Uganda: North Registers 8,000 Malaria Cases Weekly
[Monitor] Kampala -More than two months since the Ministry of Health declared a malaria outbreak in 10 districts in northern Uganda, the number of infections recorded per district still remain high with more than 8,000 cases reported weekly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Launches SMC Campaign Ahead of Malaria Season
[Foroyaa] With support from the Catholic Relief Service (CRS), the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday, 26 August, 2015 launched a Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign at a ceremony held at Wassu, in Central River Region North (CRR-N). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 31, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania for Reproductive Health Research
[Daily News] Moshi -Up-to-date data on reproductive health, infants and malaria state of affairs will soon be available in the country, as the government eyes to carry out a research on the specified areas with an objective of enabling the nation to have current and standard data. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: DHMT Launches Fight Against Malaria
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -The head of the Bobirwa District Health Management Team (DHMT) Dr Jackson Kaguamba has assured councillors that his team is committed to eliminating malaria in the sub-district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Health Ministry Launches New Strategy to Combat Malaria
[The Point] The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday launched a new Seasonal Malaria Chemo-prevention (SMC) control strategy in Wassu, Central River Region north. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Club of Gbagada Gives Out Mosquito Nets, Hospital Equipment
[Guardian] Medical Director, Gbagada Gen. Hospital, Dr. Tayo Lawal , District Governor, Rotary International, District 9110 (Lagos and Ogun States), Otunba Bola Onabadejo, President, Rotary Club of Gbagada, Adenuga Taiwo and Matro Carol as Onabadejo and Taiwo handed over some of the equipment to Lawal and Nwokolo (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Group Aim At Strengthening Procurement and Supply Chain Management Capacity
[Malaria Consortium] If implemented at scale, SMC could prevent up to 75% of uncomplicated and severe cases of malaria. To prepare the seven ACCESS-SMC countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, The Gambia) for community-based delivery of 45 million seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) treatments, MSH conducted rapid procurement and supply chain assessments. Following these assessments, a regional workshop was held to share the findings and prioritize quick win interventions to fill important gaps in each o (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 26, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Prevalence Rate in Kagera Region Down to 9.5 Per Cent
[Daily News] Bukoba -AUTHORITIES in Kagera Region are pleased with joint efforts that have reduced the prevalence rate of malaria in the region from 41 per cent in 2007 to 9.5 per cent this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Malaria Claims 360
[The Herald] MALARIA has killed 360 people in the country since January this year, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said yesterday. Of the 360, four have died so far this month, the ministry's weekly disease surveillance report revealed. The deaths were reported in Mutare (one) and Nyanga district (one), Mwenezi (one) and Bulawayo (one). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO/TDR Awards Over U.S.$1 Million to MMV's 'Exploiting the Pathogen Box' Project
[MMV] Funding will unlock the Pathogen Box's potential to discover novel drugs for diseases of poverty (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria, Pneumonia Still Persistent in Kyankwanzi
[Monitor] Kyankwanzi -Despite recent surveys indicating a fall in malaria prevalence rate in the country, both malaria and pneumonia are still rampant in the Kyankwanzi District. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Nsanje Malaria Prevalence Rate Hits 134 Per 1, 000
[Malawi News Agency] Nsanje -Nsanje district's malaria prevalence rate has hit 134 per 1, 000 people, Malawi News Agency can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Oritsejafor, Sultan Urge Rulers On Anti-Malaria Fight
[Daily Trust] Jos -The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, and president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, have called on religious and traditional rulers in the country to enlighten the people on the need to keep their environments clean to boost the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: Malaria Prevention Week
[Shabait] Asmara -Malaria Prevention Week was recently conducted in the sub-zones of Gogne and Logo-Anseba. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 17, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Sudan: On Pace for a Second, Exceptionally Severe Malaria Season
[MSF] Large spikes in malaria across South Sudan are raising the possibility of a second consecutive season marked by exceptionally high numbers of malaria cases and preventable deaths unless urgent action is taken to reinforce access to treatment in the most high-risk areas, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Call to Nominate Forward-Thinking Malaria Heroes
[MMV] MMV partners with the Social Media Awards (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera Moves to Control Malaria
[Daily News] Bukoba -The Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC) Mr John Mongela has urged residents in the region to use Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (ITN) in effort to control the spread of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Time to Fuel Malaria Response
