Nigeria: Nigerian Scientists Develop Non-Invasive Bloodless Malaria Test
[Leadership] Scientists working in Nigeria have developed a new laser test that can detect malaria in humans within minutes with a simple urine test without drawing blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: States Urged to Embrace SMC for Malaria Elimination
[Daily Trust] State governments in the Sahel region and non-governmental organizations have been advised to invest in Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) to reduce the burden of malaria in those areas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Researchers Launch Bloodless Urine-Based Malaria Test
[Daily Trust] Scientists working in Nigeria have developed a new test for malaria using urine which they hope will become mainstream soon in compliance with national guidelines to test before treating for malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Minister Calls for New Malaria Control Methods
[Monitor] Kampala -Despite registering a decline in malaria cases in the country, the Health minister, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, has called for a new intervention focusing on controlling malaria parasites within the human body as opposed to the mosquitoes in the transmission cycle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Scientists Develop Noninvasive Bloodless Malaria Test
[Leadership] Abuja -Scientists working in Nigeria have developed a new laser test that can detect malaria in humans within minutes with a simple urine test without drawing blood. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Be Proactive Against Malaria, Expert Urges Stakeholders
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Stakeholders in the Nigerian medical industry have been urged to be proactive against malaria scourge as a known killer disease for children and pregnant women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: New Strategy for Malaria-Prone Areas in Bid to Eradicate Disease
[East African] The Rwandan government has embarked on an anti-malaria campaign targeting the districts most affected by the deadly disease, which will involve use of the indoor anti-malaria spraying method. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Malaria Spreading in West Darfur Camps
[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -The people living in El Geneina camps for the displaced in West Darfur complain about the spread of malaria, along with a shortage of affordable medicines. A joint Sudanese-UN medical team arrived in West Darfur last week to assess the outbreak of viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF) in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Will Climate Change = More Disease?
[IRIN] New York -Climate change is having a profound impact on animal habitats, but what disease risk does this pose for humans? (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Christian, Muslim Clerics Unite to Combat Malaria in Ekiti
[Guardian] IN a demonstration of solidarity, over 200 religious leaders from across the 16 Local Government Areas of Ekiti State mobilized against Malaria in Ado Ekiti at a training programme organized as part of efforts at eliminating malaria in the State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: US Threatens to Withdraw Malaria Drug Aid Package
[Nyasa Times] US government has threatened to pull out malaria drug aid package in public hospitals unless the Malawi government takes serious action on theft of the medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Things Worth Knowing About Mosquitoes
This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running as part of the South African Development Community malaria week. You can read the rest of the series here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 4, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Quest to Find a Drug That Nails the Tricky Malaria Parasite
This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running during malaria week in the Southern African Development Community. You can read the rest of the series here. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Malaria, Maternal Deaths in South Darfur Camp
[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -The number of mortality cases has risen in one of the camps for displaced people in Nyala locality, South Darfur, because of the spread of malaria and a lack of health care and medicines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Firm Set to Provide Rapid Urine Test for Malaria
[Guardian] Determined to reduce the burden of malaria in Nigeria, a biomedical firm, Fyodor Biotechnologies, is set to provide an easy and quick urine test for diagnosis before treatment as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: RB Unveils New Mortein Led to Combat Malaria
[Guardian] IN further demonstration of its commitment to innovation and making life easier for Nigerians, RB Nigeria has launched Mortein Liquid Electric Device (LED). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Deadly Malaria/Typhoid Combo Is Ruling Hospitals
[Daily Trust] Abuja, Lagos and Enugu -The aches came first, the chills. Comfort Saawua didn't quite panic. She'd dealt with the chills before, and sitting in the sun had never felt so good. The fever knocked her for its intensity. She was burning up when she got to a primary health centre in Kubwa. She and the health worker had similar intentions for a test, but the result came back with a double whammy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: Parts of Region Within Tantalising Reach of Eliminating Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] There has been a concerted international effort since the early 2000s to tackle malaria. This has led to dramatic reductions in the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Experts Temper Malaria Vaccine Hopes
