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.
Malaria remains leading cause of death in Nigeria, says WHO
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Malaria Consultant, in the Northeast, Dr. Nglass Ini Abasi, has said that malaria remains the leading cause of poor health and death in Nigeria.
Mosquito ‘spit glands’ hold key to curbing malaria, Zika, study shows
Mosquitoes can harbor thousands of malaria-causing parasites in their bodies, yet while slurping blood from a victim, they transmit just a tiny fraction of them.
1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN
Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, the UN's humanitarian agency says, a death toll rivalling a deadly Ebola outbreak in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Group wants strategic intervention to curb malaria
The Civil Society in Malaria Control, Immunisation, and Nutrition (ACOMIN) has asked the federal government on the need for strategic intervention to curb malaria burden in the country. National Coordinator of ACOMIN, Ayo Ipinmoye, who made the call in Abuja advocated increased funding for malaria interventions at all levels of government in order to bridge…
Plans to eliminate malaria yield results in Taraba state
Plans to ensure every household uses treated mosquito nets to prevent malaria in the nooks and crannies of Taraba State have begun to yield positive results. The Guardian observed this during the just-concluded house-to- house mobilisation exercise, carried out by the State Ministry of Health in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and…
Malaria parasites develop faster in mosquitoes at lower temperatures than previously thought
Malaria parasites develop faster in mosquitoes at lower temperatures than previously thought, according to researchers at Penn State...
Hundreds Gathered To Walk Malaria Out with Meditol Nigeria
The First Edition of the ‘Meditol Walk Against Malaria’ organized by Evans Ltd, a member of the Ekulo Group of companies, manufacturers of Meditol Anti-Bacteria and Anti-Mosquito soap in collaboration with Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries Limited took place on the 27th of April. The 3km walk started from the National Stadium, Surulere down to the National…