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Slight warming could be enough to heighten risk of malaria: Study

Slight warming could be enough to heighten risk of malaria: Study

Climate change could shift the calculus for reining in malaria, according to new research that suggests that infectious parasites can develop in mosquitoes more quickly at lower temperatures than scientists once thought. “Our study is the first since the 1930s to investigate the relationship between temperature and malaria parasite development,” Matthew Thomas, a professor of …

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 …