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Angola:Moxico - Most Deaths in General Hospital Caused By Malaria
[ANGOP] Luena -Malaria was the main cause of death in the last seven days in the General Hospital of the eastern Moxico Province, the head of the institution?s Casualty ward, JĂșlio Pedro Mendes, has informed.
11/20/2017 02:34 PM
Nigeria:How Severe Malaria Is Ravaging States
[Daily Trust] Abuja, Kano, Birnin Kebbi -Reports from the North Western states of Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi and Sokoto as well as the Federal Capital, Abuja indicated a resurgence of malaria in these areas.
11/20/2017 10:28 AM
Nigeria:Why We Use Mosquito Net to Protect Plants - Farmers
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -Mosquito net is used for protection against the malarial vector's bite and killer infection in human beings but some peasant farmers in Sokoto have extended its use to also protect their plant nurseries.
11/16/2017 11:38 AM
Nigeria:CRS Distributes 2.4 Million Free LLIN to Fight Malaria in Ondo
[Guardian] Akure -Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has declared that a total of 2,444,036 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) were distributed to residents of Ondo State.
11/16/2017 11:03 AM
Southern Africa:Southern Africa Is Slipping Again After Coming Close to Eliminating Malaria
[The Conversation Africa] In the last five years, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland have all been on the verge of eliminating malaria. In fact, progress had been so good that the southern African region had been tipped to be malaria free by 2018. But a spike in cases this year means that it's unlikely to meet the target. A new target has been set for 2020. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine editor Candice Bailey asked Professor Rajendra Maharaj to explain why.
11/16/2017 08:41 AM
Africa:New Breath Examination for Malaria
[East African] People with malaria exhale a distinctive "breathprint," insights scientists have used to develop a new breath test for diagnosing the killer disease in a group of African children, according to a new study published in the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
11/16/2017 06:40 AM
Malawi:Media Key in the Fight Against Malaria
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme has viewed the media in the country as a key stakeholder in the dissemination of information to the public in the fight against malaria.
11/15/2017 01:45 PM
Malawi:Malaria Vaccine Trial in July 2018
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malaria vaccine trial is expected to be conducted in the country in July, 2018 in a pilot phase.
11/15/2017 01:45 PM
Angola:Over 40,000 Cases of Malaria Recorded in Saurimo
[ANGOP] Saurimo -At least 43,604 cases of malaria have been recorded in the last 10 months, against the 55,243 cases in the same period of last year in the municipality of Saurimo, northeastern Lunda Sul province.
11/15/2017 07:02 AM
Nigeria:'97 Percent of Nigerians At Risk of Malaria'
[Leadership] Sokoto -No fewer than 97 per cent of Nigerians are at the risk of having malaria, Senior Technical Adviser, on Social Mobilization to United States Agency For International Development (USAID) in Nigeria has said.
11/14/2017 07:19 AM
Malawi:Malaria Remains a Threat to Under-Five, Pregnant Women
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -National Malaria Control Programme said malaria remains the major cause of death among under-5 children and pregnant women in the country.
11/13/2017 11:06 AM
Tanzania:Malaria Deaths Drop From 560 to Record 59 People in Musoma
[Citizen] Musoma -Deaths caused by malaria have dropped from 560 in 2014 to a record 59 people this year (by September) in Musoma Municipal Council, authorities say.
11/09/2017 07:21 AM
Uganda:UK Launches New U.S.$59 Million Malaria Programme
[Independent (Kampala)] The United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) has today marked the launch of a new programme to tackle malaria in Uganda. Over the next five years, the UK government will invest up to sh215 billion ($59m) to tackle malaria in the country.
11/02/2017 07:23 AM
Nigeria:Three Malaria Research Works Clinch NLNG's $.1 Million Science Prize
[Guardian] Three research works on malaria have won the $100,000 tag for the 2017 Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) Prize for Science.
11/03/2017 06:50 AM
Nigeria:Malaria Campaign Saving Young Lives in Nigeria
[WHO] Following an 8-year conflict in north-eastern Nigeria, two-thirds of health facilities have been completely or partially destroyed leaving some 3.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) at risk of life-threatening diseases. In Borno State, the number of malaria cases and deaths has soared, particularly among young children. WHO recently launched a special campaign aimed at rapidly reducing the malaria burden among children under 5 years of age. Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Prog
10/31/2017 03:22 PM
South Africa:Health On Malaria Cases in Vhembe and Mopani Districts
[Govt of SA] High numbers of malaria cases are being reported in the malaria transmission areas (Vhembe and Mopani districts) in Limpopo (including some cases in farms along the Lephalale River, Waterberg) and in Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga province. Compared to previous years, a modest increase in cases in the Kruger National Park and private reserves in the area has been confirmed. This follows a very busy 2017 malaria season in the entire southern African region, which peaked in April and May and extended into June.
10/31/2017 02:33 PM
Tanzania:Curbing Malaria - How Treated Bed Nets Solve EAC Malaria Puzzle
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -On the beaches of Zanzibar where the waters of the Indian Ocean kiss sandy landings all day and all night, malaria is on the way out. It is almost eliminated through years of research, sensitisation and vector control via, primarily, the bed net.
10/31/2017 07:37 AM
Angola:Lunda Norte Records Over 6,000 Cases of Malaria
[ANGOP] Cuango -At least 6,370 cases of malaria were diagnosed at Cuango's Medical Centre in the north-eastern Lunda Norte Province, from February to October this year.
10/26/2017 02:29 PM
Kenya:Malaria Cases Still Reported in Lamu Amid Heavy Rains
[Nation] Malaria cases are still being reported in Lamu County, with expectant mothers at high risk of infection due to lack of antenatal care following the nurses' strike and the rains pounding the Coast.
10/25/2017 01:03 PM
Angola:CICA Announces Social Projects
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Council of Christian Churches in Angola (CICA) will implement a malaria prevention programme in the provinces of Cunene and Cuando Cubango.
10/24/2017 08:57 AM
Tanzania:468 Mosquito Nets Provided for Free to Control Malaria
[Citizen] Magu -A delegate from the US Malaria Initiative last week toured Sese Primary School in Magu District to witness free distribution of treated mosquito nets as part of the initiatives to prevent malaria infection.
10/24/2017 07:41 AM
Kenya:Malaria Cases Go Up as Over 1,000 Test Positive
[East African] More than 1,000 people have tested positive for Malaria in Marsabit, northern Kenya, weeks after the deadly disease killed more than 26 people in the expansive region.
10/19/2017 08:18 AM
Namibia:Sauyemwa Centre for Visually Impaired Gets Mosquito Nets
[New Era] Rundu -The Sauyemwa centre for the visually impaired in Rundu received a donation of 21 treated mosquito nets from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN).
10/19/2017 11:39 AM
Mozambique:Malaria Remains Major Public Health Problem
[AIM] Maputo -Malaria remains one of the main public health problems in Mozambique, with between four and six million cases notified a year, according to Health Minister Nazira Abdula, cited in Wednesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
10/19/2017 09:24 AM