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WORLD MALARIA DAY (WMD) STATEMENT BY THE AFRICAN MEDIA AND  MALARIA RESEARCH NETWORK (AMMREN)

PRESS STATEMENT April 25, 2022, ACCRA The commemoration of World Malaria Day today, is another opportunity for the global community to adopt innovative approaches to end malaria. The theme for the 2022 World Malaria Day is “Advance Equity. Build Resilience. End Malaria”. It is a reminder that there is the need for a united action...

Malaria is a disease that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito transmits a parasite that enters the victim’s blood stream and travels into the person’s liver where the parasite reproduces. The parasite, called plasmodium, causes a high fever that involves shaking chills and pain. In the worst cases malaria...

Malaria is an old disease. Yet it continues to have devastating impacts on poor people, especially in Africa. To fight the disease, countries primarily use insecticide-treated bed nets to control the mosquitoes that transmit malaria parasites, or medicines to treat malaria patients. These measures have been highly effective over the years. But now they are...

In 2020 malaria sickened 241 million people and killed roughly 627,000. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 95% of cases and deaths took place, children under five accounted for 80% of the fatalities. The numbers are horrifying—but there is finally a reason for optimism. Last October, the World Health Organization approved GlaxoSmithKline’s malaria vaccine, known as RTS,S...

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Women storytellers and women-owned media organizations and outlets based in Africa are eligible for project grants. Africa No Filter is offering grants to African female storytellers and content creators with a goal to give space to voices that are historically misrepresented and underrepresented across the continent. Interested applicants must have a proposed project focused on increasing...

Journalism today is more necessary than ever, as countries’ politics become increasingly polarized, the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on, and the global climate crisis intensifies. Telling the stories of the communities affected by these global developments is vital. However, as social media encourages tribalism and the spread of false information, and unethical or clickbait publications vie for your attention, it’s understandable that...

The RBM Partnership to End Malaria is calling for urgent action in response to new findings showing that malaria kills more children than previously estimated. This is coupled with a rise in malaria infections and deaths in 2020, mostly due to the knock-on effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using a new methodology that analyses the...