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How malaria is killing Ghanaians

Malaria remains one of the most severe causes of illness particularly in sub-saharan Africa, where according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), was home to 90 percent of malaria cases and 92 percent of malaria deaths recorded in 2015. The disease is estimated to cost the African continent more than $12 billion every year. Ghana ...

Why malaria test kit results is sometimes wrong —Experts

Even as Nigeria works towards eliminating malaria, experts in a new study have warned against total reliance on malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for malaria diagnosis, saying the kit for its quick diagnosis in some few cases can give false negative results. Even as Nigeria works towards eliminating malaria, experts in a new study have ...

Experts : Malaria can cause cancer among children

Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) still maintains that the real cause of cancer in children is yet to be known, it warns that some infections could increase the risk in children. Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) still maintains that the real cause of cancer in children is yet to be known, it warns ...

Mosquito Gene Drive DNA Ending Population

From creating malaria-resistant mosquitoes to building “photonic fences” able to shoot down the blood-sucking insects with deadly lasers, there are a whole lot of exciting, cutting-edge ways that science is trying to deal with the mosquito problem. Researchers from the United Kingdom’s Imperial College London have developed a new, promising approach to add to the toolset: ...

Promising Early-Stage Results for Novel Malaria Therapeutics

Two antimalarial strategies have been published from Imperial College London in the past month: new compounds that prevent the malaria parasite from infecting mosquitoes and gene-edited mosquitoes that cannot reproduce, leading to population destruction. Malaria is a potentially fatal disease caused by infection with certain species of the Plasmodiumparasite. Female Anopheles mosquitoes are the vectors that the parasite needs to reproduce and infect new …

Japanese paint to help Zambia eliminate malaria

A Japanese paint producer has launched the world's first mosquito-repellant paint in Zambia to help it reach a target to eliminate malaria by 2021, the company and a Japanese government official said. Malaria, spread by mosquitoes, is a treatable disease if caught early, but current anti-malarial drugs are failing in many areas as people develop ...

2018 Activities

Here are 2018 photos on AMMREN KENYA 2018 WMD, Participants and resource persons at the Kintampo Health Research Centre Media Training Workshop and also from Dodowa and Mampong 2018 Activities AMMREN has organized three separate media training workshops for local journalists in the Brong Ahafo, Dodowa and Upper East regions of Ghana as part of ...

2017 Activities

Here are photos from 2017 World Malaria Day in Gambia (commemorated with bed net distribution exercise), AMMREN Ghana distributing bed nets to pregnant women and lactating mothers at Glefe in Greater Accra region with support from MTN-Ghana and Kisumu, Kenya Chapter marking 2017 World Malaria Day with a workshop 2017 Activities AMMREN marked the day ...

2016 Activities

Here are images from 2016 World Malaria Day 2016 World Malaria Day AMMREN commemorated World Malaria Day in three of its chapters – Ghana, Gambia and Senegal with a workshop at the Volta Regional Hospital in Ho, Ghana, in The Gambia with a symposium at the National Malaria Control Programme Conference hall and in Senegal ...