Africa: Working Towards a Malaria-Free World on #WorldMalariaDay
[UN News] Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the past year has seen "significant breakthroughs in malaria prevention and control", a senior official of the UN health agency said on Monday, World Malaria Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Fresh Signs of Mosquito Insecticide Resistance in South Africa
[The Conversation Africa] Most South Africans aren't worried about malaria even though the disease is endemic in the country. Four of the country's nine provinces carry malaria risk while 10% of the population is at risk of contracting malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: Malaria Elimination - South Africa Needs to Regroup and Refocus to Get There
[The Conversation Africa] In recent years South Africa has made significant progress in its effort to eliminate malaria. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists it as one of the countries that has the potential to eliminate the disease in the near future. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Symptoms, Cause, Treatment, Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Premium Times] The 2020 World Malaria Report indicated that Nigeria had the highest number of global malaria cases (27 per cent of global malaria cases) in 2019 and accounted for the highest number of deaths (23 per cent of global malaria deaths). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Solar Geoengineering Predicted to Shift Malaria Risk in Tropics
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Oslo -- Deploying a controversial global chemical sunshade to cool runaway climate change could help some regions but hurt others (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Over 1 Million Children Protected By First Malaria Vaccine
[WHO] Ahead of World Malaria Day (25 April), WHO calls for continued innovation to save lives (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 22, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Zanzibaris Urged to Use Treated Mosquito Nets
[Daily News] ZANZIBAR Minister for Health, Mr Nassor Ahmed Mazrui has urged health officers and local leaders to educate communities on the importance of proper use of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in order to intensify the fight against malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Active Citizenship for Health Improving Malaria Prevention and Treatment Awareness
[Nigeria Health Watch] The Malaria vaccine is considered to be one of the greatest breakthroughs in medical history. However, in spite of this breakthrough, the battle against malaria is far from over. In the 2021 World Malaria report, Nigeria is still considered one of the 11 highest-burden countries. About 96% of malaria deaths globally were in 29 countries. The 11 highest-burden countries account for 70% of the global estimated case burden and 71% of global estimated deaths. Nigeria accounts for the highest malaria deaths at (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 12, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: ECOWAS Intensifies Efforts at Eliminating Malaria
[Ghanaian Times] A three-day meeting of members of Parliament drawn from ECOWAS member states to champion efforts at eliminating malaria on the sub-region has opened in Accra yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 4, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Letter to Malaria Partners (March 2022)
[WHO] Dear friends and partners, (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 4, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's Rice-Farming Villages More Prone to Malaria #AfricaClimateCrisis
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Malaria has become more common in African villages with irrigated rice fields in the last 20 years, highlighting the need for improved cultivation methods to keep mosquito numbers low, a study suggests. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Bed Net That 'Grounds' Mosquitoes Cuts Malaria Cases
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- An innovative bed net that immobilises mosquitoes by making them unable to move or fly, has the potential to significantly reduce malaria infection in children, according to trial data analysis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 31, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: The AU Pledges to End Neglected Tropical Diseases By 2030 Bold Commitment and Leadership in Advance of the Kigali Summit On Malaria and NTDs
[African Union] Today, the African Union (AU) and Uniting to Combat NTDs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) across the AU Member States by 2030. The agreement highlights the African Union's commitment to strengthen collaboration and cooperation among stakeholders to control and eliminate twenty NTDs, achieving the vision outlined by the "Agenda 2063 'The Africa We Want'" framework. This MoU shows bold leadership and the highest level of commitment to NTDs by the African Un (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 31, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Day - Rhodes-Vivour to Provide Health Cover for 1m Lagosians
[Leadership] Lagos politician, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, popularly known as GRV has partnered with WellaHealth to provide micro health cover for one million Lagosians in commemoration of World Malaria Day coming up on April 25, 2022. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Some Malaria Parasites Are Evading Detection Tests, Causing an Urgent Threat to Public Health
[The Conversation Africa] Malaria is an old disease. Yet it continues to have devastating impacts on poor people, especially in Africa. To fight the disease, countries primarily use insecticide-treated bed nets to control the mosquitoes that transmit malaria parasites, or medicines to treat malaria patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - March 8, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news