Global initiatives launched to end malaria

World leaders have launched new global and regional initiatives to end the lethal mosquito-borne infection malaria by strengthening new commitments, eradication strategies, tools and funding mechanisms.
Nafsiah Mboi, special envoy of the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA), told The Jakarta Post that malaria has again been placed as a priority on the global health agenda.

UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation lay out plan for malaria eradication

The United Nations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have teamed up to promote strategies to fight malaria globally.  
The result of their effort is a report titled “From Aspiration to Action: What Will It Take to End Malaria?” The report details strategies, tools and financing world leaders can use to help eradicate malaria. 

Paludisme : les barrages attisent l’expansion de la maladie en Afrique

Sur les 198 millions cas au monde liés au paludisme en 2013, 90% auraient eu lieu en Afrique subsaharienne. Le moustique anophèle qui se reproduit dans l’eau, où il pond les œufs, est le vecteur de la maladie. Ce qui attise la crainte que de nouvelles retenues d’eau douce, telles que celles engendrées par les barrages, favorisent la maladie aux alentours. Un phénomène constaté au Cameroun, au Zimbabwe au Kenya et en Ethiopie selon l’étude.

Sida, tuberculose, paludisme : 17 millions de vies sauvées par le Fonds mondial depuis sa création

L’impact des actions menées par le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme est de plus en plus important, se félicite ce partenariat international, créé en 2002 pour faire face aux trois pandémies. Son rapport annuel, rendu public lundi 21 septembre, évalue à 17 millions, à la fin de 2014, le nombre de vies qui ont été sauvées grâce à ses interventions depuis qu’il est en activité. L’objectif pour la fin de 2016 est de parvenir à 22 millions de vies sauvées en cumulé.

Children With H.I.V. More Likely to Die of Malaria

Children infected with H.I.V. appear much more likely than those who are not to die with severe malaria, a new study has found. It may make sense to give these children malaria drugs protectively, the authors said.
The research, which looked at 3,000 Malawian children who went into comas with cerebral malaria and included autopsies on more than 100 who had died, partly resolves a question that has long puzzled H.I.V. specialists. Does H.I.V. make malaria more lethal, as it is well-known to do with other diseases — notably tuberculosis?

South Sudan: Fighting Malaria Person-by-Person in Bentiu

It is 7:30 in the morning and Paulino watches as four white Land Cruisers pull into the UN protection of civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, South Sudan. He’s one of 210 community health workers congregated next to a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic inside the crowded displaced persons camp, ready to respond to a devastating outbreak of malaria.

More Needs to Be Done in Fighting Malaria, CDC Chief Says

The world has made remarkable progress against malaria in the past 10 to 15 years. Deaths have been cut by half. More people are getting treated. And research on an effective vaccine continues.
Yet more needs to be done.
Eighty percent of malaria cases and 78 percent of deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Most of those who die are young children.

Paludisme : la lutte contre la maladie finit par payer

SUCCÈS. Prévention, traitements, lutte contre la maladie... Les efforts réalisés contre le paludisme finissent par payer. L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et l'Unicef ont annoncé jeudi 17 septembre 2015 que cette maladie infectieuse transmise par les moustiques avait régressé. Les deux organisations estiment qu'en 15 ans, 6,2 millions de vies ont pu être épargnées grâce aux mesures de lutte misent en place. En effet, le taux des nouveaux cas de paludisme a chuté de 37% depuis 2000 et la mortalité a chuté de 60% au cours de ces 15 dernières années.


Scientists warn Malaria cases may increase

Scientists are warning that malaria cases in the country could see a rapid increase after a study was conducted on a highly aggressive invasive weed known scientifically as Parthenium hysterophorus, and locally as famine weed.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) says the weed could increase malaria incidents in East Africa since it has the ability to sustain the malaria-transmitting mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, by extending its life even in the absence of a blood meal.