Nigeria: Malaria - Jigawa Government, Partners Distribute 3.7 Million Mosquito Nets in Jigawa
[Premium Times]"Malaria is also preventable with (the) consistent and correct use of insecticidal treated nets, which have been made available for the citizens of the state." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Some Nigerian Plants Show Potential to Treat Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] Six countries in Africa accounted for about half of all malaria deaths worldwide in 2019: Nigeria (23%), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (11%), Tanzania (5%), Burkina Faso (4%), Mozambique (4%) and Niger (4%). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Aiming to Eliminate Malaria Through Eco-Friendly Preventive Strategies
[WHO-AFRO] Approximately 1,629,289 (64%) Namibians are at risk of contracting malaria. Malaria transmission is unstable, seasonal, characterized by outbreaks and concentrated in 7 endemic northern regions. The malaria transmission season typically begins in December and ends in May with the peak transmission months being April and May. The Ministry of Health and Social Services is conducting indoor residual house spraying (IRS) to reduce the malaria mosquito population responsible for transmission as one of several p (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Rolls Out Effort to Prevent Malaria Spread
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawi has begun a mass distribution of mosquito nets, aiming to reach almost half the country's population of 18 million people. Health authorities say the campaign is aimed at reducing the spread of malaria, which in Malawi currently accounts for 36% of all hospital outpatients and 15% of hospital admissions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Supports Adamawa and Yobe States to Administer Malaria Drugs to Over 1.9 Million Children
[WHO-AFRO] Maimuna Abdulraham a caregiver and four other women living in Yola South Local Government Area in Adamawa state sat patiently under a tree in front of their houses awaiting the turn of their children to receive the antimalarial drugs administered by a community health dispenser. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Enhanced Child Malaria Treatment Rolled Out in Africa
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Malaria infection and deaths could be avoided by more than half a million young children thanks to an accelerated regime of preventative drugs being rolled in four African countries, says global health agency Unitaid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Distribution Key As Who Approves First Malaria Vaccine
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- The World Health Organization's recommendation of broad deployment of the first malaria vaccine among children in Sub-Saharan Africa has been widely celebrated, but scientists warn it could face hurdles in its acquisition and distribution by endemic countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 1, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: World's Deadliest Malaria Parasite Dominance in Africa Could Be Over - Experts
[IPS] Nairobi -- One morning in 2016, Lillian Nekesa's 3-year-old woke up with flu-like classic symptoms of malaria. This was not Kevin's first encounter with the killer disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Four Counties in Mount Kenya Region Could Eliminate Malaria By 2023
[Nation] Four counties in the Mount Kenya region could eliminate malaria by 2023, the Ministry of Health has announced, stating the plans that would lead to the elimination of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 28, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Ministry Embarks on Malaria Eradication in Four Low Risk Counties
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has mapped four counties as the initial regions targetted in malaria campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Senate Queries Govt's Plan to Borrow U.S.$200 Million for Procurement of Mosquitoes Nets
[This Day] Abuja -- The Senate on Tuesday queried the plan by the Federal Government to secure $200 million facility to procure mosquitoes nets against malaria fever for 13 out of the 36 states of the federation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Scientists Share Data From First WHO-Recommended Malaria Vaccine
[WHO] Virtual forum also features presentations on new vaccine candidates (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Breakthrough Malaria Vaccine - Ndhiwa Community Speaks Out
[WHO-AFRO] A day before the historic October 6, WHO ground-breaking decision on next steps for malaria vaccine, a group of community, opinion leaders, elders and parents in Ndhiwa sub-county, Homa Bay, Kenya, sat together to reflect and review the previous two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: MoH Urges Vaccine Uptake to Reinvigorate Malaria Fight
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Ministry of Health has called for enhanced uptake of the newly rolled out RTS, S/AS01 vaccine to bolster efforts to combat malaria among children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Doctor at Centre of Ground-Breaking Malaria Vaccine
[Nation] A top Kenyan scientist who participated in a ground-breaking medical research is confident of a malaria-free future after the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the first vaccine for children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news