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Ghana Malaria facts

Malaria is endemic and perennial in Ghana, with pronounced seasonal variations in the northern part of the country. The length of malaria transmission varies by geographic region, depending on the length of the dry season (December–March), during which there is little transmission.[1] There are two major transmission patterns [1] A 6–7-month transmission season in a …

Children with asymptomatic malaria a ‘hidden risk’ to disease control efforts

The role of people infected with malaria without showing symptoms presents a hidden risk to efforts to control the disease after they were found to be responsible for most infections in mosquitoes, according to a study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Researchers from the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC), London School of Hygiene & Tropical …

How freelancers can build independent revenue streams

How freelancers can build independent revenue streams

By establishing independent revenue streams freelancers can gain more control over their situation. While regular clients and an anchor gig can offer some level of reliability, independent streams of revenue, such as paid newsletters, podcasts and video products that complement your work can operate as a financial safety net. These are great to have especially …

Urgent call to African leaders to support women access to lifesaving malaria treatment

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership to End Malaria has Tuesday issued an urgent appeal to leaders and health policymakers across Africa to better protect millions of pregnant women and their newborn children from the devastating consequences caused by malaria in pregnancy. Malaria strikes hardest against pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa, who are …

Tackling Malaria During Pregnancy

In many parts of Western Kenya, the beginning of heavy rainfall is always accompanied by an upsurge of malaria cases. The prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment, hence providing a breeding place for infectious mosquitoes that cause malaria. In malaria-endemic regions like Bungoma and Kakamega County, children below five years …

Greater Kumasi benefits from Larval Source Management Training

Greater Kumasi benefits from Larval Source Management Training

The Deputy Director, Public Health (DDPH) in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Michael Rockson Adjei, has emphasised that Larval Source Management (LSM) was a crucial malaria control intervention. He admonished Ghanaians to embrace this measure when its implementation begins. Dr Adjei made the statement while speaking to journalists at the end of a one-day LSM training …