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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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),

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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

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