Stakeholders task Kogi government on malaria control, other killer diseases
Critical stakeholders in the health sector in Kogi State have appealed to the government to assist the Civil Society Organisation for Malaria Control, Immunisation, and Nutrition,
FG pledges N4. 3billion to Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria
The Federal government has pledged N4. 3 billion ($12 million) in replenishment to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Ned Nwoko Takes War Against Malaria To Antarctica
A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has it that malaria affected about 219 million people worldwide in 2017, out of which 435,000 of them succumbed to the disease in that year. A large number of these victims were recorded in Africa and as such, it makes total sense that Prince Ned Munir Nwoko is on…
Kenya records progress in malaria elimination
Kenya, on Tuesday, recorded progress in malaria elimination due to the adoption of a vaccine, treated nets in households and improved management of the disease.
Fact check: Does a Ugandan man’s fart kill mosquitoes?
As the world continues to look for new ways to combat mosquitoes and malaria that is responsible for an estimated 1-3 million deaths per year, a report surfaced earlier this week that a Ugandan man’s fart is so potent that it can kill mosquitoes and more so mosquitoes with a fallout zone of six miles.…
Don cautions against treating malaria without proper diagnosis
Coordinator of the ANDI Centre of Excellence for Malaria, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Prof. Wellington Oyibo, has urged medics to ensure that patients who present with symptoms of malaria are properly diagnosed before the commencement of treatment.
How malaria immune reaction causes organ damage, by researchers
Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases: a small mosquito bite delivers numerous malaria parasites into the bloodstream. The human body defends itself valiantly against the parasite, which usually results in periodic flu-like symptoms and severe fever.
Encouraging life skills, health education to eliminate malaria, improve sanitation, hygiene
As part of efforts to eliminate malaria, improve sanitation and hygiene education, menstrual hygiene management, and environmental protection (air pollution), a consortium...
Kwara committed to anti-malaria campaign – Governor Abdulrazaq
Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara says his administration is committed to tackling the scourge of malaria in the state. Abdulrahman stated this during the flag-off of the malaria-free Kwara campaign and investiture of the champion of Kwara malaria elimination in Ilorin.
Malaria poses challenge as multi-drug resistance spreads in Africa
Scientists have raised the alarm that malaria was becoming untreatable in Africa due to the spread of multi-drug resistance. Also, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the disease might not be eliminated by 2030 as thought in view of available medicines and tools.
Targeting men, seasonal workers key to achieving zero malaria cases
New research led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Ifakara Health Institute and the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program suggests that a better understanding...