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Modelling study predicts surge in HIV, TB, and malaria deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic

London: But there is still an opportunity to substantially reduce the death toll by prioritising the most critical services, specifically antiretroviral therapy for HIV, timely TB diagnosis and treatment, and provision of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets for malaria, researchers say.

Over 2,500 people die from malaria in Q1 in Angola

Luanda/Xinhua/UNI:  At least 2,548 people died from malaria in Angola in the first quarter of 2020, said Jose Martins, national coordinator of the health ministry's program to fight malaria, on Monday.

Malaria on the decline in South-East Asia Region; efforts must continue as risks persist: WHO

New Delhi/IBNS: As WHO South-East Asia Region continues to register a steep decline in malaria incidence, the World Health Organization today reiterated accelerated concerted efforts by member countries to achieve zero malaria by 2030.

Global community pledges $14 billion to step up fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

New York: Donors have pledged just over $14 billion for the next three years to save 16 million lives and help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.

'Zero malaria starts with me' UN health agency urges grassroots responsibility on World Day

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has leveled off, which is why this World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a grassroots campaign to emphasize country ownership and community empowerment to improve malaria prevention and care.

Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.

More die after surgery than from HIV, TB, and malaria combined: Study

New York, Feb 1 (IBNS): Around the world 4.2 million people die every year within 30 days after surgery – with half of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a new study reveals.

Danish malaria vaccine passes test in humans: Study

London, Jan 11 (IBNS): A vaccine against fatal pregnancy malaria shows promising results in the first tests in humans. The new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen has untraditionally taken a vaccine all the way from discovery of a mechanism through development and production to clinical trials in humans.

Uzbekistan wins its long fight against malaria, as global rates continue to rise

New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): Uzbekistan’s success in becoming recognized as a malaria-free country by the World Health Organization (WHO), is an “extraordinary outcome,” said the Executive Director of the Global Fund on Tuesday, a UN-backed partnership to end malaria epidemics.

WHO and partners launch new country-led response to put stalled malaria control efforts back on track

New York, Nov 19 (IBNS): Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018.

Poor diets threaten health more than malaria, tuberculosis, measles – new UN report

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS): With one-in-five deaths associated with poor-quality diets, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a co-authored report on Wednesday, urging policymakers to reduce food loss and waste, to improve access to nutritious and healthy food.

Countries in WHO South-East Asia to intensify efforts to control dengue, eliminate malaria

New Delhi, Sept 7 (IBNS) Countries in WHO South-East Asia resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue which threatens nearly 1.3 billion people with frequent and largescale outbreaks, and control malaria, that continues to be endemic in the Region.

Immunity protein at birth reduces likelihood of childhood malaria: Study

New York, July 27 (IBNS): Newborn babies who were born with high levels of an immune-related protein in their blood cells were less likely to develop malaria throughout their early childhood, new research led by Curtin University has found.

Paraguay’s elimination of malaria ‘shows what is possible’ – UN health agency

New York, June 12 (IBNS): Paraguay has successfully eliminated malaria, the United Nations health agency has announced, highlighting that the major milestone offers lessons to other countries aiming to control the mosquito-borne sickness.

Drug resistant malaria is a major problem in SE Asia : Expert

Kolkata, Dec 9 (IBNS): Drug resistant malaria has now become one of the biggest problems in South East Asia, a Myanmar-based health expert said here at an international medical conference.