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Mapping malaria in Africa: climate change study predicts where mosquitoes will breed in future

The relationship between climate and malaria transmission is complex and has been the subject of intense study for some three decades. Mosquito vector populations sufficient to maintain malaria transmission occur within a particular range of temperatures and humidity that are suitable for their survival and breeding. The parasite also needs […]

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Ghana sees falling malaria burden, targets elimination- FRANCIS KOKUTSE

When Eugene Andoh was told that the National Malaria Elimination Programme had set in motion a plan to eliminate malaria in the country, he beamed, made the sign of the cross, and declared, “This must be big news to me. It is something that I have always prayed for. “I […]

New study suggests climate change could mean declining malaria risk

A new study led by the British University of Leeds predict that the hot and dry conditions brought about by climate change will lead to an overall decrease in areas suitable for malaria transmission from 2025 onwards. The research entitled “Future malaria environmental suitability in Africa is sensitive to hydrology” was published on […]

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World Malaria Day 2024: “Accelerating the fight against malaria for a more equitable world”

Dear malaria partners and friends, On this year’s World Malaria Day, WHO has joined forces with the RBM Partnership and other partners to spotlight the critical importance of advancing health equity, gender equality and human rights in malaria responses worldwide. I would like to begin by acknowledging the tremendous contributions of […]

Why aren’t we moving faster on malaria vaccines?

By Jonny Thomson October 18, 2023   The WHO says the vaccine is a breakthrough – but it will have to wait. With so much attention focused on the explosion of progress in artificial intelligence, you’d be forgiven for missing just how incredible the progress has been in medical science, too. […]

Malaria deaths reduce in Eastern Region

The Eastern Region recorded a total of 14 deaths from malaria in 2022 as against 29 deaths recorded in 2021. There was a total of 31,489 admissions at the various health facilities across the districts in the region due to malaria in 2021 and 36,285 admissions of malaria in 2022. […]

Malaria vaccine shows promise against relapsing form of the disease

An experimental vaccine that targets a malaria parasite behind a relapsing form of the disease has shown some promise in a small trial. Researchers tested two vaccine candidates, finding that neither had any serious safety concerns, but only one induced a substantial immune response. The parasite Plasmodium vivax is the second most common cause […]

18 million doses of first-ever malaria vaccine allocated to 12 African countries for 2023–2025: Gavi, WHO and UNICEF

Twelve countries across different regions in Africa are set to receive 18 million doses of the first-ever malaria vaccine over the next two years. The roll out is a critical step forward in the fight against one of the leading causes of death on the continent. The allocations have been determined […]

Malaria Elimination: Low Awareness of Available Testing at Pharmacies at Local Level

One of the key strategic interventions by the National Malaria Elimination Programme to get rid of malaria in Ghana is the triple ‘T’ which mandates healthcare facilities to ‘Test, Treat and Track’ malaria cases reported to them. Under this initiative, persons who complain of malaria or show signs of the […]

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Maiden West Africa Network for Infectious Diseases symposium begins in Accra

The maiden West Africa Network for Infectious Diseases (WANIDA) sym­posium, seeking to brainstorm on how to address health challenges in Africa is underway in Accra. The three-day event is on the theme “Infectious diseases in an era of global change: Innovative multidisciplinary pan-African efforts towards building capacity in Africa.” It […]