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Ghana gives approval to Oxford’s malaria vaccine

Ghana has become the first country to give approval to a malaria vaccine developed by the Oxford University. The African country at the moment is expanding its malaria vaccination drive and the latest approval would help shore that up. Ghana is already using the first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix from British drugmaker GSK which was last year endorsed by the World… Read More
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Global deaths from Malaria stabilize

– – The World Health Organization has said that malaria cases and deaths remained stable last year, after a worrying rise during the first year of the Covid pandemic. The WHO has however warned of new challenges including mosquito resistance to insecticides and parasite resistance to drugs used to treat malaria. Ninety-five per cent of all malaria cases are in… Read More
Africa World 

Global Fund raises $14.25 billion to fight Malaria, HIV and TB

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced it has raised $14.25 billion at a donor conference on Wednesday. The outbreak of Covid-19 had set back the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the past couple of years. The amount raised at Wednesday’s conference was the highest amount ever pledged for a multilateral health organisation. Despite… Read More
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WHO gives approval for mass use of malaria vaccine in Africa

The world health organization has given approval for the use of malaria vaccine across Africa after successful pilot. The vaccine – called RTS,S – was piloted in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi as part of an immunization exercise. Now the World Health Organization says the vaccination was successful and should now be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions… Read More
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Ugandan entrepreneur makes mosquito-repelling soap

– – A Ugandan female entrepreneur has developed a soap that is meant to repel mosquitoes. Joan Nalubega developed the organic soap as part of her contribution to fighting the spread of Malaria caused by Mosquito bites. The entrepreneur while growing up in an orphanage struggled with malaria, something that inspired her business idea. She told the BBC that “In… Read More
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Burundi: 6-year old YouTube star killed by malaria

At the age of six Darcy Irakoze, known as Kacaman took YouTube by storm with his popular comedy sketches. He was destined to shine further and build an astonishing career even as a kid, but that will not happen. The Burundi star has died of Malaria on Thursday after being diagnosed of the disease on Wednesday. His manager confirmed hi… Read More