Angola: Angola, Namibia Discuss Cooperation On Malaria Control
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Namibia will discuss bilateral mechanisms for cooperation on combat malaria at a meeting set for Tuesday in the border town of Namacunde, southern Cunene province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Chinese University Research Heralds Affordable Treatment for Malaria in Africa
[FrontPageAfrica] Guangzhou -A researcher at the Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine says the fast elimination of malaria by source eradication (FEMSE) is cheap and has achieved effective results since its introduction to Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: China Out to Tackle Malaria
[Daily News] Guangzhou -China says its recently adopted strategy of treating malaria will most certainly wipe the disease off the face of the earth, especially in the African countries which are mostly affected by the pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Researchers Find Use of Treated Mosquito Nets Unsafe
[Nation] Synthetic insecticides used by East African countries in treating mosquito nets are not safe, researchers have said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Researcher Calls for Improved Coverage of RDT
[Daily Trust] A medical researcher, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun , has called on government authorities to improve the coverage of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) by 80 per cent to improve the diagnosis of submicroscopic malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Embarks On Shs150 Billion Malaria Project
[Monitor] Kabarole -The Ministry of Health in partnership with National Malaria Consortium is implementing a Shs149.2b ($41.4m) Malaria control programme code-named: Malaria Action Programme for Districts (MAPD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Alarm As 100 Malaria Patients Treated At MTRH
[Nation] At least a 100 people have been treated for malaria at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in the past one month raising fears of an outbreak of the disease in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Launches Drive to Control Malaria
[Monitor] Bundibugyo -The Ministry of Health is implementing a long-term programme for malaria prevention and control in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: West Nile Leaders Demand Law On Mosquito Nets
[Monitor] Arua/Zombo -Leaders in Arua and Zombo districts want the Ministry of Health to enact a law that will punish citizens who misuse the treated mosquito nets distributed by the government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Mass Distribution of 15mn Mosquito Nets Kicks Off in 23 Counties
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government has kicked off a mass campaign to distribute 15 million long lasting insecticide treated nets to 23 counties that are malaria prone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Assures of Availability of Malaria Drugs in Public Hospitals
[Nyasa Times] Government through the Ministry of Health has assured the general public that the country has adequate Anti-Malarial Drugs - Artemether Lumefantrine (LA) in its health facilities and central level warehouses that could take the country through to December, 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Malaria Has Not Expanded in SA
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the malaria cases that have been reported in parts of the country's northern provinces do not represent an expansion in the malaria transmission areas in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Ministry of Health Receives Malaria Vehicles
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana is recognised as a frontrunner for the position of the first country to eliminate malaria in the Elimination 8 (E8) group of countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Hundreds Die As Malaria Continues to Ravage East Africa
[Deutsche Welle] Despite global efforts to eradicate malaria, scores in sub-Saharan Africa continue to suffer and die from the disease. Burundi has now declared a malaria epidemic after nearly 800 people have reportedly died this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Govt Says Malaria Reaches Epidemic Proportions
[VOA] Health experts say more than 700 people have died of malaria so far this year in Burundi, prompting the government to declare the disease an epidemic. The determination was based on findings of a survey by Burundian and World Health Organization experts, said Josiane Nijimbere, Burundi's Minister of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Flood Victims Get Malaria Drugs
[The Herald] Masvingo -The Civil Protection Unit has started moving anti-malaria drugs and food aid to thousands of flood victims in southern Chikombedzi, who were cut-off from the rest of the country after Runde and Mwenezi Rivers flooded, submerging major access bridges. Donor organisations are also providing assistance in the form of temporary shelter such as tents to areas ravaged by floods, particularly Matibi 2 and Malipati, where an outbreak of malaria reportedly claimed over 20 people at the peak of the floods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Limpopo Malaria Cases Worry Health Officials
[News24Wire] At least 46 cases of malaria have been reported in the western Waterberg district around Lephalale and Thabazimbi, the Limpopo health department said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Burundi Declares Malaria Epidemic
[East African] Burundi has declared a malaria epidemic after more than nine million cases were recorded since last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Moves to Quell Malaria
[The Herald] Zimbabwe has recorded a huge milestone in the fight against malaria, but lately fresh threats to the impressive record have emerged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Malaria Claims 10 in Bikita
[The Herald] An outbreak of malaria has so far claimed 10 lives in Bikita, where 450 cases of the disease have been reported over the past few days following rampaging floods that also devastated infrastructure in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Parasites Make Human Hosts Attract Mosquitoes
[SciDev.Net] Manila -The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum produces a molecule which makes infected humans emit carbon dioxide and other volatile compounds that attract mosquitoes and help them spread the disease more efficiently, a study has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Drug for Pregnant Women Also Combats Sexually Transmitted Infections - Research
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The antimalarial drug reduces the danger of life-threatening birth problems linked to malaria and STIs (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Malaria Claims 5 in Beitbridge
[The Herald] Beitbridge -Five people in Beitbridge District have died following an outbreak of a strain of falciparum malaria, while over 800 cases have tested positive, it has emerged. The disease, which at the onset of the rainy season was concentrated on the eastern parts of the district, has spread rapidly across Beitbridge. Sources in the border town said three of the victims are reported to be children while two others are adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Not Yet Declared As Epidemic, Says Public Health Minister
[Iwacu] "From 2015 to 2016, the number of people suffering from malaria has increased in Burundi. However, the number of sick people has decreased of 20% at the beginning of 2017", says Josiane Nijimbere, Burundi Public Health Minister, during the plenary session in the National Assembly, this 23 February. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Malaria Tops Illnesses in Offinso Municipality
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Malaria continued to top illnesses in the Offinso Municipality in 2016, recording 39,234 cases, while 17,145 cases of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection were recorded during the same period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Poverty is Sexist, Bill and Melinda Gates Say in Annual Letter
