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Increased Sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum to Artesunate/Amodiaquine Despite 14 Years as First-Line Malaria Treatment, Zanzibar

Increased Sensitivity of Plasmodium falciparum to Artesunate/Amodiaquine Despite 14 Years as First-Line Malaria Treatment, Zanzibar

Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) has been first-line treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria globally for the past 10–15 years and has contributed greatly to a reduction of malaria illnesses and deaths during 2005–2015 (1,2). However, artemisinin resistance emerged in Cambodia during 2008, where it then spread and even developed de novo throughout the Great Mekong …

Ecobank Group Spearheads New Private Sector Initiative to End Malaria

Ecobank Group Spearheads New Private Sector Initiative to End Malaria

Ecobank Group has confirmed its commitment to support ending malaria, launching the first-of-its-kind Zero Malaria Business Leadership Initiative in partnership with Dakar-based not-for-profit strategic communications and advocacy organization, Speak Up Africa, and the UN-hosted RBM Partnership to End Malaria. The new programme is set out to drive private-sector engagement on the fight against malaria in …

WHO to protect two million Borno children against malaria

WHO to protect two million Borno children against malaria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) in collaboration with Borno State government would treat two million children against malaria in the state. The children drawn from 25 Local Councils are to be administered with malaria chemo-prevention drug. While flagging off Seasonal Malaria Chemo-prevention (SMC) campaign, yesterday, in Maiduguri, WHO’s National Consultant on Malaria Emergencies, Dr. Iniabasi …

Uganda: There is need to improve approach to fight malaria

Uganda: There is need to improve approach to fight malaria

Recently, Health minister Ruth Aceng and State minister for Planning David Bahati launched ‘New approach in fight against malaria’ programme at Butanda Health Centre III. Sophisticated machines for larviciding were shown in the media. Dr Aceng explained that applying “specially treated green materials to places where mosquitoes breed will kill immature forms of the insects, …

Vaccine offers hope for malaria prevention in pregnancy

Vaccine offers hope for malaria prevention in pregnancy

Malaria in pregnancy is still a major concern for the health sector due to the detrimental effects it has on infected mothers and their unborn children. In malaria-endemic areas or hotspots, people acquire immunity throughout their childhood. This means that they are generally protected against its most severe outcomes once they reach adulthood. However, pregnant …

Swapping production of malaria tests for covid-19 tests requires an urgent response

Swapping production of malaria tests for covid-19 tests requires an urgent response

Since April 2020, several diagnostic companies have suggested that production dedicated to the most widely used malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) will be reallocated to covid-19 RDTs. In resource limited countries, RDTs are the main and often the only diagnostic tool for malaria. Together with the malaria community, we are concerned that the decision of …

Ecologists detect warning signals of malaria outbreak

Ecologists detect warning signals of malaria outbreak

Researchers at the University of Georgia have demonstrated that disease surveillance data can be used to predict certain infectious disease outbreaks. The team detected early warning signals of a 1993 resurgence of malaria in Kenya in case reports from the roughly 10 years before the outbreak began. Their findings appear in the Royal Society journal …