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Avoid malaria in pregnancy – Midwife

Avoid malaria in pregnancy – Midwife

Madam Beatrice Akefo, a Principal Midwifery Officer (PMO) at the Representative and Child Health Unit (RCH) of the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga has called on expectant mothers to avoid contracting malaria. She stressed that “Malaria is one of the killer diseases,” and urged pregnant women not to relent on the use of the …

On March 4, over 80 private sector companies were represented at the virtual Private Sector Roundtable, as part of the Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign – a Pan-African movement mobilising all sectors of society to work towards the elimination of malaria by 2030. The roundtable event sought to increase the awareness of private sector companies about the …

El Salvador certified as malaria-free by WHO

El Salvador certified as malaria-free by WHO

El Salvador is first Central American country to achieve this status, third in all of the Americas in recent years El Salvador today became the first country in Central America to be awarded a certification of malaria elimination by the World Health Organization (WHO). The certification follows more than 50 years of commitment by the …

Breakthrough Test for Malaria Developed

Breakthrough Test for Malaria Developed

After nearly a decade of research, a new test that detects the magnetic properties of malaria-infected blood could soon be used to help eliminate the mosquito-borne disease. Dr Stephan Karl, a Senior Research Fellow in Malaria and Vector Biology at James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, has led an international study …

Sustained media advocacy on malaria needed in the midst of COVID-19 and Ebola

Sustained media advocacy on malaria needed in the midst of COVID-19 and Ebola

The need for sustained media advocacy on malaria has become critical following the emergence of the COVID-19, which shares similar symptoms with malaria. There is a stronger case now for intensifying public education around malaria, with the looming danger of a potential outbreak of another deadly viral disease, Ebola, reported in Guinea, with implications for …