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How Zambia Is Beating Malaria

How Zambia Is Beating Malaria

A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide. As doctors, we have seen the devastating effect of malaria on children, families and communities. We have heartbreaking memories of patients lost to this preventable disease. But we are now witnessing a new history. […]

700 Killed in Angola Malaria Outbreak

700 Killed in Angola Malaria Outbreak

A raging malaria outbreak has killed more than 700 people in Angola as the disease-prone Southern African country battles to thwart illnesses. Head of department of public health and control of endemics, Isaías Sambunga Cambissa, disclosed the figures as he gave an update on the clinical situation in the province of Bie. Cambissa revealed that […]

Benin Pledges $2 Million to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Benin Pledges $2 Million to Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The government of Benin announced a US$2 million contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, signaling global commitment towards ending epidemics that affect people all over the world. The announcement came on the eve of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment Conference on 16-17 September in Montreal, Canada, where world leaders and […]

WHO Hails Algeria’s Experience in Combatting Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria

WHO Hails Algeria’s Experience in Combatting Aids, Tuberculosis, Malaria

World Health Organization (WHO) representative in Algiers, Bah Keita, praised Algeria’s experience in getting under control the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis and malaria, and its willingness to help neighbouring countries to combat such diseases. Keita made the statement at a meeting of the Regional Commission for Certification of Polio Eradication in Africa, being held […]

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 […]

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 […]

South Sudan On Pace for a Second, Exceptionally Severe Malaria Season

South Sudan On Pace for a Second, Exceptionally Severe Malaria Season

Large spikes in malaria across South Sudan are raising the possibility of a second consecutive season marked by exceptionally high numbers of malaria cases and preventable deaths unless urgent action is taken to reinforce access to treatment in the most high-risk areas, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns. MSF treated over 170,000 patients for malaria in […]

U.S.$ 41 Million to Strengthen HIV and TB Response in Sudan

U.S.$ 41 Million to Strengthen HIV and TB Response in Sudan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) have announced two new partnership agreements totaling US$ 41 million for Sudan, to give a major boost to the country’s response to HIV and Tuberculosis. “Thanks to our collaboration with UNDP […]

Global Fund News Flash

Global Fund News Flash

Global health partners in the fight against malaria welcomed news that the European Medicines Agency last month offered a positive scientific opinion on malaria candidate vaccine RTS,S. The decision marks a further significant step towards the availability of a vaccine against a disease that causes 584,000 deaths per year, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa. […]

Ebola epidemic in Guinea ‘sets back malaria fight’

Ebola epidemic in Guinea ‘sets back malaria fight’

The continuing Ebola epidemic in Guinea has set back the country’s fight against malaria, say experts. They estimate 74,000 cases of malaria went untreated in 2014 because clinics were either closed or patients were too scared to seek help. They warn that malaria deaths since the Ebola outbreak began will far exceed the number of […]

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