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Malaria Control Programme inspects mosquito control exercise in Accra, Kumasi

Malaria Control Programme inspects mosquito control exercise in Accra, Kumasi

The Programme Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Keziah Malm, has inspected ongoing larval source management activity being undertaken by Zoomlion Ghana Limited in some parts of the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions. Larval source management is part of integrated vector management which targets the killing of …

International Day Of The Girl Child: Get Up, Speak Out And Save Adolescent Girls From Malaria

International Day Of The Girl Child: Get Up, Speak Out And Save Adolescent Girls From Malaria

Her Excellency Rebecca Akuffo Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana In collaboration with:Dr. Keziah Malm, National Malaria Control Programme of GhanaDr. Julie Gutman, Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group of the UN Roll Back Malaria Partnership Dr. Maurice Bucagu, Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group of the UN Roll Back Malaria PartnershipDr. Abena Poku-Awuku, Medicines …

Protecting malaria high-risk groups

Protecting malaria high-risk groups

Some population groups are at considerably higher risk of contracting malaria, and developing severe disease, than others. These include pregnant women, infants, children under 5 years of age and patients with HIV/AIDS, as well as non-immune migrants, mobile populations and travellers. National malaria programmes need to take special measures to protect these population groups from …

CFI calls for proposals for open data training [Africa]

CFI calls for proposals for open data training [Africa]

ournalists with experience in open data training can apply for this training program in Ivory Coast, Niger, Cameroon and Madagascar. The CFI, the French agency for media development, seeks a trainer for MédiaLab pour Elles, a project that aims to develop content about gender in Sub-Saharan Africa based on open data. This research will help consolidate a new network of trainers …

Founding executives for Malaria Media Coalition inaugurated

Founding executives for Malaria Media Coalition inaugurated

Founding executives of the Malaria Media Forum and Coalition on the ‘Zero Malaria Starts With Me’ campaign have been outdoored. They consist of selected journalists across the country to who are to actively intensify the fight against malaria. Founder and Executive Secretary of the African Media and Media Research Network [AMMEREN] Dr Charity Binka said …

Media Coalition for malaria control and elimination launched

Media Coalition for malaria control and elimination launched

 A Media Coalition comprising of selected journalists and editors, has been launched in Ghana under the umbrella of the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” campaign to eliminate malaria by 2030. The Coalition, which aimed to enhance the quality and quantity of malaria coverage, and support broader advocacy efforts, was launched at a workshop in Accra …

GHS calls for media support to eradicate malaria

GHS calls for media support to eradicate malaria

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has called on journalists to support the Service to deliver integrated health package through accurate messages towards malaria eradication in the country. “Also, we need your support to set malaria as a national development agenda. This will drive advocacy for political will, increase partnership, availability and accessibility of effective tool …

Pandemic spells disaster for Uganda’s young entrepreneurs combatting waste and malaria

Pandemic spells disaster for Uganda’s young entrepreneurs combatting waste and malaria

From tackling malaria to building houses out of plastic bricks, Uganda’s young social entrepreneurs are fighting the major problems facing their country. But the coronavirus pandemic is threatening their work. Uganda is a country facing multiple problems. It’s got one of the highest incidences of malaria in Africa, a major urban waste problem and one of the highest youth …

R20m Raised To Fight Malaria And All It Took Was A Bracelet

R20m Raised To Fight Malaria And All It Took Was A Bracelet

In 2009, social benefit organisation Goodbye Malaria partnered with Relate to create and sell a beaded bracelet that would aid in the fight against malaria. Today, this partnership has generated over R11.5 million to support Goodbye Malaria’s malaria elimination efforts in Southern Africa, with a further R8.5 million generated to sustain the lives of crafters …