Africa: Malaria Consortium Publishes Important Research On Pneumonia Diagnostics in Lancet Journal
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce the publication of a research paper on pneumonia diagnostics in the open access eClinical Medicine journal, owned by The Lancet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Boost for Research into Home-Grown Drugs Designed for Africans
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Research scientists aiming to develop medicines and dosages specially designed to suit African patients have received a boost with a donation of more than $1 million to a South African-based research laboratory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Apac Hit With High Malaria Cases
[Monitor] Residents of Apac District have been advised to sleep inside insecticide treated mosquito nets following rampant malaria cases in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Over 13 Million Nigerians Battle With Malaria Annually'
[Daily Trust] Malam Umar Aminu-Imam, President, Environmental Health Officers Association of Nigeria (EHOAN) in Katsina State, has said that 13,687,500 Nigerians battled with malaria annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Hope Rises for Malaria, Ebola 'Elimination'
[Guardian] *China nears disease-free certification, reduces mosquito-borne ailment cases from 30m to zero Hope rises for malaria, Ebola 'elimination' (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Spotlight Gives Hope to Africa's Hunted Albinos
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] United Nations -In some countries in sub-Saharan Africa, people with albinism are attacked for their body parts which are prized in witchcraft for use as lucky charms or in magic potions (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Still Wrong - Malaria Doesn't Kill a Child Every 30 Seconds in Africa
[Africa Check] An old claim about the number of child deaths in Africa from malaria has surfaced again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Promising Results From Malaria-Prevention Medication Among Children in Borno State
[WHO] "I had always asked my family members to sit outside for one or two hours at night just before bedtime, when I usually spray the bedroom with indoor sprays," says Hajia Hauwa Abiso, who lives in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Borno. "Little did I know that mosquito bites during this period were enough to infect them." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Young UCT Scientist Selected for International Leadership Initiative
[UCT] "Who knew a boy from rural Mansa, Zambia could come this far, stand a chance and become successful at opportunities like this?" These are the words of Dickson Mambwe, a University of Cape Town (UCT) PhD student working in the field of drug discovery, after recently being selected for the 2019 CAS Future Leaders Program. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Lutheran Church Intensifies Malaria Prevention Campaign
[Observer] Under its preventive health services program, the leadership of the Lutheran Church in Liberia Malaria Program (LCLMP) continues to employ various measures in expanding its malaria prevention awareness campaign in rural communities, mainly in central Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Malaria and Meningitis Dominate Epidemiology in Angola - Secretary of State
[ANGOP] Lubango -The epidemiological situation in the country is dominated mainly by two diseases, which are malaria and meningitis, although there is a reduction of these diseases in some provinces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Fungi Show Promise in Fighting Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] Bed nets. Insecticides. Sterile and genetically modified insects. Now scientists are adding a genetically engineered toxic fungus to the arsenal of weapons to wipe out mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Laboratory Fungus 'Kills 99 Percent of Malaria Mosquitoes'
[East African] A fungus - genetically enhanced to produce spider toxin - can rapidly kill huge numbers of the mosquitoes that spread malaria, a study suggests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 31, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Lutheran Church Takes Malaria Prevention Campaign to Rural Liberia
[New Dawn] The Lutheran Church in Liberia Malaria Program (LCLMP) continues to employ various measures in expanding its malaria prevention awareness campaign in rural communities mainly, in central Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Killing Mosquito Larvae Can Contribute Towards Malaria Elimination
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is a serious, complex and often fatal vector-borne disease caused by the parasite Plasmodium and transmitted when people are bitten by infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: WHO and the Principality of Monaco Forge New Ties to End Malaria in Africa's Sahel Region
[WHO] With 93% of all malaria deaths worldwide occurring in the African region, the Principality of Monaco and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa have forged a new partnership which aims to bring the continent a step closer to a malaria-free Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'Invisible' Species of Malaria That Hides Inside Body
[East African] Scientists in Tanzania have discovered that a species of malaria can live in the body for decades without showing any clinical signs, but still manage to contribute to the transmission of malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Malaria Killed 360 People Between January and April in Mozambique
[Verdade] Malaria remains the leading cause of death in Mozambique, between January and April of this year the Ministry of Health recorded 360 deaths among the 2,961,429 cases it registered. Most of the deaths were recorded in the provinces of Niassa, Cabo Delgado and Zamb ézia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Senegal: Synchronized Campaign By Senegal and the Gambia for Treated Bed Nets Distribution
[WHO] The 5th of May 2019 was a momentous occasion in the fight against malaria for both The Gambia and Senegal. Both countries successfully launched a synchronized Long Lasting Insecticide Bet Net (LLIN) Campaign at Kerr Ayoub a border town between The Gambia and Senegal. Regional Governors from the two adjacent Regions, Ministers of Health, Religious and cultural leaders, Partners and UN agencies from both The Gambia and Senegal took part in this historic occasion which also formed part of the World Malaria Da (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Can Nigeria Achieve Malaria Elimination?
