Africa: Announcing the Tragic Loss of Dr Sylvia Meek
[Malaria Consortium] It is with deep sorrow that we must announce the passing of Dr Sylvia Meek, Malaria Consortium's Global Technical Director, on 12th May 2016, after an 18-month battle with cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Gulu Halts Malaria Drugs Supply
[Monitor] Gulu -The Gulu health department has stopped supply of antimalarial medicines to village health teams (VHTs) due to drug shortage in various health centres in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Ycfac Holds Symposium On Malaria
[The Point] Your Change for A Change, a non-profit organisation, recently organised a daylong symposium on malaria for young people in commemoration of World Malaria Day, celebrated on April 25 annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Easy to Treat Pneumonia Killed More Kenyans Than Malaria
[Nation] Pneumonia has killed more Kenyans than malaria in the past one year, a survey has shown. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Special Olympics Nigeria Celebrates 2016 World Malaria Day
[This Day] Special Olympics Nigeria over the weekend held a series of activities to celebrate the 2016 World Malaria Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Institute Laments Poor Funding for Malaria Research
[Guardian] Head Malaria Research Group, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Dr. Samson Awolola has reiterated how lack of research funding in the country is affecting the roll out of malaria interventions and others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Hampering Nation's Economy - WHO
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the high prevalence of malaria in the country was hampering the Nigerian economy in various dimensions, resulting to the loss of about N132 billion annually to malaria related projects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ondo Calls for Improved Environmental Hygiene to Beat Malaria
[Guardian] As the world marks the World Malaria Day, a call has gone to all and sundry to maintain hygienic environment as this will go a long way in eliminating malaria fever in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Drums Support for Malaria Eradication
[Daily Trust] Non-governmental organisations, corporate bodies and individuals have been urged to give more support to the government in its bid to eradicate malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Yetes Organises Malaria Sensitisation Through Sports
[Daily Observer] Youth Empowerment Through Education and Sport (YETES) recently organised a day's malaria sensitisation programme through a marathon run that began from the Kairaba Avenue-Fajara junction and terminated at the Serrekunda General Hospital in Kanifing. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bloodless Malaria Urine Test Launched to Stall Disease
[Daily Trust] Lagos -A bloodless malaria diagnostics tool called Urine Malaria ?Test (UMT) has been launched by Fyodor Biotechnology Corporation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Malaria Cases Drop
[Botswana Daily News] Manxotae -There has been a drastic drop in Malaria cases from over 8 000 in the year 2000 to about 300 cases in 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Special Olympics Nigeria to Hold 2016 World Malaria Day
[This Day] Special Olympics Nigeria, has concluded plans to commemorate the World Malaria Day 2016 in Nigeria with the support of ExxonMobil, (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Tackles Malaria Scourge in Alimosho
[Guardian] Communities in two local councils of Lagos State - Alimosho and Kosofe - were recently beneficiaries of a campaign by health organisations to stem the tide of malaria, as parts of activities held to mark the World malaria Day last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Commendable Outcome Registered in Controlling Malaria
[Shabait] Asmara -Commendable outcome has been registered in controlling the prevalence of Malaria in the Gash-Barka and Northern Red Sea regions, owing to the continuous efforts made in the regions. This was disclosed in a meeting conducted on April 25th in the towns of Akurdat and Ghinda in connection with the 'Global Malaria Eradication Day.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Tororo Malaria Project Gets Continental Nod
[Monitor] A Malaria prevention and treatment project piloted in Tororo District has won the African excellence award, given to the outstanding campaigns and projects in the field of public relations and communication in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Of Cholera, Rabies and Malaria - an Air Ticket to Hell?
[New Times] Is this an air ticket to hell? I wondered. Let me get back to that affair in a minute; first, a recap of this week's top headlines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Health Ministry Nearly Wipes Out Malaria
[Monitor] Kampala -The Health ministry has asked Ugandans to continue using recommended malaria safeguards as the country begins to register pockets of where the disease is being eliminated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO - Malaria Hampering Nigeria's Economy, N132bn Lost Annually
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday said the high prevalence of malaria in the country was hampering the Nigerian economy in various dimensions, resulting in the loss of about N132 billion annually to malaria related projects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Not All Fevers Are Malaria'
[This Day] The chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fydor Biotechnologies, Dr. Eddy Agbo, has advised Nigerians to always go for diagnosis before treating malaria as all fevers are not due to malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Nigeria Can Eradicate Malaria Through Proactive Measures'
[This Day] As Nigeria joins the rest of the globe to mark this year's World Malaria Day today, the citizens have been advised to take pro active measures in dealing with the high prevalence rate of the scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria and the Challenge of Eliminating Malaria
[Daily Trust] Abuja -The good news coming out of this year's World Malaria Day on April 25 is that mankind is winning the war against the disease which for hundreds of years has killed millions. The World Health Organization disclosed that countries in its European Region comprising Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia have already eliminated malaria from their territories. In addition, it said that eight other countries elsewhere didn't record any cases of the disease in 2014, a feat that puts them out of the danger zone if (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Has 66 Percent Malaria Prevalence
[Daily Trust] The acting secretary of the Federal Capital Territory's (FCT) Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS), Mrs. Alice Odey-Achu, has said that malaria prevalence in the FCT is estimated at 66 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Govt Receives Additional U.S.$30 Million to Support Malaria Interventions
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Over the next two years, Sudan will receive an additional $30 million from the Global Fund to support malaria interventions. The Grant Approval Committee of the Global Fund met in Geneva this week to review the proposal submitted by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to extend the grant end date to December 2017; and provided positive recommendation. With this additional support the total malaria grant will stands to $116 million for 2015-2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 19,000 Under-5 Children Die of Malaria Annually in Niger
