Tanzania:Malaria Prevalence Trimmed
[Daily News] TANZANIA has recorded yet another tremendous stride in the fight against malaria amongst children, with the prevalence level significantly dropping by half from 14.4 per cent in 2015 to 7.3 per cent in 2017, a new 2017 Tanzania Malaria Indicator Survey (TMIS) has revealed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Government Releases Malaria Prevalence in Councils
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has released a list of ten district and township councils with high malaria prevalence and 14 others with prevalence below 0.1 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Government Releases Malaria Prevalence in Councils
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has released a list of ten district and township councils with high malaria prevalence and 14 others with prevalence below 0.1 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Net Distribution to Reduce Under Five Malaria Related Deaths in Mulanje
[Malawi News Agency] Mulanje -Mulanje District Hospital Malaria Coordinator, Regan Dulani says he is optimistic of reduced under five deaths with the distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) underway in the district. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: Zambia Trial Cuts Severe Malaria Deaths By 96%
[SciDev.Net] Kisumu, Kenyai -A suppository form of the common antimalarial artesunate has dramatically cut child deaths from severe malaria in a trial in rural Zambia, one of the organisations behind the programme has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:Zambia Trial Cuts Severe Malaria Deaths By 96%
[SciDev.Net] Kisumu, Kenyai -A suppository form of the common antimalarial artesunate has dramatically cut child deaths from severe malaria in a trial in rural Zambia, one of the organisations behind the programme has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria Spraying in Progress At Ongwediva
[New Era] The Ongwediva Town Council last week commenced with its indoor residual spraying campaign, targeting Extension 11 and New Reception, which both have confirmed cases of the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:WHO Deploys Thousands of Volunteers to Tackle Malaria in Borno, Adamawa
[WHO] Maiduguri -Determined to reverse the scourge of the malaria burden in North East Nigeria, World Health Organization (WHO) has deployed nearly 4,353 volunteers to administer anti-malaria drugs in second and third cycle of malaria chemo-prevention campaigns in Borno and Adamawa states. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:General Assembly Endorses Nepad and Malaria Resolutions - U.S. Objects to 'Win-Win'
[UN] United Nations -Recorded Votes Called as Delegations Seek Removal of Certain Language from Development Texts (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa:Continuing the Fight to Shrink the Malaria Map in the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] Another rainy season brings malaria preventive treatment to children (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:PM Touts Promotion of Pesticide to Curb Malaria
[Daily News] PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed responsible organs to ensure that the countrywide campaign on eradicating malaria goes hand in hand with the use of biolavarcide, which kills mosquito larva, to eliminate the killer disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Malaria Cases Surge in SADC
[Namibian] THE Southern African Development Community has recorded a 40% increase in malaria cases since 2015. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Joins Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania has joined other Southern African Development Community (Sadc) member states to sign the Windhoek Declaration that calls for increased resource allocation from country governments to address gaps in funding and supportive policies to promote malaria elimination. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:Southern African Countries Step Up to End Deadly Malaria by 2030
[Malaria Elimination Initiative] Amid rising malaria cases, sixteen southern African countries step up commitments to end the deadly disease by 2030 (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:SADC Undertakes to Eliminate Malaria
[New Era] The 38th Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government has affirmed to place on its agenda the elimination of malaria in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Global Fund Helps Kenya Cut Malaria Mortality in Lake Region By 50 Percent
[The Exchange] Kenya -The costs of accessing malaria diagnosis and treatment services have largely reduced in the malaria endemic Lake region in Kenya since Community Health Workers (CHWs) started offering services in the communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt to Distribute Insecticide-Treated Nets to Prevent Malaria
[Leadership] The Federal Government says it will distribute 14.4 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in four selected malaria most endemic states across the country before the end of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:Rwanda Launches Search for Investors in Bed Nets Factory
[New Times] Failure to secure an investor who meets the standards set by World Health Organisation (WHO) is holding back plans to construct a mosquito net plant in Rwanda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa:SADC Joins Hands Against Malaria
[The Herald] Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa met the Elimination 8 (E8) delegation which visited the country recently to discuss issues related to the elimination of malaria in Southern Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:New Drug for Recurrent Malaria Gets FDA Approval
[East African] A new drug to treat relapsing malaria has received approval from health authorities in the US, boosting efforts to eradicate the killer disease across the globe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Wellahealth Partners 1,000 Community Pharmacies On Rapid Malaria Care
[This Day] Abuja -The WellaHealth has introduced an innovative service that provides rapid malaria care service to the public at an affordable rate in partnership to almost 1,000 community pharmacies in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Church of Uganda Sued for Diverting Malaria Money
