Uganda: Let Us Get Rid of Malaria for Good
[Monitor] Currently, 95 per cent of our population is at a highly endemic risk, and the remaining 5 per cent of the country is prone to malaria epidemics. Child deaths due to malaria are between 70,000 and 100,000 every year, a death toll that far exceeds that of HIV/Aids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: RDF Commits to New Efforts to Fight Malaria
[New Times] The Rwanda Defence Forces has committed to the fight against malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Who Approves Use of New Insecticide On Mosquitoes
[Monitor] Lira -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has "approved" a new long-lasting insecticide, Actellic 300CS to fight insecticide resistant mosquitoes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Scale Up Efforts to End Malaria for Good
[Monitor] Today, a number of activities are being held globally to mark the World Malaria Day, an annual event observed on April 25. As countries adopt this year's theme, 'End malaria for good', it should be noted that this theme echoes the wider vision of a malaria-free world contained in the 'Global technical strategy for malaria 2016-2030'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: What Will End the Deadly Scourge of Malaria?
[Monitor] At least one person in Vincent Sonko's family of eight is treated for malaria every month. "My daughter has been down after she was diagnosed with malaria. It started with me and then to my son and grandchild," Sonko says, adding that he spends about Shs200,000 on malaria related treatment every month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Praised for Battle On Malaria
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Zanzibar Island and Kagera Region in Tanzania have been singled out by the US President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) as the country's exemplary regions, where efforts to cub malaria have yielded good results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos LGA Records 55 Percent Reduction in Malaria Spread
[Daily Trust] Lagos -A 55 percent reduction in malaria cases among children in Kosofe local government area of Lagos State has been achieved in the last six months through a collaborative scheme named Mortein Own a Community Project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibar Winning in Fight Against Malaria
[Daily News] Zanzibar -Health officials here reported a remarkable decrease in the incidences of malaria in Zanzibar, but beating the elimination or 'Islands free of malaria' target by 2017 will not be possible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Unprecedented Net Gains - the Role of Insecticidal Treated Nets in Fighting Malaria
[Malaria Consortium] Extending access, and increasing use, of mosquito nets amongst those most at risk from malaria - pregnant women and children under the age of five - has been a significant factor contributing to a massive decrease in malaria deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: 'Rethink' Needed in Regional Fight Against Malaria - Binagwaho
[News of Rwanda] Drug-resistant malaria is not spreading across eastern region, but is developing independently in isolated pockets, malaria experts said Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Deaths Down By 95 Percent
[New Era] Outapi -Namibia has made tremendous progress in reducing malaria cases by 98 percent and deaths by 95 percent between 2001 and 2015. The country has thus met the Abuja Target and Millennium Development Goal 6 of reducing malaria mortality and morbidly by 60 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Malaria Deaths in Namibia Down By 95 Percent - Kavetuna
[New Era] Outapi -Namibia has made tremendous progress in reducing malaria cases by 98 percent and deaths by 95 percent between 2001 and 2015. The country has thus met the Abuja Target and Millennium Development Goal 6 of reducing malaria mortality and morbidly by 60 percent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Malaria Resurgence - What Exactly Went Wrong?
[New Times] As Rwanda Joins the rest of the World today to mark malaria day, the resurgence in malaria cases comes as a surprise considering the amount of effort invested by government to fight the disease. Figures from the health ministry indicate that the country registered close to two million malaria cases last year, almost four times more than the 514,000 cases reported in 2012. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ending Malaria for Good
[This Day] There is still much to do to rout the malaria scourge (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Recommits to Zero Malaria By 2018
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Health says it plans to eliminate malaria by achieving zero cases of locally transmitted malaria by 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Does an African Child Die From Malaria Every 30 Seconds?
