News : Malaria

Nigeria: Lagos to Treat Malaria-Like Symptoms As Covid-19 - Governor

[Premium Times] "Over the last few weeks, the demands for oxygen has risen from 70 six-litre cylinders per day to 350 six-litre cylinders in our Yaba Mainland Hospital." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 23 Disappear Pending Deportation

[The Herald] Authorities are investigating a case in which 23 Malawian border jumpers disappeared from Beitbridge main police station while awaiting transportation to Harare, pending deportation. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Global Fund Signs $8.5 Billion Grants to Fight HIV, TB, Malaria

[Premium Times] "This is the highest amount of grants ever signed in a single year by the Global Fund," the group said. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Good Ventures, Through Open Philanthropy, Continues Support for Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Programme

[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is delighted to receive continued support from Good Ventures, through Open Philanthropy, for its seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme. This support means Malaria Consortium is able to continue to contribute to closing gaps in coverage of SMC in eligible areas and plan with confidence for the next 2-3 years. The $27 million grant follows a recent GiveWell evaluation and recommendation, for the fifth year running, that Malaria Consortium's SMC programme is highly effective and (AllAfrica)

Africa: Call for Applications to Malaria Consortium's Dr Sylvia Meek Scholarship for Entomology in South Africa

[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is proud to continue its partnership with the University of Pretoria, South Africa, to continue the Dr Sylvia Meek scholarship for Entomology. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Covid-19 May Result in One Million Excess Deaths From Other Diseases in Africa

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The pandemic has hit Africa's overburdened health services and left many unable to access treatment - raising fears of up to one million excess deaths from other illnesses (AllAfrica)

Africa: Malaria Bites Harder Under the Cover of Covid-19

[Nation] Global efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 have pushed the fight against malaria to the back burner. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Child Malaria Deaths 'Slashed By Rainy Season Regimen'

[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -- Giving antimalarial medicines to children monthly during the rainy season cut malaria deaths in children by 42 per cent, making a case for wide implementation in malaria-endemic African regions, a study found. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: People With This Blood Type Are Unlikely to Get Malaria

[Nation] The war against malaria just received a shot in the arm after new research should the potential a rare blood group could hold. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Covid-19 and Malaria - How Surveillance Systems Can Adapt to Fight Both

[Malaria Consortium] When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by WHO in March 2020, governments and organisations involved in the prevention and control of malaria had a choice to make - divert their attention from the diagnosis, control and prevention of malaria to that of COVID-19, or leverage the existing surveillance systems to fight both as effectively as possible. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Bureau Unveils Malaria Case Escalating in Gambela

[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA- Gambela State Health Bureau announced that following the rainy season that ushered favorable condition for the reproduction of misquotes people are being infected with the disease of Malaria. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: 'Malaria Kills More Than Any Other Diseases in Sierra Leone'

[Concord] Deputy Programme Manager of the National Malaria Control Program at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Alhaji Sayni Turay, has stated that malaria is more dangerous and kills more than any other disease in Sierra Leone and the world as whole. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic: Malaria Is a Deadly Killer of Children During Coronavirus in CAR

[MSF] The hospital in Batangafo - a town of 31,000 people, including 22,000 displaced from elsewhere in the Central African Republic - is bustling with activity. While a particular focus has been placed on infection prevention and control measures to identify and isolate people with suspected cases of COVID-19, another deadly disease has a much heavier impact on the lives of people living here. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Severe Malaria Drops By 38% in Rwanda

[New Times] In its annual Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Report, the Ministry of Health says that the national malaria incidence reduced from 401 cases per 1,000-person in 2017-2018 fiscal year to 200 cases per 1,000-person in 2019-2020. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Government Needs U.S.$70 Million to Fill Malaria Financing Gap

[New Times] The Government needs $73 million to bridge the funding in the funds needed to fight malaria between 2020 and 2024, The New Times can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: 12,507 Malaria Cases, 40 Deaths Recorded This Year Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

