Nation Make Strides in Curbing Malaria

None | 23 Nov 2023 | Herald (Harare)

Malaria spraying teams have so far only completed 25 out of 45 districts owing to the fact that chemicals arrived three months later than scheduled, a senior health official has said. Ministry of Health and Child Welfare malaria project manager Dr Joseph Mberikunashe said the completed districts include all hard-to-reach areas such as Binga, Mola in Kariba and Mudzi among others.

Spotlight on malaria, indoor residual spraying

None | 13 Oct 2023 |

The inclusion of indoor residual spraying (IRS) in comprehensive malaria control programs is the focus of an international private sector workshop being convened by GBCHealth and the Roll Back Malaria partnership (RBM).

Spraying Insecticide Indoors Reduces Spread of Malaria

Art Chimes | 07 Oct 2023 | Voice of America

Researchers in West Africa have shown that spraying insecticide indoors can dramatically reduce malaria transmission. Efforts to develop a malaria vaccine have so far been disappointing, so programs to control the disease have focused on preventing transmission of the parasite.

Health Service, Ashanti Gold to fight malaria in Wa

None | 29 Jun 2023 | 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.

How DDT could stop the spread of malaria

Leslie Ramsammy | 25 Apr 2023 | 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 2023 | 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 2024 | 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 2024 | 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.

George Clooney Answers Your Questions About Malaria

Nicholas Kristof | 08 Feb 2024 | New York Times

My former travel buddy, George Clooney, caught malaria in January on a trip to Sudan (see what happens when I'm not around to look out for him?). This seemed an opportunity to shine a spotlight on malaria, one of the scourges of much of the developing world, and George agreed to respond to reader questions.

The 'Knock-Out' Punch

Vanessa Narine | 20 Jan 2024 | Guyana Chronicle Online

In the last 20 years there have been at least 20 million deaths because of malaria, one million deaths annually, and 250 million cases of fever cause by malaria each year across the globe.