Tanzania: Malaria Prevalence Registers Downward Trend in Kagera
[Daily News] Kagera Region has managed to cut down malaria prevalence rate of the killer disease from 41 per cent to 32.5 per cent this year through holistic approach and concerted efforts made by the authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Muleba Missed Anti-Malaria Programmes
[Daily News] Bukoba -All the villages in Kagera Region that were affected by the outbreak of malaria in 2013 were not covered by the malaria Indoor Spraying Programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Leadership - a Most Powerful Weapon Against Malaria
[Addis Fortune] It was not long ago that an Africa without malaria seemed like an impossible dream. Today, that dream is becoming a reality, thanks to the most powerful weapon we have in the malaria fight: strong leadership. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Consortium Attends First SBCC Summit Held in Addis Ababa
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is attending the first International Summit on Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) from February 8-10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The conference will bring together leading experts of the SBCC approach, which applies communication strategies to promote health and wellbeing. Participants will share results, lessons learnt and come up with innovative ideas for overcoming challenges. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Why You Shouldn't Use Artesunate, Chloroqine
[Daily Trust] Experts have advised against the use of monotherapy medicines for the treatment of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Heavy Rainfall, Flooding, Malaria, Cholera Expected in Nigeria
[Guardian] NIGERIANS should brace for adverse weather conditions such as heavy rainfall and flooding, and diseases like cholera this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Receives Alma Award
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana has scooped the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target for malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Receives the 2016 Alma Award
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrea received the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award in recognition of the country's progress in fighting malaria and meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target for malaria eradication. ALMA, which was established in 2009, aims to eradicate malaria from Africa by 2030. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: One Step Closer to Zero Malaria
[Namibia Economist] While in Addis Ababa for the African Union Heads of State summit, President Dr Hage Geingob took a breather from the formalities to attend a special ceremony of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance where Namibia was awarded together with twelve other countries, for its progress in the eradication of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Prevalence Rate Cut Down in Kagera Region
[Daily News] Kagera Region has managed to cut down malaria prevalence rate of the killer disease from 41 per cent to 32.5 per cent this year through holistic approach and concerted efforts made by the authorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Declares Zika Virus a Public Health Emergency
[Malaria Consortium] The World Health Organization has declared the recent outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin American countries a public health emergency. The mosquito-borne disease, which carries symptoms such as mild fever and joint pains, has recently been linked to increased cases of microcephaly - a condition that leads to a variety of neurological and developmental disorders in newborn babies. There is no treatment or vaccine currently available. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Ohangwena On Malaria Alert
[Namibian] HEALTH authorities in the Ohangwena region have reported an increase in cases of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 5, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: We Can Eliminate Malaria With Strong Leadership
[Observer] It wasn't long ago that an Africa without malaria seemed an impossible dream. Today, that dream is becoming a reality, thanks to the most powerful weapon we have in the malaria fight: strong leadership. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Tops in Fighting Malaria
[Namibian] NAMIBIA was one of 13 countries to be rewarded by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance this year for its fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Gulu Malaria Cases Rise to 10,000 Per Week
[Monitor] Gulu -Gulu District has been hit by yet another malaria epidemic with cases rising from 2,169 in May last year to 38,096 today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Eastern Province Steps Up Fight Against Malaria
[New Times] The recently intensified countrywide campaign against malaria has reached the Eastern Province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: The Wag - Malaria and Pneumonia Are More Pressing Concerns Than Cancer
[Nation] The panic over what is in our sukuma wiki and the increasing rate of this disease are often wrong and misleading -- it is not caused by increased pesticide use (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Carter Centre Commits N1.5 Billion to Fight Malaria, Others
[Daily Trust] Jos -The Carter Centre in Nigeria has committed the sum of N1.5 billion as part of its 2016 intervention in the ongoing fight against malaria and other neglected tropical diseases in nine states of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: On the Margins of the 26th Session of the African Union Summit, Liberia Receives 2016 Alma Award for Excellence in Performance On Malaria Control
[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson has received the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) award for Excellence in Performance on Malaria Control on behalf of Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Wins Award for Fight Against Malaria
[SA Info] South Africa is one of 14 African countries to have received recognition for its fight against malaria during the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (Alma) meeting on 30 January as part of the 26th African Union Summit in Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Receives Alma Award for Curbing Malaria
[SA Govt] South Africa was today, 30 January, awarded the 2016 ALMA Award for Achieving the Malaria Millennium Development Goal Target, at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Malaria, School Feeding Awareness Campaigns Start
[New Times] Local leaders will use today's discussions held after monthly community work to sensitise parents about the renewed campaign against malaria and the need to support the school feeding programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Receives Alma Award for Curbing Malaria
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South Africa has been awarded the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award for Achieving the Malaria Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 31, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Sh439 Billion Boost for War On Malaria
[Nation] The British Government in partnership with philanthropist Bill Gates have pledged $4.3 billion (Sh439 billion) in funding over the next five years to fight malaria in Kenya, among other regions prone to the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Rwanda Gets ALMA Award of Excellence
[New Times] The African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) today presented Rwanda with the 2016 Award for Excellence in two categories, one for performance in malaria control from 2011 to 2015 and one for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) target for malaria reduction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Is Malaria-Free Africa in Sight?
