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Africa: Is Africa Ready to Produce a Malaria Vaccine?

Africa: Is Africa Ready to Produce a Malaria Vaccine?

BioNTech wants to continue the success of its COVID-19 vaccine and use mRNA technology to develop shots against malaria. But is production in Africa realistic? There’s a ray of hope in the fight against tropical diseases: German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said it wants to develop vaccines against malaria and tuberculosis. Clinical trials are expected to …

Regional workshop covers mobile journalism [Africa]

Regional workshop covers mobile journalism [Africa]

Journalists from all African countries can apply for this free online program. The International Center For Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Africa Regional Services (ARS), is organizing an in-depth training program covering mobile journalism for African journalists. The trainings are available in English, French and Portuguese. The program aims to equip journalists with resources, tools and knowledge covering existing …

Simple blood tests may help prevent inaccuracy in the diagnosis of severe malaria

Using simple blood tests could help researchers identify children who have been misidentified as having severe malaria, according to a study published today in eLife. Researchers are working to develop better ways to treat severe malaria, which kills about 400,000 children in Africa each year. The discovery could help expedite such research by helping them more …

What is Cerebral Malaria?

Cerebral malaria is a serious neurological complication of severe malaria that affects about 1% of children under the age of 5 who have been infected with Plasmodium falciparum. An overview of malaria The Plasmodium genus of unicellular protozoan parasites are responsible for causing the disease malaria in humans, the most deadly of which includes Plasmodium falciparum. Each year, malaria affects …

Malaria: Causes, symptoms and diagnosis| All you need to know

Malaria: Causes, symptoms and diagnosis| All you need to know

Malaria is a life-threatening disease that is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Read on to the full story to find out what causes malaria, its symptoms and its diagnosis HIGHLIGHTS Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused through the bite of an infected female Anopheles mosquito. The symptoms of malaria …

Applications open for the African Academy for Open Source Investigation [Africa]

Applications open for the African Academy for Open Source Investigation [Africa]

Media outlets in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal can apply. Applications for the African Academy for Open Source Investigation, spearheaded by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and supported by the U.S. Department of State, are open. The initiative aims to build the capacity of local expert analysts in the four target countries to proactively spot and address problematic …

Malaria Elimination Drive on Right Track

Malaria Elimination Drive on Right Track

The Government has expressed confidence in its efforts to cut Malaria infection to less than 3 percent come 2025 as it seeks to completely eliminate the disease by 2030. Assistant Director of Social Welfare Services in President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities (PO-RALG) Rasheed Maftah revealed this yesterday during a meeting to release …