[Ethiopian Herald] Malaria is a major public health challenge in Ethiopia, contributing 4 per cent of all cases in Africa. The epidemiology of malaria in Ethiopia is well described in national documents and it is demonstrating the threat to approximately 68 per cent (52 million) of the population at risk from both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax. Malaria varies considerably across different regions of the country, influenced in part by geography and climate, but also as a result of the recent scale up of control m (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 150 Pregnant Women Receive Mosquito Nets in Kebbi
[Daily Trust] Birnin Kebbi -A Civil Society Organisation (CSO), Maternal and Child Health Care Civil Society Partnership (MCH-CS Partnership), has distributed mosquito nets to 150 pregnant women in Takalau village of Birnin Kebbi Local Government of Kebbi State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Four in 100 Anti-Malaria Drugs Counterfeit, Says NAFDAC
[Daily Trust] Only about four out of 100 antimalaria medicne-down from about 20 three years ago-on the market are counterfeited, according to a new survey released by the National National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Fake Anti-Malaria Drugs Reduced to 4 Percent in Nigeria - NAFDAC
[Leadership] The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has been scored high in its fight against counterfeit drugs as a nationwide survey of the quality of anti-malaria medicines in Nigeria revealed a drastic reduction of counterfeit anti-malaria drugs from 19.6% in 2012 to 3.6% in 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Strong Family Ties Help to Wipe Out Malaria
[SciDev.Net] Building strong family and community links should be a vital part of strategies to eliminate malaria in developing countries, a study on a South Pacific island has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Unusual Malaria Hits Northern Uganda
[Independent (Kampala)] Parents wait patiently to be attended to by a doctor in the Acute Section of Lacor Hospital's children's ward. Independent/RONALD MUSOKEDoctors say worst affected are children born in the last three years (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: After a 30-Year Search, Effective Vaccine Against Malaria in Sight
[Nation] On the afternoon of Friday, July 24, as Kenyans' excitement about the arrival of US President Barack Obama that night reached fever pitch, miles away in London, UK, a high-level scientific meeting that could greatly aid the country's war against malaria was taking place. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Malaria Vaccine - Potential to Save Lives
[Global Fund] How effective does a vaccine have to be before it should made available? This is far from straightforward. Clearly it needs to be capable of preventing disease, but to what extent? None are 100% effective. So in the cold light of day, for most countries it comes down to a complex calculation based on the cost effectivenesslives saved, illness avoided and the availability of other effective interventions. For highly effective vaccines - ones which offer a high level of immunity - this normally proves uncont (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: At Last a Vaccine Therapy for Malaria?
[Premium Times] The days of malaria, one of Africa's main health challenges - and equally that of swathes of South and Central America and other tropical environments across the world - appears to be gradually coming to an end with the recent approval, for use, of the malaria vaccine, Mosquirix, which had undergone development and generally successful trials, in the past 28 years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: One Million Mosquito Bed Nets to Be Distributed
[Cameroon Tribune] All is virtually set for the North West Region to receive free Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINS) in the government's efforts to roll back malaria. At Regional Malaria Control Unit in Bamenda, the Coordinator, Dr Odile Tchekountouo, told Cameroon Tribune that the distribution exercise may start on August 8, 2015, with some 1,093,654 nets available for distribution. Some 12 million bed nets are expected to be distributed in the country at the end of the exercise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Dar Awaits Who Approval On Malaria Vaccine
[Daily News] TANZANIA will consider to start using the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S, also known as Mosquirix, for children only after pre-qualification by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and assessment by local experts, the government announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 4, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Malaria Vaccine Could Be Approved By 2017
[East African] The first vaccine to protect African children against malaria could be available in 2017 in the best case scenario. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

East Africa: Single-Dose Malaria Drug Expected
[East African] Scientists in Europe have discovered a new compound that could treat malaria and protect people from the disease in a single dose. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 3, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Lessons Learnt From Pneumonia Diagnostics Project
[Malaria Consortium] Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death in children under five in both Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Sudan: Sharing Progress and Lessons Learnt From the Pneumonia Diagnostics Project in South Sudan
[Malaria Consortium] The South Sudan Ministry of Health, in collaboration with UNICEF, held an important technical meeting in Juba from the 23-24 July to discuss integrated management of neonatal and childhood illnesses (IMNCI) and integrated community case management (iCCM) in the country. The meeting was hosted by the Directorate of Primary Health Care from the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Drug Shop Tests Aid Malaria Treatment
