Rwanda: Rwanda to Deploy Drones in Malaria Fight
[New Times] After a few minutes spent entering flight and insecticide treatment plans, a click of the start button on the tablet sets things in motion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: 'Mosquito Birth Control' May Be Ready in 5 Years - Scientists
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Scientists in the United States said on Tuesday they had taken a major step toward developing a "mosquito birth control" drug to curb the spread of malaria and other killer diseases blamed for hundreds of thousands of deaths a year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: High Sense Test to Help Uganda Take Malaria Head-On
[East African] Uganda has announced plans to deploy a rapid diagnostic test for malaria in 2019, as the first step towards complete elimination of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: NGO Commences 1-Year Anti-Malaria Campaign in FCT
[Daily Trust] A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Fountain of Saints Outreach (FSO), will commence a malaria preventive programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from November 29 which will last till October 26, 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Fight Against Malaria Needs Combination of Innovative Science and Communities
[The Conversation Africa] Current strategies to prevent malaria using bed nets and insecticides protect millions of people from malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. Last year 175 million bed nets treated with insecticide were delivered across sub-Saharan Africa. Between 2000 and 2015 bed nets are estimated to have prevented an estimated 450 million malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Cases Increase - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda registered an estimated increase of more than 100,000 malaria cases between 2016 and 2017 despite the various preventive interventions against the disease, the World Malaria Report 2018 reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Domestic Resources Needed in Fighting Malaria - Who
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A new report on malaria which was released yesterday came along with a call from the World Health Organisation (WHO) for countries to mobilise domestic resources to combat it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Makes Strides in Tackling Malaria
[allAfrica] The Namibian government and its health partners seem to be at the forefront of the battle against malaria, as WHO launches a new country-driven "High burden to high impact" response plan to support countries with the most malaria cases and deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Faith Leaders Mobilize Distribution of 26,000 Mosquito Nets to Eliminate Malaria in Rural Namibia
[J.C. Flowers Foundation] J.C. Flowers Foundation, which is working toward eliminating malaria in southern Africa, has joined forces with BASF, one of the world's leading chemical companies, to deliver 26,000 Interceptor ® long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to rural and remote Namibia. Today, community and Anglican faith leaders gathered in the northern town of Ondangwa to mobilize a broad-reaching initiative that aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate malaria from the border regions of southern Afric a. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: NGO Distributes 8.2 Million Mosquito Nets
[Nyasa Times] In its first phase in the campaign to fight malaria, World Vision Malawi has distributed 8.2 million mosquito nets in the distribution of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) in the country's 28 districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Among Worst Malaria Hit Countries in 2017 - WHO Report
[Daily Trust] About 70 percent of all malaria cases and deaths recorded in 2017 occurred in Nigeria and 10 other countries, the 2018 World Malaria Report has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Launches Plan to Tackle Malaria in Nigeria, Others
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched an action plan to reduce global rates of infections and deaths from malaria, especially in Nigeria and 10 other countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Getting the Global Malaria Response Back on Track
[allAfrica] The foreword to the 2018 World malaria report by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization: (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Health Groups Kickstart Country-Based Drive to Reverse Stalled Prevention Efforts
[Malaria Consortium] The annual World Malaria Report, which is published today, reveals that progress against one of the world's biggest killers has stalled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Cases Rise Again, Prompting Drive to Fight Back
[Malaria Consortium] The latest World Malaria Report, published today by the World Health Organization, shows that malaria cases have increased for the second consecutive year, with an estimated 219 million cases globally in 2017 - a rise of more than 2.5 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Health Agency Launches New Bid to Control Malaria
[WHO] Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World Malaria Report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable people from the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Novel Approach Brings African Scientists Closer to a Malaria Vaccine
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Investigates Sterilising Mosquitoes in Anti-Malaria Drive
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is one of four southern African countries aiming to eliminate malaria transmission by 2023. Indoor residual spraying using DDT and pyrethroid insecticides constitutes the backbone of South Africa's malaria control programmes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC Needs a United Front Against Malaria - Haufiku
[New Era] Kayengona -The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernhard Haufiku says although the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region is united and determined to end the scourge of malaria, there is a need for member states to work together and network. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Reaches Over 850 000 Children With Seasonal Malaria Chemotherapy
[WHO] With more than 2 700 volunteers spread across seven local government areas of Borno state, the 4th cycle of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign is underway. World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the State Ministry of Health to reach more than 850 000 children with anti-malaria drugs in the concluding cycle of the campaign for 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Prevention - 850,000 Children Get Chemotherapy in Borno
[This Day] Maiduguri -Eight hundred and fifty thousand children are to be reached by the ongoing malaria chemotherapy in Borno State, the World Health Organisation has revealed yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Vote for Malaria Consortium in the 2018 Charity Film Awards
[Malaria Consortium] A film documenting Malaria Consortium's iCCM-MaCS project in southern Uganda has been nominated in the Charity Film Awards. It is the latest in a line of Malaria Consortium films to be submitted to the awards, and underlines the power of film in communicating the success of our programmes in fighting communicable diseases and improving child and maternal health in vulnerable populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Vote for Malaria Consortium in the 2018 Charity Film Awards
