Malaria Stories

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 …

AGAMal to protect 84,984 residents in Builsa land from malaria

AGAMal to protect 84,984 residents in Builsa land from malaria

The AngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Limited (AGAMal) targets to protect residents of the Builsa area in the Upper East Region from malaria in the ongoing Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) exercise. AGAMal is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) which aims at fighting the menace of malaria in communities. In the Builsa North Municipality, the non-profit Organization is …

People shun malaria testing over ‘COVID-19 fears’

People shun malaria testing over ‘COVID-19 fears’

Speed read More than 30 per cent of Africans with fever did not seek malaria treatment in 2020 Experts blame COVID-19 lockdowns and fears of infection in healthcare facilities ‘Education programmes needed’ to end myths around infection, vaccination NAIROBI] The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented almost a third of people in Sub-Saharan Africa suffering from a …

Breakthrough Test for Malaria Developed

Breakthrough Test for Malaria Developed

After nearly a decade of research, a new test that detects the magnetic properties of malaria-infected blood could soon be used to help eliminate the mosquito-borne disease. Dr Stephan Karl, a Senior Research Fellow in Malaria and Vector Biology at James Cook University’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, has led an international study …

Sustained media advocacy on malaria needed in the midst of COVID-19 and Ebola

Sustained media advocacy on malaria needed in the midst of COVID-19 and Ebola

The need for sustained media advocacy on malaria has become critical following the emergence of the COVID-19, which shares similar symptoms with malaria. There is a stronger case now for intensifying public education around malaria, with the looming danger of a potential outbreak of another deadly viral disease, Ebola, reported in Guinea, with implications for …