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Malaria campaigns fight off Covid disruptions to deliver programmes

Malaria campaigns fight off Covid disruptions to deliver programmes

More than 90% of anti-malaria campaigns planned this year across four continents are on track, despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research. The delivery of insecticide-treated nets and provision of antimalarial medicinesin the majority of malaria-affected countriesacross Africa, Asia and the Americas were still going ahead, a high-level meeting organised by …

Ten things you didn’t know about malaria

Ten things you didn’t know about malaria

Every two minutes, a child dies of malaria. Malaria is a preventable and treatable disease that remains, in many regions of the world, a major public health problem. Ninety-one countries currently experience ongoing malaria transmission. Almost half the world’s population – about 3.2 billion people – are at risk of malaria. In 2016 alone, 216 …

Contest highlights coverage of women’s entrepreneurship [Africa]

Contest highlights coverage of women’s entrepreneurship [Africa]

Women journalists and bloggers working in Africa for media whose primary audience is based in Africa can apply. The APO Group, a pan-African communications and business consultancy, presents the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award, which aims to recognize, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support women’s entrepreneurship in Africa. Works must have broadcast or …

Malaria Control Programme inspects mosquito control exercise in Accra, Kumasi

Malaria Control Programme inspects mosquito control exercise in Accra, Kumasi

The Programme Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Keziah Malm, has inspected ongoing larval source management activity being undertaken by Zoomlion Ghana Limited in some parts of the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions. Larval source management is part of integrated vector management which targets the killing of …

Ghana Malaria Media Award launched

Ghana Malaria Media Award launched

The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) in Ghana, the African Media and MalariaResearch Network (AMMREN) and Speak Up Africa have come together as partners to launch anation-wide Media Awards as part of the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” campaign to recognizepublicly and celebrate Ghanaian journalists who excel in malaria reporting.The launch of the award follows …

International Day Of The Girl Child: Get Up, Speak Out And Save Adolescent Girls From Malaria

International Day Of The Girl Child: Get Up, Speak Out And Save Adolescent Girls From Malaria

Her Excellency Rebecca Akuffo Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana In collaboration with:Dr. Keziah Malm, National Malaria Control Programme of GhanaDr. Julie Gutman, Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group of the UN Roll Back Malaria Partnership Dr. Maurice Bucagu, Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group of the UN Roll Back Malaria PartnershipDr. Abena Poku-Awuku, Medicines …

Protecting malaria high-risk groups

Protecting malaria high-risk groups

Some population groups are at considerably higher risk of contracting malaria, and developing severe disease, than others. These include pregnant women, infants, children under 5 years of age and patients with HIV/AIDS, as well as non-immune migrants, mobile populations and travellers. National malaria programmes need to take special measures to protect these population groups from …