[Africa Check] Earlier this year a science news website claimed that an African child dies of malaria every 30 seconds. But the latest and best estimate shows that it is just under every two minutes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Mortein Doom Pledges Support Against Malaria
[Capital FM] Nairobi -As the global community reaffirms its commitment to the achievement of a malaria free world with the celebration of the World Malaria Day, on 25th April, RB through its brand, Mortein Doom, has reaffirmed its partnership with Mbagathi Hospital towards ensuring that the cases and effect of malaria is maximally put under control in Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambia Registers 'Considerable Advances' in Malaria Control - WHO
[The Point] The WHO representative has said The Gambia recorded considerable advances in malaria control over the years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: World Malaria Day Slated for April 25th
[Daily Observer] The Commemoration of World Malaria Day will take place on Monday, April 25th at Farafenni in the North Bank Region (NBR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: 2016 World Malaria Day Launched in Accra
[Ghana Govt.] The joint launch of this year's annual World Malaria Day has taken place in Accra with a call on all stakeholders to double their efforts in the fight against malaria and its devastating consequences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Let's Kick Malaria Out of Rwanda
[New Times] Malaria is a curable disease which can also be easily prevented. But despite this it remains the leading killer disease in Africa. About 70,000-110,000 child deaths from malaria are recorded annually, according to WHO statistics. It is also estimated that 40% of health facility expenditures in sub-Saharan Africa are spent on malaria treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Yetes Set for Sunday Malaria Marathon Run
[The Point] Youth Empowerment Through Education and Sports (YETES), an organisation aimed at engaging and educating youth on a variety of health topics by using sport as a medium, is set to stage a Malaria Marathon race on Sunday 24 April 2016. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Nation to Mark World Malaria Day With More Achievements
[Ethiopian Herald] The nation's capacity to combat malaria is increasing from time to time. Despite the commendable anti-malaria activities, malaria is still among the major public health hazards in Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Why Over-Treating Malaria in Africa Is a Problem
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria policymakers and clinicians are concerned about the clinical, financial and public health harms associated with over-treating malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Drive to End Malaria Burden in Uganda Refugee Sites
[East African] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is donating mosquito nets to refugee camps in Uganda as part of an intensified campaign to prevent malaria deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Govt Launches Indoor Residual Spraying in Malaria-Prone Areas
[New Times] In a bid to reduce the cases of mortality caused by malaria in the country, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), this week launched a door-to-door indoor residual spraying in different districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Govt Winning War Against Malaria - Survey
[Capital FM] Nairobi -A new survey by Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS) shows that the country has made major strides in the war against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Halts Import of Treated Mosquito Nets
[This Day] The Federal Government on Tuesday halted the importation of treated mosquito nets and insecticides from Tanzania into the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: NMEP Tasks States, Private Sector On Subsidised Antimalarial Drugs
[Vanguard] The National Malaria Elimination Programme, NMEP, has called on state governments, philanthropists and companies to key into its programmes on funding the recommended malaria treatment drug, Artemisinin based Combination Therapy, ACTs, in order to make it affordable and accessible.5 (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tackling Malaria
[This Day] Paul Obi writes on efforts by stakeholders in tackling malaria scourge in the country (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Traditional Birth Attendants Sensitised On Malaria Prevention, Reproductive Health
[Daily Observer] Action Aid International The Gambia (AAITG), Kudang Office, in collaboration with the Central River Regional Health Directorate recently organised a day-long sensitisation workshop for Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) on malaria prevention, control and other reproductive health issues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Strong Regional Health Systems Are the Answer to Infectious Disease Control
[Malaria Consortium] Bangkok -"Every day we see evidence of the impact of infectious diseases, not only on our health systems, but on our economy and most importantly the everyday life of our people." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria in Pregnancy - Can Be Deadly... Can Be Prevented
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: Over the years we have written vigorously on the things that do not work in the Nigerian health sector. This week we are starting a new series of highlighting projects and programmes that do work, showing that despite the chaos, there are pockets of excellence in sometimes unusual places. In the first story in this series, a team from Nigeria Health Watch travelled to Sokoto to find out more about a program that we gather is preventing illness and death during the most joyful period in a (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Isles to Distribute Mosquito Nets