[Premium Times] World Malaria Day is celebrated across the globe on April 25 every year. It is a day to draw public attention to one of the greatest public health challenges, especially of low- and middle-income countries [e.g. Nigeria]. After this year's celebration of the Day, Premium Times looks at some of the common myths surrounding the prospects of malaria elimination in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Poor Quality Control Contributing to Rise in Malaria Cases
[Guardian] As Nigeria continues to record the highest burden of malaria prevalence in Africa, experts have raised concern over poor quality control as factor responsible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria May Never Be Eliminated As Efforts Suffer Setbacks
[Guardian] The global drive to eliminate malaria by 2030 is gaining momentum. The optimism is derived from the fact that several diseases have successfully been eradicated and eliminated such as smallpox and yaw. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Launches Malaria Vaccine for Children
[VOA] Children in Ghana are starting to get a new vaccine designed to stop malaria. Ghana is the second African country to get the vaccine, which is expected to reduce cases of the mosquito-borne and sometimes fatal disease. But experts caution that other malaria-prevention measures are still necessary. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: Artemisinin-Based Combination Treatment for Malaria Remains Most Effective - Epidemiologist
[Ghanaian Times] Research Scientists have affirmed that the Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT), for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria still remains the most effective first-line treatment drug for the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: New Malaria Drug Introduced in Uganda
[Monitor] Kampala -Scientists have developed a new anti-malaria drug to boost the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Why Nigeria Is Far From Winning Despite Global Progress
[Vanguard] On this year's World Malaria day, with the theme: "Zero malaria starts with me", findings show that Nigeria needs to prioritise investment, improve the environment and the quality of drugs, if it must go beyond recognising the day to celebrate the reduction of malaria burden in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 29, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Minister Says, Time Is Ripe to End the Deadly Disease for Good.
[WHO] Nigeria has joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 World Malaria Day on 25 April. During a Press briefing in Abuja on 25 April, 2019, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole in his message underscores this year's theme; 'Zero Malaria Starts with me'; to call for "renewed effort towards ending the scourge of the disease for good". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Kagera RC Spearheads Fight Against Malaria
[Daily News] KAGERA Regional Commissioner (RC) Marco Gaguti has appealed to leaders and residents in the region to take intensive efforts in the fight against Malaria. He said in spite of recent achievements with the prevalence level amongst children significantly dropping from 41 per cent during 2016/17 to 15.4 per cent in 2017/18, there is need to scale up malaria control and continue focused intervention efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya and Ghana to Rollout Malaria Vaccine
[Nation] As the globe marks World Malaria Day on Thursday, three African countries have been given the go-ahead to pilot the first successfully developed vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Total Offers Free Medicare, Mosquito Nets
[Daily Trust] As the world marks Malaria Day, Total has offered free medical treatment to children and distributed free mosquito treated nets to residents of Kutunku in Gwagwalada Area Council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: World Malaria Day Observed in Serejaka
[Shabait] Asmara -World Malaria Day observed in the Central region in Serejaka today, 25 April under the theme "Zero malaria starts with me" to raise awareness for the treatment and prevention of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Innovation Could Help End Spread of Malaria Through Blood
[East African] As the world works towards achieving universal healthcare and well-being by 2030, winning the war against malaria is not just the right thing to do, it is also a smart investment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Kills 81,640, Infects 53.7 Million Yearly
[Guardian] Efforts by government at all levels and the international community notwithstanding, malaria still kills no fewer than 81,640 Nigerians and infects 53.7 million yearly. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: U.S. Reiterates Commitment to Eradicate Malaria in Angola
[ANGOP] Luanda, -The United States ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, reiterated her country's commitment to ending malaria in Angola. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Hosts a Second Regional Meeting On the Quest to Develop Non-Chemical-Based Vector Control Interventions for Malaria
