Kenya: Malaria Vaccine Gets Go-Ahead From European Regulators
[Capital FM] London -European regulators on Friday gave the go-ahead for the world's most advanced malaria candidate vaccine, despite mixed results from a years-long trial on nearly 15,500 children in seven African countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Testing for Malaria At Drug Shops Reduces Overprescription - Study
[Monitor] Kampala -Using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in registered drug shops in Uganda has substantially reduced over-diagnosis of malaria and improved the use of valuable malaria drugs, according to results of a new study released on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ministry Distributing Mosquito Nets
[Ethiopian Herald] The Ministry has so far provided 17.3 million nets and will continue to do so until the end of next September to all woredas. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Prevent Malaria
[Daily Observer] The rainy season began. During this period, the country records the highest incident of malaria. The downpour often renders some community roads unmotorable, stagnant waters here and there and above all unwanted weeds show their ugly faces everywhere. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Scientists Seek Ways to End Malaria
[This Day] In the bid to eradicate malaria from Nigeria, experts have called for more collaboration, increased commitment and science- based approach to eliminating the disease from the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Gulu RDC Calls for Penalty On Mosquito Net Misuse
[Monitor] Gulu -The acting Gulu Resident District Commissioner, Mr Andrew Awany, has asked the district council to put in place a by-law to punish people found misusing mosquito nets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 22, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mortein Re-Launches Anti-Malaria Product
[This Day] In furtherance of its commitment to provide innovative solutions to make life easier and healthier, a leading anti-malaria brand, Mortein from the stables of RB Nigeria Limited re-launched Mortein Liquid Electric Device (LEDs) in Port Harcourt last weekend. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 21, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Outbreak Hits 10 Districts
[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Health yesterday confirmed that malaria outbreak in northern Uganda has hit 10 districts, putting a total number of registered cases at 22,873 cases and about 162 deaths in less than two months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria - Mothers and Children Affected Most
[Monitor] It's a bright morning somewhere in Owang village in Apac District, two-year-old Marion Alum is sitting on her mother's lap at home a few kilometres away from Arocha Swamp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Leaders Seek Increased Financing to End Malaria Under Post-2015 Development Agenda
[This Day] As global leaders gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), the malaria community has outlined a vision for a malaria-free world. In order to achieve it, stakeholders have called for increased investment in malaria control and elimination efforts around the world to bring an end to this costly scourge. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Vaccine Trial Registers 55 Percent Success
[Monitor] Kampala -Malaria vaccine trials done in seven Africa countries have registered a more than 50 per cent success in building immunity against malaria-causing parasites known as plasmodia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Outbreak Claims 162 Lives in 3 Months in N.Uganda
[Observer] In the last three months, 162 people have died of malaria in various health facilities in northern Uganda and 22,873 cases registered, the director general of health services Dr Ruth Aceng has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Vaccine Registers Partial Success
[Observer] The world's most advanced vaccine against malaria, RTS, S, has been shown to offer significant protection to children for up to four years with an addition of a booster dose. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: After Ebola, Malaria Next
[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says the "entire population" of Liberia is at risk of malaria infection. "The malaria epidemiology has been the same over the years in Liberia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ethiopia: A Forum On Malaria Financing At the 3rd Conference On Finance and Development
[Ethiopia Government] Malaria financing for a New Era: An Exceptional Case for Investment Financing for Development Conference was held at Africa Hall of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa as part of the key sideline meetings of the third International Conference on Finance for Development in Addis Ababa on Monday( July, 13). The Forum was held under the global theme: "Action and Investment to Defeat Malaria 2016-2030: For a Malaria-Free World." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Access-SMC Website Launched
[Malaria Consortium] Today Malaria Consortium launches its website for the UNITAID funded project, Achieving catalytic expansion of seasonal malaria chemoprevention in the Sahel (ACCESS-SMC), bringing seasonal malaria chemoprevention to children across the Sahel. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria on Kikwete Agenda at Addis Meet
[Daily News] The Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) started in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday, with delegates focusing on a range of options to finance the new global sustainable agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Statement By He Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission
[African Union] Monday -Malaria Financing For A New Era: An Exceptional Case For Investment (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: New Malaria Strategy Would Double Current Funding
[IPS] United Nations/Addis Ababa -Although malaria is both preventable and curable, it still killed an estimated 584,000 people in 2013, the majority of them African children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 14, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Addis - Greater Investments Needed As Fight Against Malaria Enters Critical Phase - UN
