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Is SA's healthcare getting better?
Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

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WHO programme to prevent 10,000 malaria deaths in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that around 8,500 people are infected with malaria in the conflict-ravaged Borno state of Nigeria every week...

11 Aug 2017

Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors
Kruger National Park advises anti-malarial measures for visitors

Due to the heavy rain received this year, the KNP is experiencing malaria cases, and has advised visitors to take precautionary measures against the disease...

19 May 2017

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New UN-backed citizen-led alliance formed against mosquito-borne diseases

The new initiative brings together thousands of scientists and volunteers from around the world to track and control mosquito-borne viruses, including Zika, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue, malaria and the West Nile virus...

10 May 2017

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Research team releases data on promising anti-malarial

Research conducted on a anti-malarial clinical drug candidate, MMV390048, and its efficacy against resistant strains of the malaria parasite, and across the entire parasite lifecycle...

By Kim Cloete 2 May 2017

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#WorldMalariaDay: 21% drop in global cases

According to the World Malaria Report 2016, the rate of new malaria cases fell by 21% globally between 2010 and 2015...

25 Apr 2017

Malaria education in Malawi. Source: WHO/S Hollyman
#WorldMalariaDay: Vaccine trial to commence in 2018

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a pilot programme that will make the world's first malaria vaccine available in selected areas...

25 Apr 2017

Burundi declares malaria epidemic
Burundi declares malaria epidemic

Burundi has declared a malaria epidemic after more than 9m cases were recorded since last year...

By Moses Havyarimana 16 Mar 2017

Climate change could enlarge malaria areas in SA
Climate change could enlarge malaria areas in SA

Social media is abuzz about three women who died of malaria in the Tshwane region – none of whom had been to a malaria-endemic area...

10 Mar 2017

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Leaders unite to eradicate malaria

A group of public and private sector leaders who aim to ensure malaria eradication remains a top global priority have launched the End Malaria Council...

23 Jan 2017

African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets
African malaria elimination improving, but still short of targets

Access to core malaria-fighting tools has expanded rapidly for the world's most vulnerable populations...

13 Dec 2016

Mokoena in the Goodbye Malaria store at OR Tambo airport, which features Shweshwe pyjama pants, hats and bowties as well as handmade teddies, bracelets and more...
#Behindtheselfie with... Lebohang Mokoena

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lebohang Mokoena: 28-year-old entrepreneur selected in a 'Dragon's Den-style interview to spearhead Goodbye Malaria's merchandising and fundraising effort at their new pop-up stores at airports, which launched on 23 November...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Nov 2016

UP uses tech to tackle malaria
UP uses tech to tackle malaria

Technology implemented in the air and on the ground forms part of a transdisciplinary solution to battle the scourge of malaria in South Africa...

9 Nov 2016

Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa
Digicape brings first-of-a-kind technology that diagnoses malaria to Africa

Digicape has announced a deal with xRapid, the London-based startup that has created a world-first mobile health solution that provides automatic diagnosis of malaria via an iPhone app...

Issued by Digicape 15 Aug 2016

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H3D makes second malaria drug breakthrough

A new potent antimalarial development candidate with the potential to both treat and prevent of malaria has been identified by UCT's H3D...

By Kim Cloete 27 Jul 2016

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Reigniting the malaria fight

The revival in eradicating malaria was sparked by the Gates Foundation, which has committed millions of dollars to intervention tools, such as new-generation drugs...

20 Jun 2016

Taking the bite out of malaria
Taking the bite out of malaria

Great strides have been made in addressing the scourge of malaria in South Africa, yet prevention rather than cure needs to become the priority...

14 Jun 2016

Bacteria could spell the end for mosquito-borne diseases
Bacteria could spell the end for mosquito-borne diseases

An intercellular bacterial infection has the potential to control diseases spread by mosquitoes...

7 Jun 2016

The sprayers are the true heroes in fighting malaria in Mozambique
Mozambique tackles Africa's smallest killer

Malaria still causes 1,2m deaths in Africa, so a new facility aimed at eliminating the disease in Mozambique by 2020 could have long-term advantages...

20 Apr 2016

Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control
Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control

Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture...

5 Nov 2015

How the world can cut malaria cases by 90% in the next 15 years
How the world can cut malaria cases by 90% in the next 15 years

With more than 200 million cases recorded across the globe each year and half the world's population living in areas considered high risk, malaria remains a challenge...

By Collins Ouma 10 Sep 2015

New antimalarial compound could treat malaria in single dose
New antimalarial compound could treat malaria in single dose

A novel antimalarial compound, identified through collaboration between the University of Dundee's Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), has the potential to treat malaria patients in a single dose...

19 Jun 2015

Half the world affected by treatable, preventable disease
Half the world affected by treatable, preventable disease

Meet 'Goodbye Malaria', an initiative by African entrepreneurs and a genuine force for good, taking our greatest strength as Africans, creativity, to solve one of Africa's biggest problems...

24 Apr 2015

Help fight misery of malaria
Help fight misery of malaria

In 2013, 90% of all malaria deaths occurred in Africa, mostly among children under the age of 5, with a child dying every minute from the disease according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

17 Apr 2015

China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage
China-Africa Health Collaboration focused on universal health coverage

The 5th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Collaboration last week in Beijing explored how Chinese and African resources and experiences can be leveraged for greater health development...

30 Mar 2015

New malaria treatment unveiled in New Orleans
New malaria treatment unveiled in New Orleans

The results of a multi-centre clinical trial in Africa, launched in 2008 to test the efficacy and tolerability of Artesunate-Mefloquine fixed-dose combination (ASMQ FDC) in children under 5 years of age...

5 Nov 2014

SA's Ebola fears but no confirmed cases
SA's Ebola fears but no confirmed cases

The Ministry of Health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the male patient admitted to the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg, has tested negative for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

19 Aug 2014

Malaria expert panel focuses on access to quality antimalarials
Malaria expert panel focuses on access to quality antimalarials

The 13th annual National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop, focusing on access to quality antimalarials across Africa, convened in Tanzania on 25 June 2014.

26 Jun 2014

Two million children in Zambia receive antimalarial treatment
Two million children in Zambia receive antimalarial treatment

Two million treatments of Novartis paediatric antimalarial treatments are arriving in Zambia thanks to the ongoing efforts of the company in collaboration with Malaria No More's Power of One campaign. This will reduce the disease burden in Zambia, which accounts for up to 40% of infant mortality in that country.

8 Apr 2014

Malaria drug combo could help prevent pregnancy complications in lupus patients
Malaria drug combo could help prevent pregnancy complications in lupus patients

An anti-malaria drug combination might be useful in helping to prevent pregnancy complications in women with lupus and the related disorder antiphospholipid syndrome, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found.

By Karen N. Peart 22 Jan 2014

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