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The New Malaria Vaccine: A New Dimension in the Fight against Malaria

After decades of trials, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a new malaria vaccine for children, adding a new development in the fight against the deadly disease. The vaccine RTS, S (Brand Name Mosquirix) is the result of over 30 years of research and development by GlaxoKlineSmith in partnership with PATH, the Malaria Initiative […]

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A Classroom Clinic: Bringing Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment to Schools in Malawi

By Rabson Kondowe (Lead Writer) Clara still vividly remembers the day in 2019 she felt unwell while at school. “I was in Mathematics class, then all of a sudden my body was very hot, I was sweating and I had a headache. I felt weak,” says the 14-year-old. “I informed my teacher and he took […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Achieving Zero Malaria by 2030: What Nigeria must do to advance towards elimination

By Kemisola Agbaoye (Lead Writer) Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in children under five years of age globally. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a child dies from malaria every two minutes. Eighty percent of the global malaria burden is carried by 15 countries, 14 of which are in Sub-Saharan […]

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Thought Leadership Series

Drug-Resistant Malaria: A Public Health War Nigeria Cannot Afford to Fight

Editor’s Note: In today’s Thought Leadership Piece, Dr. Okonkwor Oyor of Hygeia HMO explains the looming threat that ACT-resistant malaria poses to the long global struggle to “roll back malaria”, and shares insights into what Nigeria must begin to do if we are to stall the spread of drug-resistant malaria today.  Malaria has been with […]

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Covid19 Press Release

African leaders call for immediate action to save additional lives from malaria in the face of COVID-19

11 May 2020 – In response to mounting concerns around the impact of COVID-19 on malaria elimination efforts across the African continent, the African members of the End Malaria Council have released a joint statement and a four-pronged action plan calling on African and global leaders to act quickly to: protect the decades of gains against malaria; boost […]

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Nigeria pledges US$ 12 million at the Sixth Global Fund Replenishment Conference

Abuja, 15 October 2019 – HIV, tuberculosis and malaria are preventable and treatable diseases, yet globally they kill more than 2.6 million people each year. The world has committed through the Sustainable Development Goals to end these epidemics by 2030. In a spirit of global solidarity, the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to […]

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New reports focus on malaria eradication goal

23 August 2019, Geneva – The RBM Partnership to End Malaria welcomes two new forthcoming reports on the opportunity the world has to achieve the eradication of malaria, a disease which still threatens half the world’s population. The World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme) today released an executive summary of its […]

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Widely used malaria treatment to prevent malaria in pregnant women at risk of failing in areas where drug resistance is rising

LIVERPOOL – OXFORD, 25 March 2019 A global team of researchers, led by a team at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), are calling for a review of drug-based strategies used to prevent malaria infections in pregnant women, in areas where there is widespread resistance to existing antimalarial medicines. Professor Feiko ter Kuile, an […]

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African leaders launch new, continent-wide campaign for a malaria-free Africa

Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign empowers Africans to take a stand in the fight against the deadly disease. Monday 2 July 2018 – Today marks the launch of Zero Malaria Starts with Me, a continent-wide campaign co-led by the African Union Commission and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria, and supported by African leaders, […]

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Health Thought Leadership Series

Can RDTs bring Nigeria one step closer to eliminating malaria?

“What would you say is the most dangerous animal on Earth? Sharks? Snakes? Humans?. If you’re judging by how many people are killed by an animal every year, then the answer isn’t any of the above. It’s mosquitoes. When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close.” ~ Bill Gates Malaria has […]

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Malaria in Pregnancy; can be deadly… can be prevented

Editor’s Note: Over the years we have written vigorously on the things that do not work in the Nigerian health sector. This week we are starting a new series of highlighting projects and programmes that do work, showing that despite the chaos, there are pockets of excellence in sometimes unusual places. In the first story […]

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Africa Events Nigeria Thought Leadership Series

Are we at a Turning Point on Malaria?

On World Malaria Day we asked Dr Uchenna Nwokenna, a Medical Epidemiologist and Health Systems Specialist who has spent most of the last year working on Malaria programmes in Nigeria, to reflect on progress made in controlling Malaria.   Saturday was WORLD MALARIA DAY and the theme for this year was “Invest in the Future: […]