6 November is Malaria Day in southern Africa. South Africa, along with the South African Development Community, pledged to eliminate malaria transmission by 2023 by stepping up community efforts.
LIMPOPO – While the number of patients reporting to clinics and hospitals with malaria in Mopani is dropping, the provincial health department remains concerned as the battle to end the current outbreak continues.
South Africa has more AIDS-related deaths than any country in the world, but deaths of young children have decreased more than ten-fold in the past decade and tuberculosis (TB) deaths have decreased by 6 percent.
MEDIA RELEASE: This is why the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria” campaign, says Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Medicross Family Medical and Dental Centres. Read more here.
MEDIA RELEASE: This is why the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched its ‘Invest in the future. Defeat malaria’ campaign, says Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Medicross Family Medical and Dental Centres. Read more here.
It’s hard to imagine that gold is more than a rich person’s trinket and actually plays a role in healthcare.
But tiny nano-particles of gold are being used in rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) that can identify malaria in 20 minutes, according to the World Gold Council.
MEDIA RELEASE: The University of the Witwatersrand has announced the formation of the Wits Research Institute for Malaria, (WRIM), strengthening research into one of Africa’s deadliest diseases.
Results from a pivotal, large-scale Phase III trial, published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that the RTS,S malaria vaccine candidate can help protect African infants against malaria. Read the rest of the press release.
Rising drug resistance has turned what public health officials call today’s Big Three infections ‘ HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria ‘ even more fearsome. Together, these diseases kill millions every year, representing 10 percent of all deaths globally. Worse, the trio of epidemics is tragically interconnected, with TB, for example, the leading cause of death among individuals infected with HIV.