[The Point] African leaders will assemble in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 30 January for another African Union Summit, whose main event will be the presentation of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) 2016 Awards for Excellence to about 13 countries in Africa that have done well in reducing malaria prevalence among their populations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 28, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Global Fund Hails New Malaria Investment
[Global Fund] Geneva -The Global Fund welcomes a significant new investment against malaria by the United Kingdom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Consortium Welcomes Five-Year £3 Billion Commitment to Fight Malaria
[Malaria Consortium] "Malaria Consortium welcomes the recommitment from the UK Government to spend £500m a year to fight malaria," said Chief Executive, Charles Nelson, following the announcement today by the UK Chancellor, George Osborne and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "The UK has shown strong leadership in global health and malaria over the past decade and it is encouraging to see this continue. We look forward to understanding in more detail how this fund will be governed." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Panic As Sango Bay Camp Runs Out of Malarial Drugs
[Monitor] Rakai -Refugees at Sango Bay Resettlement Camp in Rakai District are facing an acute shortage of anti-malarial drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Data Collection to Understand the Prevalence Level of Malaria Needed
[Foroyaa] Small pharmacies and private laboratory services should be targeted for data collection on the number of malaria cases they identify or treat on an annual basis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: £3 Billion Pledge to Help End Malaria Deaths
[Gov.UK] £3 billion pledge to help end Malaria deaths announced by George Osborne and Bill Gates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Government Intensifies Fight Against Malaria
[New Times] Rising temperatures and ignoring of malaria preventive measures are to blame for rising malaria cases being reported in the country, Dr Agnes Binagwaho, the Health minister said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Over Five Million Bed Nets to Be Distributed As Malaria Cases Double in Two Years
[Focus] Figures from the ministry of health show that malaria cases increased from 514,173 in 2012 to 1,957,000 in 2015. Also, 424 deaths were recorded in 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Mustbe Fought Vigorously
[Daily News] THE government of Cuba has pledged to continue supporting Tanzania in the difficult task of combating malaria. The Cuban Ambassador to Tanzania, Jorge Luis Lopez Tormo, told Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa recently that Cuba was a close ally in the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: MoH Moves to Regulate Sale of Repellents in Malaria Fight
[New Times] The Ministry of Health (MoH)is set to start licensing mosquito repellents in a new effort to roll back malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How N200 Million Malaria Drugs Waste Away
[Daily Trust] In a country where several people still die daily from malaria, Daily Trust Health Desk has uncovered federal government's negligence in making available to millions of Nigerians, the much needed malaria drugs donated by the Republic of China. The Chinese government in February 2015 donated anti-malaria medicines which contain injections for treating severe malaria, and artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Winning the Battle Against Malaria
[New Times] Over the last few months, Rwanda has been experiencing an upsurge in malaria cases. Hospitals are increasingly taking in malaria patients with some reporting loss of lives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Deal On Mosquito Nets to Yield U.S.$93 Million in Savings
[Global Fund] Geneva -As part of a new framework for procuring health products in the most cost-effective and sustainable way, the Global Fund has reached an agreement to purchase insecticide-treated mosquito nets that prevent malaria with projected savings of US$93 million over two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Al-Nefaidi Prize On Malaria Researches Launched
[SNA] Khartoum -The Al-Nefaidi Charity Foundation in collaboration with Sati Medical Charity Foundation launched Sunday Al-Sharija Hall, the Prize of the late Jamal Bashir Al-Nefaidi for the best three researches on malaria disease in the presence of a number of scholars and researchers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Approves Third Producer for Cholera Vaccine
[East African] The global supply of oral cholera vaccines (OCV) is set to double this year after the World Health Organisation approved a third producer, helping to address global shortages and expand access in more countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Fears Over Fast-Shrinking Blood Bank in Rwanda As Malaria Cases Increase
[East African] The sharp rise in malaria cases is exerting pressure on Rwanda's blood bank, raising fears that, should the infections continue at the current rate, hospitals across the country will be short of blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Search for Malaria Vaccine Gets Boost
[Citizen] Melbourne -Researchers at Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have discovered why the body's immune system is unable to develop immunity during a malaria infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Hope for Future Generations Trains Queenmothers on Malaria Prevention
[Ghanaian Chronicle] A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Hope for Future Generations, in collaboration with the Ghana Health Services (GHS), has embark on a vigorous training programme on malaria prevention for queenmothers in the region, with the primary objective of reducing malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Majaliwa Hails Cuba for Support On Malaria
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has held talks with the Cuban Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Jorge Luis Lopez Tormo, who has promised to continue supporting the country in the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 12, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Public Concern Over Shortage of Malaria Drugs in Rwanda
[East African] Increasing cases of malaria infections in Rwanda have led to a shortage of medicines, including in the big pharmacies, which has caused unease among patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Over 200,000 Cases of Malaria Diagnosed in Malange Province
[ANGOP] Malanje -At least 2,972 cases of malaria, which resulted in 252 deaths, were recorded in the different health units in the province of Malange, during the past year, said Friday, the technician of the provincial health department, Mateus Lopes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Contains Malaria Outbreak
[The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care has finally contained a malaria outbreak in Karoi that killed seven people. The ministry said a remarkable reduction of cases from 75 to 25 daily had been recorded. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Hydropower Dams Fuel Malaria Risk for Villagers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kamburu Dam, Kenya -Alfred Nyaga irrigates his acre of khat, a mild stimulant, in Kaloki village by pumping water with a diesel-powered engine directly from Kamburu Dam in central Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 8, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Ebola - Antimalarial Drug Reduced Patient Mortality By 31 Percent
[MSF] A malaria drug may have reduced risk of dying among a group of Ebola patients in Liberia during the height of the outbreak in 2014, according to a retrospective study published by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and its research arm Epicentre, in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: County Dispatches Health Officials As Malaria Kills Four in Isiolo
[Nation] More than 40 community workers and health officers have been deployed to Isiolo County to conduct public awareness campaign on malaria and minimize further carnage following the deaths of five children in about a two-week period. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news