*Kenya: Chase for Profit Hampers Malaria Drugs Subsidy *
On the streets of Nairobi, James Odhiambo goes from one pharmacy to he next in search of anti-malarial drugs marked with the Global Fund's logo of a green leaf. He is looking for this specific brand because he understands that it is more than 10 times cheaper than the same drug produced by different manufacturers.
* Nigeria: Edo Govt Tasks Women on Malaria Scourge *
Edo State Government has advised women in the state to utilise the insecticide treated mosquito nets that had been freely provided by the government to fight the malaria scourge.
* Nigeria: Malaria - Yobe to Distribute 1,300 Mosquitoe Nets *
In its bid to control malaria, Yobe State Government is to distribute more than 1,300 Mosquito Nets to the 17 local governments in the state next month.
* Tanzania: Malaria Test Success Drives Up Antibiotic Use *
Antibiotic misuse has soared in an African capital as an unforeseen consequence of improving the diagnosis of malaria, according to a study.
* Tanzania: Anti-Malarial Therapy Not to Sell Above Tsh 1000 *
The Government has subsidized the costs for the combine therapy anti-malarial drugs by more than 93 percent. Now its full dose will only cost Tsh 1000.
* Ghana: Join War On Malaria - Minister Tells Sports Personalities *
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Clement Kofi Humado, has called on all sporting associations in the country to join the war on malaria to make the quest towards achieving the Roll Back Malaria
(RBM) of near zero death by 2015 a success.
* Nigeria: Govt to Ban Mono-Therapy Malaria Drugs *
The Federal Government has hinted that in the nearest future, it would ban all mono-therapy drugs used in malaria treatment in Nigeria as they are no longer effective following resistance of the drugs by Nigerians.
* Kenya: Marginal Profits Hamper Malaria Drug Subsidy *
On the streets of Nairobi, James Odhiambo goes from one pharmacy to the next in search of anti-malarial drugs marked with the Global Fund's logo of a green leaf. He is looking for this specific brand because he understands that it is more than ten times cheaper than the same drug produced by different manufacturers.
* Angola: Tomboco Registers Over 5000 Cases of Malaria *
About 5,575 cases of malaria, registered from January to March this year, were notified by the health authorities in Tomboco District, northern Zaire Province.
* Angola: New Malaria Fight Strategy Reduces Death *
The health services in central Huambo province recorded a drop in the rate of death caused by malaria in the first quarter of this year from 222 in 2010 to 58, as a result of new strategies in the fight against the disease.
* Angola: Technicians Finish Training on Rapid Malaria Test *
About sixteen laboratory technicians from the northern Uige Province finished on Thursday, in this city, a training programme on handling new equipment for testing malaria, ANGOP has learnt.
* Nigeria: Demystify Malaria Diagnosis And Treatment, Local Experts Urged *
Nigerian medical experts have been urged to demystify the diagnosis and treatment of malaria as part of strategies to reduce the burden of the disease in the country.
* Kenya: Pneumonia And Malaria Rated Top Killers Last Year *
Preventable malaria defied sustained government efforts meant to keep it at bay to kill the highest number of people last year.
* Nigeria: Lasg, NGOs Walk Against Malaria *
As part of activities to mark this year's World Malaria Day, the Lagos State Ministry of Health in collaboration with health related NGOs held a walk and free malaria screening/awareness creation exercise
which took off from Maryland and culminated at Kosofe Local Government Area Headquarters.
* East Africa: Official Calls for Harmonisation of Policies on Malaria *
Member states of the East African Community are urged to harmonise policies to ensure elimination of malaria in the region.