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E-2020 social toolkit

E-2020 social toolkit

Key Messages A diverse set of countries are accelerating towards malaria elimination, putting the world on track to mark a major milestone in 2020. A new report by the World Health Organization highlights that the world is on track to reach an historic milestone of progress in the malaria fight – at least 10 countries …

Fight to end malaria using DDT

Fight to end malaria using DDT

Malaria is highly endemic in 95% of the country with approximately 90% of the population (estimated at 32 million people) at risk. When considering the budget of financial year 2019/2020 about sh1.1trillion allocated Ministry of Health (MoH), Ugandans are smiling like Gonja’s seller knowing that the enemy Malaria and other vector diseases are finished.  Malaria …

India sees 50% dip in malaria cases in 2018

India sees 50% dip in malaria cases in 2018

Despite the remarkable decline, there are several challenges in achieving zero indigenous transmission. “As the number of cases go down, it becomes essential to track each and every case. The number of malaria cases in India almost halved in 2018 as compared to the previous year, an indication that the country’s malaria elimination programme is …

SANTE-Lutte contre le paludisme  au Senegal : Sédhiou une region au Sud du pays déclarée  zone rouge

SANTE-Lutte contre le paludisme au Senegal : Sédhiou une region au Sud du pays déclarée zone rouge

SANTE-Lutte contre le paludisme : Sédhiou déclarée zone rouge En 2018, la région a enregistré un taux de prévalence du paludisme  de 21 pour 1000. Suffisant pour que les autorités tirent la sonnette d’alarme. Aussi, ont-elles, lors de la journée de lancement de la campagne de couverture universelle de la  moustiquaire imprégnée à longue durée …

Malaria Certification process

Malaria Certification process

Certification of malaria elimination is the official recognition by WHO of a country’s malaria-free status. WHO grants this certification when a country has proven, beyond reasonable doubt, that the chain of local transmission of all human malaria parasites has been interrupted nationwide for at least the past 3 consecutive years, and that a fully functional …

Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

Algeria and Argentina certified malaria-free by WHO

Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years.   Contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito, malaria remains one of the world’s leading killers, with an estimated 219 …

Journalists from malaria endemic countries attend training in Geneva

Journalists from malaria endemic countries attend training in Geneva

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria Media Fellowship training programme for journalists from the eleven countries in the world with the highest burden of malaria, has opened in Geneva, Switzerland. The eleven countries are Ghana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, and the United Republic of Tanzania. …

BONE MARROW STUDIES ARE KEY TO BLOCKING MALARIA

BONE MARROW STUDIES ARE KEY TO BLOCKING MALARIA

Scientists in Glasgow are aiming to halt the spread of malaria by tackling malaria-causing parasites in their human hiding places. “The parasite that causes malaria lodges in various tissue niches where it causes disease” says Professor Marti, a parasitologist at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology (WCIP) at The University of Glasgow Institute of Infection, …