Latest News

Country leaders pledge to boost malaria innovation and access to new and existing antimalarials

Country leaders pledge to boost malaria innovation and access to new and existing antimalarials

PRESS RELEASE Country leaders pledge to boost malaria innovation and access to new and existing antimalarials Pledge comes as researchers and programme delivery experts come together to celebrate Medicines for Malaria Venture’s 20th anniversary Geneva, Monday 11 November 2019 – Today, country leaders, public health experts, scientists and researchers join Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) …

National spraying programme to fight malaria starts

National spraying programme to fight malaria starts

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care has embarked on a national spraying programme to prevent new malaria cases as the country heads towards the rainy season.  Malaria deaths have gone down by 38 percent while confirmed cases have decreased by 57 percent due to increased access to health facilities in areas prone to malaria …

Malaria pathogen under the X-ray microscope

Malaria pathogen under the X-ray microscope

Malaria is one of the most threatening infectious diseases in the world. An international team has now been able to investigate malaria pathogens in red blood cells in vivo using the BESSY II X-ray microscope and the ALBA and ESRF synchrotron sources. The studies reveal the mechanisms used by active substances to attack the pathogen. …

Nigeria pledges $12 million to end HIV, TB, malaria

Nigeria pledges $12 million to end HIV, TB, malaria

– Nigeria has pledged to end epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other preventable and treatable disease across the globe – The Federal Government of Nigeria committed to supporting the world with $12 million (N4.34 billion at N361 per dollar) – The fund is also expected to above all spur massive growth in domestic investment …

Sub-Saharan African Leaders Move to Adopt ‘High Burden to High Impact’ Approach to Combat Malaria

Sub-Saharan African Leaders Move to Adopt ‘High Burden to High Impact’ Approach to Combat Malaria

The actions focus on translating political commitment towards getting rid of the vector-borne disease into tangible actions. Sub-Saharan leaders in the highest-burden countries are moving rapidly to adopt the “High burden to high impact” (HBHI) approach to jumpstart progress against the mosquito-borne disease, malaria. The actions focus on translating political commitment towards getting rid of …

We will end world hunger in 20 years and malaria will be ‘virtually eliminated’, vows Bill Gates ahead of Cambridge University lecture

We will end world hunger in 20 years and malaria will be ‘virtually eliminated’, vows Bill Gates ahead of Cambridge University lecture

Bill Gates is to give the Hawking Fellowship lecture at Cambridge University  Says solving malnutrition could help end obesity and diseases in the West Asthma and allergies could be prevented and malaria ‘virtually eliminated’  Scientists will ‘smartly engineer intervention’ to fix the good bacteria in the gut By solving malnutrition we can ‘fix one of the …

Kano tackles malaria with 8.5m mosquito nets

Kano tackles malaria with 8.5m mosquito nets

Ted Odogwu, Kano The Kano State Government says it will commence the distribution of 8.5 million long-lasting mosquito nets on October 5 to curb malaria which constitutes 30 per cent mortality for children under the age of five. The state Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Usman Muhammad, said malaria was still one the major public …