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Category : Malaria
Africa Urged to take up Effective Artesunate for Malaria Treatment The East African, Pg. 30
Monday, 09 May 2011

According to the World Health Organization malaria kills up to a million people a year, most of them children. In recent findings of a research done on malaria deaths, it was found out that almost one in four patients were not given quinine doses as prescribed, and  as the world marked Malar

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Climate Change Driving Malaria Spread Kenya Today, Pg.15
Monday, 02 May 2011

Experts say that the negatives effects of climate change that are now being experienced in Kenya are facilitating the spread of malaria to new areas. The experts say that they are finding malaria in areas such as the highland which typically are too cool for the disease.

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Medics Overwhelmed By Sharp Rise in Malaria Infections Kenya Today, Pg.11
Monday, 02 May 2011

There has been an overwhelming rise in malaria infections within Busia County over the past three weeks. Statistics show that the district hospital has attended to 7,697 children of below five years since the beginning of the month, compared with 6,875 other cases in March.

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Malaria Prevention Training Starts Kenya Today, Pg.5
Monday, 02 May 2011

The Government is training community health workers on how to sensitize the public on preventive measures to combat malaria. The training was occasioned by the high prevalence rate of the disease which is linked to lack of public awareness on how to curb the disease.

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How GM Mosquitoes Can Help Wipe Out Malaria in Africa The East African, Pg.30
Monday, 02 May 2011

Research groups have created ‘malaria resistant mosquitoes’ by using genes to disrupt the parasite’s development. This should act as a control measure against the disease. However, the biggest challenge is getting the genes to spread from one genetically-modified mosquito to the

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Using Theatre to Combat Malaria in Kisii County Standard on Sunday, Pg.31
Sunday, 01 May 2011

Mokwerero Theatre Group composed of health workers aged between 25 and 45 is using theatre to educate residents of Kisii County on the importance of sleeping under a treated net to curb malaria. Using improvised costumes the group renders messages on the cause of malaria even the symptoms.

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Malaria Study Leads WHO to Revise Treatment Rules The Standard, Pg.30
Thursday, 28 Apr 2011

Artesunate is part of the artemisinin group of drugs that treat malaria. Recently a report ‘Making the switch’ by the international medical humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)calls on African governments to follow new World Health Organization guidelines soon to b

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Drop in Malaria Drugs Prices Slashes Deaths Drastically, Says PS Kenya Today, Pg.16
Monday, 25 Apr 2011

The drop in the price of malaria medicine from Shs600 to Shs400 has seen an overall reduction in malaria and deaths in young children by between 44 and 62 per cent. The PS in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, Mark Bor says that Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) has been carried out in pr

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