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Malaria Fighting Program Short of Funds

Irene Nambi | 14 Mar 2010 | New Times (Kigali)

The fifth round of the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) that started recently will not cover the initial targeted malaria risky districts due to lack of enough funds, The New Times has learnt.

Gambia: Malaria remains top public health challenge in Gambia, says minister

None | 25 Feb 2010 | Afrique en ligne

Gambian Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Abubacarr Gaye, has said that malaria remains a top public health challenge in The Gambia, indicating that the government is committed to preventing and controlling the disease.

Museveni Raps West over DDT

Raymond Baguma | 03 Feb 2010 | New Vision

President Yoweri Museveni has attacked western countries for campaigning against the use of DDT and threatening to ban imports from countries that spray the pesticide.

Poor swiftly tire of bednets, study finds

Alassane Karama | 27 Jan 2010 | SciDev.Net

Creatively designed bednets that are compatible with the cramped indoor lives of the poor are needed if they are not to fall out of use after a few months, say researchers in Burkina Faso.

Difficulties in organizing first indoor spray programme against malaria in Angola under the President's Malaria Initiative

Martinho Somandjinga, Manuel Lluberas & William R Jobin | 07 Dec 2009 | World Health Organization

Successful attempts to control malaria require understanding of its complex transmission patterns. Unfortunately malaria transmission in Africa is often assessed using routine administrative reports from local health units, which are plagued by sporadic reporting failures.

Opinion: Why it's time for the honest use of pesticides

Randi Hutter Epstein | 01 Dec 2009 | GlobalPost

The bedbugs moved into my house. I was itching all night long and after about five futile attempts to blast them with pyrethroids, one of the few allowable pesticides, I was ready for something stronger. Anything really.

"Lesser of two evils" article and AFM's response

Yolandi Groeneweld | 20 Nov 2009 | Mail & Guardian

The malaria squad will be out and about spraying DDT in Limpopo this summer, despite new research linking intersex cases in Limpopo to the controversial pesticide. New research from the University of Pretoria has linked intersex disorders to the spraying of DDT in northern Limpopo to fight malaria.

Insecticide resistance threatens malaria control in Africa

Adele Baleta | 07 Nov 2009 | The Lancet

Researchers in west Africa are monitoring a worrying development for malaria-control efforts: the rise of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes in the region. Adele Baleta reports from Burkina Faso.

Scientists calls for sustained research on Malaria

Daniel Ooko | 02 Nov 2009 | China View

World's largest malaria conference kicked off in Nairobi late Sunday with a call for substantial and sustained support for research to guide evidence-based policies and the development of new malaria tools, which together could save countless lives.

Malaria Spraying Begins

None | 21 Oct 2009 | Herald (Harare)

Government has started its annual national malaria spraying programme to curb the breeding of mosquito parasites ahead of the onset of the rains.