When Chloroquine became an anathema - Part 2
However, in the 1950s the first case of quinine resistant malaria was reported. By the 1990s the efficacy of quinine declined due to resistance from multiple mutations of the malaria parasite
Malaria cases spike in northern Mali
Malaria cases in northern Mali have spiked, according to medical workers, claiming 23 lives in the often lawless desert region last week alone. Mali's ministry of health said this week that 59 people have died of malaria in the north since the start of the year, almost double the number of deaths over the same…
COVID-19 disruptions could lead to surge in infectious disease deaths, studies find
*Preventing pandemic 500 times cheaper than responding to one, researchers find A new modeling study suggests that disruptions to health services caused by Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) could lead to an increase in Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria deaths. Experts around the world expect COVID-19 pandemic to have a significant impact on society. This…
Nigeria yet to detect resistance of malaria parasite to ACTs, says minister
*Study confirms some mosquitoes already have developed resistance to latest insecticide Contrary to reports that Africa has for the first time identified resistance strain of the malaria parasite to the drug of choice, Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT), the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, on Monday said a study conducted in three states of…
Ebonyi stakeholders advocate private sector funding to fight malaria
Stakeholders in Ebonyi State have canvassed more funding, especially from the private sector, to fight malaria in Nigeria, saying 97 per cent of its population was at risk of the scourge.
Ebola cases rise in new DR Congo outbreak Mbandaka, DR Congo
The Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo's northwest is growing, according to health officials, sounding the alarm weeks after
WHO to protect two million Borno children against malaria
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with Borno State government would treat two million children against malaria in the state. The children drawn from 25 Local Councils are to be administered with malaria chemo-prevention drug.
COVID-19: Re-tooling Nigeria’s public health delivery model
That the ravaging COVID-19 which has since the beginning of the year spread rapidly around the globe could leave a very serious public health crisis in its wake is no longer news.
COVID-19: Nigeria may record spike in malaria, TB deaths, Global Fund warns
THE Executive Secretary, Country Coordinating Mechanism of Global Fund, Dozie Ezechukwu, has said that Nigeria may be witnessing increased mortality from Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) due to...