[allAfrica] Bill and Melinda Gates have released their annual letter, and this time it is addressed to their "dear friend" Warren Buffett, who donated most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in order to fight disease and reduce inequity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Malaria Claims Over 700 Lives in Province
[ANGOP] Cuito -At least seven hundred and seventy-six people died in the health institutions of the province of Bie during the year (2016), victims of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Insights Into the Complex Link Between Iron Supplements and Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] Children under five years in Africa are at a higher risk of anaemia as well as being exposed to malaria than children in other parts of the world. Most of this anaemia is due to iron deficiency. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Malaria Has Declined Clinically, Says NMCP-Balla Kandeh
[Foroyaa] Mr. Balla Kandeh, Programme Manager,NMCP (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Failure of Malaria Drug 'Early Warning' for Africa, Researchers Say
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"This is concerning and may indicate that there's a bigger story beginning to emerge in Africa" (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: African Leaders Hailed for Progress in Fight Against Malaria
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Some of Africa's poorest countries won an award on Monday for the progress they have been made towards eliminating malaria, a disease that still kills a child on the continent every two minutes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 31, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Savage Begins Training After Malaria Scare
[Foroyaa] Demba Savage has resumed work-outs after contacting slight malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Access-SMC Will Present At the Houses of Parliament
[Malaria Consortium] The All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (APPMG) will be meeting at the Houses of Parliament this Tuesday to discuss components of the 2016 World Malaria Report. The World Health Organization released this report, which reviewed successes in the reduction of malaria cases and mortality, last month in December. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Make Effective Malaria Drugs Affordable to All
[Citizen] Almost a million people die from malaria worldwide each year because they cannot afford the most effective treatment and instead often buy old drugs to which the malaria parasite has become resistant, according to researchers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Health Workers Commend Free Malaria Treatment Initiative for Needy Citizens
[New Times] Community health workers (CHWs) have welcomed a new initiative recently approved by the Government to provide free treatment for citizens who are diagnosed with malaria and cannot afford the healthcare-related costs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: New Malaria Insecticide Coming, Assures Minister
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Ummy Mwalimu assured Tanzanians recently that at least 2.5 million litres of an effective alternative insecticide known as biolarvicides were about to be produced by Tanzania Biotech Products Ltd in Kibaha. The project is implemented by the governments of Tanzania and Cuba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Malaria Program Recommends Doses for Pregnant Women
[LINA] The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) has recommended at least two plus doses of Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) for women during pregnancy to reduce the risk posed to mothers, fetuses and the unborn. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Let's Wage Campaign Against Mosquitoes
[Citizen] National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) director general Mwele Malecela has been shown the door a day after the media quoted her as saying a study had established that 87 out of 533 screened people were suffering from Zika fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's War on Malaria Wins Accolade
[Nation] Kenya's improvement in malaria surveillance places it at a vantage position to being one of the three pilot countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, where the World Health Organization expects to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Steady Malaria Progress but Sub-Sahara Africa Remains Most Vulnerable
[Namibia Economist] The World Malaria Report 2016, released this week by the World Health Organization (WHO), has found that access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations: children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Prevalence Among Children Soars 5%
[Daily News] Malaria  prevalence among under one-year children has soared by five per cent in the past six years, necessitating further government and all stakeholders' interventions to wipe out the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Spins Out of Control in Burundi
[Iwacu] The Minister of Public Health, Josiane Nijimbere, has launched a campaign of distributing insecticide-treated mosquito-nets (ITN) to special groups like boarding schools, orphanages, military and police camps, refugee camps and the like. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Winning the War Against Malaria Africa, Collectively
[Daily News] Mama Miriam walks purposefully out of the A to Z factory, where she works as a sewing machinist. She remembers that traumatic hot December in 2005 in her home Kisongo, Arusha, when she lost her three-year old daughter, Agnes, to cerebral malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Reports Strong Progress in Fighting Malaria, Warns of Big Funding Gaps
[VOA] In its latest annual report, the World Health Organization says strong progress has been made in the fight against malaria, particularly in offering effective control programs to children and pregnant women in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Federal, State Govts Showing Little Commitment to Malaria Fight'
[This Day] Lack of political commitment by the federal and state governments is contributing to slower progress in the national fight against malaria even as Nigeria has made steady progress in reducing incidents of malaria deaths, the implementation partners of the Global Fund for Malaria programme have lamented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Club Distributes 1,000 Mosquito Nets At Ife
[Guardian] About 1,000 insecticide-treated mosquito nets were distributed at the palace of the Ooni of Ife by the Rotary Club of Omole Golden of District 9110, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Ile-Ife, under Rotary International District 9125, as part of efforts to roll back malaria in the ancient kingdom of Ile-Ife. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Applies to Pilot New Malaria Vaccine Testing
[Nation] A Kenyan malaria researcher hopes that the country will be one of three nations that will next year be named by the World Health Organisation for trials of a vaccine against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Offers Free Treatment in Anti-Malaria Drive
[East African] Kigali is offering free treatment for malaria following a rise in the prevalence of the killer disease in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 800 Nigerians Die Daily From Malaria, Says SFH
[This Day] Not less than 800 Nigerians die every day in the country due to malaria, the Director, Malaria Project, Society for Family Health, Dr. Ernest Nwokolo, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Child Anti-Malaria Drug Programs a 'Blueprint' for Africa
[VOA] Researchers say that giving anti-malarial drugs to older children can significantly reduce overall transmission of disease. Currently, most such programs are limited to the under-fives, but a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, funded by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that expanding the intervention can lower the number of malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news