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Ugandan progress offers hope in malaria fight

Ugandan progress offers hope in malaria fight

Between 2017 and 2018, the number of malaria cases in Uganda fell by 1.5 million due, in part, to a renewed focus on tackling the disease in high burden areas. Dr Dorothy Echodu, CEO of Pilgrim Africa, an NGO based in Uganda and the US, is the architect of one successful effort to dramatically reduce malaria …

Malaria elimination agenda must include the media

Malaria elimination agenda must include the media

COVID-19: a threat against malaria? The fight against malaria must continue with all the energy needed to kick out the disease. But the big question is how differently should we approach the fight this time around? With collapsed economies and distorted global health architecture, situation in post COVID-19 will need a revised approach to keep …

GHANA: NGO adopts community engagement strategy to fight malaria

GHANA: NGO adopts community engagement strategy to fight malaria

Positive Action Against Poverty (PAAP), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has adopted community engagement as a strategy to eliminate malaria in the Upper West Region. The NGO is therefore facilitating the involvement of community leaders, volunteers, pregnant women, religious groups, and schools among others in discussion on malaria prevention solutions to whip up community’s interest and …

Malaria parasite ticks to its own internal clock

Malaria parasite ticks to its own internal clock

When a person gets malaria, a rhythmic dance takes place inside their body. The disease’s telltale signs — cyclical fevers and chills — are caused by successive broods of parasites multiplying in sync inside red blood cells, then bursting out in unison every few days. Now, a study shows that even when grown outside the …