West Africa: Malaria Consortium Conducts First Ever Study to Establish Acceptability and Feasibility of SMC Outside the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium researchers, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Programme in Mozambique, have undertaken a phased implementation study in Nampula province to understand if seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a feasible and acceptable intervention to prevent malaria in children under five. The study also assesses the protective effect of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ) when used for SMC, as well as investigating the levels of molecular markers of resistance of Pl (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Niger: The Science of Malaria Prevention in Niger Through Water Treatment
[MSF] In Haramia, as in 14 other villages in the commune of Band é in southern Niger, villagers are living through a rainy season much different to previous years. In these villages, our teams have launched water treatment activities to prevent the development of mosquito larvae who spread malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Is Africa Ready to Produce a Malaria Vaccine?
[DW] BioNTech wants to continue the success of its COVID-19 vaccine and use mRNA technology to develop shots against malaria. But is production in Africa realistic? (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: World's First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results
[The Herald] Correspondent (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Innovative Use of World's First Malaria Vaccine Generates Remarkable Results
[IPS] In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year, most of them African children under five years old. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Profile - Dr. Kwaku Poku Asante, Director At Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana Health Service
[WHO] In this Q&A, Dr Kwaku Poku Asante, director of the Kintampo Health Research Centre in Ghana reflects on the potential implications of the RTS,S seasonal vaccination study findings for Ghana and other countries in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Genetically Changed Mosquitoes Could Transform Africa's Long Fight Against Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] It has been said that malaria breeds poverty, and poverty breeds malaria. This is the reality in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where after decades of control initiatives there were still some 384,000 deaths and 188 million malaria cases in 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Brace for Malaria Outbreak, Govt Warns Zimbabweans
[263Chat] The government has urged citizens to brace for another outbreak of malaria following a surge of cases last season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Microbe Discovery 'Could Halt Malaria Transmission'
[SciDev.Net] A microbe that is transmitted between male and female mosquitoes but can also block reproduction could be key to controlling malaria by targeting its release into mosquito populations, a study says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Address Malaria Now!
[Daily Trust] The recent report that nine persons die from malaria every hour in Nigeria, is as disheartening as it is scary. This is not because the figure emphasises the deadliness of the disease as we have always known that malaria is among the top killer diseases in the country, but because it is an indication that after all these years, no significant progress has been made in the fight against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Deaths, Infections Drop
[Monitor] Malaria -- related deaths and infections have been halved under the auspices of Malaria Consortium's Malaria Action Programme for Districts (MAPD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Eradicating Malaria Through the Media
[New Era] Paheja Siririka (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Village Gets Award for Fighting Malaria Infection and Deaths
[VOA] Machinga -- Malawi had nearly 7 million malaria cases last year, more than a third of the population, with 2,500 lives lost to the mosquito-borne disease. However, one village has become a model for how to eradicate malaria and in June was honored as the first ever to have zero malaria cases for a whole year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Invasive Weed Could Fuel Malaria Transmission
[SciDev.Net] An invasive weed could escalate the spread of malaria in East Africa after scientists found new evidence that it creates a favourable breeding ground for female mosquitoes, which transmit malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks At the mRNA Malaria Vaccine Event
[WHO] Mr Holm Keller, (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Biontech Starts Work on Malaria Vaccines in Africa
[East African] German biotech company BioNTech SE has announced the start of its malaria project, which aims to develop safe, effective and sustainable malaria vaccine supply solutions in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South Sudan: Rainy Season Raises Alarm Over Malaria
[Nation] South Sudan's imminent rainy season is causing concerns about a possible outbreak of malaria in the country that is already dealing with humanitarian crises from past floods and conflict. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Research On Wolbachia Is Encouraging in the Fight Against Dengue
[Malaria Consortium] Scientists from the World Mosquito Programme have published new findings from research into the use of Wolbachia to control the spread of dengue via Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Matungu Hospital Accuses Patients of Stealing Mosquito Nets
[Nation] Health officials at Matungu Sub-County Hospital in Kakamega County have accused patients of stealing mosquito nets from the wards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: VP Howard-Taylor Pays Courtesy Call On Malawian President
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Vice President of the Republic of Liberia Jewel Howard-Taylor has ended a five-working day visit in Lilongwe, Malawi from June 9th to 14th, 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Health Ministry Hands Over Medicines to Combat Malaria in Benguela
