Africa: Climate Change Threatens to Double Malaria Risk From African Dams, Say Researchers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Without prevention measures, the number of malaria cases associated with dams could triple to nearly 3 million a year (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mali: Access-SMC Strengthens Pharmacovigilance Practices in Mali  
[Malaria Consortium] Mali was one of the first countries to introduce Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) in 2012, in an attempt to reduce rates of malaria among children under five during the high transmission season. In 2015, under ACCESS-SMC, SMC was rolled out in 48 of Mali's districts, and this year the SMC campaign will be rolled out in all 63 districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kibaha's Malaria Biological Pesticide Plant Gets 4 Billion/ - Capital Boost
[Daily News] The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has advanced a loan of 2.1 million US dollar (over 4.0bn/-) to the Tanzania Biotech Product in Kibaha, Coast Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sokoto to Administer Malaria Drugs to 1.8 Million Kids
[Leadership] In a bid to mitigate the effect of malaria infection across Sokoto state, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off the house-to-house campaign for the administration of preventive drugs which targets estimated 1.8 million kids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: N5,000 Tax Enough to Save a Child From Malaria Death - FIRS Chairman
[This Day] Five thousand naira may seem too little to do a buffet at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja or at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, but a tax of N5,000 is enough to save the a child who has malaria from death, the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Tunde Fowler, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Receives $800 Million From Japan to Fight Malaria, TB
[Daily Trust] Nigeria has received $800 million from the Japanese government to fight malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Fight Against Malaria Must Address Counterfeit Drugs'
[This Day] The Nigerian Government has advocated for a strong Plan of Action in addressing the challenges of counterfeit drugs in the African region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Malaria Infection Boosts Ebola Survival Rates
[Observer] Report Says (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Kennedy Agyapong Has 'Political Malaria'
[Ghana Star] Highlife and Reggae artiste, Ekow Micah, has spoken against the political behaviour of Assin North MP and owner of Oman FM, Kennedy Kwame Ohene Agyapong. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Oyibo - All Fevers Are Not Malaria
[Guardian] Professor Wellington Oyibo is a Consultant Medical Parasitologist, and Director, Research and Innovation Office, University of Lagos. In this interview with PAUL ADUNWOKE, he spoke on the prevention, management and treatments of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Residents Receive 130,000 Treated Nets
[Daily News] Bukoba -Over 130,000 Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) have been distributed to Standard One pupils in Kagera Region in efforts to control the spread of malaria. Regional Malaria Intergrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Julian Mugengi said here yesterday that 133,732 ITNs were distributed to pupils in 952 primary schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: State to End Malaria Mortality By 2020 - Minister
[Premium Times] The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, said on Tuesday in Abuja that Nigeria would end malaria mortality by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Former Tanzanian Leader Kikwete Discusses Progress in Malaria Fighting
[Citizen] To celebrate the renewed commitment by African leaders, founding Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) founding ALMA Chair, His Excellency Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, who was President of Tanzania from December 2005 to October 2015, speaks about the extraordinary progress in the fight to eliminate malaria on the African continent and the challenges that remain as we close in on one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: A Malaria-Free Africa Is in Sight
[Daily News] His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, who served as President of the United Republic of Tanzania from December 2005 to October 2015, is the founding Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA). He speaks about the extraordinary progress in the fight to eliminate malaria on the African continent and the challenges that remain as we close in on one of the world's oldest and deadliest diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: 'A Malaria-Free Africa Is in Sight.' H.E. President Jakaya Kikwete
[Ethiopian Herald] I'm writing on behalf of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) and its founding Chairman, Former President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Parliamentary Report Acknowledges Success of Malaria Consortium's Sunmap Nigeria Programme
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium welcomes the findings of a new report by the UK Parliament's International Development Committee (IDC) into the effectiveness of the UK Department for International Development's (DFID) programmes in Nigeria and supports the report's recommendations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Solar Powered Mini-Media Kits Support Malaria Prevention in Ethiopian Communities