[Vanguard] Minna -No fewer than 19,000 children below five years old, die of malaria in Niger State annually, making it the state with the highest number of child deaths from malaria in the north central zone of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Siliviri - 300,000 Nigerians Die From Malaria Annually
[This Day] An anti-malaria advocate, Oguzhan Siliviri, has revealed that Nigeria contributes 25 per cent of malaria burden across the world, with over 300,000 persons dying in the country every year due to the scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Malaria Prevalence Significantly Reduced
[Shabait] Massawa -The head of the MOH branch in the Northern Red Sea region, Dr. Yohannes Tekeste said that thanks to the thorough awareness raising campaigns to control the prevalence of malaria significant achievement has been registered. He said that at a meeting conducted on 23 April in the port city of Massawa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Fight Against Malaria Rages On
[Observer] As the world marked the World Malaria day Uganda was looking to accelerating and sustaining efforts to defeat the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: New Device for Malaria Test Unfolded in Akwa Ibom
[This Day] Uyo -The search for effective diagnosis and treatment of malaria in the country has led to the invention of a new device called Deki Reader by an African-American led non-governmental organisation, Africare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Malaria Major Hindrance to Economic Development, Says NBR Governor
[The Point] Alhaji Lamin Queen Jammeh, Governor of the North Bank Region (NBR), has said malaria is not just a disease commonly associated with poverty, but also a cause of poverty and a major hindrance to economic development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Medical Fee Waiver On Malaria Welcome
[Daily News] The state has scrapped all charges for medical treatment of malaria and purchases of medicines in government dispensaries, health centres and hospitals nationwide. Patients will only be required to pay consultation fees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: African Union and African Leaders Malaria Alliance High-Level Dialogue On 'Ending Malaria in Africa for Good'
[African Union] African Union and African Leaders Malaria Alliance high-level dialogue on "Ending Malaria in Africa for Good" (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Marks World Malaria Day
[SA Info] Under the global theme "End Malaria for Good", South Africa joined the world yesterday in commemorating World Malaria Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Nigeria Spends N480 Billion On Malaria Every Year
[Daily Trust] Nigeria sends N480 billion naira for the prevention and treatment of malaria every year, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Enhancing Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Ethiopian Herald] According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of the world's population that accounts 3.2 billion people is still at risk of contracting malaria. In 2015 alone 214 million new cases of malaria were reported from 95 countries. More than 400,000 people died from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ending Malaria in Nigeria for Good
[Vanguard] In the past 15 years, Nigeria has made historic progress in turning the tide against malaria. Since 2011, an aggressive program to fight malaria in Nigeria reduced mortality rates among children under five by 18 percent, and malaria among this same group declined by a remarkable 15 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Health Ministry Holds Health Summit, Marks World Malaria Day
[Ghana Govt.] The Minister for Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, has charged all stakeholders to continue to invest and sustain the commitment to improve malaria prevention and control in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Demand for Test Before Treatment, Nigerians Told
[Vanguard] On this year's World Malaria Day, health professionals have called on Nigerians to always demand for malaria test from their physicians before treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Ninety Percent of All Malaria Deaths Occur in Sub-Saharan Africa
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Saharan Africa has made historic progress in turning the tide against malaria. Global progress on malaria control has been unequivocal - the World Health Organization estimates that more than 6.2 million malaria deaths were averted worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: U.S. Releases 10th Annual Malaria Report - a Decade of Progress
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has released its tenth annual report, documenting progress across its programs, including in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: On World Malaria Day, UN Says World Closer to Eliminating 'Ancient Killer'
[UN News] A year after the World Health Assembly resolved to eliminate malaria from at least 35 countries by 2030, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report released today - on World Malaria Day - shows that the goal, although ambitious, is achievable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Pledges Commitment to Help Fight Malaria in Nigeria
[Guardian] The United States (U.S.) Envoy to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, yesterday said the U.S. as the world's leading donor in global health was committed to working with Nigeria and all other partners in intensifying efforts at freeing people from the burden of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: RBC to Celebrate World Malaria Day With Mother-Child Health Campaign
[Focus] The World Malaria Day 2016 in Rwanda will be commemorated together with mother and child health week from 26-29 April 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Scientist Raises Alarm Over Malaria Resistance
[Nation] Kenya is at risk of developing malaria resistance, researchers have warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Nation Commemorates World Malaria Day Quietly
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is on Monday celebrating World Malaria Day quietly as malaria remains the number one killer disease and is a drain on tax payers money in public health facilities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World Malaria Day - Africa's Protracted Fight
[Deutsche Welle] On World Malaria Day, the WHO said six African countries could be free of the disease by 2020. Despite this ray of hope, the statistics are still grim and the disease deadly, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Deputy Governor Wants to Strengthen Preventive Measures to Reduce Malaria
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -The deputy governor of Cunene for technical services and infrastructures, Cristino Mário Ndeitunga, expressed Monday, in Ondjiva, the desire of strengthening preventive measures in communities with a view to reducing cases and deaths on malaria in the province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Deaths Reduced
[Namibian] MALARIA cases and deaths have been reduced by 98% and 95% respectively from 2001 until 2015. This was said by deputy health minister Juliet Kavetuna during the commemoration of World Malaria Day at Outapi in the Omusati region on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Central Region - Malaria Cases Drop By 95 Percent
[Shabait] Asmara -In the commemoration of World Malaria Day held in Himbrti, central region, on 25 April 2016, it was disclosed that malaria cases in the central region have been reduced by 95%. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Government to Distribute 25 MillionTreated Mosquito Nets
[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 25 million mosquito nets worth Shs331.5 billion will be distributed in the fresh countrywide campaign against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news