South Africa: Malaria Claims Lives in Gauteng, Mpumalanga
[SAnews.gov.za] Johannesburg -About 20 people have died of Malaria in Gauteng in the past five months, according to Dr Chike Asomugha, a senior advisor for Public Health and Communicable Diseases, at the Hillbrow Clinic, in central Johannesburg. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 11, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Ifakara Scientist Wins a Sh1.4 Billion Prize to Eliminate Malaria Vectors
[Citizen] The Director of Science at Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Dr. Fredros Okumu, has been selected by philanthropies as international research scholar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ending Malaria for Good
[This Day] There is still much to do to rout the malaria scourge (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: 32% Ugandans Self-Medicate for Malaria
[Observer] Some rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) kits on the market, which assist in detecting malaria parasites in human blood, are not tested by National Drug Authority (NDA) to certify their quality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: What New Malaria Vaccine Will Mean for Africa
[Observer] The new malaria vaccine trials starting soon in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi by the World Health Organization (WHO) have malaria-endemic countries excited, but what exactly does the vaccine offer? (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Uniting Against Malaria
[Addis Fortune] As African women leading influential and impact-driven organizations - the Ecobank Foundation and the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) - we are passionate about building a prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable African economy. But achieving that goal requires accelerating progress toward eradicating the diseases that continue to deplete our communities of their most valuable resource: healthy people. One such disease is malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Rotary Nigeria Wages 'War' Against Malaria
[Vanguard] Rotary District 9110 Nigeria has re-echoed commitment to fighting malaria to zero level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Increase Budgetary Allocation for Malaria'
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government and its partners have been enjoined to increase budgetary allocation for malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Use of Safe Vaccine to Help Reduce Malaria Cases
[Nation] A malaria vaccine that is tolerable and safe for children has been launched in western Kenya. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Keeping Anti-Malaria War On Global Agenda Key in Meeting 2030 Target
[East African] The Ugandan government has stepped up distribution of treated bednets. CEO of Vestergaard, a firm that manufactures the nets, spoke to GAAKI KIGAMBO about ongoing efforts to fight malaria (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 2, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Let's Re-Energise the Fight Against Malaria
[Citizen] For many years malaria has been one of the most notable killer diseases in the world, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) noting that over 400,000 people every year die of malaria, the overwhelming majority being under -five kids. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Mosquito Nets Sold in Shops in Kampala
[Observer] Mosquito nets procured by the government for free distribution to citizens across the country have somewhat found their way into shops in Kampala. The insecticide-treated nets have a hard texture compared to other brands and are being sold for Shs 25,000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - May 1, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Thousands of Free Mosquito Nets Sold On Black Market
[Monitor] Thousands of treated mosquito nets that were procured the by government for free distribution to citizens across the country in the fight against malaria have found their way to shops and streets in Kampala. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 30, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria Burden Adds Up to Adewole's Meningitis Burden
[This Day] In November 2009, I sat near Isaac Adewole, in Dare-Salaam, Tanzania. I could tell of his brilliance and dedication to a cause he believed in based on how up-close I saw and interacted with him. He was elected the Chairman of African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) at that meeting unopposed to confirm his leadership prowess. We all roared in jubilation to approve that election. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Experts Advocate Good Hygiene
[Daily Trust] Medical experts have said good personal and environmental hygiene is necessary in reducing the spread of malaria in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Burundi: Malaria Still an Epidemic in Burundi
[Iwacu] The situation of malaria still calls for more control actions a month after the disease was declared an epidemic on 13 March by the Ministry of public Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Special Olympics Nigeria to Host World Malaria Day
[Vanguard] In an effort to commemorate the World Malaria Day 2017, Special Olympics Nigeria, in conjunction with ExxonMobil will be hosting a day filled with activities to raise awareness on Malaria and HIV. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 28, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: NNPC, Total Partner Ogun Govt On Malaria Elimination
