malaria News

Explained: Eradicating malaria by 2050 — why study says it can be done

Since 2000, global malaria incidence and death rates declined by 36 and 60 per cent, respectively. In 2017, 86 countries reported 219 million cases and 4,35,000 malaria deaths, down from 262 million cases and 8,39,000 deaths in 2000. Today, more than half of the world’s countries are malaria-free.

Malaria eradication possible by 2050, says Lancet report

While global malaria incidence and death rates declined by 36 and 60 per cent respectively since the year 2000, the advancements are threatened by recent plateaus in global funding, together with a rise of malaria cases in 55 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, says the report.


India to contribute $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria

India has had a sustained partnership with the Global Fund since 2002 both as a recipient and as a donor. So far, India has received $2.0 billion from the Global Fund for attaining targets related to HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria reduction.

Malaria linked to 30 per cent higher risk of heart failure: Study

Around 4,000 malaria cases were identified, with 40 per cent having plasmodium falciparum, a parasite transmitted through mosquito bites that is responsible for the majority of severe malaria cases in humans.

Drug discovery offers new hope to halt spread of malaria

Malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease, currently affects over 200 million people, and kills nearly half a million people — mostly children — every year.

Small bite, big threat: Simple ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes

It is advisable to not to scratch a mosquito bite as it can create openings in your skin that can lead to bacterial infection.


Malaria, chikungunya on a decline as dengue cases rise: Govt data

The Ahmedabad Rural district medical officer, Narendrasinh Rathod, too, reported that malaria was on the decline while comparing the data of 2017-18 and 2018-19, while dengue has been on the rise.

Dengue and pregnancy: Everything you need to know

Newborns with mothers who had dengue just before or at delivery, should be closely monitored after birth in view of the risk of vertical transmission.

Mumbai: PWD, WR premises home to 50 per cent breeding spots among govt offices

Of the 436 breeding spots of malaria-spreading Anopheles mosquitoes found until July-end this year, at least 150 (34 per cent) were found in PWD buildings, while 67 breeding sites were found in buildings owned by the Western Railway, including railway stations and staff quarters

Delhi: 85% posts for anti-malaria staff lying vacant at MCDs

The role of anti-malaria officers is to manage field work, ranging from organising awareness programmes to monitoring vector-control activities. The capital has recorded 111 cases of malaria and 57 dengue cases so far this year.