Stepping up investment in response to HIV, TB, malaria
The Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria held its 2018 retreat with call to the Federal Government to increase investment towards reducing the burden of the diseases in Nigeria.
Researchers Explore New Way Of Killing Malaria In The Liver
In the ongoing hunt for more effective weapons against malaria, international researchers said Thursday they are exploring a pathway that has until now been little studied -- killing parasites in the liver, before the illness emerges. "It's very difficult to work on the liver stage," said Elizabeth Winzeler, professor of pharmacology and drug discovery at…
WHO moves against malaria in Borno
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is targeting 854,000 children and pregnant women in its anti-malaria move in Borno State.The global health body is administering chemotherapy drugs in Borno State to tackle the disease.
U.S. distributes 3.3m nets to fight malaria in Akwa Ibom
The United States, through the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), has donated 3.3 million bed nets for distribution in Akwa Ibom State to combat malaria. The bed nets, valued at $9.7 million, will be distributed in all local government areas of the state to contain spread of the disease. The U.S. government also provided an additional…
How malaria activates natural killer cells
Malaria-infected red blood cells trigger the immune system's first line of defense by releasing small vesicles that activate a pathogen recognition receptor called MDA5, according to a study published October 4 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Peter Preiser....
NMEP says lack of funds contributes to challenges of Malaria elimination
Dr Audu Mohammed, National Coordinator, NMEP, made the call at the Integrated Health Parley organised by Breakthrough Action-Nigeria in collaboration with the Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) in Lagos.
Taking malaria, HIV fight to secondary schools through sports
As part of efforts to reduce the burden of malaria, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country, Africare, Exxonmobil and National Basketball Association (NBA), in conjunction with the Federal Capital Territory Secondary Education Board ....
Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using 'gene drive' technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. The team from Imperial College London, United Kingdom, was able to crash caged populations of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae in only seven-11 generations.
How Amatem Forte softgel reduces malaria resistance, treatment failures
Poised to reduce the prevalence of malaria in the country, Elbe Pharma Nigeria Limited, has officially presented the outcome of the successful clinical trial on Amatem Forte Softgel capsules, conducted at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos. This has been described as an innovative antimalarial, with superior benefits for the patients compared to…