Malaria Stories

Using technology to deal with fake medication – mPharma sets the pace

Using technology to deal with fake medication – mPharma sets the pace

Players in the health sector are being urged to adopt technology in sourcing medication directly from manufacturers. This is one of the means to deal with counterfeit and substandard drugs, which is killing thousands in Africa. Managing Director of mPharma-Ghana, Emmanuel Agyei, said vigilance of professionals in the sector and adoption of modern tools are …

Simple blood tests may help prevent inaccuracy in the diagnosis of severe malaria

Using simple blood tests could help researchers identify children who have been misidentified as having severe malaria, according to a study published today in eLife. Researchers are working to develop better ways to treat severe malaria, which kills about 400,000 children in Africa each year. The discovery could help expedite such research by helping them more …

Fight against malaria disease at crossroad – Prof Ansah

Fight against malaria disease at crossroad – Prof Ansah

Professor Evelyn Korkor Ansah, Director of Centre for Malaria Research, IHR- University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has said the fight against malaria demands rethinking to undertake things differently for acceleration in progress towards ending it. “It begins with a change in our mindset and attitude towards malaria. We cannot continue to do the …

Severe Malaria Criteria, Features & Definition

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It is preventable and curable. Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes, called “malaria vectors.” There are 5 parasite species that cause malaria in humans, and 2 …

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 …

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 …