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

Kenya: Kemri Calls for Malaria Fightback Needed
[The Star] The Kenya Medical Research Institute yesterday called for an integrated strategy to ensure mosquitoes do not become resistant to insecticides. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: State Needs Sh57 Billion for Malaria Battle
[The Star] It will cost the government Sh57 billion to implement its revised malaria strategy from this year to 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Artemisinin Plays Key Role in Combating Malaria in Angola - Expert
[Focac] Luanda -Artemisinin has played a key role in combating malaria in Angola though the disease remained the largest killer in the African country, a leading Chinese physician said Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Development of Chinese Anti-Malaria Medicine Beneficial to Developing Countries - Guinean Expert
[Focac] Conakry -Guinea's Deputy Coordinator for the National Anti-Malaria Program Dr. Timothee Guilavogui on Monday expressed confidence that "the development of traditional Chinese medicine will contribute to helping developing countries to resolve their public health problems." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Chinese Scientist Discovery Helps Rwanda Roll Back Malaria
[New Times] Malaria researchers in Rwanda have applauded Chinese scientist Tu Youyou's discovery of an effective therapy against malaria that made her win Nobel prize for medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Nobel in Medicine Awarded to Parasitic Disease Drug Pioneers
[MMV] Today, the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet awarded half the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Dr Youyou Tu for her work on artemisinin - the basis of current first-line treatment for malaria - and the other half jointly to Prof. William Campbell and Prof. Satoshi Ōmura for their work on ivermectin to treat river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: New Regional Grant Has Sights Set On Malaria Elimination in Southern Africa
[GFO] Elimination 8 (E8) has set the formidable target of full malaria elimination in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland by 2020. Termed the "frontline four", these countries are nearing elimination of the disease after achieving a 75% decline between 2000 and 2012. According to the most recent World Malaria Report, incidence is now as low as 0.25-2.13 (per 1000 population) in these four countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Nobel Prize Winner Saved Millions of Lives
[Al Jazeera] This year's Nobel prize for medicine has been awarded to three researchers who have made important contributions towards tackling human diseases in developing parts of the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria in Pregnancy Linked to Brain Damage in Babies
[SciDev.Net] Babies whose mothers contract malaria during pregnancy could suffer later problems, including depression and learning difficulties, according to a study done in mice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Invasive Weed Threatens to Boost Malaria
[SciDev.Net] An invasive weed may worsen the malaria epidemic in East Africa by sustaining the mosquitoes that transmit the disease, a study says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Report By UN and Gates Foundation Presents Vision for Eradicating Malaria By 2040
[UN News] A new report released by the United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presents a vision to eradicate malaria by 2040 that involves new strategies, tools and financing and urges world leaders to expand their commitments to fight a disease that still kills about one child every minute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Over Six Million Lives Saved Since 2000
[East African] Malaria death rates have plunged by 60 per cent since 2000, translating into 6.2 million lives saved, the vast majority of them being children, according to a joint WHO-Unicef report. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Central Darfur Camps - 21 Malaria Dead in a Week
[Radio Dabanga] Garsila -The displaced living in the camps near Garsila, capital of Central Darfur's Wadi Salih locality, complain of a rapid spread of malaria and soaring medicine prices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Report Shows Huge Gains Against Malaria, but Challenges Remain
[Global Fund] London -The Global Fund welcomes today's release of the WHO/UNICEF report, Achieving the Malaria MDG Target, which outlines the tremendous gains against the disease over 15 years and underscores the need to focus renewed efforts where malaria remains most concentrated, in sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Famine Weed Linked to Malaria Cases
[East African] Scientists at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Nairobi, Kenya have identified an aggressive invasive weed that could increase malaria incidence in East Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The Sustainable Development Goals Provide an Opportunity for UK to Prioritise Global Health
[Malaria Consortium] As the UN General Assembly meets to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Malaria Consortium Chief Executive Charles Nelson calls upon the UK to work to its strengths and prioritise global health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Global Malaria Deaths Drop 60 Percent Over the Last 15 Years
[SA Info] In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals pledged to halt and to begin to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015. By September 2015, according to new research by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the rate of new infections had declined by some 37% and deaths by 60%, saving 6.2 million lives in Asia and Africa. But there is still much work to be done before the disease is eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Sudan: Malaria Deaths Skyrocket in South Sudan As People Continue to Flee Fighting
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Malaria is killing three children each day in an overcrowded camp sheltering civilians in South Sudan, a medical charity said, as people continue to flee fighting despite an August peace deal that has yet to be felt on the ground. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Benue Launches Revised Strategy for Malaria Elimination
[Daily Trust] Makurdi -The Benue State Ministry of Health and Human Services has launched the revised national guideline and strategies for the prevention and control of malaria during pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 22, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Leader in the Fight Against Malaria Passes Away
[MMV] Malaria community mourns the sudden loss of Alan Magill (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Impressive Progress On Malaria
[The Star] It is unavoidable that the bad news of the day will dominate media headlines, while good news - unless it takes some unusually dramatic form - will often go unnoticed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Children's Malaria Deaths Plunge
[Ethiopian Herald] A joint WHO-UNICEF report said that a crucial Millennium Development Goal to halt and begin to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015 has been met "convincingly". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Unicef and WHO Report Shows MDG Target for Malaria Met
[Malaria Consortium] "We already have the tools available to prevent anyone dying from malaria and evidence shows that the global commitment to defeat this disease has made a significant impact." Charles Nelson, Malaria Consortium Chief Executive, was present at the launch of a UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) 'Achieving the Malaria MDG Target' report in the UK Parliament yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How To Cut Malaria Cases By 90% in the Next 15 Years
