Nigeria: Drug-Resistant Malaria - a Public Health War Nigeria Cannot Afford to Fight
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: In today's Thought Leadership Piece, Dr. Okonkwor Oyor of Hygeia HMO explains the looming threat that ACT-resistant malaria poses to the long global struggle to "roll back malaria", and shares insights into what Nigeria must begin to do if we are to stall the spread of drug-resistant malaria today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cameroon: « Nous Allons Renforcer La Lutte Anti-Vectorielle »
[Cameroon Tribune] Dr Dorothy Ashu Fosah Kah, secr étaire permanent du Programme national de lutte contre le paludisme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: State Forms Special Council in New Plan to Fight Malaria
[Nation] Kenya needs Sh24 billion in the next four years and Sh6 billion annually to eradicate malaria, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Indoor Mosquito Spraying Exercise to Cost U.S.$36 Million
[New Times] THE ONGOING Covid-19 crisis will not deter the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS), an exercise aimed at eliminating malaria-causing mosquitoes to a tune of a whopping $36 million. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Teamwork and Infrastructure Behind Local Malaria Discovery, Researchers Say
[spotlight] Local scientists, as part of an international research collaboration, identified chemical compounds with antitubercular and anti-cancer properties that can now help in the fight against malaria. The compounds could halt a malaria parasite in its tracks during different stages of the parasite's life cycle. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 3, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Biden Tips Liberian-Born of Indian Parents to Coordinate Malaria Initiative
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington -- US President Joe Biden on Monday named Dr. Raj Panjabi to lead the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Fishy Fish Can Kill Malaria
[Nation] Recently, the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (Kemfri) banned consumption of fish from Lake Nakuru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - February 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Botswana: Ngamiland Records 104 Malaria Cases
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -- Ngamiland region has registered 104 cases of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos to Treat Malaria-Like Symptoms As Covid-19 - Governor
[Premium Times] "Over the last few weeks, the demands for oxygen has risen from 70 six-litre cylinders per day to 350 six-litre cylinders in our Yaba Mainland Hospital." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 20, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 23 Disappear Pending Deportation
[The Herald] Authorities are investigating a case in which 23 Malawian border jumpers disappeared from Beitbridge main police station while awaiting transportation to Harare, pending deportation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Good Ventures, Through Open Philanthropy, Continues Support for Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Programme
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is delighted to receive continued support from Good Ventures, through Open Philanthropy, for its seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme. This support means Malaria Consortium is able to continue to contribute to closing gaps in coverage of SMC in eligible areas and plan with confidence for the next 2-3 years. The $27 million grant follows a recent GiveWell evaluation and recommendation, for the fifth year running, that Malaria Consortium's SMC programme is highly effective and (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - January 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Malaria Bites Harder Under the Cover of Covid-19
[Nation] Global efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 have pushed the fight against malaria to the back burner. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Child Malaria Deaths 'Slashed By Rainy Season Regimen'
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Giving antimalarial medicines to children monthly during the rainy season cut malaria deaths in children by 42 per cent, making a case for wide implementation in malaria-endemic African regions, a study found. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Young Academic Joins Malaria Fight
[Namibian] MALARIA has been a disease that Namibia has been fighting for decades, and many initiatives have been implemented to eradicate it in regions that are most hit, especially in the northern and north-eastern parts of Namibia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Prevention - 13 Million Children Reached in 9 States - Govt
[Leadership] The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), has said that about 13 million eligible children were reached with the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) initiative in nine states in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Apac Leaders Decry Discrepancies in Mosquito Net Supply
[Monitor] By Bill Oketch (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Extra-Long Malaria Season in Borno Claims Lives
