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African health experts warn of climate change & rising vector-borne diseases

Climate change has become a pressing public health crisis around the world, as disease patterns worsen and emerge in regions where they did not exist before. Health experts are particularly concerned about the role of climate change in the rise of vector-borne diseases in Africa’s low- and middle-income countries. Rising temperatures can expand and extend the life cycle of disease-carrying vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks and parasites. Health experts discussed […]

todayMay 14, 2024 16


How expensive it is to be poor: Prof. Abdoulaye Diabaté inspires global action against malaria at TED2024

    In a stirring address at TED2024, Prof. Abdoulaye Diabaté, Head of Medical Entomology and Parasitology at the Research Institute in Health Sciences in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and Principal Investigator of Target Malaria Burkina Faso, shared his journey with malaria and his resolute commitment to eradicating it. Prof. Diabaté's talk shed light on the devastating toll of malaria, particularly in Africa, and stressed the urgent need for transformative solutions. […]

todayApril 30, 2024 18


Iilongo itatu ya Africa ya wayimine opolohalama yoku kondjitha o Malaria

    Benin,Liberia na Sierre Leon oya ningi iilongo yongaashingeyi ya Africa okuwayimina opolohalama  yotango muuyuni oku kondjitha o Malaria. Iilongo yopa 3 otayi ka gandja otuntila yo RTS kaanona yeli poomwedhi 5 nenge ye vulepo  pailuku  yopa3. Benin okwa yakula ootuntila 215 900 dhotuntila,omanga Liberia a yakula uli 112 000 na  Sierre Leon uli 550 000. Ehangano lyuundjolowele muuyuni,o UNICEF no Global vaccine Alliance-Gavi otaya enditha opolohalama. Momushangwa gopamuhanga […]

todayApril 26, 2024 10


R21 anti-malaria vaccine is a game changer: scientist who helped design it reflects on 30 years of research, and what it promises

    By Adrian Hill, University of Oxford   Until three years ago nobody had developed a vaccine against any parasitic disease. Now there are two against malaria: the RTS,S and the R21 vaccines. Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford and chief investigator for the R21 vaccine, tells Nadine Dreyer why he thinks this is a great era for malaria control. What makes malaria […]

todayApril 25, 2024 8


Two new malaria vaccines are being rolled out across Africa: how they work and what they promise

    By Jaishree Raman, National Institute for Communicable Diseases   Malaria incidents are on the rise. There were 249 million cases of this parasitic disease in 2022, five million more than in 2021. Africa suffers more than any other region from malaria, with 94% of cases and 95% of deaths worldwide. This year two revolutionary malaria vaccines are being rolled out across the continent. Nadine Dreyer asks Jaishree Raman […]

todayApril 23, 2024 16

Health / Medical

Oshikoto Region Faces Malaria Outbreak, Urges Early Treatment

The Director of the Ministry of Health and Social Services in the Oshikoto Region, Joshua Nghipangelwa, has urged community members to seek early treatment amidst a growing outbreak of malaria. Nghipangelwa reported 256 malaria cases between January 2024 and 18 February 2024, surpassing epidemic thresholds. Nghipangelwa stated that the regional rapid response team and the district response team have initiated actions to address the outbreak. The teams have conducted investigations, […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 13

Health / Medical

World Malaria Report 2023: A call for concerted action to address growing threats

      By Dr. Martin Lukindu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Target Malaria, Uganda Virus Research Institute The World Health Organization's World Malaria Report 2023, released at the end of 2023, paints a concerning picture of the global state of malaria in 2022. Despite continued efforts, malaria remains a significant public health challenge, with both malaria incidence and mortality higher now than they were before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This scenario […]

todayJanuary 25, 2024 10


Cape Verde becomes third African country to eliminate malaria

Cape Verde has become the third African nation to be declared malaria free, even as the disease continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people on the continent, the World Health Organization said Friday. The Atlantic archipelago of about 500,000 inhabitants follows Mauritius in 1973 and Algeria in 2019. Worldwide some 43 countries have been certified as malaria-free by the WHO, which requires showing that the domestic chain of transmission […]

todayJanuary 12, 2024 11