Tag: Malaria

Important Facts about the 1st malaria vaccine just approved by WHO

The World Health Organisation has recommended the widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine to specifically fight high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The P. falciparum is the most deadly malaria parasite globally, and most prevalent in Africa where it kills more than 260,000 children under the age of five[Read More…]

Cross River Government renews commitment to eliminate malaria

The Cross River State governement has reiterated it’s commitment to end the scourge of malaria in the state, and has called on its partners and other key stakeholders to invest in the elimination of malaria while urging citizens to present themselves for testing and diagnosis before the administration of drugs[Read More…]

Peak malaria season, claims lives in Borno

Hussaini, aged 5, is being treated for malaria in MSF Gwange hospital (Maiduguri, Borno), cared for by his grandmother, Hajja. “He has been having this sickness for about a month, though he has sickle cell anaemia as well,” says Hajja. “If it weren’t for MSF, I wouldn’t have been able[Read More…]

3,287 children have been treated for malaria in Borno this year

It is the malaria peak season in Borno, north-east Nigeria, and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Gwange district in Maiduguri, treats children under –15 years for this serious disease. While in June we admitted 14 patients, that number rose to 126 in July, 846 in August and[Read More…]

WHO Warns That Malaria Deaths In Africa Could Double This Year

The number of deaths caused by malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa could double to 769,000 this year, as efforts to curb the disease are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organisation warned on Thursday. WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti called on all countries to ensure that[Read More…]

‘26 Women Die Daily Of Cervical Cancer In Nigeria’

No fewer than 26 Nigerian women die daily as a result of cervical cancer, a Radiologist, Prof. Ifeoma Okoye, said  Saturday in Lagos. Okoye, also the Founder, Breast Without Spot (BWS) Initiative, an NGO, made the disclosure at the inauguration of a School-Based Cervical Cancer Vaccination Awareness Initiative. She said[Read More…]

Opinion: A Malaria Free Nigeria, Reality Or Myth?

By Tahir Sherrif From sunrise to sunset, endless queues of skinny children, breast-feeding mothers and fever stricken youths in the different poorly funded hospitals of Nigeria. Malaria has proved an un-defeat able foe to not only the most populated black nation Nigeria, but the entire sub-Saharan Africa. The statistics are[Read More…]

90% Of World’s Malaria Deaths In Africa -WHO

NAN The World Health Organisation, on Friday, said 90 per cent of estimated 627,000 deaths caused by malaria in the world in the last two years were recorded in Africa. The Regional Director of the organisation, Dr Luis Sambo, made the disclosure in a ceremony to mark the 2014 World[Read More…]