Health summaries
Category : Malaria
Disappearance of Malaria Mosquito Leaves Researchers Puzzled Kenya Today, Pg.7
Monday, 05 Sep 2011

The incidence of malaria in many African countries south of Sahara is rapidly falling. A research group has discovered that the mosquito carrying the malaria parasite has disappeared from villages without any organized mosquito control. Dan Meyrowitsch explains that the99 per cent fall in malaria

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Door Opens for GMO Mosquito The Star, Pg 28
Monday, 05 Sep 2011

Treated mosquito nets are used in Kenya as a way of controlling malaria. However, a study in a Senegalese village showed that mosquitoes are rapidly developing a resistance to the key ingredient used to treat the nets. The research also revealed that nets reduced the immunity of adults and older

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5-14 Year Olds New Target in Campaign against Malaria Infection The East African, Pg. 30
Monday, 29 Aug 2011

The latest Kenya Malaria Indicator Survey shows that malaria prevalence is highest among five to 14 year olds nationwide, with 13 per cent testing positive for malaria by blood smear, and while older children living in endemic areas may have developed immunity against the clinical disease before

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Mosquito Stays Ahead of Anti-Malaria Experts Daily Nation, Pg. 20
Monday, 22 Aug 2011

A recent study led by Dr Jean Francois Trape at Dakar’s Institut de Recherche pour la development suggests that the mosquito can rapidly develop resistance to nets treated with Deltamethrin, however some experts are cautioning against the panic though.

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Simple Plan to End Malaria Dominance The Standard, Pg. 18
Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011

Schools, villages and prisons in Kenya, particularly in Nyanza, Rift Valley, Nairobi, Eastern and Western province have started growing Artemisia Annua, a Chinese indigenous plant that treats malaria, skin diseases and Dysmenorrhoea. Mary Okumu , school principle says that since starting

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Sperm-Less Mosquitoes Hold Promise to Stop Malaria The People, Pg. 15
Monday, 01 Aug 2011

Scientists from Imperial College London have created a sperm less mosquito in an effort to curb the spread of malaria.

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Malaria Drugs Stock to be Monitored Through SMS The Standard, Pg. 24
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011

The programme, ‘SMS for life’ will be rolled out in Kenya by a multi-national pharmaceutical company to make use of mobile phones messaging services to monitor stocks of anti-malaria drugs in health facilities.

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SMS Reminders to Boost Healthcare The Standard, Pg. 7
Tuesday, 09 Aug 2011

A study by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) published in the medical journal Lancet shows that sending a short message reminder to health workers increases health efficiency by 25 per cent.

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