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1 Feb 2021
Covid-19 is no different to malaria and can be treated with antimalarial drugs, so there’s no need for a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa, claims a message posted on the “Radio Biafra London” Facebook page in January 2021. “Africa does not need any covid-19 vaccines,” it reads. “Covid-19 is nothing different from Malaria. Covid-19 is a modified Malaria in…
20 Dec 2020
The Federal Government, through the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), has given Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC), to 13 million children in nine states.
17 Dec 2020
The Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa (CAMA) has launched its strategic plan for 2021-2023, which sets out the blueprint for action for the next three years.
1 Dec 2020
Malaria killed 409,000 and infected 229 million persons in 2019, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) latest report on the disease published yesterday.
30 Nov 2020
Progress in eliminating malaria has stalled in recent years, the World Health Organization said Monday, with more than 400,000 people once again estimated to have died from the disease last year.
26 Nov 2020
Over the past decade, the world has witnessed unprecedented scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART), which has saved the lives of tens of millions of people. As of December 2019, 25.4 million people
9 Oct 2020
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
3 Oct 2020
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…
14 Sep 2020
A new report by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, published today, has warned that the progress made since 2002 in saving more than 38 million people from Human Immuno-deficiency Virus
8 Sep 2020
*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…
3 Sep 2020
*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…
22 Aug 2020
To keep the fight against malaria alive, particularly during the period of COVID-19 pandemic, a new team of global influencers is joining with youth champions for the ‘Zero Malaria Starts With Me campaign’

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