Malaria

We can accelerate our efforts to achieve a malaria-free Africa — Moeti

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa expressed optimism in the actualization of a malaria-free Africa. In a statement to mark the World Malaria Day 2022, Moeti said there is the need to urgently scale up innovation and the deployment of new tools in the fight against malaria, while advocating for equitable access to malaria prevention and treatment, within the context of building health system resilience. The past year has seen significant breakthroughs in malaria prevention and control, in spite

Over 650,000 children got malaria vaccine in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

Malaria vaccine coverage through childhood immunization programme signals strong community demand for vaccine. Two years on from the launch of a pilot programme, more than 1.7 million doses of the world’s first malaria vaccine have been administered in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi, benefitting more than 650,000 children with additional malaria protection. The number of children reached in this relatively short period indicates strong community demand for the vaccine as well as the capacity of the countries’ child immunization programmes to deliver the vaccine on

Vector control is the cornerstone of malaria prevention – Sieyes

Patrick Sieyes, Head of Global Growth at Vestergaard, ,a global health company, has described vector control as the cornerstone of malaria prevention. Sieyes noted that vector control in the form of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) is crucial in preventing malaria. “Given the resource limitations, investment in the most cost-effective and basic tools, such as high quality PBO Nets and vector control tools must be prioritized to maximize impact,” he said. Studies have shown that LLINs in particular