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Category : Malaria
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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WHO: Fight against Killer Malaria Still Low The People, Pg. 18
Wednesday, 03 Aug 2011

The World Health Organization says that the effectiveness of malaria drugs will depend on the ability of countries to increase surveillance for resistance artemisinin based drugs, adding that only 41 per cent of malaria prone countries are carrying out routine testing of the effectiveness of mala

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West Africa United In Fight against Malaria Daily Nation, Pg. 20
Friday, 29 Jul 2011

Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have put together an initiative which they hope will be able to end malaria by 2015 in the region. Ghana health services say about 3.5 million people contract the disease every year.

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Kemri Research Promises to Curb Spread of Malaria Business Daily, Pg. 5
Monday, 25 Jul 2011

Kenya Medical Research Institute (kemri) say trials on a malaria control scheme involving what is called Integrated Vector Management , reduced larvae of anopheles mosquitoes which causes malaria. However researchers say the possibility of mosquitoes gaining resistance to the technology presents

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