In many countries in Africa, sustained control efforts which had reduced the number of infected people in a population to near zero, were suddenly overcome by explosive epidemics. This happened in Garki Nigeria in the 1970's, and again in central Sudan in the 1980's.
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Researchers have identified a ‘new’ and distinct form of the malaria parasite which naturally infects humans. This finding adds another human malaria parasite to the previously identified 5 species of Plasmodium already known to infect humans. After analysing the DNA sequences of Plasmodium parasites from the ovale species, the investigators determined that the Plasmodium ovale parasite, which has until now been considered to be a single species, is actually 2 different species.
This may seem a ridiculous question. With 280 million people diseased every year, and 850.000 deaths, how can one argue that malaria is not important?
The intelligence of a species like the protozoan we call Plasmodia is amazing. I have followed the response of patients to ACTs since their introduction a few years ago...The parasite clearance and symptomatic relief seems to be getting more sluggish with time.
IVCC and Syngenta reach key milestone in development of new insecticide for malaria mosquito control.
• Field trials show Actellic® 300CS can provide at least 8 months control of pyrethroid resistant mosquitoes
• Actellic® 300CS micro-encapsulated formulation submitted to WHOPES
• Major step forward in development of new products for malaria control
The event has attracted 7,000 participants and seeks to promote malaria awareness and advocacy towards a malaria free Kenya.
The End Malaria Run is organized by Ministry of Health (Division of Malaria Control), the John Ngugi Foundation, WHO-Roll Back Malaria and Malaria Foundation International.
Mosquito nets may well be considered as one of the most effective interventions of combating malaria during our time. And true to that there has been a considerable drop in malaria cases where Insecticide Treated Nets have been effectively distributed and used.
The current enthusiasm for malaria control in Africa will bring us much closer to our goal if we build on the successes of the past, and avoid repeating the mistakes. The major mistake in the global Malaria Eradication Program of 1955 was to embark on an unsustainable strategy, which collapsed within a decade. We need to ensure that current strategies do not repeat this mistake.
There are more than 200 million cases of malaria every year, causing almost 1 million deaths worldwide. In the Americas, the situation is improving but 284 million people continue to be at risk and hundreds of thousands still suffer from this preventable and curable disease.
Please join the Pan American Health Organization, Center for Global Health at George Washington University, the Global Health Network, and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation in commemorating World Malaria Day 2010 by celebrating the work of those who have chosen to become part of the solution for the challenge of malaria in the Americas. Witness the stories of the 2009 Malaria Champions of the Americas; understand the various dimensions of this menacing disease; and share the hope of ‘Counting Malaria Out’.