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PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Government steps down to step up malaria fight

None | 19 Jul 2011 | IRIN News

As Papua New Guinea continues its battle to contain and prevent malaria, officials say the government's decision to resign as the principal recipient (PR) of monies from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, will improve its response.

Scientists: Stinky sock smell helps fight malaria

Katharine Houreld | 13 Jul 2011 | Associated Press

What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odor of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes that carry deadly malaria. The Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it will help fund one such pungent project in Tanzania.

Health Service, Ashanti Gold to fight malaria in Wa

None | 29 Jun 2011 | Ghana Web

The Upper West Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the Ashanti Gold are to combat the incidence of malaria in the Wa Municipality.

Malaria Fight Hits Snag

Amos Nyambane | 29 Jun 2011 | AllAfrica.com

An NGO yesterday said mosquito nets are being misused in Kisii and Nyamira counties. The organisation said this is hampering the campaign against malaria in the areas.

Lagos fumigates 136,000 houses against malaria in 3 councils

None | 28 Jun 2011 | Nigerian Tribune

The Lagos State government has commenced a 15-day Indoor residual Spraying Exercise of about 136,526 households in three local government areas of the state.

New vaccination strategy fights malaria better

None | 16 Jun 2011 | The Times of India

Scientists have discovered a powerful strategy to combat malaria that may be described as the most effective next-generation vaccination approach for the disease. 

How DDT could stop the spread of malaria

Leslie Ramsammy | 25 Apr 2011 | GlobalPost

Although for decades we have had the scientific knowledge and tools to control malaria, the disease continues to kill millions and inflict misery on families and communities as today we mark World Malaria Day.

Don't let malaria turn into genocide

Cyril Boynes | 14 Apr 2011 | Sowetan

A couple of months ago, when its dog-sledding business lost customers, a Canadian company had 100 of its dogs killed. The incident "shocked" and "angered" people. The employee who shot the dogs said he suffered "post-traumatic stress" from killing them and wants compensation.

Advierten riesgos ante reintroducción de pesticida DDT

Cecilia Rosen | 24 Mar 2011 | SciDev.Net

Nueva evidencia sobre efectos negativos del pesticida DDT sobre la salud y temores ante su reintroducción en algunos países, justifican buscar alternativas a este agente para el control de la malaria.

Health Minister calls for use of DDT to fight vectors

None | 07 Mar 2011 | Kaieteur News Online

Guyana is adopting strategies that fully utilises biological methods as a control strategy for vectors thus the use of BTI (Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis) is one that should be more widely utilised in Guyana.