[Monitor] Kampala -Church of Uganda (CoU) has been sued for allegedly diverging Shs100 million ($31,482) it received to run anti malaria projects in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Chinese Technique 'Can Cut Malaria By Over 80%'
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Malaria cases in Tanzania can be reduced by over 80 per cent if a new scientific technique adopted in China is applied countrywide, researchers say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Youth On a Mission to Make Malaria Testing Easy
[Monitor] Across the country, in many health facilities, malaria is diagnosed using blood tests after a patient is suspected of having the disease. Usually, the extracted blood is carefully examined in the laboratory under a microscope to check for plasmodium parasites that cause malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia:Malaria, TB Increase in Ohangwena
[New Era] Ongwediva -While there is grave concern on the increase of TB and malaria cases, the HIV prevalence rate in Ohangwena Regions has decreased slightly by 1 percent from 34 percent last year to 33 percent this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:Wass Amenfi Health Directorate Set to Begin Mass Distribution of Insecticide Nets
[Ghana Govt.] As part of the nation-wide malaria control campaign, the Wassa Amenfi East Municipal Health Directorate is set to embark on the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) to about 42,504 registered households. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Chiefs Appeal for Stiffer Penalties Against People Misusing Nets
[Malawi News Agency] Chiradzulu -Chiefs in Chiradzulu have asked community leaders to take to task people found misusing mosquito nets that government is expected to distribute this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Cautions Nigerians Against Treating Malaria Without Lab Test
[Leadership] The Federal Government has advised Nigerians against taking malaria treatment before a confirmed laboratory test. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Bloodless Malaria Test Wins Africa's Engineering Prize
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -An innovative device that tests for malaria without the need for drawing blood and a laboratory technician has won a 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Malaria War: Change Mindset
[Citizen] The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released surprising findings recently, showing that regions where a higher percentage of under-five children sleep within Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITNs) have the highest malaria prevalence. This means resolving the malaria scourge is going to take more than just bed-nets. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Study Reveals Startling Findings On Malaria
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Research has revealed startling findings on malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Media Key Stakeholder in Mass Registration for Bed Nets Exercise
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) said media need to play a crucial role to ensuring that Mass registration for net distribution is implemented effectively in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Bloodless Malaria Test Wins Prestigious Africa Prize
[Royal Academy of Engineering] London -A 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer has won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Brian Gitta is the first Ugandan to win the prestigious Africa Prize, and the youngest winner to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:What Can We Learn From Paraguay Eliminating Malaria?
[Global Fund] The certification of Paraguay's elimination of malaria is a recognition of more than five decades of hard work. It also demonstrates the highest level of commitment to public health, and is testament to the results that can be achieved with integrated management strategies, such as increasing surveillance, training health professionals and involving the most affected communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola:Over One Million Cases of Malaria, Thousands Killed
[ANGOP] At least 1.5 million cases of malaria that resulted in 3,853 deaths were recorded in the six months in Angola, exceeding the 1.3 million cases in 2016 when the country was hit by yellow fever epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Indoor Spraying Keeps Away Malaria
[Monitor] Authorities in Dokolo and Apac districts have made great strides in fighting malaria using indoor residual spraying (IRS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Computer Scientist in Finals for Top Prize With Malaria Detection Device
[Monitor] A Ugandan man has been named a finalist for the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:New Drug Being Tested to Help Mothers Beat Malaria
[East African] The Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) has come up with a safe and superior drug for managing malaria during pregnancy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Locally Grown Plants Can Help in Treating Malaria
[Citizen] Scientists in East Africa are now devising ways by which medicinal plants can revolutionise the treatment of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Use Drones to Combat Mosquitoes, Experts Urge Campaigners
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has been urged to use drones to save money on distributing biolarvicides and spraying mosquito larvae. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Registration Stage Crucial On Net Distribution
[Malawi News Agency] Thyolo -Registration stage of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets ( LLINs) campaign is crucial as it will determine the success of mass distribution of the nets to every household. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Claim That Malaria Kills 756,000 Children Annually Incorrect
[Africa Check] Malaria is rife in Nigeria where about a quarter of global malaria deaths occur annually. But does it take the lives of over 756,000 Nigerian children under five every year? (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:How to Manage Malaria in Pregnancy
[Daily Trust] Lokoja -Malaria is a major public health problem in Nigeria and contributes to an estimated 11% of maternal mortality, according to the Nigeria Malaria Fact Sheet released by the United States Embassy in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news