[Observer] Introducing rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in local drug shops can improve treatment of malaria patients, a new study published in PLOS ONE, a peer-reviewed medical journal has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: MMV Welcomes Launch of WHO P. Vivax Technical Brief
[MMV] Technical brief presents recommendations for the control and elimination of P. vivax malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: President Mutharika to Visit Lusaka
[Zambia Reports] The President of Malawi Peter Mutharika is expected in Zambia on July 31, 2015 to grace this year's Agriculture and Commercial show which starts tomorrow, according to a report by ZANIS. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 30, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Pre-Clinical Assessment of Exciting New Malaria Drug Candidate Published
[MMV] DSM265 shows potential to cure and protect in a single dose (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: 'Malaria Spreads in Central Darfur Camps'
[Radio Dabanga] Zalingei -The increasing number of mosquitoes in camps for displaced people in Central Darfur is causing malaria infections to rise. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 29, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland Fight Malaria
[AIM] Maputo -The governments of Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland on Monday renewed their determination to share experiences and resources in the struggle to eradicate malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Positive View From European Regulators for the Prevention of Malaria in Young Children in Sub-Sahara
[Ethiopian Herald] GSK announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the medicines regulator, has adopted a 'positive scientific opinion' for its malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S- in children aged six weeks to 17 months. This decision paves the way for the World Health Organization (WHO) and African countries' health authorities to assess whether and how the vaccine could be introduced in national immunization programmes across the continent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: First Malaria Vaccine Excites Scientists
[Guardian] Nigerian scientists led by the President of Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), Prof. Oyewale Tomori, and National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), Dr. Nnenna Ezeigwe, have hailed the world's first malaria vaccine, which represents a major step toward prevention of a disease that kills more than half a million people worldwide every year - most of whom are children in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bank Seeks Private Sector Collaboration Against Malaria
[Independent (Lagos)] Lagos -Concerned by the plight of Nigerians over the scourge of malaria disease in which a World Health Organisation (WHO) study shows that Africa accounts for a total malaria cost of US$12 billion and each household is estimated to spend between $2 and $25 on malaria treatment and between $15 and $20 on prevention monthly, Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, has warned that the fight against the disease can no longer be left to governments' intervention alone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Testing Reduces Drug Prescription
[EA Business] Kampala -Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in registered drug shops in a highly endemic region in Uganda substantially reduced over diagnosis of malaria, improving the use of valuable malaria drugs, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Museveni Directs Resumption of Indoor Spray
[EA Business] Kampala -President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Health to resume indoor spraying of mosquitoes in order to control the malaria epidemic that is currently ravaging northern Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: UN Health Agency Welcomes European Regulators' Initial Green Light On Malaria Vaccine
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) today welcomed a major regulatory hurdle cleared by a malaria vaccine, saying it expects to make a policy recommendation later this year on its use in the context of an overall panoply of public health tools for combatting the disease which kills one African child a minute. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: European Medicines Agency Approves First Malaria Vaccine
[Nation] After nearly 30 years of development and testing, the world's first malaria vaccine has been approved by European drug regulators. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Gavi and Global Fund Welcome Progress Toward Potential Malaria Vaccine
[Global Fund] Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today welcomed news that the European Medicines Agency has offered a positive scientific opinion on malaria candidate vaccine RTS,S. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: New Malaria Vaccine to Save Million Lives
[Daily News] Good news. The world's first malaria vaccine has been recommended for use in Africa, including Tanzania, bringing scientists a step closer to preventing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: European Union Agency Approves GSK's Malaria Vaccine
[The Star] Pharmaceuticals manufacturer GSK yesterday announced acceptance of their malaria vaccine for infants between six weeks and 17 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: GSK Closer to Receiving Licence for Malaria Vaccine
[AIM] London -The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that the world's first vaccine against malaria should be licenced for use in young children in African. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: European Regulators Give Malaria Vaccine Positive Opinion
[GlaxoSmithKline Inc] WHO will now assess how the world's first malaria candidate vaccine might be used alongside other tools to prevent malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news