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

Ghana: World Malaria Day Marked in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] The World Malaria Day (WMD) was celebrated yesterday in Accra with a call on health stakeholders to scale up efforts in the fight against the disease to achieve zero malaria target by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Victims, Casualties and Profiteers of the Malaria War
[Vanguard] How do you react to a preventable war in which just in Lagos alone - one of the 36 states in Nigeria- 700,000 human beings are annually taken prisoner, and worldwide, 229 million are taken prisoner with over 400,000 yearly sent to early graves? That is the situation with the ancient human war against malaria. Yet humanity has for over 70 years been in a position to win this war but fails to do so largely due to the failure of governance, lack of interest and sabotage by those who profit from this human cal (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Administers 450,000 Doses of Malaria Vaccine in Pilot Programme
[East African] Since the malaria vaccine launch in Africa in September 2019, Kenya has managed to administer the total four doses to 4,017 children, says the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: States, Experts Reel Out Strategies Towards Zero Malaria in Nigeria
[This Day] In an effort towards achieving a Malaria Free Nigeria, some state governments and top healthcare professionals have reeled out some strategies deployed in combatting the disease in the various states across the country (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: "World Malaria Day 2021 - CRS Launch Malaria Bulletin - Donate 24000 Antimalaria Doses for Children in Calabar South"
[This Day] Urgent call for Behavioral Change To Eliminate Malaria In Our State." - Dr Betta Edu* (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Govt Launches New U.S.$90 Million Malaria Control Effort in 8 Nigerian States
[Leadership] The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with the Nigeria's National Malaria Elimination Programme to launch a new $90million malaria control effort in eight vulnerable states in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How Will Global Health Be Decolonised?
[allAfrica] Recently, Dr. Ngozi Erondu and colleagues wrote an open letter in the journal Nature Medicine, which called out international funders of science and development in Africa and has pledged better ways of funding for malaria programs and initiatives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - 100,000 Mosquito Nets Distributed in Anambra in 2020 - Official
[Premium Times] "Insecticide treated nets have become a core intervention for malaria control and have contributed greatly to the decline in disease incidence and malaria-related deaths." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Amref Calls for a Community-Based Approach in the War Against Malaria
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Amref Health Africa has urged the government to increase the overall investment in malaria control activities across the country, with focus to the community level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Says Malaria Prevalence Down From 8 to 5.6% Since 2015
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Malaria prevalence has reduced in Kenya from 8 percent to 5.6 percent since 2015 with Lake Region having a significant reduction rate from 27 percent to 19 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Association for Malaria Fund Mobilises Three Million Usd
[AIM] Maputo -- The Association for Malaria Fund has announced the mobilisation of over three million US dollars to enhance Mozambique's efforts in the fight against the disease which remains among the main causes of death in the country, particularly among children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Teachers Decry High Malaria Infections Among Learners
[Monitor] A section of teachers in Uganda have asked government to focus on fighting malaria in children, saying high levels of infections are affecting learning. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Drones Are Fighting Rwanda's War on Malaria
[New Times] In the face of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the world is still grappling with malaria elimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Cuban Doctors in Kenya to Help Combat Malaria
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government has announced that Malaria experts from Cuba have arrived in the Country to help in mapping out key mosquito breeding sites across the country as part of measures to control the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Recorded Over 650,000 Malaria Cases in 2020
[Daily Trust] A total of 657,154 patients with malaria were seen in both private and public health facilities in 2020, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Over 2,000 Children Vaccinated Against Malaria in AEE District
[Ghanaian Times] Ajumako -- A total of 21,951 children under five years have since 2019 been vaccinated against malaria in the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEE) District of the Central Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Effective Are Drones in Rwanda's War On Malaria?
[New Times] In the face of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the world is still grappling with malaria elimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: How Drones Are Used in SA's Health Services
[spotlight] Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, have been used for more than two decades to deliver medical supplies and food aid to disaster-hit areas - and new uses for these devices are constantly being found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Spend N1.89 Trillion to Wipe Out Malaria - Ehanire
[This Day] Meanwhile, Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that the federal government would spend N1.89 trillion to wipe out malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Nawoj Advocates for Zero Malaria in Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -- The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has urged the federal government to demonstrate strong political will towards eliminating malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Get Malaria Eliminated
[Ghanaian Times] The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), undoubtedly, has pushed concerns with other equally-dangerous diseases to the background. In other words, COVID-19 attracts more attention, probably because it is a pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Invest in Fight Against Malaria to Fill Funding Gap - AMMREN Urges African Govts
[Ghanaian Times] The African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN), a Pan-African advocacy group of journalists and scientists, has called on governments of malaria endemic countries to invest in the fight against malaria to fill the funding gap. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Optimistic About Latest Breakthrough in Search for a Malaria Vaccine
[New Times] Officials at Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) have said they are optimistic about the recent unprecedented developments in the search for a malaria vaccine, and hope soon there will be a vaccine to complement the existing measures to fight the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Requires N1.89 Trillion to Fund Malaria in Next 4 Years - Govt
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has said that Nigeria will require N1.89 trillion to fund the new strategic plan on malaria between 2021 and 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Pres. Weah Declares Today World Malaria Day
[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Sunday, April 25, 2021 as "World Malaria Day," and is to be observed on Monday, April 26, 2021 throughout the country as a Working Holiday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: 'Landmark' Step in Malaria Vaccines As First Trial Meets WHO Target
[RFI] As the world marks World Malaria Day, a new vaccine has proven 77 percent effective in trials on infants, according to British researchers, in what could prove to be a potential game-changer against the deadly mosquito-borne disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Somalia: Authorities Hail Progress in Malaria Fight
[VOA] Mogadishu -- As the world marks World Malaria Day (April 25), several African countries continue to battle the impact of a preventable disease claiming thousands of lives. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, malaria has claimed an estimated 380,000 lives in 2018 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But there are some signs of hope in Somalia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Registers Drop in Malaria Cases
[Nation] Malaria prevalence in Kenya has dropped from 8 per cent in 2015 to 5.6 presently, the Health ministry has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Killed More Than Covid-19 in 2020, WHO Reveals
[This Day] With a margin of 264,463 fatalities, Malaria killed more people in Africa in 2020 than COVID-19, World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Vestergaard Calls for Strategic Partnerships to Accelerate Innovation in Malaria Bednets
[Nyasa Times] 'Bednet development must progress as fast as mosquito's resistance evolve' (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Vaccine in Nigeria Ready in 6 Months, Ned Nwoko Foundation Says
[Vanguard] The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation has said that a vaccine for malaria in Nigeria would be available in the next six months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Defeating Malaria Will Cost Nigeria N1.89 Trillion - Govt
[Vanguard] Abuja -- To stamp out malaria in the country,the sum of N1.89 trillion will be required,the federal government has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Reports 700,000 Malaria Cases Annually - Commissioner
[Premium Times] 657,154 patients with malaria were seen in the state's private and public healthcare facilities in 2020 (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Groups Donate Malaria Test Kits to FCT IDPs
[Premium Times] The World Malaria Day is celebrated globally every April 25, to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: How Malaria is Killing Unborn Children
[Nation] She was happily cuddling her three months old son when we visited her house in Rodi Kopany, Homa Bay County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - How Corruption Hinders Nigeria's Efforts to Eradicate Malaria
[Premium Times] With about 81,640 deaths annually from malaria, Nigeria accounts for over 20 per cent of the 400,000 annual deaths, globally, from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Deaths Drop By 60%
[Daily News] As Tanzania joins the rest of the world to commemorate World Malaria Day today, statistics indicate that the country has reduced the number of deaths related to the disease by 60 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news