[SciDev.Net] WHO advisors have put a damper on hopes that the first malaria vaccine could soon reach African infants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria-Made Rapid Urine Test for Malaria Wins Health Innovation Awards
[Guardian] A Nigeria-made malaria test that can diagnose the disease within 25 minutes using just drops of patients' urine sample has won the inaugural 2015 Health Innovation Challenge Awards. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Increase in Malaria, Poor Health Care in South Darfur's Tullus
[Radio Dabanga] Tullus -Residents of Tullus in South Darfur complain of an increase in malaria and a poor health care in the locality. One of them told Radio Dabanga that patients in Tullus Hospital had to take mattresses, sheets and blankets from their homes. "They have to lie on the ground, as there are not enough hospital beds for the increased number of patients," he said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Urine Malaria Test Wins Top Prize At Health Innovation Awards
[Premium Times] Fyodor, an innovative method of testing for malaria through the urine, on Wednesday won the top prize of $100,000 at the inaugural Health Innovation Challenge Awards held in Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Consortium Urges New UK Malaria and Ntd Commitment
[Malaria Consortium] Following a parliamentary debate on the UK's work tackling malaria and neglected tropical diseases, Malaria Consortium calls on the UK Government to make a strong commitment to defeat these devastating diseases (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Consortium Presents At the 2015 Astmh Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
[Malaria Consortium] This week, Malaria Consortium is presenting at the 64th annual meeting of American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) in Philadelphia. Our symposiums and interactive presentations will cover a number of topics ranging from community health delivery and pneumonia diagnosis to the acceptability of insecticide treated clothing for malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Updated Data From Access-SMC
[Malaria Consortium] For the 25 million children who live across the Sahel, the rainy season brings with it an increased risk of malaria. For these seasonally-affected areas, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool in the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: All Fever Does Not Equal Malaria - a Q&a On the Importance of Diagnosis
[Malaria Consortium] To mark the launch of a new series of advocacy briefs, the first of which is on the topic of malaria diagnostics, Malaria Consortium's Senior Public Health Diagnostics Specialist, Elizabeth Streat, discusses why the universal and accurate diagnosis is so important in the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Malaria Kills Three Children Daily, Report Shows
[CISA] Bentiu -"The malaria outbreak in Bentiu camp is exceptional in scope and has been claiming the lives of too many children," Vanessa Cramond, the medical coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Malaria Vaccine Closer to Reality
[New Times] Ongoing global efforts to tackle malaria have taken a positive turn following the authorisation of an experimental malaria vaccine for trial. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Gavi and Global Fund Statement On Malaria Vaccine Recommendations
[Global Fund] Geneva -Today's recommendations by two advisory bodies to the World Health Organization, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) and the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC), for use of the RTS,S malaria vaccine are a step toward making the vaccine available in countries with a heavy malaria burden as well as an opportunity to assess its likely real world impact. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cast Malaria Football Initiative Holds Tomorrow in Lagos
[Guardian] As part of its contribution to United Nation's campaign against the scourge of malaria, the 3ra'fique Communication, in partnership with Alibaba GCFR, is set for the 3rd edition of Join The Cast Malaria Football Initiative, which will hold today at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos Island. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Agricultural Keys to Malaria in African Highlands
[IPS] Kampala -Sixty-five years after a major international summit here on malaria, the mosquito-borne disease remains a scourge and its incidence may even be rising in parts of sub-Saharan Africa due to the combined effects of climate change, agricultural practices and population displacement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rosehill Partners Cuban Firm to Fight Malaria in W/Africa
[Daily Trust] Nigerian Rosehill Group and a Cuban based entrepreneurial Group, Labiofam S. A., have signed a strategic partnership agreement that seeks to promote programs for malaria eradication in select cities in West Africa as part of its corporate social responsibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Gowon Canvases Support for Fight Against Malaria
