Sunday, August 4, 2019

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    World’s first malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

World’s first malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

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    Nigeria ‘unlikely to eliminate’ malaria by 2030

Nigeria ‘unlikely to eliminate’ malaria by 2030

A recent report by the Malaria Futures for Africa (MalaFa) says Nigeria may not be able to meet the 2030 target by Africa to eliminate malaria.This is contained in a statement issued in commemoration of the world malaria day, marked every April 25. The 2018 edition is themed 'Ready to Beat Malaria'.According to the 2017 world malaria report, there were [...]

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    FG to make malaria elimination national priority

FG to make malaria elimination national priority

The federal government has pledged to commit $300 million (N108 billion) to eliminate malaria in the country.A statement issued by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) on the just concluded Commonwealth meeting in London said the government promised to secure the fund from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development BankNAN reports that the federal government also promised [...]

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    Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

Same-sex marriage, $2trn intra-Commonwealth trade, Ban on plastics… highlights from CHOGM 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting came to an end on Friday night as the secretary general, Patricia Scotland and leaders from four regions of the Commonwealth addressed the press.Scotland was joined by UK Prime minister Theresa May; President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana; Keith Mitchell, Prime minister of Grenada; and Tuilaepa  Malielegaoi, Prime minister of Samoa.They shared the conclusions of [...]

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    Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda: Blame malaria for my poor grasp of mathematics

Chimamanda Adichie, distinguished Nigerian writer and literary icon, says malaria is to blame for her poor grasp of mathematics, highlighting how the mosquito-borne infectious disease keeps children out of school across the world.Speaking at the Malaria Summit in London, holding on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018), Adichie shared her experience with malaria, and how it [...]

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    Study: Toothpaste ingredient could help fight malaria

Study: Toothpaste ingredient could help fight malaria

A recent research suggests that triclosan, an ingredient found in toothpaste, could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria.What is triclosan?Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in some consumer products, including toothpaste, soaps, detergents, toys, and surgical cleaning treatments.Scientists from Cambridge University used an artificially-intelligent (AI)‘robot scientist’ to conduct high-throughput screening.According to the researchers, triclosan, showed the [...]

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    WHO issues wake-up call, says no progress in fight against malaria

WHO issues wake-up call, says no progress in fight against malaria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said the progress in the global fight against malaria has stalled amid signs of flat-lining funding and complacency.WHO said in its annual world malaria report that malaria-infected about 216 million people in 91 countries in 2016, an increase of five million cases over the previous year.The UN organisation said malaria killed 445,000 people, [...]

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    WHO: Nigeria can save 10,000 lives with malaria control

WHO: Nigeria can save 10,000 lives with malaria control

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Nigeria can save 10,000 lives by November if targeted steps are taken towards malaria prevention and control.Pedro Alonso, director of WHO’s global malaria programme, said WHO and its partners were strengthening surveillance systems to monitor cases and outbreaks of malaria in Borno.Alonso said they were also increasing access to care in health facilities, spraying [...]

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    Despite restriction on antimalarial resistant drugs – they are still used to treat malaria

Despite restriction on antimalarial resistant drugs – they are still used to treat malaria

With about 100 million cases and 300,000 malaria deaths annually, Nigeria has the highest burden of malaria in the world.The statistics are shocking and are as a result of a number of factors including lack of resources, weak political commitment and a lack of communication and ignorance of the causes and how to prevent malaria, a source who spoke under [...]

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    Doctors should no longer prescribe chloroquine for malaria, says Adewole

Doctors should no longer prescribe chloroquine for malaria, says Adewole

Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, on Tuesday, announced the ban on chloroquine and artemisinin monotherapy for the treatment of malaria.Speaking during the commemoration of World Malaria Day, the minister said doctors and nurses have been informed that chloroquine is "no longer useful" and that the prescription of artemisinin monotherapy was wrong.“With a new emphasis on citizen accountability and rights I [...]

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    First malaria vaccine to be used in Kenya, two African countries

First malaria vaccine to be used in Kenya, two African countries

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that the world's first malaria vaccine will be introduced to Ghana, Kenya and Malawi in 2018.In a statement released on Monday, WHO said the vaccine, which is called Mosquirix, trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread through mosquito bites.The organisation said the vaccine, developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has the [...]

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    Baton exchange of epidemics: From cholera to meningitis

Baton exchange of epidemics: From cholera to meningitis

The poor health indices reeled out on this page repeatedly are pointers to the fact that much more is still being expected from the Nigerian government to turn around the health system to save the needs of the majority poor souls residing in Nigeria.Discerning observers have wondered why year in year out we kept recycling the same old epidemics that [...]

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    Nigeria ‘needs private sector intervention’ to eliminate malaria

Nigeria ‘needs private sector intervention’ to eliminate malaria

Nigeria needs to modify its malaria intervention strategies to achieve measurable success, the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PHN), has said.Muntaqa Sadiq, chief executive officer of PHN, said this at a press conference held by Access Bank to discuss a financing platform that galvanises private sector resources to avert at least one million deaths by 2020.He said the country [...]

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    Federal, states ‘must step up efforts against malaria’

Federal, states ‘must step up efforts against malaria’

The federal and state governments have to do more as regards the intervention and treatment of malaria, as the fight to eliminate malaria is mostly donor driven.The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and the Society for Family Health (SFH), implementation partners of the global fund for malaria programme in Nigeria, lament this situation saying governments at all level can do [...]

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    Global Fund raises $12.9bn to end AIDS, TB, malaria

Global Fund raises $12.9bn to end AIDS, TB, malaria

The Global Fund has raised over $12.9 billion from international donors as part of a campaign aimed at effectively eradicating AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030.This was disclosed on Monday in Montreal after a conference organised on seeking faith-based and private-sector partners to raise 13 billion dollars to support its activities over the next three years, starting in 2017.Justin Trudeau, [...]

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    ALERT: Fake malaria drug in circulation

ALERT: Fake malaria drug in circulation

The federal government has stepped up vigilance within the drug supply chains in the country over the circulation of two confirmed falsified versions of quinine sulphate.The federal ministry of health said it received a medical alert that the two falsified drugs contain zero active pharmaceutical ingredients.Boade Akinola, director, media and public relations of the ministry, said the drugs were circulating [...]

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