Archive for January, 2020

Tobacco mosaic virus creates novel malaria vaccine candidate

Tobacco mosaic virus creates novel malaria vaccine candidate

Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that this novel, second-generation TMV malaria vaccine candidate may offer protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – one of the four different species of Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria in humans.  Malaria, infecting approximately 228 million individuals in 2018, remains a meaningful threat to public health and …

Rwanda launches Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign

Rwanda launches Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign

Today, Rwanda joins the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement, in a drive to accelerate malaria elimination across the African continent. The Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, launched in 2018 by H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in his role as Chair of the African Union, seeks to build community ownership of malaria efforts …

Malawi is Home to Africa’s First Drone Academy

Malawi is Home to Africa’s First Drone Academy

LILONGWE, MALAWI – Malawi this month opened the first African Drone and Data Academy, with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF.  The academy aims to improve drone technology skills across Africa, beginning with Malawi and neighboring countries. Karen Asaba developed an interest in drones at Uganda Flying Labs, a Kampala-based drone mapping and …

Nigeria: Ned Nwoko Flags Off Malaria-Free Africa Campaign in Antarctica

Nigeria: Ned Nwoko Flags Off Malaria-Free Africa Campaign in Antarctica

Renowned billionaire, entrepreneur, public health environmentalist, and Chairman, Ned Nwoko Foundation, Dr Ned Nwoko, has landed in Antarctica for the symbolic flag-off of his multi-billion naira malaria eradication in Africa project. Nwoko, a former member of the House of Representatives and the first Nigerian to explore Antarctica, is using the expedition to draw global attention …

Fight against malaria: BMO lauds World Bank, others for $364m-pledge

Fight against malaria: BMO lauds World Bank, others for $364m-pledge

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has commended the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) for ensuring the commitment of 364 million dollars to the fight against malaria. The organisation observed that although the commitment came from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), it would be a boost to malaria …