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

Nigeria:Traditional Medicine and Cure for Malaria
[Guardian] It was very interesting to hear officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria announcing, the other day, the creation of a traditional medicine department in the Ministry of Health to find a cure for malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Africare Sensitises Community On Malaria
[Daily Trust] Africare in collaboration with Glisten International School under the platform of Power Forward has sensitized residents of Jahi community on malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Total Partners Oil Companies, Distributes 1,000 Mosquito Nets in Ibadan
[This Day] Towards eradication of malaria in Oyo State, Total Nigeria has partnered with five oil companies in the distribution of 1,000 insecticide-treated nets to residents with free test to over 500 in communities in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Malaria Crisis Looms as Floods Continue Destruction Unabated
[Nation] In addition to the devastating floods and landslides as a result of the ongoing heavy rains, there is an even deadlier danger: The prevailing environment is conducive for the breeding of mosquitoes that transmit malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:WHO Calls for More Resources, Cross Border Collaboration On Malaria Free Africa
[This Day] Abuja -The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on African countries to allocate more resources and strengthen cross border collaboration to achieve a malaria free Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Resistance Threatens Success of Mosquito Nets in Nigeria
[Vanguard] Amaka Odiogo just recuperated from malaria three weeks ago. She was never expecting another bout anytime soon. But she was wrong! Barely one month on, there she was, shivering and running high temperature. A laboratory test run on her revealed another bout of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Malaria Kills 200 People Every Day
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Malaria figures in Uganda are alarming; with 2017 Ministry of Health statistics showing the disease still claims about 80,000 lives per year, equivalent to an average of 200 people every day - enough to fill 14 taxi vans that seat 14 passengers each. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Country Making Strides in Fighting Malaria - Survey
[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The 2017 Malaria Indicator Survey Report has indicated that the country is making strides in the fight against malaria registering a decline of malaria cases in children as well as an increase in the uptake in the usage of Insecticides-Treated Nets (ITNs) (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana:WHO - Close Gaps in Malaria Response
[Ghanaian Times] The Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called on countries and the global health community to close the critical gaps in the malaria response, as they mark World Malaria Day which fell on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mozambique:Malaria Deaths Fall, Although Number of Cases Increases
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican health authorities say they have improved the effectiveness of treatments against malaria, leading to a sharp drop in the number of deaths from the disease, despite an increase in the number of malaria cases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Malaria Day - 150 Students Tested in Bid to Raise Awareness
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -In commemoration of the world malaria day, a pharmaceutical company has decided to test 150 students here with a view to creating awareness about its prevention and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia:'Malaria Causes 44% of Death Among Children Under 5'
[Observer] Christine Elder, United States Ambassador to Liberia, has confirmed that malaria accounts for at least 42 percent of outpatients' attendance and 44 percent of deaths among children under five at various health facilities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Creates Traditional Medicine Dept to Produce Cure for Malaria
[This Day] Abuja -For the first time in Nigeria's history, the federal government yesterday in Abuja approved the creation of a traditional medicine department in the Federal Ministry of Health to champion a research into the discovery and application of traditional medicine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Statement From USAID Administrator Mark Green On World Malaria Day
[USAID] Today, on World Malaria Day, I reaffirm the commitment of the United States to ending malaria. Despite being preventable, malaria is a leading cause of sickness and death across much of sub-Saharan Africa. The disease disproportionately impacts the rural poor and traps families in a vicious cycle of disease and poverty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Today Is World Malaria Day-Are We Ready to Beat Malaria?
[Ghanaian Times] MANY activities are taking place across the globe today, especially in malaria endemic countries, to raise awareness and engender commitment by policymakers to reduce the burden of Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea:Tserona Sub Zone - Malaria Prevalence Declines By 75%
[Shabait] Mendefera -Owing to the active awareness raising campaigns conducted and the involvement of health practitioners in the Tserona sub zone, commendable result has been registered in controlling and preventing the prevalence of communicable diseases and that of malaria in particular, report indicates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Board Gives Recalled Antimalarial Drug Clean Bill of Health
[Nation] The Pharmacy and Poisons Board has lifted the quarantine imposed on a commonly used antimalarial drug -- Duo-Cotecxin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Health CS Urges Counties to Put More Resources in Malaria War
[Nation] Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has asked counties with a high malaria burden to allocate more resources towards malaria control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Malaria Day - Nigeria Loses N132bn to Malaria Annually - LAPO
[Vanguard] The Lift Above Poverty Organisation, LAPO, yesterday, disclosed that Nigeria loses N132 billion annually to Malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola:Society Told to Remain Vigilant Amid Malaria Outbreak
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -The governor of the southern Cunene province Kundi Paihama Wednesday called on the society to remain vigilant and join the actions aimed at preventing and fight against malaria in the communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda:Minister Wants People Arrested for Misusing Free Mosquito Nets
[Monitor] Ugandans who receive free insecticide treated mosquito nets and misuse them risk arrest for sabotaging government efforts to eradicate malaria, State Minister of Health for General Duties, Dr Sarah Achieng Opendi has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Pharmacists Seek Foreign Exchange of N200 to U.S.$1
