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Malaria Control: Better Health, Better Future 2016 – Eradicate Malaria for Good

Malaria Control: Better Health, Better Future 2016 – Eradicate Malaria for Good

| September 2, 2016

Following on from the World Malaria Day (WMD) celebration initiative and the subsequent commitment by SCI in 2015 to be part of the global millennium development goal to eradicate malaria, this year’s theme is “Eradicate Malaria for Good”. The millennium development goal is to decrease malaria by 90% by 2030. In spite of the encouraging […]

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Insecticide Treated Bednets for Malaria Control

Insecticide Treated Bednets for Malaria Control

| September 2, 2016

Mosquitoes have been disturbing humans ever since both have co-existed. The earliest records of nets being used to protect people from mosquito bites are from ancient Egypt, but it was not until the early 1980s that the first trials of insecticide impregnated bednets took place. As evidence for the impact of insecticide treated nets (ITNs) […]

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Insecticide Resistance: Are We Losing the Battle to Control the Mosquito Vectors of Malaria?

Insecticide Resistance: Are We Losing the Battle to Control the Mosquito Vectors of Malaria?

| August 25, 2016

In the twenty first century malaria still holds a terrible grip on the lives of millions, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. However, since the turn of the millennium there has been a 40% reduction in the incidence of clinical disease, averting an estimated 663 million clinical cases. It has been estimated that the majority of this […]

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Malaria Control, Better Health, Better Future. 

Malaria Control, Better Health, Better Future. 

| August 19, 2015

Malaria is one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world, in spite of a high number of deaths resulting from malaria being preventable. In 2013, malaria affected almost 200 million people worldwide in tropical countries especially Africa. Over 25% of reported malaria cases resulted deaths, with the highest recorded deaths being of children under […]

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International news in brief – May/June 2015

International news in brief – May/June 2015

| July 20, 2015

Philipinnes: Clearing coconut logs to prevent rhinoceros beetle infestation Government crews are rushing to clear about 4m coconut trees in provinces damaged by super-typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) in order to prevent the rhinoceros beetle from taking hold and attacking surviving trees. The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) reported that at the end of April, 9.15 […]

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Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

Vaccine offers new mode of protection against malaria

| April 27, 2014

A novel malaria vaccine developed at Oxford University has shown promising results in the first clinical trial to test whether it can protect people against the mosquito-borne disease. The trial was carried out in Oxford by researchers led by Professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, along with colleagues from the biotechnology […]

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