[MSF] Nigeria has some of the highest number of deaths from malaria worldwide. Usually, peak malaria season takes place during the rainy season from August to mid-October, when mosquitoes breed, after which patient numbers begin to decrease. This year, however, medical teams from M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) working in northeast Nigeria's Borno state have witnessed a spike in malaria cases even into the dry season. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria's Uneven Strides Toward Malaria Treatment for Pregnant Women
[Premium Times] Although there are interventions against malaria in pregnancy in place, there are still gaps that could jeopardise efforts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kebbi Challenges Typify Why Nigeria Has Failed to Meet Malaria Eradication Target
[Premium Times] Kebbi has had the highest number of malaria cases in the country for the past five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Over 108,000 Households in Biharamulo Lined Up for Spray
[Daily News] APPROXIMATELY 108,000 households in Biharamulo District will be sprayed in an effort to control the spread of malaria, it has been disclosed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Global Malaria Caseloads Fall By Nine Million in 20 Years - WHO
[Premium Times] With an estimated 215 million cases (94 per cent) in 2019, Africa continues to account for the highest malaria burden globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'Preventative Measures Key in Malaria Fight'
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is taking preventative measures to curb and control the spread of malaria following a surge of deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Malaria Cases Increase By 42 Percent
[Monitor] Malaria cases have increased by 42 per cent from 10,483,412 cases in 2018/19 to 14,904,773 in 2019/20 according to Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Covid-19 Hinders Fight Against Malaria in Africa
[DW] The WHO is worried that it will fail to reach the goals set in the fight against malaria. Death rates are expected to rise sharply again in 2020 because resources are being diverted to fighting the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Don't Forget Carnage of Malaria While World Focuses on Covid-19 - Researchers, Health Professionals
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Twenty-one countries have experienced three consecutive years of zero indigenous cases of malaria since 2000. Ten countries where malaria once raged have been certified free of malaria by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Don't Forget the Carnage of Malaria While World Focuses on Covid-19 Say Researchers, Health Prfessionals
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- Twenty-one countries have experienced three consecutive years of zero indigenous cases of malaria since 2000. Ten countries where malaria once raged have been certified free of malaria by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - December 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Huge Progress in Reducing Malaria Deaths Threatened by Lack of Funding and Attention Say Malaria Experts
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Although Africa continues to be the region in the world hardest hit by malaria, it has made major gains in reducing the number of cases - and deaths - over the past decade. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Supports Malaria Control in Benue With 3.6m Itns
[Vanguard] Benue state has received 3.6 million bed nets from the U.S. government, through the President's Malaria Initiative, PMI, as part of a national campaign to provide enough nets for every Nigerian for protection from malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Nimr Conducts Research On Mosquito Drug Resistance
[Daily News] THE National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) is conducting research on mosquito drug resistance to curb malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Donates 3.6 Million Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets to Control Malaria in Benue State
[This Day] On November 13, 2020, the U.S. government, through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), donated 3.6 million bed nets to Nigeria's Benue State as part of a national campaign to provide enough nets for every Nigerian to be protected from the deadly disease every night. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Nampula Adopts Community Involvement for Success Against Malaria
[AIM] Maputo -- Malema (Mozambique), 18 Nov (AIM) - The Malaria Consortium, an NGO specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases, has stressed the need for a community awareness drive to ensure success of the seasonal anti-malaria campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Arrest Warrant for Fleeing Bushiris
[SAnews.gov.za] The Pretoria Magistrates Court has today issued a warrant of arrest for couple fugitives, Shepard Bushiri and his wife, Mary, after they contravened their bail conditions last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Borno Administers Malaria Prevention Drugs On 2.1 Million Children
[This Day] Maiduguri -- The Borno State Government has said that it has administered malaria prevention drugs on 2.1 million children in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How Can Countries Continue to Combat Malaria During a Pandemic?