[UN News] Despite the tremendous progress made over the past 15 years, greater investments are needed to achieve the goal of a world free of malaria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today in Ethiopia, where world leaders have gathered to discuss financing for development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Two Global Malaria Strategies for 2016-2030 Presented At Financing for Development Conference
[Malaria Consortium] The Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, bringing together top-level officials and representatives to plan for the next 15 years of development under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A side event will convene global health stakeholders to present two global strategies in the fight against malaria and to discuss the disease's impact on the broader development agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: MMV Wins Tim Berners-Lee's Open Data Innovation Award
[MMV] Nominated by UK DFID, MMV chosen from a shortlist of 17 open data pioneers (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 13, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Two Global Malaria Strategies for 2015-2030 Presented At Financing for Development Conference
[Malaria Consortium] The Third International Conference on Financing for Development kicked off today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, bringing together top-level officials and representatives to plan for the next 15 years of development under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A side event will convene global health stakeholders to present two global strategies in the fight against malaria and to discuss the disease's impact on the broader development agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Scientists Look to Mosquito Data to Map Spread of Disease
[SciDev.Net] Mosquitoes that carry the dengue and chikungunya viruses are more widespread than ever, believe scientists mapping the global spread of the insects. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 9, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Uganda Coach Micho Eyeing Flames Post
[Malawi24] After his side's 1 nil loss to Malawi in a friendly, Uganda national football team's coach Milutin Micho Sledjovich has said that if an opportunity will come knocking on his door anytime in the future he will take up coaching job for the Flames. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: AAITG Holds Forum On Malaria Day in Two Outreach Stations
[Daily Observer] The Action Aid International The Gambia recently organised two-day open Malaria Day forum at Sambel Kunda and Papa outreach stations, in Niamina East and West districts respectively, all in CRR south. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Wins Over Malaria
[The Star] KENYA is on the right track in elimination of malaria through heavy investment, the director of medical services Nicholas Muraguri said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 7, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: N480 Billion Spent Annually on Malaria Treatment
[Vanguard] About N480 billion is lost annually to malaria treatment and absenteeism which is about 46 per cent of all curative health costs, said National Coordinator, National Malaria Elimination Programme Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Nnenna Ezeigwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 6, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Consortium Joins the Dengue Tribes Campaign
[Malaria Consortium] Over 2.5 billion people - approximately 40 percent of the world's population - are now at risk from dengue, with over 125 countries being infected annually. It is globally a neglected disease, yet causes a significant economic burden on the affected populations and there remains no vaccine or specific medication to treat it. Malaria Consortium has joined the Dengue Tribe campaign, a global social movement giving communities a platform to voice their concern about the threat of dengue and mobilise key stake (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Drug Factory Opens On Thursday
[Daily News] A STATE-of-art Biolarvicides factory that promises to wipe out the deadly malaria in the country is scheduled for official launch today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Careful, How You Use Malaria Drugs to Prevent Infection
[Observer] To prevent malaria, Ugandans are told to spray their houses with insecticide, add protective wire meshing to their ventilators, clear bushes, drain away stagnant water and sleep under insecticide-treated mosquito nets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: FG Moves Against Malaria-Induced Pregnancy Deaths
[Daily Trust] Federal government is revising national guidelines and strategies for the control and prevention of malaria during pregnancy to reduce incidences of death. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 1, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Journalists, Scientists Discuss Experimental RTS's Malaria Vaccine
[Daily Observer] Italy -Sixteen African journalists, scientists and communication experts from Europe, Africa and USA are meeting at Bellagio in Italy to develop a strategic media framework for advocacy on the experimental RTS's malaria vaccine ahead of a policy recommendation by the World Health Organisation and other drug regulatory agencies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - U.S. Donates Insecticide-Treated Nets to Ebonyi, Cross River
[This Day] The Director, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Michael Harvey has announced the donation of nearly four million insecticide-treated nets to Cross River and Ebonyi States as part of the U.S. government's commitment through its Malaria Initiative and USAID to prevent malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 25, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Local Companies Join War Against Malaria
[Daily News] Global efforts to control and eliminate malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives since 2000, reducing malaria mortality by half in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Malaria Report 2013 published by the World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Scientists Develop Single-Dose Drug to Treat Malaria
