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Eyes On Malaria

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Blocking fertilisation of parasite-causing malaria opens new doors in eradication efforts

More than 400 people develop malaria every minute, and it can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated at the first sign of symptoms. Eliminating the disease will need interventions that stop the transmission of the parasite from mosquitos to humans. Burnet Senior Research Officer Dr Fiona Angrisano said one way to […]

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A Community’s Fight Against Malaria Amidst the Quest for Peace

In the heart of Uganda’s Otuke district, a community’s desperate struggle against malaria intertwines with the larger narrative of a region yearning for peace and development. With over 9,000 malaria cases overwhelming local health facilities, Otuke’s residents and leaders are calling on the government for urgent healthcare upgrades. Amid these […]

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New malaria jab also reduces other fatalities

February 01, 2024 The roll-out of malaria vaccines in Africa – the world’s first routine immunisation programme against the disease – has a surprising added benefit, reducing all kinds of deaths among children, not just malaria fatalities, by 13%, say experts. The RTS,S vaccine is “not only a huge step forward for […]

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Cameroon kicks off malaria vaccine rollout

25 January 2024   Yaoundé – Cameroon today launched the RTS,S malaria vaccine into its routine national immunization services, becoming the first country to do so outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme that was carried out in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi. The introduction comes as efforts gather pace to scale up […]

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Cameroon: children receive first malaria vaccines

By Africanews  Last updated: 25/01/24 As Cameroon’s malaria vaccination gets underway, officials in the country have described the programme as a milestone in the decades-long fight to curb the disease in Africa. The vaccine programme is the first of its kind in the world and could be a game-changer on […]

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‘Ghana poised to eliminate malaria by 2028’

17th January 2024. Ghana is poised to elim­inate malaria deaths by 90 per cent and case incidence by 50 per cent in the year 2028. This was disclosed in Accra yesterday at the launching of the National Malaria Elimination Strategic Plan 2024 to 2028, on the theme ‘Zero Malaria Starts […]

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Understanding psychosocial determinants of malaria behaviours in low-transmission settings: a scoping review

Review | Open access |Published: 10 January 2024 Albert Casella, April Monroe, Michael Toso, Gabrielle Hunter, Carol Underwood, Ruchita Pillai, Jayme Hughes, Lynn M. Van Lith, Shelby Cash, Jimee Hwang & Stella Babalola Malaria Journal volume 23, Article number: 15 (2024) Cite this article 2 Altmetric Metrics Abstract Background Recent estimates show progress toward malaria elimination is slowing in many settings, underscoring the need for tailored approaches […]

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Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy and risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birthweight among HIV-negative mothers in Dschang, West region of Cameroon: a cross sectional study

Research Open access Published: 04 January 2024 Sabrina Lynda Simo Kamga, Innocent Mbulli Ali, Ghislain Romeo Ngangnang, Mehmet Can Ulucesme, Leonard T. D. Keptcheu, EvMai Keming, Valery-Pacome Kom Tchuenkam, Juluis Visnel Foyet, Münir Aktas, Michel Noubom & Vincent K. Payne Malaria Journal  23, Article number: 6 (2024) Cite this article Metricsdetails Abstract Background Approximately 32 million pregnant women are at risk of malaria with up […]

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Malaria elimination in Ghana: recommendations for reactive case detection strategy implementation in a low endemic area of Asutsuare, Ghana

Case Study Open access   Published: 02 January 2024 Ebenezer Krampah Aidoo, Frank Twum Aboagye, George Edem Agginie, Felix Abekah Botchway, George Osei-Adjei, Michael Appiah, Ruth Duku Takyi, Samuel Asamoah Sakyi, Linda Amoah, George Arthur, Bernard Walter Lawson, Richard Harry Asmah, Paul Boateng, Otubea Ansah & Karen Angeliki Krogfelt Abstract Background Progress toward malaria elimination is increasing as many countries near zero indigenous malaria cases. In settings […]

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WHO prequalifies a second malaria vaccine, a significant milestone in prevention of the disease

21 December 2023 | News release |Geneva |Reading time: 2 min (522 words) WHO has added the R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine to its list of prequalified vaccines. In October 2023, WHO recommended its use for the prevention of malaria in children following the advice of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization and […]