[Daily News] Zanzibar -THE Ministry of Health said yesterday that free distribution of Insecticide Treated mosquito Nets (ITNs), in Unguja and Pemba will be conducted starting the end this month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Fight Hindered By Farming Pesticides
[SciDev.Net] The widespread use of certain insecticides by farmers is making the chemicals less effective at fighting malaria-spreading mosquitoes, a paper shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Prevalence Rate Declines in Kagera
[Daily News] Authorities in Kagera Region are pleased with joint efforts that have reduced the prevalence rate of malaria in the region from 42 per cent in 2007/2008 to 8.5 per cent this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Ensuring Safety and Assessing the Impact of SMC in the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention has been proven to be a safe and effective intervention in various clinical trials over the past decade, however it is important that SMC programmes are carefully monitored to ensure that they are delivered effectively, reaching eligible children. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation is also essential to ensure that the intervention remains safe, and that the impact on public health is assessed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Standard Bank Donates 200 Mosquito Nets in the North
[New Era] Windhoek -In light of the recent increasing cases of malaria reported in the Ohangwena Region, Standard Bank was the first banking institution to jump to the aid of preventing the spread of this disease by donating 200 mosquito nets to the Ohangwena Regional Health Directorate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi, World Vision Strategise Malaria Grant
[Nyasa Times] Health authorities in Malawi, officials from World Vision and Global Fund have begun a five day Malaria start up workshop in Lilongwe to come up with a conclusive implementation strategy to enhance community empowerment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Workers Trained on Women, Child Malaria Treatment
[Daily Trust] Bauchi -The Bauchi State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (BACATMA) has trained 34 health service providers on the treatment of pregnant, nursing mothers and under five children on uncomplicated malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Prevalence Rate Drops to 8.5 Percent in Kagera Region
[Daily News] Bukoba -Authorities in Kagera Region are pleased with joint efforts that have reduced the prevalence rate of malaria in the region from 42 per cent during 2007/2008 to 8.5 per cent this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Gulu Hit By Anti-Malaria Drugs Shortage
[Monitor] Gulu -An acute shortage of malaria drugs has hit Gulu District following an increase in cases of malaria reported according to records from the district health department. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: New Malaria Drug Elating
[Times of Zambia] Malaria killed the Scottish explorer David Livingstone, who also suffered from dysentery, on May 1, 1873 at the age of 60 in Chief Chitambo's Village in the then Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: South to Get New Anti-Malaria Drug
[Times of Zambia] The Tropical Diseases Research Centre (TDRC) has introduced a new drug to eliminate malaria in Southern Province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Country Teams Meet to Share 2015 Best Practices and Lessons Learned
[Malaria Consortium] As ACCESS-SMC countries [1] prepare for the launch of the 2016 SMC campaign, during which twice as many children will benefit from the lifesaving preventive treatment, they were given the opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and share best practices from 2015 at the ACCESS-SMC partners' meeting held in Kampala, Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Access-SMC Gathers Leaders in the Field to Discuss Health System Strengthening in the Post SMC Era
[Malaria Consortium] Thanks to the ACCESS-SMC project, more than 6 million vulnerable children across seven countries in West Africa: Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea-Conakry, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and The Gambia will benefit from lifesaving seasonal malaria chemoprevention treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Improving Access to SMC Medicine Across the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] Accurate estimation of the quantity of SP+AQ, currently the recommended SMC medicine, is one of the critical supply chain management functions needed to ensure that all eligible children receive this lifesaving treatment. Inaccurate estimation can lead to widespread shortages, surpluses and expiries, inequity, distortion of demand and irrational use - all of which can impede the cost-effective and successful implementation of an SMC campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: U.S. Demonstrates Strong Commitment to End Malaria
[Global Fund] Geneva -The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria applauded President Barack Obama's request for an additional $200 million for President Malaria Initiative (PMI) in his 2017 budget proposal, showing strong leadership in global health with smart investments that will save lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Anglicans' "Unique Role" in the Elimination of Malaria
[ACNS] The Bishop of Matabeleland, Cleophas Lunga, has opened a cross-border round table on the elimination of Malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by saying that the "Anglican Church has a unique role to play" in the elimination of the disease in Zambia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Eight-Year Programme Contributes to Significant Malaria Decrease in Nigeria
[Malaria Consortium] Abuja -"I am inspired by the efforts of SuNMaP and its partners. There is no question that SuNMaP has had a huge impact upon malaria in Nigeria." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news