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More Than 20 Countries in Africa Could Be Malaria-Free By 2020

More Than 20 Countries in Africa Could Be Malaria-Free By 2020

Twenty-one countries, including six African nations hit hard by the disease, have the potential to be malaria-free by 2020. Last year 400,000 people died from the mosquito-borne disease. One of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2016-2030 program goals is to eliminate malaria transmission in at least 10 countries within the next four years, a prospect […]

Kenya Winning War Against Malaria

Kenya Winning War Against Malaria

A new survey by Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey (KMIS) shows that the country has made major strides in the war against malaria. The prevalence of malaria according to the Survey has dropped from 11 percent in 2010 to eight percent in 2015, gains attributed to high number of Kenyans owning a mosquito net. Health Principal […]

Scientists Slip Infertility Gene Into Malaria Mosquito

Scientists Slip Infertility Gene Into Malaria Mosquito

Researchers have produced the first-ever mosquito with genes that cause infertility in offspring, and hope to use this method to slash malaria transmission and deaths. Using ‘gene drive’ technology so called because it drives a dominant gene through a population – a team led by researchers at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom altered […]

RB Global CEO Rakesh Kapoor to intensify malaria prevention in Nigeria

RB Global CEO Rakesh Kapoor to intensify malaria prevention in Nigeria

The Global Chief Executive Officer of the world’s leading consumer health and hygiene company RB (Reckitt Benckiser), Mr. Rakesh Kapoor said that RB’s Vision for Nigeria is a nation where people are healthier and live better; RB will continue in making a difference by giving Nigerians innovative solutions for healthier lives and happier homes. Mr. […]

Parts of Southern Africa Are Within Tantalising Reach of Eliminating Malaria

Parts of Southern Africa Are Within Tantalising Reach of Eliminating Malaria

There has been a concerted international effort since the early 2000s to tackle malaria. This has led to dramatic reductions in the disease. World Health Organisation estimates show that in 2015 there were 214 million malaria cases and 438,000 deaths globally. This is a 37% decrease in the incidence rate of malaria compared to 15 […]

THERE IS NOW A URINE MALARIA TEST (UMT) IN NIGERIA

THERE IS NOW A URINE MALARIA TEST (UMT) IN NIGERIA

Urine Malaria Test (UMT), a malaria test that diagnoses the disease within 25 minutes using drops of urine samples, received the 2015 Health Innovation Challenge Awards on Tuesday, October 28. The award comes with a grant of $100,000 and an enrollment in the Nigerian Health Innovation Marketplace (NHIM) programme; both benefits are aimed at supporting […]

Kenya Governor Mutua Suspends Hospital Staff Over Babies’ Deaths

Kenya Governor Mutua Suspends Hospital Staff Over Babies’ Deaths

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has suspended the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital administrator and subsequently appointed an eight-member taskforce to investigate circumstances that led to the death of four babies at the health facility. The deaths occurred two weeks ago. Dr Mutua said the Hospital administrator Lawrence Mulungye has been sent on a month-long suspension to […]

Ethiopia Experiencing ‘Worst Drought in 30 Years’ Due To El Niño Conditions

Ethiopia Experiencing ‘Worst Drought in 30 Years’ Due To El Niño Conditions

Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 30 years according to the United Nations, with levels of acute need across all humanitarian sectors having already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa drought of 2011, and which are projected to become far more severe in 2016. A recent report published by the UN Office […]

Hotdogs, Ham, Sausages, Pork And Lamb Causes Cancer

Hotdogs, Ham, Sausages, Pork And Lamb Causes Cancer

The cancer research arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that the consumption of processed meats like hotdogs, ham, sausages and meat-based sauces causes colorectal cancer, while eating red meat like beef, pork and lamb is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” “In view of the large number of people who consume processed meat, the […]

Fighting Poverty Is About ‘How’ Not ‘How Much?’

Fighting Poverty Is About ‘How’ Not ‘How Much?’

World leaders gathered at the United Nations last month to adopt a new set of global development goals that aim to end extreme poverty, promote inclusive economic growth, and protect the planet. The result is an ambitious yet achievable agenda for the 21st century, if we harness 21st century development practices. To reach these new […]

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