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Eradicating malaria

Scientist develop vaccine technique that could block mosquitoes from transmitting disease Kampala, Uganda | WEI-CHIAO HUANG & JONATHAN LOVELL | Is it possible to eradicate malaria? It is a question with which many researchers have grappled, and many ideas have been proposed. The reason malaria has garnered so much attention is …

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Global fight against malaria has stalled, WHO warns

Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | The World Health Organisation on Monday said global efforts to fight malaria have hit a plateau as it reported there were more cases of the killer disease in 2017 than the previous year. The latest WHO report showed that the number of malaria cases climbed …

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WHO worried as malaria cases rise in Uganda

Global fight against malaria has stalled, WHO warns Maputo, Mozambique | AFP |  The World Health Organisation on Monday said global efforts to fight malaria have hit a plateau as it reported there were more cases of the killer disease in 2017 than the previous year. The latest WHO report …

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COMMENT: Big changes to eliminate malaria

To win the fight against malaria, African malaria leaders need the freedom to respond fast, using local knowledge COMMENT | RICHARD KAMWI, KESETE ADMASU, HARALD NUSSER | African malaria experts fear that the World Health Organization’s 2030 malaria targets may not be achieved unless big changes occur in funding and delivery. …

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Malaria kills 200 Ugandans everyday

New Novartis study shows why countries will miss malaria eradication targets despite successful prevention campaigns Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | Malaria figures in Uganda are alarming; with 2017 Ministry of Health statistics showing the disease still claims about 80,000 lives per year, equivalent to an average of 200 people every …

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World Malaria Day: Can Africa get out of the disease trap?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda and other African countries are being urged to raise local resources towards the fight against malaria. The call, contained in the African Development Bank’s report, comes as Africa joins the recent of the world to commemorate World Malaria Day 2018. The global Malaria day …

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Novartis to inject $100 mn into malaria drug research

Zurich, Switzerland | AFP | Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis on Tuesday announced $100 million of funding over the next five years for research into new treatments for malaria, a mosquito-borne disease with a devastating impact that killed 445,000 people in 2016. There were some 216 million cases of malaria worldwide in …

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