treating it can be as simple as "ABCD". If the basics of prevention are followed, a great deal of unnecessary illness and mortality can (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: As a Malian, the Slogan 'Zero Malaria Starts With Me' Has Special Meaning
[The Conversation Africa] For the millions worldwide living with the daily reality of malaria, bringing an end to this awful disease can feel like a distant dream. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Partnership Welcomes Launch of First Malaria Vaccine Pilot
[Global Fund] Funding agencies hail important step for the world's first malaria vaccine (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Path and MMV Launch 5-Year Global Initiative to Support Elimination of Relapsing Malaria
[PR Newswire] Geneva and Seattle -PATH and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) announce a 5-year, jointly-led initiative, VivAccess, to support countries in the elimination of Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax) malaria. The initiative is part of the larger global effort to support malaria-endemic countries in the adoption and use of new and existing tools, to facilitate well-tolerated and effective radical cure to prevent relapse. VivAccess's work is funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: How Higher Temperatures and Pollution Are Affecting Mosquitoes
[The Conversation Africa] In 2017, malaria killed 435 000 people around the world. The vast majority of these deaths - 403 000 - were on the African continent. Most malaria cases are in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Fight - Why People-Centred Campaigns May Indeed Pay Off Well
[Citizen] If good health systems are put in place, enough funding for prevention is guaranteed and leaders are fully committed, then the war on malaria is bound to be won. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Researchers Move to Unveil Complete Protection Against Malaria
[Guardian] Ahead of the World Malaria Day (WMD) holding next Thursday, researchers are to begin the first large field trial in West Africa of a malaria vaccine that offers complete protection against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: David Beckham Voices Appeal to End Malaria - in Swahili and Yoruba
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -British soccer star David Beckham launched a global video appeal on Tuesday to end malaria in which he appeared to be speaking nine languages including Swahili and Yoruba - but aided by artificial intelligence. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Prioritise Window Screening to Control Malaria in Africa
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Mosquito-proofed housing such as use of window screens to protect houses should be prioritised as a malaria control strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa to cut the spread of the disease, experts say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Moving Towards Malaria Elimination in Namibia
The objective of the project in Namibia is to assess the effectiveness (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Programme for Under-5 Children Launched in Mangochi
[Nyasa Times] Children under five years will this month start receiving malaria vaccine in Mangochi under the pilot Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVIP) by the district health office and College of Medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Fostering the China-Africa Cooperation for the Elimination of Malaria
[WHO] 21-26 January 2019, Shanghai and Beijing China - The WHO Representative, Dr Tigest Menegstu led the country delegation to a workshop on 'the China-Tanzania Malaria Prevention and Control Demonstration Project, 'in Shanghai from the 21-24th January 2019 and a high level Coordination Management Committee (CMC) Meeting' in Beijing on the 26th January 2019 to finalize the protocol for phase two of the The China-UK-Tanzania partnership Pilot Project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: The Human Devastation of Climate Change - Why Cyclone Idai Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Us All
[Daily Maverick] While many politicians, world leaders and big corporations speak about the future effects of climate change, poor and impoverished nations are already struggling to battle the consequences of rising global temperatures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Urgent Appeal for Relief and Donations for People Affected by Cyclone Idai in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
[Gra ça Machel Trust] The Graça Machel Trust, (GMT), the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, (NMCF) and the Foundation for Community Development (FDC) are greatly concerned about the unfolding effects of Cyclone Idai across parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The increasing death toll and numbers of women and children uncounted for is extremely worrisome. The devastation has left communities homeless, unsafe, without food, emergency healthcare and other essential services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC to Avail U.S.$500,000 to Countries Ravaged By Cyclone Idai
[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in response to the devastation caused by the recent tropical Cyclone Idai has contributed a total of US$500,000 to assist the countries affected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Cyclone Idai Death Toll Rises
[VOA] The United Nations says the combined death toll in southern African nations affected by Cyclone Idai has exceeded 700. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news