[Malaria Consortium] During a recent visit to the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), Ethiopia, Malaria Consortium teams visited the Meja Primary School to hear how our awareness raising project has improved both health seeking behaviour and school attendance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: School Children Spread the Word About Malaria Prevention
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria is one of the leading causes of sickness and death for children under five in Ethiopia, with the disease particularly prevalent in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR). In this region, in spite of the availability of insecticide spraying and mosquito nets, few people take advantage of these prevention methods. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Creating Community Dialogue to Combat Malaria
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria is one of the most significant health threats in Ethiopia where, in spite of available preventive measures, many people remain unsure of the ways to protect themselves from the threat of this disease. Thanks to Malaria Consortium's Integrated community based interventions for malaria services (ICIMS) project, which uses social mobilisation to spread the word about malaria prevention, infection rates in the project areas of Halaba and Boloso Sore are now dropping. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Mosquitoes Don't Like the Smell of Chicken - Scientists
[Nation] Malaria researchers have found that keeping a chicken by your bedside could help protect you from mosquito bites that spread malaria, shows a new study. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Tanzania Adopts Roadmap to Eliminate Malaria in Africa By 2030
[Daily News] The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) is commending the adoption of a comprehensive new roadmap to eliminate malaria in Africa by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: NDA Warns of Counterfeit Malaria Drugs on Market
[Monitor] Kampala -The National Drug Authority has cautioned health workers against dispensing and selling counterfeit anti-malarial drugs that have flooded the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Adopts Ambitious Plan to Eliminate Malaria
[Nation] Kenya, alongside other 49 African countries, has adopted an ambitious plan to eliminate malaria in in the continent in the coming decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Experts and African Leaders Challenged to Maintain the Momentum and Win the Race for Malaria Elimination
[AMA] Novartis convenes the 15th Annual National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop today in Dakar, Senegal (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Surgeon Discovers Possible Cure for Malaria
[This Day] The adult human facial sebum (oil) contains potent mosquito repellent properties, says a Nigerian facial surgeon, Dr. Bayo Aluko-Olokun. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Masasi Residents Call for More Mosquito Nets
[Daily News] Masasi -Masasi District residents in Mtwara region have appealed to the government to ensure that mosquito nets' distribution cover countrywide if it wants the long time malaria crusade to succeed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Eradicating Malaria in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Malaria is a global challenge. More than one million new malaria cases are recorded each year. Nigeria bears a huge part of the burden. An estimated 24 per cent of all malaria cases are recorded in Nigeria, making it the country with the largest burden of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Fixing Nets to Ceilings Trims Malaria in Children - Experts
[Citizen] Nagasaki -Researchers from Nagasaki University's Institute of Tropical Medicine have successfully developed a new way of using mosquito nets that can save the lives of millions of children across East Africa and the tropical region as a whole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Fixing Mosquito Nets Across Ceilings Ore Effective
[Citizen] Researchers from Nagasaki University's Institute of Tropical Medicine have successfully developed a new way of using mosquito nets that could save more lives of millions of children across East Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Draw for Cosafa Under-17 Championship
[CAF] Holders Zambia were drawn in Group B and hosts Mauritius in Group A for the COSAFA Under-17 Championship that will be staged on the Indian Ocean island later this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Community Health Workers Assembled to Handle Malaria Treatment
[Focus] The Ministry of health has established a team of health workers to help in the treatment of the disease and a number of other strategies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: MOH Holds Five-Day Malaria Workshop in Ganta
[LINA] The Ministry of Health has held a five-day workshop on the malaria disease in Ganta City, Nimba County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: YMCA Engages Lrr Communities On Malaria Prevention
[Daily Observer] Lrr -At least 50 participants drawn from various villages in the Lower River Region recently attended a day's sensitisation forum on Malaria and Diabetes Prevention at a ceremony held at the Multi-Purpose Youth Centre in Pakalinding Village. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Health Authorities Record Over 144.000 Cases of Malaria in 2015