[Leadership] Lafia -Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd) on Friday, canvased support for a concerted effort for a fight against malaria in the country and called on government at all levels and other stakeholders to join in the fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Scientists Explore Novel Malaria Control Methods
[Vanguard] Experts in the study of insects say there is ongoing research on factors that encourage the breeding of mosquitoes with the intention of curtailing malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rosehill Partners Cuban Group Towards Malaria Eradication in W/Africa
[Leadership] Nigerian based Rosehill Group and a Cuban-based entrepreneurial group, Labiofam S. A., have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement that seeks to promote strategies and programmes for malaria eradication in select cities in West Africa as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: IDPs Sensitized On Hand Washing, Malaria
[Daily Trust] A non-governmental organization, Africare Nigeria, has sensitized internally displaced persons at the camp in Durumi, Abuja on the importance of hand washing and malaria prevention. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: UN Agencies Respond to Growing Food Insecurity in Southern Africa
[WFP] WFP, FAO and other partners are meanwhile monitoring the El Niño weather phenomenon which could significantly impact southern Africa following a poor agricultural season in 2014/15. The intensity of the El Niño is increasing towards a peak expected in late 2015, and may become one of the strongest such events on record. The region faces the risk of another poor rainfall season and harvest resulting in a "significant increase in food and nutrition insecurity in the region," according to the la (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Under Five Malaria Prevalence Rate At 50 Percent in Mangochi South West
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Five out of every ten children below the age of five have Malaria in Mangochi South West raising a serious concern to medics and the community at large. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: U.S. Invests Sh22 Billion in Malaria Fight - Godec
[The Star] The United States, through the USAid, will continue supporting Kenya's heath sector, ambassador Robert Godec said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Haemorrhagic Fever, Malaria Spread in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -The number of haemorrhagic fever cases in Central Darfur has risen to 39 - 16 have died. The state is also witnessing a significant increase in severe malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Zambezi, Kavango Get Malaria Prevention Kits
[New Era] Rundu -The Department of Diakonia and Social Services in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) donated indoor residual malaria spray pumps, worth N$67 780, to be used before the start of the rainy season to assist malaria vector control in the Kavango West and Zambezi regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Sets New Guidelines for Malaria Communication
[Daily Trust] The federal health ministry has set new guidelines for malaria, advocacy and social mobilization (ACSM) programmes in a national drive toward a malaria-free country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Pharmacists Applaud Chinese Nobel Prize Winner Tu Youyou
[Focac] Lagos -Pharmacists in Nigeria have lauded Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou for winning the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Scientists Hail Chinese Medicine for Reducing Malaria Deaths
[Focac] Nairobi -The herbal drug artemisinin that was discovered by Chinese female scientist Tu Youyou who was among the three 2015 Nobel Prize Winners in medicine was a game changer in the fight against malaria, a Kenyan scientist said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Number of Malaria Cases Falls
[AIM] Maputo -The number of cases of malaria diagnosed in Mozambique in the first eight months of this year fell when compared with the same period in 2014 - but rose in the two most populous provinces of Nampula and Zabezia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Nobel Prize for Malaria Drug Is Crucial to Control Africa's Epidemic
[The Conversation Africa] The antimalarial drug upon which the recent award of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine is based has a rich history and has been used in Chinese traditional medicine for at least 2000 years. The herb is an annual shrub known scientifically as artemisia annua and called qing hao by the Chinese. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: SFH Calls for Rationale Treatment of Malaria
[Leadership] The Society for Family Health (SFH) has called for a stop in the wastage of anti-malarials, Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACTs) in the treatment of non malaria fevers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Treating Malaria Without Tests Wastes Medicine'
[Daily Trust] Refusal to take malaria test, reluctance to accept results of rapid-diagnostic tests and taking malaria medicines without testing are causing a huge waste of anti-malaria medicines, experts said in Abuja on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Comic Books, Science Fiction and Colour Inspire Two of '175 Faces of Chemistry'
[MMV] MMV partners profiled in RSC initiative celebrating diversity in the chemical sciences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news