[WHO] Zimbabwe successfully hosted the 2nd Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee from 10-12 April 2019 in Harare. The main objective of the meeting was to assess the participating countries' progress towards the implementation of the planned project activities for the period 2018-2019. The 1st Annual Afro II Project Regional Coordination and Steering Committee meeting was held in Eswatini, in April 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Behavioural Change, Panacea for Malaria Prevention - Expert
[Vanguard] Dr Asuquo Ekwe, The Programme Manager, Roll Back Malaria in Cross River has described behavioural change as a panacea to malaria prevention and treatment in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - WHO, U.S. Call for More Efforts to Tackle Disease
[Premium Times] In commemoration of the 2019 World Malaria Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for renewed political commitment to eliminate the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Spends $495 Million to Combat Malaria in Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -As the world marked World Malaria Day Wednesday, the United States Government said it has spent $495 million to combat malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Spends $495m to Combat Malaria in Nigeria
[This Day] Abuja -As the world marked World Malaria Day Wednesday, the United States Government said it has spent $495 million to combat malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Malaria Vaccine Pilot Launched in Malawi
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has welcomed the Government of Malawi's launch of the world's first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Calls for United Action Against Malaria
[The Herald] Today, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating World Malaria Day 2019. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Rolls Out Africa's First Malaria Vaccine for Children
[VOA] As the World Health Organization marks World Malaria Day, April 25, Malawi has launched the pilot phase of Africa's first ever malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Tasks Nigeria, Others to Scale Up Efforts Against Malaria
[Daily Trust] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has enjoined Nigeria and other member countries to scale up efforts against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Records 60 Percent Decline in Malaria Deaths
[New Zimbabwe] MALARIA deaths have sharply declined in Zimbabwe with 192 deaths recorded in 2018, down from 518 recorded the year before, Health and Child Care ministry has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: To Achieve a Malaria-Free World, We Need Lifesaving Tools to Reach Everyone
[allAfrica] As a doctor, I have seen the devastating toll of malaria firsthand. Working as a physician in my home country of Cameroon, I've been shocked watching once-healthy patients arrive at the hospital feverish and shaking, sometimes going on to experience kidney failure, seizures and altered state of consciousness. Some of these patients don't survive -- even though malaria is preventable and treatable. I can't think of a person I know who has not been touched by malaria in my country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Salutes Health Champions in Nigeria Leading Efforts to End Malaria
[Guardian] On World Malaria Day, the United States is proud to recognize our partnership with Nigeria and support your fight to beat this deadly disease. We salute all Nigeria's health champions--from health workers to mothers, pharmacists to drivers, journalists to researchers, teachers to warehouse managers--and all those working to end malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda to Unveil New Plan to Eliminate Malaria
[New Times] Rwanda is set to launch new initiatives designed to ensure a malaria free society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Cases Dropped By 6 Million in 7 Years - WHO
[Leadership] Abuja -As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year's world malaria day, the World Health Organization (WHO), has said that malaria cases have dropped from 206 million in 2010 to 200 million in 2017 in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibia Pursues Malaria Elimination
[allAfrica] Katwitwi, Namibia -Namibia was not on the list of six African countries identified by the World Health Organization as having the potential to become malaria-free within the next two years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: End Malaria Council Launched in Zambia
[Macepa] The first ever country-level End Malaria Council was launched this month by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The President, Edgar Lungu, officially convened the EMC and requested the Minster of Health, Chitalu Chilufya, to serve as chair. The EMC aims to close the country's funding gap by promoting national investment and resource allocation, fostering efficiencies in program implementation, and securing and sustaining donor commitments from the public and private sectors. Council members include (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news