Malaria in the News

The articles featured below include news about or mention of malaria.

Mosquito nets for Central African Republic

150,000 mosquito nets are being provided to displaced people in the Central African Republic, who have lost their homes because of the ongoing conflict in the country. The life-saving mosquito nets...

To combat malaria, must increase efforts against drug resistance

Efforts to combat malaria are the subject of meetings in Sydney, Australia, this week. Experts there expressed support for a global campaign to ban the use of artemisinin alone as a treatment for m...

13 Mar '14 | Malaria | Australia

Women and children flee violence in Central African Republic

Ongoing violence in the Central African Republic has resulted in over 76,000 people so far, mainly women and children, fleeing north into neighbouring Chad. Many of the displaced people, particular...

04 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Crisis | Central African Republic

Nutrition situation in Gao

The nutrition crisis in Gao, Northern Mali is particularly affecting the vulnerable and children under the age of five years. Current high malnutrition rates are explained partly by the survey cove...

23 Jul '13 | Nutrition | Mali

Malaria parasites stick to blood vessel linings via PfEMP1 (parasite proteins)

Malaria parasites grow in red blood cells and stick to the endothelial lining of blood vessels through a large family of parasite proteins called PfEMP1. This is how the parasite avoids being carri...

05 Jun '13 | Malaria

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

25 April 2012 is World Malaria Day

Malaria causes many child deaths in Africa. However, when there are enough insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and children sleep under a mosquito net every night, child mortality can be reduced by up ...

25 Apr '12 | Malaria | Africa

Mosquitoe nets protect families in the Central African Republic from malaria

To ensure mosquito nets reached homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) as quickly as possible several aid groups co-operated together with the help of singer, actress, and PSI ambassador Mandy...

Scientists develop new drug treatment for malaria

Scientists at the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have produced a new antimalarial drug that is more chemically stable in the body than current malaria treatme...

16 Aug '10

Liverpool University to strengthen health research in Africa

Africa is still affected by deadly diseases such as HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. Many African universities appreciate help to progress forward research into these conditions and train young resea...

02 Jul '09 | Health Research | Africa

Malaria deaths decline by 66% in Zambia

Malaria deaths reported from health facilities in Zambia have declined by 66%. This result along with other supporting data indicates that Zambia has reached the 2010 Roll Back Malaria target of a ...

23 Apr '09 | Malaria | Zambia

UNICEF responds in Chad as children escape conflict

UNICEF is assisting thousands of children who are fleeing the conflict in the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR). More than 3,000 new refugees have arrived in Chad, in addition to the 7,000...

03 Apr '09 | Chad

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