malaria control

Sri Lanka virtually eliminates malaria


August 31st, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Despite being ravaged by decades of conflict, Sri Lanka has succeeded in reducing malaria cases by 99.9 percent since 1999 and is on track to eliminate ... Read more...

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60 kids die of dengue in Cambodia


July 18th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 18 (IANS) At least 60 children have died due to dengue in Cambodia this year, out of a total of 15,597 cases reported in the first six ... Read more...

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Funding cuts spur global malaria outbreaks, says study


April 26th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Funding cuts may explain the global resurgence of malaria, says a new study that analysed 75 documented cases of the disease's outbreaks worldwide since 1930.At least ... Read more...

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WHO seeks more funds to control malaria


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Drug resistance, financial constraints and inadequate public awareness threaten to reverse the gains achieved in malaria control in the past decade, the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

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Nigeria launches new anti-malaria drug


August 5th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lagos, Aug 5 (IANS) A new anti-malaria medicine developed in China has been introduced in Nigeria to contain the spread of the disease in the west African nation.The drug Artequick ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves Rs.417 crore for malaria control in northeast


April 28th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved an intensified malaria control project at an estimated cost of Rs.417.22 crore ($87.88 million) for seven ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves malaria control project for north eastern states


April 28th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved the proposal of the Health Ministry for Intensified Malaria Control Project-II (IMCP-II) for seven north eastern states ... Read more...

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New mosquito type presents challenge in fighting malaria


February 4th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists in France have identified a new type of mosquito in Africa and say it could further complicate the fight to control malaria.It is a subgroup of Anopheles ... Read more...

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Intermittent drug treatment ‘can curb malaria’


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Three randomized controlled trials show that intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in kids adds to the benefit of sleeping under bed nets.It also showed that public health intervention ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chhattisgarh holds emergency meet over rising malaria cases


November 18th, 2010 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Raipur, Nov 17 (IANS) Alarmed over reports of malaria cases coming in from various districts, a senior health official Wednesday held here an emergency meeting with chief medical officers (CMO) of all ... Read more...

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Sickle cell gene’s global map supports ‘malaria hypothesis’


November 3rd, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 03 (ANI): University of Oxford scientists have produced the first detailed global map showing the distribution of the sickle cell gene, supporting the 'malaria hypothesis'.Haemoglobin S (HbS) is known to ... Read more...

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Efforts to beat malaria may backfire, says experts


October 30th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 30 (ANI): Efforts to wipe out malaria in some countries may be counter-productive, suggests an international team of researchers.A new report in the Lancet has suggested some countries, particularly in ... Read more...

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Malaria funding ‘falling short’ across the world, claims report


October 2nd, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): There is a 60 percent global shortfall in funds for malaria control, according to a report by the UK and African experts.Researchers have reportedly found that only 21 ... Read more...

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Flood-hit Pakistanis facing serious health risk


August 17th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Of the 20 million people displaced by floods in Pakistan, at least 10 percent are facing serious health risks as hundreds of skin disease and diarrhoea ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

850,000 people die every year from malaria: Unicef


April 24th, 2010 - 7:25 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 24 (DPA) About 850,000 people die each year from a mosquito bite - with nearly 90 percent of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) ... Read more...

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More funds needed to tackle malaria: WHO (April 25 is World Malaria Day)


April 23rd, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Malaria, which poses a risk to 77 percent of the South-East Asian population and claims thousands of lives each year, needs more commitment and greater funds for ... Read more...

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Decades old DDT still being released from world’s oceans


January 8th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 8 (ANI): A computer simulation by scientists has revealed that substantial quantities of the pesticide DDT are still being released from the world's oceans, despite widespread restrictions on its use ... Read more...

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Ineffective monotherapies dominating high-burden malarious countries


November 2nd, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2(ANI): A new study has shown that owing to high price of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT), the most effective medicines for treating malaria, ineffective monotherapies are dominating high-burden malarious countries.Dr. ... Read more...

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Cerebral malaria claims six more lives in Bihar, death toll rises to twenty


August 5th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Aug 5 (ANI): The death toll due from cerebral malaria has risen to twenty with six more persons succumbing to the disease in Bihar's tribal dominated Munger district.According to Munger District ... Read more...

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Malaria developing resistance to effective drugs, warn scientists


May 29th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): Studies of patients in western Cambodia suggest that malaria could be developing resistance to the most effective type of drug, putting millions of lives at risk.Scientists say tests ... Read more...

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Spraying DDT indoors to fight malaria may affect human health


May 5th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A review of recent studies on the link between DDT and human health has determined that the current practice of spraying the pesticide DDT indoors to fight malaria ... Read more...

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Common experiences provide platform for effective control of vivax malaria


April 27th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
[CNS]: Ways to effectively control vivax malaria are at the centre of this year’s World Malaria Day activities in the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia and the Western Pacific Regions.Representatives from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New guidance on global malaria elimination released


April 25th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Health experts from around the world have launched new guidance for countries and policy leaders on how and when to eliminate malaria.The announcement would pave the way for ... Read more...

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Mosquitoes could act as effective anti-malaria allies


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Scientists have found that our greatest allies in the fight against malaria may be the mosquitoes themselves.The researchers found that mosquitoes have immune systems that actually kill ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Targeting mosquito larvae can help control malaria


March 31st, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Killing mosquitoes in their water-borne larval stage of development can effectively control malaria in urban areas, according to a study.Governments and NGOs worldwide are making a concerted effort ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Comprehensive global malaria map may help eliminate the disease


March 24th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): An international team of researchers has created a global map that shows the proportion of malaria infected population at locations throughout the globe a development which can ... Read more...

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Geneticists make ’significant’ malaria control discovery


February 5th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) In what was described as “a significant step” in malaria control, a team of international scientists Thursday said they have identified specific mosquito genes associated with resistance to ... Read more...

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UN envoy lauds $520 million boost to fight malaria in India


August 8th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 8 (IANS) The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Malaria has welcomed the World Bank's announcement that it would supply over $500 million to help India combat malaria and other ... Read more...

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Experts call for integrated approach to fight malaria, tropical diseases


August 7th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Achieving success in the global fight against malaria may require a concurrent attack on the world''s most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a team of researchers.Peter ... Read more...

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UN’’s Malaria Millennium Development Goal ”unlikely to be achieved”


July 22nd, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): The United Nations'' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to halt and reverse the increase in malaria by 2015 is unlikely to be met, according to a statement published ... Read more...

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Health needs of North Eastern India to get priority


July 3rd, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss today said that North Eastern States are a priority area for revamping of health infrastructure. Keeping in ... Read more...

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