[Malaria Consortium] A film documenting Malaria Consortium's iCCM-MaCS project in southern Uganda has been nominated in the Charity Film Awards. It is the latest in a line of Malaria Consortium films to be submitted to the awards, and underlines the power of film in communicating the success of our programmes in fighting communicable diseases and improving child and maternal health in vulnerable populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Joan Nalubega (21) Makes Mosquito-Repellent Soap to Combat Malaria
[This is Africa] Having frequently suffered from malaria as a child, Joan Nalubega, a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of Uganics, was inspired to create a venture that would tackle the disease that accounts for 20% of Uganda's hospital deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Scientists Near Malaria Elimination
[Guardian] Scientists are getting closer in efforts to eliminate malaria with new genetic engineering tool. Scientists have devised a gene drive that wiped out the mosquito's populations in lab tests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Faith Leaders: A Key Link to Successfully Tackling Malaria
[Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative] Malaria, both an ancient and modern scourge, claims a life every two minutes. It also knows no borders, which is a particular challenge in the highly affected countries of southern Africa. To realize the ambition of eliminating malaria, an innovative "no border" approach by committed faith leaders is producing results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Faith Leaders: A Key Link to Successfully Tackling Malaria
[Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative] Malaria, both an ancient and modern scourge, claims a life every two minutes. It also knows no borders, which is a particular challenge in the highly affected countries of southern Africa. To realize the ambition of eliminating malaria, an innovative "no border" approach by committed faith leaders is producing results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Waging Justice: The Alchemy of Living with Optimism
[allAfrica] We are living in a time of huge social and geopolitical upheaval. Institutions and established doctrines that once appeared predictable and protective now seem crazily unmoored. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Waging Justice: The Alchemy of Living with Optimism
[allAfrica] We are living in a time of huge social and geopolitical upheaval. Institutions and established doctrines that once appeared predictable and protective now seem crazily unmoored. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 40% of Children Under Five Don't Use Medicated Nets
[Daily News] ABOUT 46 per cent of children below five years are at high risk of contracting malaria in Mainland Tanzania because they don't sleep under insecticide treated nets (ITNs), a new survey shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Leaders, Residents Asked to Intensify Fight Against Malaria
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC), Marco Gaguti, has appealed to leaders and residents to intensify a fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nollywood Mourns Producer Chris Ekejime
[This Day] The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning last Sunday following the death of a veteran producer, Chris Ekejimbe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nollywood Mourns Producer Chris Ekejime
[This Day] The Nigerian movie industry was thrown into mourning last Sunday following the death of a veteran producer, Chris Ekejimbe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Prevalence Trimmed
[Daily News] TANZANIA has recorded yet another tremendous stride in the fight against malaria amongst children, with the prevalence level significantly dropping by half from 14.4 per cent in 2015 to 7.3 per cent in 2017, a new 2017 Tanzania Malaria Indicator Survey (TMIS) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Malaria Prevalence Trimmed
[Daily News] TANZANIA has recorded yet another tremendous stride in the fight against malaria amongst children, with the prevalence level significantly dropping by half from 14.4 per cent in 2015 to 7.3 per cent in 2017, a new 2017 Tanzania Malaria Indicator Survey (TMIS) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Government Releases Malaria Prevalence in Councils
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has released a list of ten district and township councils with high malaria prevalence and 14 others with prevalence below 0.1 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Government Releases Malaria Prevalence in Councils
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has released a list of ten district and township councils with high malaria prevalence and 14 others with prevalence below 0.1 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Net Distribution to Reduce Under Five Malaria Related Deaths in Mulanje
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Mulanje District Hospital Malaria Coordinator, Regan Dulani says he is optimistic of reduced under five deaths with the distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) underway in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Trial Cuts Severe Malaria Deaths By 96%
[SciDev.Net] Kisumu, Kenyai -A suppository form of the common antimalarial artesunate has dramatically cut child deaths from severe malaria in a trial in rural Zambia, one of the organisations behind the programme has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:Zambia Trial Cuts Severe Malaria Deaths By 96%
[SciDev.Net] Kisumu, Kenyai -A suppository form of the common antimalarial artesunate has dramatically cut child deaths from severe malaria in a trial in rural Zambia, one of the organisations behind the programme has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria Spraying in Progress At Ongwediva
[New Era] The Ongwediva Town Council last week commenced with its indoor residual spraying campaign, targeting Extension 11 and New Reception, which both have confirmed cases of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Deploys Thousands of Volunteers to Tackle Malaria in Borno, Adamawa
[WHO] Maiduguri -Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:General Assembly Endorses Nepad and Malaria Resolutions - U.S. Objects to 'Win-Win'
[UN] United Nations -Recorded Votes Called as Delegations Seek Removal of Certain Language from Development Texts (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa:Continuing the Fight to Shrink the Malaria Map in the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] Another rainy season brings malaria preventive treatment to children (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:PM Touts Promotion of Pesticide to Curb Malaria
[Daily News] PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed responsible organs to ensure that the countrywide campaign on eradicating malaria goes hand in hand with the use of biolavarcide, which kills mosquito larva, to eliminate the killer disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Malaria Cases Surge in SADC
[Namibian] THE Southern African Development Community has recorded a 40% increase in malaria cases since 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Joins Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania has joined other Southern African Development Community (Sadc) member states to sign the Windhoek Declaration that calls for increased resource allocation from country governments to address gaps in funding and supportive policies to promote malaria elimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Southern African Countries Step Up to End Deadly Malaria by 2030
[Malaria Elimination Initiative] Amid rising malaria cases, sixteen southern African countries step up commitments to end the deadly disease by 2030 (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news