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GHANA: The ‘coronavirus and malaria mix’ in Anlokordzi

GHANA: The ‘coronavirus and malaria mix’ in Anlokordzi

In the ghettos of Anlokordzi in the Volta Regional capital, Ho, a middle-aged man rejoices about a mix-up in his health issues. Papavi’s happiness appears interminable, after he was diagnosed with malaria and not COVID-19. He had rushed to the Ho Municipal Hospital stealthily, presenting a history of high temperature, nausea, loss of appetite and …

New discovery paves way for next generation malaria vaccine

New discovery paves way for next generation malaria vaccine

Researchers develop genetically attenuated parasite (GAP) that arrests late in the liver stage of human malaria In an unprecedented first, scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute have developed a genetically attenuated parasite (GAP) that arrests late in the liver stage of human malaria. Their findings published in JCI Insight pave the way for a novel, …

Artesunate for Injection for the Treatment of Severe Malaria

Artesunate for Injection for the Treatment of Severe Malaria

Artesunate for Injection is an antimalarial drug indicated for the initial treatment of severe malaria in adult and paediatric patients. It is the only drug in the US to treat the condition. The complete treatment course of patients with severe malaria comprises intravenous (IV) artesunate followed by an appropriate oral antimalarial regimen. Artesunate for Injection …

Malaria May Still Be 2020’s Biggest Killer

Malaria May Still Be 2020’s Biggest Killer

The coronavirus has shut down large-scale treatment and prevention programs around the globe, which could send malaria deaths skyrocketing this year. Six months into the coronavirus outbreak, children have largely been spared its worst effects. But the pandemic may well cause hundreds of thousands of children to die this year: not from COVID-19, but from …

Panic in Calabar over upsurge in malaria cases

Panic in Calabar over upsurge in malaria cases

Panic has gripped the city of Calabar and its environ, as hospitals and pharmacies recorded an unprecedented upsurge in malaria and typhoid fever cases, with an increasing demand for malaria and other related drugs. This development has heightened speculations that Coronavirus may have found its way into the state. A pharmacist, who pleaded anonymity, said: …

Building climate resilience for malaria elimination

Building climate resilience for malaria elimination

Climate Change is one of the biggest threats humanity has ever faced. By all accounts, and if not mitigated, it will have a devastating impact on life as we know it: rising sea levels that inundate coast lines causing mass migration on a level never experienced before; draughts and floods disrupting food systems; and, the …

Namibia: Malaria cases at 11 000

Namibia: Malaria cases at 11 000

HEALTH minister Kalumbi Shangula said Namibia has experienced an increase in malaria cases since the malaria season started in December. At a press conference on malaria amid Covid-19 yesterday, the minister said the worst affected regions are Kavango East and West, Zambezi and Ohangwena. “These regions are experiencing a significant increase in the number of …