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.
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…