AllAfrica News: Malaria

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Kenya:Scientists Find Drug to Curb Malaria During Pregnancy
[Nation] Scientists at the Kenya Medical Research Institute have come up with a safe and superior drug for preventing and managing malaria during pregnancy.
05/24/2018 09:39 AM
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.
05/24/2018 02:59 PM
Angola:Minister Welcomes WHO Support in Fight Against Epidemics
[ANGOP] Geneva -The Health Minister, Sílvia Lutucuta, on Tuesday welcomed the support received from the Wprld Health Organisation (WHO) and other international partners, which has helped overcome the three diseas yellow fever, malaria and dengue in Angola in the last years.
05/24/2018 12:45 PM
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.
05/22/2018 06:41 AM
Ethiopia:Nation Aims to Stamp Out Malaria By 2030
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA-Ministry of Health (MoH) disclosed that Ethiopia has been vigorously working to eliminate malaria epidemic by 2030.
05/20/2018 03:48 PM
Malawi:Mosquito Nets Mass Distribution Begins September
[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -National Malaria Control Programme has said the countrywide door-to-door distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) begins in September this year (2018).
05/18/2018 11:57 AM
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?
05/15/2018 08:36 AM
Nigeria:Groups Donate Mosquito Nets, Anti-Malaria Drug to Community
[This Day] To commemorate the 2018 World Malaria Day, Itel Mobile in partnership with Mophet Pharmacy has distributed mosquito nets to children and mothers in Isele Akoka community of Lagos State.
05/17/2018 02:04 PM
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.
05/15/2018 06:21 AM
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.
05/11/2018 03:56 PM
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.
05/10/2018 06:22 AM
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.
05/10/2018 11:36 AM
Nigeria:Don Develops Two Antimalarial Drugs in ABU
[Guardian] Prof Umar Katsayel of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has developed two antimalarial drugs that can compete with other relevant drugs in the treatment of material parasites.
05/08/2018 01:05 PM
Nigeria:Mortein Partners States to Fight Against Malaria
[This Day] As part of its programmes for the 2018 World Malaria Day, Reckitt Benckiser (RB) Nigeria, makers of Mortein insecticide has sided with state governments and other stakeholders to take the fight against malaria to a greater height.
05/05/2018 06:56 AM
Eritrea:Commendable Achievement in Controlling Malaria
[Shabait] Keren -Thanks to a sustainable popular campaign, environmental sanitation and redressing activities conducted in the Halhal sub zone, the prevalence of malaria has significantly declined.
05/04/2018 09:01 AM
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.
05/04/2018 07:30 AM
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.
05/03/2018 06:36 AM
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.
05/01/2018 07:10 AM
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.
04/30/2018 08:02 AM
Nigeria:Ensuring Malaria Elimination By 2030
[Guardian] Despite recent setbacks in efforts to eliminate malaria globally by 2030, experts are optimistic that the mosquito-borne disease could be wipe out from the surface of the Earth sooner than later.
04/30/2018 03:30 PM
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)
04/27/2018 10:49 PM
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.
04/27/2018 12:45 PM
Tanzania:Why Tanzania Must Win War Against Malaria
[Citizen] Over 90 per cent of Tanzanians live in areas where there is malaria. It is therefore not surprising that more than 26 per cent of outpatient attendances are attributed to the disease. This brings the country's total number of malaria cases per year to 7.7 million.
04/27/2018 11:14 AM
Nigeria:U.S. Releases Progress Report On Malaria, Urges Nigeria to Improve Prevention
[Guardian] The United States (U.S.) President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday released its 12th annual report documenting the progress of its programmes in Nigeria and other countries.
04/27/2018 10:20 AM
Nigeria:Electricity Firm Distributes Mosquito Nets to Mark World Malaria Day
[Guardian] The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) yesterday distributed hundreds of treated mosquito nets to its customers in Isheri Olofin area of Lagos State.
04/27/2018 10:18 AM
Africa:Malaria Patients' Smell Attracts Mosquitoes - -Study
[East African] The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Icipe) has found that people suffering from malaria produce a specific smell that attracts mosquitoes.
04/27/2018 09:02 AM
Africa:Worry Over New Malaria Surge From Blood Stocks
[East African] Some areas of sub-Saharan Africa are reporting that nearly one in four blood bank supplies contain the parasites that cause malaria.
04/27/2018 08:58 AM
Africa:Malaria Keeps Africa Donor-Reliant
[Deutsche Welle] Africa has depended on outside help to combat its worst killer, malaria, for decades. Despite more recent strides than setbacks in combating the scourge of the mosquito-borne disease, it remains heavily donor-reliant.
04/27/2018 07:18 AM
Namibia:Malaria Makes Deadly Comeback
[New Era] Windhoek -At least 22 people have died of malaria across the country over the past three months, while 13 909 infections have been recorded, health minister Bernard Haufiku this week.
04/26/2018 10:29 AM
Africa:Malaria Elimination Impossible Without Scientists' Input
[Nation] The World Health Organization (WHO) says most malaria-endemic African countries have made tremendous progress in the fight against the disease.
04/26/2018 08:38 AM