[This Day] In commemoration of the 2017 edition of the World Malaria Day (WMD), Total companies in Nigeria, alongside its partners and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in partnership with the Ogun State Ministry of Health, have held a two-day programme to sensitise communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gambia: UTG Observes World Malaria Day
[The Point] The Educational Theatre Programme (ETP) at the University of The Gambia (UTG) yesterday observed World Malaria Day under the Theme: "Understand and Prevent Malaria", at an event held at the Gambia College, Brikama Campus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Today Is World Malaria Day
[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Tuesday, April 25, 2017 as "World Malaria Day" to be observed as a "Working Holiday". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: World Malaria Day Marked With Community Outreach Programme
[Ghana Govt.] A Community Outreach Programme has taken place at Glefe, a suburb of Accra, to mark this year's World Malaria Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Furore Over Efforts to Eliminate Malaria
[Guardian] As Nigeria joins the rest of the globe to celebrate the World Malaria Day (WMD), today, April 25, seven countries have been certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as having eliminated malaria: United Arab Emirates (2007), Morocco (2010), Turkmenistan (2010), Armenia (2011), Maldives (2015), Sri Lanka (2016) and Kyrgyzstan (2016). This certification is granted by WHO when countries achieve at least three consecutive years of zero locally-acquired cases of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eritrea: International Malaria Day Observed
[Shabait] Asmara -The International Malaria Day was observed yesterday under the theme "Preventing Malaria: Let's Ensure Our Health". The event was held in Embadorho at national level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: WHO Reaffirms Commitment to Malaria Eradication
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -The World Health Organisation (WHO) in Angola reaffirmed Tuesday its commitment to work with the Angolan government in eradication of malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Malaria Seen Escalating
[Daily News] Dodoma -The government has released a statement to mark "Universal Malaria Day" that indicates that the current infection rate status in the country is worse compared to the situation that prevailed in the past five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda Recommits to Tighten Fight Against Malaria
[Rwanda Govt] Today, Rwanda joins the rest of the world in a campaign to "End Malaria for Good." An official ceremony will be held in Huye District to mark World Malaria Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Niger: Energy Firm Renews Resolve to Eliminate Malaria
[CAJ News] Lagos -EXXON Mobil, the international oil and gas company, has renewed its support for local and global organisations working to end malaria around the world. The company works with partners across Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea and Tanzania to raise awareness and advocate for solutions to fight the disease. Planned activities and public events include voluntary testing and counseling sessions, mosquito net distribution, community clean-up campaigns, school engagements, and p (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Governor Wants Greater Involvement in Fighting Malaria
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -The governor of Cunene province, Kundy Paihama, Tuesday in Oihole, Namacunde municipality, called for the involvement of the population in the implementation of preventive measures to combat malaria in the communities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Why Medicinal Plants Could Play a Role in Treating Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] It will take effective prevention, accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment to successfully eliminate malaria. But none of this will help if the causative agents become resistant to the drugs used for treatment. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Dr. Jeremiah Waweru Gathirwa and Ruth Monyenye Nyang'acha researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute about the country's work towards using medicinal plants as a potential anti-malarial drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Professor Designs Low Cost Paper Centrifuge
[Premium Times] As the world marks Malaria Day on Tuesday, a professor of bio-engineering at Stanford University, Manu Prakash, has designed a paper centrifuge that costs less than a dollar. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Continuing the Fight to Save 25 Million Lives Across the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] ACCESS-SMC brought together a consortium of leading players in malaria prevention to deliver seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) to seven countries across the Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and The Gambia. In the Sahel, malaria remains one of the leading cause of severe illness and mortality in young children, with those under the age of five at most risk. For the 25 million children who live in areas subject to a seasonal surge in malaria incidence, SMC is an effective, lifesav (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Angola: Four Million Cases of Malaria Registered in Twelve Months
[ANGOP] Ondjiva -Four million cases of malaria, which resulted in 15,000 deaths, were recorded in the country's 18 provinces in the last 12 months, said Tuesday in Oihole, Namacunde municipality, Cunene province, the Minister of Health, Luis Gome Sambo. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kenya: Back Malaria Vaccine Trial
