Zimbabwe: Superstition, Fuel Woes Stall Malaria Prevention Measures
[The Herald] Meandering on the belly of Shamva, about 123km from Harare, is Mazowe River which is rich in gold deposits, making it a source of livelihood for many. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: The United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for the Sahel Crisis Response
[State Department] Today, the United States announced nearly $152 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Mali. This funding includes nearly $67 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $85 million from U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Togo: Malaria Consortium Expands Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention to Togo
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce the expansion of its seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme to support implementation in Togo. Bringing extensive experience of SMC delivery, Malaria Consortium will support the government's National Program for the Fight Against Malaria (PNLP) to deliver this highly effective, lifesaving intervention to around 180,000 eligible children in the Savanes region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

Nigeria: Malaria - WHO Targets 2.1 Million Children in Borno
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it has targeted 2.1 million children for the 2020 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign in Borno. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Effort to Control Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Barentu -- Effort is underway to control malaria prevalence in Golij sub-zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Researchers Discover New Malaria Strain
[New Times] While the resistance was identified in a laboratory experiment, the researchers say that it has not yet appeared among humans across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: We Must Continue to Scale Up Malaria Programmes, Despite Covid-19
[African Arguments] Deaths from malaria could double if the fight against coronavirus comes at the expense of anti-malaria efforts, warns Sierra Leone's Health Minister. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Coronavirus Could Double Malaria Deaths, Researchers Warn
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Malaria deaths in Africa could double this year if the coronavirus pandemic is allowed to disrupt malaria prevention and treatment initiatives, say researchers from Imperial College, London. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Praiseworthy Effort to Control Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Asmara -- The head of Malaria control at the Ministry of Health, Mr. Selam Mihreteab reported that praiseworthy effort has been conducted to control and eradicate the prevalence of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How We Can Win the Battle Against Treatment-Resistant Malaria
[Citizen] The history of resistance to antimalarials in Africa is not a happy one. At one time, chloroquine was the leading recommended treatment against malaria. Resistance to this medicine first emerged in Southeast Asia in the late 1950s, and then spread to Africa over the next 30 years, devastating the fight against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Why Nigeria Should Tackle Disruptions in Malaria Services
[Daily Trust] The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) has advised the country and other malaria-endemic countries to minimise any disruptions of malaria prevention and treatment services during the COVID-19 response. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: School Reopening - Ogun Begins Mandatory Covid-19, Malaria Tests for Ss3 Students
[Premium Times] As part of the protocols for school resumption, the Ogun State government has announced that COVID-19 and malaria tests will be mandatory for returning boarding students. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Supporting Healthcare Workers in Uganda to Respond to Covid-19 and Beyond
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, is developing the capacity of 33,000 frontline healthcare workers across 40 districts in Uganda to identify and safely treat cases of COVID-19, while continuing to deliver integrated community case management (iCCM), a strategy to tackle malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and acute malnutrition - the main killers of children under five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Angola Reinforces Fight Against Malaria
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The project to combat malaria in Angola has been reinforced with funds initially expected to be allocated for the construction of a Presidential dental clinic, the Specialized Committees of the National Assembly decided on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania's Mkapa Suffered From Malaria, Not Virus, Says Family
[Daily Maverick] Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa was suffering from malaria and died of a heart attack, his family has said, scotching rumours that he succumbed to coronavirus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Growing Insecurity and Violence Displace Thousands
[MSF] The number of displaced people seeking safety in Burkina Faso's Centre-North region has almost doubled in six months to 386,000 as a result of growing insecurity and violence. Many have no option but to stay in improvised shelters in remote areas, without basic services and exposed to the elements. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Novel Coronavirus Presents Malaria Symptoms but It's Not, NCDC Warns
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says though Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents symptoms similar to malaria such as fever, both diseases are caused by different organisms and differ in mode of transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: COVID-19 - Virus Presents Malaria Symptoms but It's Not, Ncdc Warns
[Vanguard] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says though Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents symptoms similar to malaria such as fever, both diseases are caused by different organisms and differ in mode of transmission. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Malaria Consortium Delivers Life-Saving Antimalarial Drugs Across West Africa
[Malaria Consortium] The first treatment cycle of the 2020 seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign is underway and Malaria Consortium is on course to reach 12 million children in Burkina Faso, Chad and Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Effort to Control Malaria Prevalence
[Shabait] Keren -- Commendable effort is being exerted to control the prevalence of malaria in Anseba region. The report was made by the Ministry of Health branch in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Officials Shun Mosquito Nets Distribution Over Poor Pay
[Monitor] The mass distribution exercise of government mosquito nets in the villages of Soroti District on Sunday came to a standstill officials protested the poor pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: What Kano Must Do to Effectively Tackle Malaria - Experts
[Daily Trust] Year in year out, governments and donor agencies expend huge amounts of resources for treatment and prevention of malaria in Kano State in particular and the country in general, but the problem seems insurmountable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno, WHO and Partners to Control Seasonal Malaria Infection and Target Over Two Million Children in On-Going Campaign
[WHO] Borno state government in collaboration with Federal ministry of Health and WHO, deployed about 8,000 community health care workers (including drug administrators, recorders, supervisors, monitors and community leaders) to deliver Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) to about two million children aged 3-59 months in Borno state. The main objective of the campaign is to protect children from malaria during this year's peak transmission season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano Government, Malaria Consortium to Spend N3illion On Prevention Campaign
[Daily Trust] Kano State Government in partnership with the Malaria Consortium have earmarked about N3 billion for malaria prevention activities in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: COVID-19 - Group Cautions Against Retrogression in Anti Malaria Drive
[This Day] Abuja -- The Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunisation and Nutrition (ACOMIN) national advocacy group has said that Nigeria is witnessing a slowing down in intervention efforts against malaria scourge due to the attention being focused on containing COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Malaria Elimination At Risk As Ghana Economy Improves
[SciDev.Net] Accra -- Ghana's efforts to eliminate malaria could be in jeopardy as its improved economy results in reduced external funding for fighting malaria, a study suggests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Next Generation Entomologists Share Their Research in Malaria Consortium Webinar
[Malaria Consortium] Since 2017, seven exceptional students from across Africa and Asia have received Malaria Consortium's Dr Sylvia Meek Scholarship in Entomology. As many of the scholars' studies have drawn to a close, they were given the chance to present their research projects during a Malaria Consortium webinar: 'The next generation of entomologists: What the future holds'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Madagascar's COVID-19 Mixture Contains Mainly Anti-Malaria Components - Health Minister
[Premium Times] Findings from the analysis of COVID Organics shows that it largely contains anti-malaria components, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Kavango Regions Record Nearly 7 000 Malaria Cases
[New Era] Cecilia Iyambo (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Groups Embark On Fumigation to Tackle Malaria
[Daily Trust] Damaturu -The Humanitarian Network for Northern Nigeria(HNNN), in collaboration with the Women in Sahel Initiative (WISI), has embarked on environmental fumigation in local communities of Potiskum metropolis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Mass Distribution of Bed Net in Freetown
[Concord] The mass distribution campaign of treated bed nets and House to House Family Sensitization on Covid-19 prevention are underway in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Ministry of Health Launches Mosquito Net Distribution
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The Ministry of Health has launched the distribution exercise of free mosquito nets across the country. The exercise will start next week until the end of the year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news