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Penn State College of Medicine study explores the association of malaria, HIV with anemia during pregnancy

Penn State College of Medicine study explores the association of malaria, HIV with anemia during pregnancy

Pregnant women from sub-Saharan Africa with malaria and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a higher prevalence of anemia than pregnant women without infections according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The findings may have implications for reducing the risk of death in pregnant women and preventing low birth weights and neurocognitive impairment in their children as …

Chinese firm donates anti-malaria drugs to Kenya

Chinese firm donates anti-malaria drugs to Kenya

Chinese pharmaceutical company Fosun Pharma on Tuesday donated anti-malaria drugs to Kenya’s health ministry to boost the war against the tropical disease that is the leading cause of death among pregnant women and children below five years in the country. Rashid Aman, chief administrative secretary in the Ministry of Health, said the donation will aid …

Foods To Eat And Avoid While Treating Malaria

Foods To Eat And Avoid While Treating Malaria

It is that time of the year again. The monsoon showers are here to take all our summer woes away. The arrival of the much-awaited rains has also triggered a bevy of infections and diseases. Malaria is one of the most common vector-borne diseases which can prove to be fatal, if not taken care of …

Pandemic’s fallout on malaria control appears limited so far

Pandemic’s fallout on malaria control appears limited so far

Back in March when COVID-19 hit, Pedro Alonso became alarmed about a different infectious disease. “I thought I would be witnessing the biggest malaria disaster in 20 years,” says Alonso, a malaria scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO). African countries went on lockdown to curtail COVID-19; worried about mass gatherings, they suspended campaigns to …

World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day

u may be wondering why we have a World Mosquito Day when these animals are responsible for the transmission of malaria. Well, that is what this day is all about; raising awareness regarding this, so that more people will be safe and protected. It is also important to recognize that all animals and creatures play …

Scientists worried the pandemic would cause malaria deaths to soar. So far, it hasn’t happened

Scientists worried the pandemic would cause malaria deaths to soar. So far, it hasn’t happened

Back in March when COVID-19 hit, Pedro Alonso became alarmed about a different infectious disease. “I thought I would be witnessing the biggest malaria disaster in 20 years,” says Alonso, a malaria scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO). African countries went on lockdown to curtail COVID-19; worried about mass gatherings, they suspended campaigns to …