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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, …

Letter from the CEO

Letter from the CEO

Dear RBM Partners, Today marks three weeks since I joined the RBM Partnership to End Malaria. I come on board at a critical time: just six months ahead of the sixth replenishment conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and at a pivotal moment in our global efforts against malaria. World …

The scourge of a vaccine

The scourge of a vaccine

The late Alvin Toffler American writer and futurist is noted to have stated, “the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” No time have I found this quote more poignant than in the last few days when I have experienced …

MP rallies colleagues to help in fight against malaria

MP rallies colleagues to help in fight against malaria

Full Statement World Malaria Day (WMD) is commemorated every year on April 25 and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Malaria continues to be a threat globally with 3.3 billion people in 106 countries still at risk.  The theme for this year, is “Zero Malaria Starts with Me”, which highlights the need for individual and …

AMMREN celebrates World Malaria Day at Noguchi Memorial Institute and Medical Research.

AMMREN celebrates World Malaria Day at Noguchi Memorial Institute and Medical Research.

As part of activities to mark the World Malaria Day 2019, African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN)  took a group of journalists from various media houses in Accra to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), a leading bio-medical research institute in the country. The event brought together journalists, scientists, under-graduates and post-graduate students …

World leaders announce new initiatives to accelerate progress this World Malaria Day

World leaders announce new initiatives to accelerate progress this World Malaria Day

Paris, 25 April 2019 – Today leaders from across the globe meet in Paris to renew commitments and announce new initiatives to accelerate the global movement to end malaria in our lifetime. This year’s World Malaria Day seeks to encourage as many people as possible, including governments, private sector leaders, scientists and citizens from across the …

AMMREN PRESS STATEMENT: World Malaria Day

AMMREN PRESS STATEMENT: World Malaria Day

The celebration of World Malaria Day today, is another opportunity for stock taking of global efforts to win the war against the world’s oldest and deadliest disease. Since 2000, a lot of efforts have been made to eliminate malaria, a disease that can be prevented and treated. Global efforts have saved 7 million lives from …