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) on Wednesday demanded an exchange rate of N200 to $1 as a measure to reduce prices of drugs especially anti-malarial drugs in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania:Malaria Vaccines Show Positive Signs
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Hope of getting a malaria vaccine is increasing following the announcement by Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) on Wednesday that two of its projects had shown positive results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt Seeks Herbal Cure for Malaria
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has approved that a department of traditional medicine be established in the Ministry of Health to look for malaria cure in the forests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Unlikely to Achieve Malaria Elimination By 2030 - Report
[Premium Times] As the world marks the World Malaria Day, Wednesday, with the theme - Ready to Beat Malaria, experts have said Nigeria could eliminate malaria if there was political will. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:What's Holding Malawi Back in Its Fight Against Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is a major health problem in Malawi. Each year millions of cases are recorded - most are pregnant women and children under the age of five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:Scientists Design a Novel Formula That Repels and Kills Mosquitoes
[The Conversation Africa] Long-lasting insecticide treated nets and indoor spraying are the main malaria vector control interventions recommended by the World Health Organisation. Both target mosquitoes that feed indoors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:Mosquito Nets Used for Fishing in Nsanje
[Nyasa Times] Fishers along the Shire River and other fishing grounds in Nsanje District are using mosquito nets for fishing which the Fisheries Department has described a s worrisome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola:U.S. Spends U.S.$300 Million On Fight Malaria in Angola
[ANGOP] Soyo -The United States spent USD 300 million on combat malaria in Angola from 2005 to date, said US ambassador to Angola, Nina Fite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:How Cost of Medicines Leave Many At the Mercy of Malaria
[Daily Trust] Today is World Malaria Day. Daily Trust looks at how the cost of anti-malarial weighs down on the populace (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:World Malaria Day 2018 - Ready to Beat Malaria
[Guardian] Malaria remains one of the oldest diseases in the world. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, 3.4 billion people live in areas at risk of malaria transmission in 91 countries and territories. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:'You're Miserable. You're Beyond Miserable.' - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Having Malaria
[allAfrica] For millions of Africans, malaria is a debilitating disease which repeatedly disrupts their lives and their productivity, leaving them "miserable, beyond miserable" every time it strikes, as the award-winning Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie describes it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:With Medicines Security, We Can Beat Malaria
[Vanguard] This year marks the third consecutive year that I chair the National World Malaria Day Committee on behalf of Dr Okechukwu Akpa, the PMGMAN Chairman. Although some progress has been made, the situation remains dire. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bill Gates Scared of Mosquitoes More Than Sharks
[Daily Trust] Founder of Microsoft and one time world's wealthiest man, Bill Gates said that he is more scared of Mosquitoes than Sharks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa:U.S.$4.1 Billion Investment Commitment Made to Rid Commonwealth of Malaria
[EA Business] London -A landmark £2.9bn ($4.1bn) commitment was made to invest in ridding the Commonwealth of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:60% of Cases in Ebonyi Hospitals Caused By Malaria - Govt
[Vanguard] Abakaliki -Ebonyi State government yesterday, said 60 per cent of hospital attendance in the state was caused by malaria and its negative effects on the people of the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria to Bridge Malaria Funding Gap With N108bn Lifeline
[Vanguard] AS the world marks this year's World Malaria Day, Nigeria has renewed its efforts by committing to raise malaria up the national priority list, including securing $300 million (108 billion ) in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to help finance its national malaria strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Mombasa Residents Grapple With Mosquito-Borne Diseases
[Nation] Mombasa residents are still grappling with malaria, dengue and chikungunya as Governor Hassan Joho promises to eradicate the mosquito borne diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia:'Our Push to Eliminate Malaria'
[Times of Zambia] For much of the world, malaria is a disease people worry about when they travel abroad. But for citizens from many Commonwealth nations it is no holiday disease. Malaria is a very real scourge that targets the most cherished members of our society -- pregnant women and children below the age of five. Our labour force is plagued by days away from work due to illness, or time spent as a carer for a sick member of the family. Malaria is the biggest cause of attendance at health facilities, and every Zambian f (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Renews Fight Against Malaria With $300m Commitment
[Vanguard] AS the world marks this year's World Malaria Day, Nigeria has renewed its efforts by committing to raise malaria up the national priority list, including securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to help finance its national malaria strategy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Pledges to Secure N108 Billion to Eliminate Malaria
[Premium Times] The federal government has committed to secure $300 million (about N108 billion) from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank to eliminate malaria in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya:Eradication of Malaria Top of President Kenyatta's Healthcare Agenda
[Capital FM] London -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday night said the prevention of common diseases including malaria is at the top of Kenya's goal to achieve universal healthcare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Commits to Halve Malaria Cases in Five Years
[New Times] Rwanda has joined the recently launched Commonwealth Nations initiative to curb malaria by half in the next five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malawi:President Mutharika for a Malaria Free Malawi By 2030
[Malawi News Agency] London -Though Malawi has employed a number of interventions to reduce malaria, the country's President Arthur Peter Mutharika says there are gaps which need filling to ensure the country ends malaria by 2028. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news