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WHO certifies El Salvador malaria-free

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria on Thursday, February 25, 2021 welcomed the news that El Salvador has been officially certified malaria-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Photo credit: AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI / Getty Images El Salvador is the first country in Central America to receive this ...

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Global Fund signs $8.54bn grants to fight HIV, TB, malaria

Peter Sands

The Global Fund, an international financing and partnership to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, says it has signed a record breaking $8.54 billion grants for lifesaving programmes to combat the three diseases in 2020. Peter Sands, Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria The Global Fund, in a statement posted on its website, said the ...

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Nigeria receives $890m to tackle HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Nigeria has received $890 million grant from Global Fund to reduce the burden of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria over an implementation period of three years, beginning from 2021 to 2023. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, announced the receipt of the grant at a news conference on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Abuja. The Global ...

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Groups warn against release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Nigeria

GM mosquitoes

Over 75 civil society organisations from Nigeria, Africa and other countries in the world have condemned moves to open the way for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Nigeria. Organisations from all over the world have warned Nigerian officials not to open the way for the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in the country On Friday June 6, 2020 ...

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Movement celebrates two years of country leadership towards zero malaria


Thursday, July 2, 2020 marks the 2nd anniversary of “Zero Malaria Starts with Me”, the pan-African movement to strengthen national, regional and continental efforts towards a malaria-free Africa. The mosquito, a malaria vector Since its launch by African leaders at the 31st African Union Summit in July 2018, the movement has been adopted in 15 countries (Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Ghana, ...

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COVID-19: African leaders seek action to save lives from malaria

Aliko Dangote

In response to mounting concerns around the impact of COVID-19 on malaria elimination efforts across the continent, the African members of the End Malaria Council called on global leaders to act quickly to: protect the decades of gains against malaria; boost African purchasing power and local manufacturing of critical medical supplies; continue investments in building an essential health workforce; and, use data ...

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WHO, others battle malaria in north-eastern Nigeria

Pedro Alonso

WHO estimates up to 10,000 lives could be saved by November through malaria prevention and control, if more funds are secured Following more than eight years of conflict in Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria, some 3.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and all are at risk for malaria, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The global ...

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Gambia may become first sub-Sahara African nation to eliminate malaria

Adama Barrow

Experts say Gambia could become the first country in sub-Sahara Africa to eliminate malaria on its track record of combating the mosquito-borne disease. The prevalence of the malaria parasite in children under five has plunged to 0.2 per cent from four per cent in 2011, according to the National Malaria Control Programme (NMPC). NMCP data shows that the total number ...

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Malaria ravages U.S., healthcare costs skyrocket


According to researchers, Americans are traveling more often to countries with malaria but have stopped short of taking necessary precautions  Though transmission of malaria was wiped out in the United States decades ago and infections are falling in parts of the developing world, malaria hospitalisations and deaths in the U.S. appear to be far more common than generally appreciated as ...

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Ghana, Kenya, Malawi selected for WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced on Monday, April 24, 2017 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, that Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated malaria vaccine implementation programme (MVIP) that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. The injectable vaccine, RTS,S, was developed to protect ...

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