Nigeria: Govt Partners Stakeholders in Fight Against Malaria
[This Day] The federal government, through the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), has partnered stakeholders in the health sector to fight malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 600,000 Kwara Children to Get Free Malaria Treatment
[Leadership] No fewer than 600,000 children between three months and five years old in 11 local government areas of Kwara State are to receive free malaria care. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Julius Berger's Roll-Back-Malaria CSR Campaign Arrives Rivers, Akwa Ibom
[This Day] Last week, there was a chorus of gratitude amongst to which Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has distributed treated mosquito nets along with a pamphlet titled 'Guide to Malaria Prevention' to administrators, teachers, community leaders and pupils of various schools in both Rivers and Akwa Ibom States, in furtherance of the company's determined corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy and fight against the scourge of malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Statement By the Malaria Policy Advisory Group On the Urgent Need to Address the High Prevalence of Pfhrp2/3 Gene Deletions in the Horn of Africa and Beyond
[WHO] Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) have transformed malaria control, enabling better targeting of treatment and improved surveillance. Globally, 2.7 billion RDTs for malaria were sold between 2010-2019, the majority distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa to diagnose P. falciparum (Pf) infection by targeting one of its antigens, histidine-rich protein 2 (HRP2). This current cornerstone of P. falciparum diagnosis is under serious threat as a result of the emergence of parasites not expressing the HRP2 protein (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: High Exposure to Malaria Can Modulate Immune Response to Covid-19 Resulting in Less Severe Outcomes, Study Shows
[Malaria Consortium] The results of ground-breaking research conducted by Malaria Consortium show that low previous malaria exposure is associated with more severe symptoms of COVID-19 and adverse outcomes compared with high exposure to malaria. Patients co-infected with malaria and COVID-19 tend to have a higher frequency of confusion and vomiting but co-infection was not detrimental to a patient's outcome. The results were recently published in preprint in The Lancet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Hope For A Malaria-Free Africa
[allAfrica] In recent decades, the world has made remarkable progress in the fight against malaria. Over 20 years of investment, commitment, and action have saved over 7.6 million lives and prevented over 1.5 billion malaria cases. We've discovered new ways of protecting ourselves from the deadly mosquito bite -- with insecticide-treated mosquito nets, effective antimalarial treatments, and--most recently--promising new innovations such as gene drive and malaria vaccines bringing us one step close (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burkina Faso: Testing Genetically Modified Mosquitoes to Curb Malaria
[VOA] Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso -- The mosquito-borne disease malaria kills more than 400,000 people each year, the vast majority in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: We're a Step Closer to Figuring Out Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People and Not Others
[The Conversation Africa] Mosquitoes contribute to the transmission of life-threatening diseases that include Zika, dengue, chikungunya, Rift Valley fever and malaria. Of these, malaria carries the most risk accounting for 229 million cases and more than 400,000 deaths in 2019. Africa accounted for 67% (274 000) of all malaria deaths worldwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: A Classroom Clinic - Bringing Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment to Schools in Malawi
[Nigeria Health Watch] Clara Mbalale still vividly remembers the day in 2019 she felt unwell while at school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Mortality Upsurge Worries Gulu Authorities
[Monitor] Malaria has been the leading cause of death in Gulu District in the past one year, a report has revealed . (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Reducing Malaria Scourge in Nigeria
[This Day] Over 100 million Nigerians are at risk of malaria, while about 300,000 deaths still occur in the country every year due to the disease. As the country recently joined the rest of the globe to mark this year's World Malaria Day, Martins Ifijeh looks at efforts made by organisations like Reckitt Benckiser to change the narrative. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 13, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Bangladeshi Firm to Make Diabetes, Malaria Drugs in Kenya
[East African] One of Bangladesh's largest drugmakers, Square Pharmaceuticals, will start producing medicines at its multibillion production facility in Kenya in the next four months, targeting unmet demand in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and South Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: ALMA Galvanises Efforts Towards 'Zero Malaria' in Africa
[East African] As World Malaria Day is celebrated across the globe, there is a fresh-spirited shift towards ending malaria in Africa. The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) has augmented its efforts to accelerate the fight against malaria by enhancing action and accountability of African Governments. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Achieving Zero Malaria By 2030 - What Nigeria Must Do to Advance Towards Elimination
[Nigeria Health Watch] Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in children under five years of age globally. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a child dies from malaria every two minutes. Eighty percent of the global malaria burden is carried by 15 countries, 14 of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is caused by the Plasmodium species and transmitted by infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. WHO describes malaria elimination as the interruption of local transmission of a specified malaria parasite spec (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: World Malaria Day Marked in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] The World Malaria Day (WMD) was celebrated yesterday in Accra with a call on health stakeholders to scale up efforts in the fight against the disease to achieve zero malaria target by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news