[Nation] The choice of Kenya among three African countries to pilot a malaria vaccine is a welcome development. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: Pres. Sirleaf Declares April 25 'World Malaria Day' a Working Holiday
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Tuesday, April 25, as "World Malaria Day" to be observed as a "Working Holiday" in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia: 'World Malaria Day' Observed Today
[Observer] Malaria deaths reduced by one third; overall child mortality cut by about 20 percent with improved access to malaria control. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zambia: How Zambia Is Beating Malaria
[Bhekisisa] A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - ExxonMobil, Yedi Hold Football Tournament
[Vanguard] On this year's World Malaria Day, the Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative, YEDI, in collaboration with ExxonMobil is organising a special community football event tagged "Kick Against Malaria Football Tournament" in line with this year's global theme - "End Malaria For Good". (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Vilified Over Meningitis Deaths, Gov Yari Emerges U.S. Malaria Ambassador
[Vanguard] A few weeks after being chastised for not doing enough to curb the spread of Meningitis in his state, Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar, has been named as the United States Malaria Fight Ambassador in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria - Progress Made, Work Incomplete
[Vanguard] AS the world marks another World Malaria Day today, April 25, malaria remains one of the most deadly infectious diseases. Malaria is still an acute public health problem, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and especially in Nigeria, no thanks to substantial gaps in the coverage of core malaria control tools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: World Malaria Day - Nigeria Loses 150,000 Lives, N1.1 Trillion Yearly, Says WHO
[Guardian] Today is World Malaria Day (WMD). The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday declared that despite the substantial gains in malaria responses, the disease has remained a major public health threat. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: To Fight Malaria, Invest in African Scientists
[Vanguard] I lost my best friend to malaria at nine years old. Growing up in Nigeria, it was not uncommon to see loved ones fall ill with the disease, go to their doctor for treatment and continue on with their lives. But for my best friend, the drugs didn't work. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Presenting a United Front to End Malaria for Good
[This Day] The United Nation's call to "end malaria for good" resonates deeply with me - I have had malaria. I am encouraged by the progress that has been made to eliminate this terrible disease. The global mortality rate dropped by 47 per cent between 2000 and 2013 and the number of children killed by malaria has declined by two-thirds since 2000, with more than 6.8 million lives saved. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: WHO - Malaria Vaccine to Be 'Real Life' Tested in Africa
[Al Jazeera] The world's first malaria vaccine will be available in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi from 2018, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S. Committed to Ending Malaria in Nigeria - Envoy
[Vanguard] The Deputy Head of Mission, U.S. Embassy, David Young, on Monday said that his country was committed to ending the scourge of malaria in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: We're Still Far From 'Malaria-Free Nigeria', Minister Says
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole has said that the indices available have shown that the country was still far from realising its "malaria-free Nigeria" dream. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: How Can We Make Rwanda Malaria-Free?
[New Times] Today, 25 April 2017, as we commemorate World Malaria Day, it is time to highlight the need to sustain the country's efforts and commitment to control and eliminate this life- threatening disease. This year, the World Malaria Day theme is: "Closing the preventive gap for malaria." (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: First Malaria Vaccine to Be Rolled Out in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi
[Nation] Kenya will be among three African countries selected by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to introduce the world's first malaria vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Ending Malaria Is a Sound Investment
[New Times] Today is World Malaria Day, a time to celebrate all of the progress we've made in fighting this deadly disease, and an opportunity to recommit ourselves to eliminating it once and for all. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rwanda: Malaria Still a Major Cause of Poverty - Officials Warn
[New Times] There is need for continued investment and sustained political commitment in malaria prevention and control to curb the disease's contribution to poverty, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, the division manager of Malaria and Other Parasitic Diseases at the Rwanda Biomedical Centre, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Uganda: Govt Embarks On Shs150 Billion Malaria Control Programme
[Monitor] Kabarole -Government through the Ministry of Health in partnership with National Malaria Consortium is implementing a Shs149.2 billion ($41.4 million) malaria control programme code named, Malaria Action Programme for Districts (MAPD). (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news