[ANGOP] Lubango -The health authorities of the southern Huíla province reported in 2015, over 144.000 cases of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Algeria: WHO Hails Algeria's Experience in Combatting Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Algiers, Bah Keita, praised Algeria's experience in getting under control the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis and malaria, and its willingness to help neighbouring countries to combat such diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Volunteers Join 'Stop Malaria' Programme
[ANGOP] Saurimo -Two hundred youths from different social backgrounds and residing in Saurimo Municipality, eastern Lunda Sul Province, last registered themselves as voluntary agents who will be working with the mobile phone company UNITEL in the promotion of measures and actions aimed at fighting malaria in Angola, as well as they will participate in campaigns of vaccination, street cleaning and diseases prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Drug Grabs Africa Award
[EA Business] Gaborone -In a glittering ceremony that marked the five-year milestone anniversary of the Innovation Prize for Africa the landmark programme of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) innovative healthcare solutions took pole position this year, offering ground-breaking responses to address Africa's prevailing malaria and HIV/AIDS burdens. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Locals Reject Malaria Spray Over Impotence
[Monitor] Tororo -Residents of Mella Sub-county in Tororo District have rejected a free indoor residual spraying exercise claiming that the chemical used increases the spread of bedbugs and makes men impotent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Intensify Hygiene to Fight Malaria - Ministry of Health
[Focus] With the dry season already here, the ministry of health (MoH) is concerned about the possibility of increased malaria cases since mosquitoes overproduce in a hot climate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Development of Next-Generation Antimalarial Treatment Starts
[MMV] Basel -Novartis announced today that it will further expand its long-standing partnership with Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). Novartis will lead the development of antimalarial compound KAF156 with scientific and financial support from MMV in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This agreement sets out the terms and conditions for the development of KAF156 and its future availability to patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Health Ministry Issues Malaria Alert
[New Times] Rwandans have been urged to ensure that their homes and surroundings are kept clean at all times and clear bushes or stagnant water which are breeding grounds for mosquitoes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: Malaria 'Out of Control' With Sick Children Dying at Home - Charity
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"They cannot go to the hospital just because they cannot afford the price (of treatment) and whole logistics (of getting there)" (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Drugs Work 'Like Magic' Against Malaria in Africa's Sahel, Experts Say
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Preliminary results from two countries show the number of malaria cases fell more than 60 percent (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Four Reasons Why Africa, Gates and Obama Want to End Malaria
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Arusha, Tanzania -Dealing with drug-resistance: Some mosquitoes in Tanzania can survive 20 times the normal dose of insecticide used in nets (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: More Funds Needed to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria
[New Times] More is still needed to be done in order to sustain the progress registered in the country's fight against HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Daily Trust Report Spurs Govt to Clear N200 Million Malaria Drug
[Daily Trust] An investigative report published on the Daily Trust health page of January 18 this year has led to the clearance of abandoned drugs worth over N200 million naira donated by the Republic of China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: New Hope in Breath Test Kit for Malaria
[Nation] A gadget that allows for a breath test for malaria, similar to those used to check for drink-driving, is ready for field trials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Sh64 Billion Malaria Insecticide Factory Wastes Away
[Citizen] Kibaha -Concern grows over an apparent delay of a $ 30.7 million (about Sh64.8 million) Cuban-built malaria insecticide factory at Kibaha, Coast Region to start operations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Among Kids Drops 15 Percent in 5 Years
[Daily Trust] Malaria prevalence among children aged less than five years has reduced by 15 percent in the last five years, preliminary findings from the latest National Malaria Indicator Survey show. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Romance With Malaria
[Vanguard] Over time, malaria has virtually assumed the same status with the weather, which everyone complains about; and yet nobody is able to do anything about it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news