The WHO European Region is marking an important step on the road from malaria control to malaria elimination, and then on to maintaining malaria-free status, with the launch of The Ashgabat Statement: Preventing the re-establishment of malaria transmission in the WHO European Region. The Statement is being formally presented on 4 September in Moscow, Russian Federation.
On July 6th, the Discovery Channel's MOSQUITO reveals the dangers of the world's most deadliest creature to humans. As we've been covering the threats of mosquito-borne diseases for years, we could not pass up this opportunity during Mosquito Control Awareness Week to bring this extraordinary film to our community's attention.
Tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant cured 18 critically ill patients in a Congo clinic. The results suggest a new and inexpensive treatment option for the mosquito-borne disease that affects 212 million people worldwide.
At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90,000 infections recorded, a government official said Monday, blaming the upsurge on intense rains. Medical tests conducted on thousands of pupils in 20 public schools in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, highlighted health challenges that are capable of scuttling their educational dreams.