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Climate Change could lead to rise of Dengue fever and Malaria infections

By Checky Abuje More than 8bn people could be at risk of malaria and dengue fever infections by 2080 as a result of the global warming. A new study has found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate, temperatures will increase leading to rise of conditions that encourage malaria-carrying mosquito. According to

President Kenyatta launches Youth Army To fight Malaria in Kenya

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Thursday launched the Kenya Malaria Youth Army, a social movement that brings together young people from all the 47 counties of Kenya to champion malaria control and elimination in the country.  The Kenya Malaria Youth Army will support advocacy, communication, innovation, and community efforts geared towards ending malaria, improving maternal and

Tackling Malaria During Pregnancy  

By Irene Sinoya  irenesinoya@gmail.com In many parts of Western Kenya, the beginning of heavy rainfall is always accompanied by an upsurge of malaria cases. The prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment, hence providing a breeding place for infectious mosquitoes that cause malaria. In malaria-endemic regions like Bungoma and Kakamega County,

COVID-19 pandemic looms large over a malaria-free future

Despite the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world held the line in protecting historic gains against malaria this year, saving hundreds of thousands of lives, preserving fragile health systems, and keeping malaria at bay in countries with zero local cases. However, long-term success in reaching a malaria-free world within a generation

Urgent call to African leaders to support women access to lifesaving malaria treatment  

The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership to End Malaria has Tuesday issued an urgent appeal to leaders and health policymakers across Africa to better protect millions of pregnant women and their newborn children from the devastating consequences caused by malaria in pregnancy. Malaria strikes hardest against pregnant women and children in sub-Saharan Africa, who are

President Kenyatta picked to Chair the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced his four priorities for his two-year term as Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA). His overall aim is to eliminate malaria from the continent by 2030. The game-changing agenda addresses major challenges in the battle against malaria. These challenges include the insufficient engagement of women, children and

MMV@20: Leaders say innovative tools still needed to conquer malaria

The war against malaria will not be won without increased innovation for new, transformative tools, Dr David Reddy, CEO, Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) has said. Speaking while marking the 20th Anniversary of the MMV, Dr Davd noted that those last 20 years have offered this war vital lessons. “Today is a chance for us

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