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Tobacco mosaic virus creates novel malaria vaccine candidate

Tobacco mosaic virus creates novel malaria vaccine candidate

Scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have demonstrated that this novel, second-generation TMV malaria vaccine candidate may offer protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – one of the four different species of Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria in humans.  Malaria, infecting approximately 228 million individuals in 2018, remains a meaningful threat to public health and …

Rwanda launches Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign

Rwanda launches Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign

Today, Rwanda joins the Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement, in a drive to accelerate malaria elimination across the African continent. The Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign, launched in 2018 by H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in his role as Chair of the African Union, seeks to build community ownership of malaria efforts …

Malawi is Home to Africa’s First Drone Academy

Malawi is Home to Africa’s First Drone Academy

LILONGWE, MALAWI – Malawi this month opened the first African Drone and Data Academy, with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF.  The academy aims to improve drone technology skills across Africa, beginning with Malawi and neighboring countries. Karen Asaba developed an interest in drones at Uganda Flying Labs, a Kampala-based drone mapping and …

Nigeria: Ned Nwoko Flags Off Malaria-Free Africa Campaign in Antarctica

Nigeria: Ned Nwoko Flags Off Malaria-Free Africa Campaign in Antarctica

Renowned billionaire, entrepreneur, public health environmentalist, and Chairman, Ned Nwoko Foundation, Dr Ned Nwoko, has landed in Antarctica for the symbolic flag-off of his multi-billion naira malaria eradication in Africa project. Nwoko, a former member of the House of Representatives and the first Nigerian to explore Antarctica, is using the expedition to draw global attention …

Fight against malaria: BMO lauds World Bank, others for $364m-pledge

Fight against malaria: BMO lauds World Bank, others for $364m-pledge

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has commended the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) for ensuring the commitment of 364 million dollars to the fight against malaria. The organisation observed that although the commitment came from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), it would be a boost to malaria …

Update: Reports claiming that a man’s fart can kill mosquitoes 6 miles away are false

Update: Reports claiming that a man’s fart can kill mosquitoes 6 miles away are false

We all know mosquito bites can lead to life-threatening diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya. Most of us apply mosquito repellent creams, burn coils and use mosquito repellent machines to keep ourselves safe from mosquito bites. Recently some reports emerged that claimed a man from Uganda was using his deadly farts to keep mosquitoes away. A …

How malaria is killing Ghanaians

Malaria remains one of the most severe causes of illness particularly in sub-saharan Africa, where according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), was home to 90 percent of malaria cases and 92 percent of malaria deaths recorded in 2015. The disease is estimated to cost the African continent more than $12 billion every year. Ghana ...

Why malaria test kit results is sometimes wrong —Experts

Even as Nigeria works towards eliminating malaria, experts in a new study have warned against total reliance on malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for malaria diagnosis, saying the kit for its quick diagnosis in some few cases can give false negative results. Even as Nigeria works towards eliminating malaria, experts in a new study have ...