[The Conversation Africa] With more than 200 million cases recorded across the globe each year and half the world's population living in areas considered high risk, malaria remains a challenge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Global Malaria Target Met Amid Sharp Drop in Cases, but 3 Billion People Still at Risk – UN
[UN News] Malaria death rates have plunged by 60 per cent since 2000, but the ancient killer remains an acute public health problem with 15 countries mainly in sub-Saharan Africa accounting for some 80 per cent of cases and deaths globally, according to a new United Nations report released today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Country Sets Sights On Malaria Elimination
[Namibian] Namibia has made strides in the reduction of malaria cases and now aims to eliminate the disease, former health minister Richard Kamwi said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Moving Towards the Final Study Stage, the Field Evaluation
[Malaria Consortium] From September to November 2015, the field evaluation will explore the usability and acceptability of the nine devices that were tested during the accuracy evaluation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Malaria Deaths Decline - Report
[The Star] Malaria deaths have reduced globally by 60 per cent since 2000, translating to 6.2 million lives saved, a report states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Welcomes Fall in Global Malaria Cases
[News24Wire] The World Health Organisation on Thursday reported a "dramatic downward trend" in global infections and mortality rates from malaria over the past 15 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Death Rates Drop By 60 Percent
[Gov.UK] The Millennium Development Goals target on malaria has been achieved with a sharp drop in cases and mortality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Building Capacity Through the 'Training of Trainers' Approach
[Malaria Consortium] In each project country, three master trainers were recruited to participate in the Pneumonia Diagnostics project to cascade training to the community health workers and first level health facility workers. During the 'training of trainers' for the accuracy evaluation stage, all master trainers acquired comprehensive knowledge on the importance of the Pneumonia Diagnostics project, how to use the training materials, follow study procedures and to diagnose pneumonia with pulse oximeters, respiratory rate ti (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria '700 Million Cases' Stopped in Africa
[Daily Trust] Nearly 700 million cases of malaria have been prevented in Africa as a result of concerted efforts to tackle the disease since 2000, a study shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: NMEP Takes Malaria Fight to Women's August Meeting
[Guardian] It is no longer news that Nigeria occupies the unenviable position of contributing 32 per cent of the global malaria burden, along with the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Plan-International Scales Up Malaria Prevention in Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Plan International Liberia is implementing the Global Fund round 10 malaria program to scale up malaria prevention and control interventions through all sectors in Liberia for sustained universal impact. To enhance field implementation of the program activities across the country, Plan International has turned over eighty eight brand new motor bikes to its partners involved in the program. The partners include Christian Health Association of Liberia who received 36 bikes, Child Fund Liberia with 21 bikes a (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: TBs Seizes 12m/ - Substandard Anti-Mosquito Spray
[Daily News] THE Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) seized more than 2,000 cartons of anti-mosquito spray dubbed Heat worth over 12m/- said to be substandard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: How Lagos, RB Are Using Research to Eliminate Malaria
[Vanguard] When 9-month-old, GboyegaAdesina, woke up in the middle of the night with high fever and a feeling of nausea, his mother just assumed it was "normal" fever, gave him paracetamol syrup and went back to bed. Gboyega lives with his parents in one of the slums in Kosofe, a water-logged area of Lagos associated with consistent flooding. Life in the one - room apartment is best imagined. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Stopping a Global Killer
[The Point] The rapidly spreading disease affects more people than ever before. But until recently, the outcry has been muted. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Indoor Mosquito Spraying Extended to Nyanza As Malaria Cases Increase
[New Times] Malaria-related deaths for children under five have increased by half in Nyanza District, a problem which requires concerted efforts to address, according to officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Local Data Underpins Next Malaria Plan
[SciDev.Net] Tanzania's health ministry is set to revisit the way it goes about collecting data to control malaria following new insights into the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: West Darfur Hospital Faces Staff Shortage and More Malaria Cases
[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -The children section of El Geneina academic hospital in West Darfur is facing an acute shortage of medical staff, as well as a deteriorated work environment. There is an urgent need of mosquito nets and a spraying campaign against mosquito breeds, provided by the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Ministry of Health, USAID Embark On Mass Malaria Treatment in North
[Monitor] Gulu -The Ministry of Health in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will this week embark on a two-month mass treatment of malaria fever in Acholi and Lango sub-regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Drug Resistance Growing
[Independent (Kampala)] Experts blame self-prescription, partial treatment (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Father Deserts Family After Malaria Ravages Daughter
[Daily News] Arusha -YOUNG Queen Straton (11) lives in Kwa Mollel area of Mianzini in Kaloleni ward of Arusha city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Kills Badagry Residents Every Second - Setonji
[Vanguard] Member, Lagos state house of assembly, David Setonji is representing Badagry II. In this interview, he bares his mind on how malaria kills Badagry residents constantly. He also speaks on how pupils trek 10 kilometers everyday to school. According to him, everything boils down to how Badagry has been neglected for so long among.Excerpts: (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Anna Mccartney-Melstad Her Fight Against Malaria
[This Day] Nseobong Okon-Ekong encounters Anna McCartney-Melstad, an astonishing woman who has rolled up her sleeves for the big, enduring fight to wipe malaria off the face of the earth (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Consortium's Support to Planning and Capacity Building in Nigeria Acknowledged At Annual Performance Review
[Malaria Consortium] During August, an evaluation team from the UK Department for International Development (DfID) met with stakeholders and partners in Nigeria as part of its annual programme review of 'Support to National Malaria Programme in Nigeria' (SuNMaP), the seven-year project led by Malaria Consortium and funded by the UK government. As the project nears its end this year, the meeting has provided a platform to discuss accomplishments, lessons lea (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Bobirwa Determined to Fight Malaria
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -The head of Bobirwa District Health Management Team (DHMT) has told councillors that his team was keen to eliminate Malaria from the sub-district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news