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WHO warns malaria deaths could double during virus pandemic

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The new coronavirus pandemic could severely disrupt access to anti-malaria nets and drugs in sub-Saharan Africa, the World Health Organization said Thursday, warning that malaria deaths risked doubling if efforts are not urgently scaled up. The UN health agency called on countries in sub-Saharan Africa — …

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The search for anti-malaria molecule marriage

PAMAfrica consortium gets USD$50 million for new malaria therapies research | Munyaradzi Makoni | Scientists racing to stop drug resistant malaria spreading globally are optimistic they can marry the molecules needed to find effective treatments. Malaria kills 400,000 people every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Although treatments, …

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Malac urges Uganda to focus on neglected diseases as she bows out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Outgoing US Ambassador Deborah Malac has urged the Ministry of Health to equally pay attention to other diseases that continue ravaging communities as they focus on emerging infections, HIV and malaria. She said during the four years she has been in the country, she has …

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280 people died of malaria in December- Ministry of Health report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Ministry of Health has revealed that as of last week, malaria cases across the country stood at 955,134. The report, malaria situation update also shows that by January 7th 2020, 280 malaria deaths had been recorded by the surveillance team being reported at health facilities …

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Health Ministry to prioritize funding to tackle disease outbreaks

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health will in 2020 prioritize raising funds to address disease  outbreaks. Last year, a number of disease outbreaks were reported in the country. These include cases of measles and rubella, cholera, malaria and three confirmed cases of Ebola. Dr Jane …

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