[African Arguments] With medical disruptions due to COVID-19 likely to kill more people in Africa than the disease itself, two countries provide interesting lessons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: 'Malaria Is Responsible for Many Deaths in Gambia'
[The Point] Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the minister for Health says malaria is responsible for lots of deaths in The Gambia both in children and adults. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Travellers Urged to Take Malaria Precautions
[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health has urged communities affected by malaria and travellers to malaria endemic areas to take the necessary precautions to prevent contracting the disease, and seek treatment when they experience signs and symptoms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Southern Africa: As the Malaria Season Begins, Covid-19 Complicates the Picture
[The Conversation Africa] Two of the nine global public health awareness days are associated with malaria: World Malaria Day, observed on 25 April, and World Mosquito Day, which commemorates the discovery by Sir Ronald Ross on 20 August 1897 that Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria parasites to humans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - November 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Upping Anti-Malaria Intervention As Weapon Against Poverty
[This Day] Onyebuchi Ezigbo writes that the worrisome statistics of malaria prevalence in Nigeria has necessitated the need to up anti-malaria intervention as a weapon against pervasive poverty, especially in rural areas (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Malaria Consortium to Pilot Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Outside Sahel for First Time
[Malaria Consortium] Mozambique's Ministry of Health officials met with staff from Malaria Consortium at a kick off meeting to launch an exciting new research study that could see further gains made towards malaria elimination in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: ALGON Endorses Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation's Malaria Eradication Project
[This Day] Abuja -- The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) has endorsed the Malaria Eradication Project of the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation, during a meeting between the association's leadership and Prince Ned Nwoko on Tuesday at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: May and Baker Set to Confront Malaria With New Brand
[This Day] Nigeria's leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, May and Baker Nigeria Plc. has introduced a new anti-malarial medicine that promises to revolutionise malaria disease treatment in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Treat Malaria As National Health Emergency, NEMP Tells Govt
[This Day] The Coordinator of National Malaria Elimination Programme, (NEMP), has asked the federal government to tackle malaria as a national health emergency in the same manner COVID-19 pandemic is being handled. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi: Indoor Residual Spraying Effective to Control Malaria, Says Expert
[Nyasa Times] Mana -- Malaria Control Programme Manager, Dr. Michael Kayange has said Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) is an effective way of Malaria control if properly done. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Polio Cases Increase in Sudan, Malaria Rife in North Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Wad Madani / El Fasher / Khartoum -- The Health Emergencies Committee of El Gezira, south of Khartoum, reported four new cases of polio in the state. In North Darfur, nearly 60,000 people are stricken by malaria. Between October 10 and 18, 39 new coronavirus patients were recorded in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Curb Malaria Threat
[Nation] The national attention may now be riveted on the raging Covid-19 pandemic, but there are also other serious health challenges that must not be ignored. Should the health authorities take their eyes off some of these perennial scourges, the consequences could be more devastating, as the deadly coronavirus, which has been wreaking havoc for more than six months, is not over yet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Superstition, Fuel Woes Stall Malaria Prevention Measures
[The Herald] Meandering on the belly of Shamva, about 123km from Harare, is Mazowe River which is rich in gold deposits, making it a source of livelihood for many. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: The United States Announces Humanitarian Assistance for the Sahel Crisis Response
[State Department] Today, the United States announced nearly $152 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region countries of Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Mali. This funding includes nearly $67 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $85 million from U.S. Agency for International Development's Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Togo: Malaria Consortium Expands Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention to Togo
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is pleased to announce the expansion of its seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme to support implementation in Togo. Bringing extensive experience of SMC delivery, Malaria Consortium will support the government's National Program for the Fight Against Malaria (PNLP) to deliver this highly effective, lifesaving intervention to around 180,000 eligible children in the Savanes region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Experts Say Africa Must Scale-Up Malaria Protection for Pregnant Women
[Vanguard] Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, malaria - one of the world's oldest diseases - is impacting disproportionately on pregnant women and children aged under five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique: Malaria Cases Increase, But Death Toll Declines
[AIM] Maputo -- From January to August, 442 people in Mozambique are known to have died from malaria, according to Health Minister Armindo Tiago. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - October 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news