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Malaria Control Programme inspects mosquito control exercise in Accra, Kumasi

Malaria Control Programme inspects mosquito control exercise in Accra, Kumasi

The Programme Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Keziah Malm, has inspected ongoing larval source management activity being undertaken by Zoomlion Ghana Limited in some parts of the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions. Larval source management is part of integrated vector management which targets the killing of …

International Day Of The Girl Child: Get Up, Speak Out And Save Adolescent Girls From Malaria

International Day Of The Girl Child: Get Up, Speak Out And Save Adolescent Girls From Malaria

Her Excellency Rebecca Akuffo Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana In collaboration with:Dr. Keziah Malm, National Malaria Control Programme of GhanaDr. Julie Gutman, Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group of the UN Roll Back Malaria Partnership Dr. Maurice Bucagu, Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group of the UN Roll Back Malaria PartnershipDr. Abena Poku-Awuku, Medicines …

Protecting malaria high-risk groups

Protecting malaria high-risk groups

Some population groups are at considerably higher risk of contracting malaria, and developing severe disease, than others. These include pregnant women, infants, children under 5 years of age and patients with HIV/AIDS, as well as non-immune migrants, mobile populations and travellers. National malaria programmes need to take special measures to protect these population groups from …

Findings could bring hope for novel therapeutic strategies against malaria

Findings could bring hope for novel therapeutic strategies against malaria

The Plasmodium parasite, which transmits malaria to humans through infected mosquitos, triggers changes in human genes that alter the body’s adaptive immune response to malarial infections, according to a team of researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). The findings could bring hope for novel therapeutic strategies and a vaccine to the hundreds of thousands of people who …

Chloroquine Market | Increasing Prevalence of Malaria to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Chloroquine Market | Increasing Prevalence of Malaria to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

The global chloroquine market size is poised to grow by USD 86.12 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 3% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report …

Malaria deaths in children under five reduce

Malaria deaths in children under five reduce

Ghana has recorded a reduction in malaria deaths in children under five by 83 per cent over the last eight years, the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has said. The rate of malaria-related deaths reduced from 0.6 per cent in 2012 to 0.1 per cent in 2019, showing significant inroads in malaria-related deaths among children. …

Ghana government urged to improve funding for malaria control

Ghana government urged to improve funding for malaria control

A joint research conducted on Ghana’s implementation of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) three-Pillar Module, of the “Test, Treat and Track” (Three-Ts) Policy for malaria, has shown great progress in the first two pillars. However, the tracking aspect by healthcare providers – to ensure adherence to prescriptions given to clients, monitoring their response to the …

Founding executives for Malaria Media Coalition inaugurated

Founding executives for Malaria Media Coalition inaugurated

Founding executives of the Malaria Media Forum and Coalition on the ‘Zero Malaria Starts With Me’ campaign have been outdoored. They consist of selected journalists across the country to who are to actively intensify the fight against malaria. Founder and Executive Secretary of the African Media and Media Research Network [AMMEREN] Dr Charity Binka said …

Media Coalition for malaria control and elimination launched

Media Coalition for malaria control and elimination launched

 A Media Coalition comprising of selected journalists and editors, has been launched in Ghana under the umbrella of the “Zero Malaria Starts with Me” campaign to eliminate malaria by 2030. The Coalition, which aimed to enhance the quality and quantity of malaria coverage, and support broader advocacy efforts, was launched at a workshop in Accra …

GHS calls for media support to eradicate malaria

GHS calls for media support to eradicate malaria

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has called on journalists to support the Service to deliver integrated health package through accurate messages towards malaria eradication in the country. “Also, we need your support to set malaria as a national development agenda. This will drive advocacy for political will, increase partnership, availability and accessibility of effective tool …