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Gap in malaria treatment for pregnant women

The proportion of pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa receiving preventive measures such as intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) is low, a study says. According to researchers, pregnant women are at high risk of death from malaria and that about 125 million pregnancies occur annually in malaria-endemic areas, noting

Health workers waste costly malaria drugs in Nigeria

  Research shows that health providers who are trained to use malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) continue to prescribe costly malaria medicines to people who do not have the illness. Despite their training, the health workers continue to make these pricey mistakes, and rates of using the rapid diagnostic tests are

1 in 10 Malaria drugs are poor quality – Study finds

Substandard medicines more prevalent than fakes in world’s most malaria-burdened country A rigorous analysis of more than 3,000 antimalarials purchased in Enugu, Nigeria found 9.3% to be of poor quality, according to new research published in PLOS ONE. Researchers found 1.2% of the samples to be falsified and 1.3% to be degraded,

N7 Billion Malaria, HIV Funds Frittered

About N7 billion donor funds sent to Nigeria for the fight against malaria, HIV and tuberculosis were frittered away, according to an audit report by the international agency that provided the funds. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) said in a report filed with the Independent

GSK malaria vaccine shows long-lasting protection

Malaria is an infectious disease spread by mosquitoes that threatens up to half the world's population. Most of its victims are children under five in poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa.The World Health Organisation's latest malaria report found progress against the disease has been made over the past decade, with deaths

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