[Leadership] Scientists have developed a new antimalarial compound that may be able to treat current infections and protect against future ones. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 23, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Zamfara Communities to Get 2.6 Million Treated Nets
[Daily Trust] Gusau -The Malaria Action Program for States MAPS has concluded arrangements to distribute a total of 2.6 million mosquito nets to communities in Zamfara State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Zamfara Offers Free Malaria Treatment
[Premium Times] The Zamfara State Government on Thursday renewed its commitment to fight malaria in the state. The Permanent Secretary in the state's Ministry of Health, Lawal Bungudu, made the government's position known in Gusau. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 19, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Single-Dose Medicine Could Both Treat and Stave Off Malaria
[SciDev.Net] A new antimalarial compound may be able to both treat current infections and protect against future ones, according to a study published yesterday in Nature. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Immunisation Saves Three Million Lives Yearly'
[This Day] Calabar -It has been disclosed that at least three million deaths are averted each year in Nigeria as a result of regular immunisation of children and pregnant women. The disclosure was made by a Non-governmental Organisation (NGO), the Civil Society Organisation in Malaria Control and Immunisation (CSOMCI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 18, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Surprise Split in Population of Monkey Malaria Parasite
[SciDev.Net] A type of malaria transmitted from monkeys to humans via mosquitoes is caused by two different populations of parasites, increasing the risk of genetic change leading to more-virulent infections, a study has found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 15, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Beyond Garki Baseline Results Released, Highlighting Changes in Malaria Environment
[Malaria Consortium] Over the last 15 years, increased global investment in fighting malaria has contributed substantially to reduction in the prevalence of the disease in endemic countries around the world. With the development of new technologies and innovative approaches to disease control, there is more hope than ever that malaria will be eliminated in places where it used to be a major public health threat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: WB Support to Prevent Malaria and Tropical Diseases in Africa's Sahel
[World Bank] Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors approved an U.S.$121 million credit and grant to support the Sahel Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Project, which aims to increase access to community-level health services to prevent and treat cases of malaria and neglected tropical diseases. The project will be implemented in three countries in the Sahel region - Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger - and will benefit an estimated 3.7 million people. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 12, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: Malaria - Senator Ngayap Clarifies Belgian, Canadian MPs
[Cameroon Tribune] The visit to Bruxelles and Ottawa by the Cameroonian Senator aimed at explaining the burden of Malaria to Belgian and Canadian Parliamentarians and government representatives. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Governments and Partners in Africa Discuss Moving Towards Malaria Elimination
[Malaria Consortium] "We must acknowledge that prioritising between competing elements is not easy and it is only through confidence in timely evidence, driving a stratified response, with cooperation across borders, supported by adequate resources that malaria will continue to get the right attention and this acceleration to elimination will be achieved," said Malaria Consortium Chief Executive, Charles Nelson, during a keynote speech at the opening of the 14th National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing W (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 11, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Kakamega Asks for More Malaria Drugs
[The Star] THE Kakamega government has asked the National Malaria Control Unit to provide more drugs to fight an outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 10, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: Malaria Consortium Members Commence Communication Message Validation
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) with Malaria Consortium members like Catholic Relief Services, are conducting two days Behavioral Change Communication message development ahead of the full implementation of the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) which target aged between 3 to 59 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: U.S. Pledges U.S.$14.5 Million for Malaria Control in Zimbabwe
[U.S. Embassy Harare] Harare -The U.S. Malaria Coordinator, Rear Admiral (retired) Timothy Ziemer, head of the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC)'s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), and implementing partners will observe community level malaria prevention and treatment activities in Manicaland Province between 7th and 11 June 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Ghit, Takeda and MMV Progress First-in-Class Antimalarial Dsm265 to Patient Trials in Peruvian Amazon
Discussions are underway to further strengthen collaboration (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 8, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Seven Children Die of Malaria in Kakamega
[The Star] SEVEN children have died of malaria at the Kakamega County Hospital, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has said. Media reports had put the death toll at 12 children. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 4, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news