[ANGOP] Lobito -- Angolan minister of Health S ílvia Lutucuta delivered Tuesday in Lobito, coastal Benguela province, medicines and rapid tests to ensure the diagnosis and treatment of malaria and other sickness, ANGOP has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Partners Stakeholders in Fight Against Malaria
[This Day] The federal government, through the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), has partnered stakeholders in the health sector to fight malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 600,000 Kwara Children to Get Free Malaria Treatment
[Leadership] No fewer than 600,000 children between three months and five years old in 11 local government areas of Kwara State are to receive free malaria care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Julius Berger's Roll-Back-Malaria CSR Campaign Arrives Rivers, Akwa Ibom
[This Day] Last week, there was a chorus of gratitude amongst to which Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has distributed treated mosquito nets along with a pamphlet titled 'Guide to Malaria Prevention' to administrators, teachers, community leaders and pupils of various schools in both Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, in furtherance of the company's determined corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy and fight against the scourge of malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Statement By the Malaria Policy Advisory Group On the Urgent Need to Address the High Prevalence of Pfhrp2/3 Gene Deletions in the Horn of Africa and Beyond
[WHO] Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have transformed malaria control, enabling better targeting of treatment and improved surveillance. Globally, 2.7 billion RDTs for malaria were sold between 2010-2019, the majority distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa to diagnose P. falciparum (Pf) infection by targeting one of its antigens, histidine-rich protein 2 (HRP2). This current cornerstone of P. falciparum diagnosis is under serious threat as a result of the emergence of parasites not expressing the HRP2 protein (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: High Exposure to Malaria Can Modulate Immune Response to Covid-19 Resulting in Less Severe Outcomes, Study Shows
[Malaria Consortium] The results of ground-breaking research conducted by Malaria Consortium show that low previous malaria exposure is associated with more severe symptoms of COVID-19 and adverse outcomes compared with high exposure to malaria. Patients co-infected with malaria and COVID-19 tend to have a higher frequency of confusion and vomiting but co-infection was not detrimental to a patient's outcome. The results were recently published in preprint in The Lancet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Hope For A Malaria-Free Africa
[allAfrica] In recent decades, the world has made remarkable progress in the fight against malaria. Over 20 years of investment, commitment, and action have saved over 7.6 million lives and prevented over 1.5 billion malaria cases. We've discovered new ways of protecting ourselves from the deadly mosquito bite -- with insecticide-treated mosquito nets, effective antimalarial treatments, and--most recently--promising new innovations such as gene drive and malaria vaccines bringing us one step close (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Testing Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Curb Malaria
[VOA] Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso -- The mosquito-borne disease malaria kills more than 400,000 people each year, the vast majority in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: We're a Step Closer to Figuring Out Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others
[The Conversation Africa] Mosquitoes contribute to the transmission of life-threatening diseases that include Zika, dengue, chikungunya, Rift Valley fever and malaria. Of these, malaria carries the most risk accounting for 229 million cases and more than 400,000 deaths in 2019. Africa accounted for 67% (274 000) of all malaria deaths worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: A Classroom Clinic - Bringing Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment to Schools in Malawi
[Nigeria Health Watch] Clara Mbalale still vividly remembers the day in 2019 she felt unwell while at school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Mortality Upsurge Worries Gulu Authorities
[Monitor] Malaria has been the leading cause of death in Gulu District in the past one year, a report has revealed . (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Reducing Malaria Scourge in Nigeria
[This Day] Over 100 million Nigerians are at risk of malaria, while about 300,000 deaths still occur in the country every year due to the disease. As the country recently joined the rest of the globe to mark this year's World Malaria Day, Martins Ifijeh looks at efforts made by organisations like Reckitt Benckiser to change the narrative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Bangladeshi Firm to Make Diabetes, Malaria Drugs in Kenya
[East African] One of Bangladesh's largest drugmakers, Square Pharmaceuticals, will start producing medicines at its multibillion production facility in Kenya in the next four months, targeting unmet demand in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: ALMA Galvanises Efforts Towards 'Zero Malaria' in Africa
[East African] As World Malaria Day is celebrated across the globe, there is a fresh-spirited shift towards ending malaria in Africa. The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) has augmented its efforts to accelerate the fight against malaria by enhancing action and accountability of African Governments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Achieving Zero Malaria By 2030 - What Nigeria Must Do to Advance Towards Elimination
[Nigeria Health Watch] Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in children under five years of age globally. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a child dies from malaria every two minutes. Eighty percent of the global malaria burden is carried by 15 countries, 14 of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium species and transmitted by infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. WHO describes malaria elimination as the interruption of local transmission of a specified malaria parasite spec (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news