[Namibia Economist] Malaria cases this year increased by 440.2% compared to 2841 cases recorded in 2019 and reduced when compared to 2018 cases of 31,000, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health availed. (AllAfrica)

Africa: WHO Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Webinar - Responding to the Double Challenge of Malaria and Covid-19

[WHO] Thank you, Dr Diallo, my brother, and thank you so much for your leadership at this critical time in global health. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Malaria Week 2020 – Why Integration Could Be the Key to Elimination

[Malaria Consortium] Hosted by the Government of Vietnam, Malaria Week 2020 (7-11 September) brings together government officials and diverse partners to drive forward the elimination of malaria from Asia Pacific by 2030. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Malaria Leaves 100 Dead in South Sudan

[East African] South Sudan's Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) say at least 100 people died of malaria in the country between January and July. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Bobsleigh Star Seun Adigun Joins Fight Against Malaria

[This Day] Against the backdrop of the global pandemic, leading athletes from Africa and beyond, including Kenyan world-record-holding marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge, World Cup-winning South African rugby captain Siya Kolisi, top female South African explorer Saray Khumalo, veteran international footballer Luis Figo, and founder of the first-ever Nigerian bobsleigh team, Seun Adigun, are urging people to 'see the bigger picture' by tackling Covid-19 and malaria together to save more lives. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Don't Shun Hospitals, Malaria Patients Told

[Nation] Patients with malaria-like symptoms such as fever have been asked to avoid self-medicating during this Covid-19 season. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Rotarians Embark On Malaria Prevention, Control Campaign

[Foroyaa] Rotarians in the Gambia have embarked on a malaria prevention and control sensitization campaign in Hospitals and Health facilities within Banjul and the Greater Banjul area on Tuesday February 25th 2020. (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leone: 2030 malaria goa l- One million under five children get malaria yearly

[Concord] Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr the mayor of Freetown City has said that in Sierra Leone, 2.24 million people will be at an outpatient department all over the country for malaria treatment every year. 'Out of this' she added 'one million of them will be under the age of 5'. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari Spokesperson Gets Malaria Deaths Wrong in Coronavirus Comment

[Africa Check] Sub-Saharan Africa's first case of Covid-19, the new coronavirus, was confirmed in Nigeria on Thursday 27 February 2020. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Malaria Responsible for 11% Maternal Deaths in Nigeria, Says Govt

[This Day] The federal government has said malaria is responsible for about 11 per cent of pregnancy related maternal death annually in the country. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Real & Urgent Issues Head Agenda for Sahel G5 Summit in Nouakcott

[Centre 4s] The G 5 Sahel and France Summit should be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on February 24. It should go to the actual issues and deal with the most urgent, in order to give hope to the Sahel populations. And probably also to their allies. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Global Fund Tracing 'Lost Drugs' Worth Sh2.7bn

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Global health financier, Global Fund (GF), has embarked on a move to trace a Sh2.77 billion fund for delivery of antimalarial drugs that are believed to been over-supplied in Tanzanian health facilities, if records are anything to go by. (AllAfrica)

Africa: We Can Make Our World Better - Mark Suzman of Gates Foundation

[allAfrica] Cape Town -AllAfrica's Juanita Williams talked with Mark Suzman, the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy. He assumed the position this month. In this second part of the interview, he discussed how his early career as a journalist in his native South Africa influences his perspectives; about the possibilities of eliminating malaria and reducing HIV, TB and other diseases; addressing hunger and undernutrition amid the climate crisis; and the biggest challenges he faces. Part 2 (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bomet Battles Malaria Outbreak

[Nation] A malaria outbreak has left over 130 people seeking treatment in Bomet County in the last four days, according to local health officials. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Hi-Tech Facility to Eradicate Malaria

[] A hi-tech facility set to develop ground-breaking research towards malaria eradication in South Africa will open at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, in Johannesburg, on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Malaria Deaths Drop By 25% in Kagera

[Daily News] KAGERA Region has recorded a significant decrease in deaths caused by malaria by about 25.3 per cent in three years, it has been disclosed. (AllAfrica)

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