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TIPS ON MALARIA

  • HOW CAN MOSQUITOES BE CONTROLLED?

    Mosquitoes around the home can be reduced significantly by minimizing the amount of standing water available for mosquito breeding. Residents are urged to reduce standing water around the home in a variety of ways.

  • HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MOSQUITO-BORN DISEASES?

    The best way is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.This can be accomplished using personal protecting  while outdoors when mosquitoes are present. Treated bed nets should be used sleeping. Mosquito repellent should be used when outdoor.

  • WHO ARE AT RISK?


    Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of getting malaria. Pregnant women are particularly at risk of malaria. Children under 5 years are at high risk of malaria.
     

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Editorial

The heavy cost of malaria and its subsequent toll on Africa is not a secret. For decades now malaria has Tcontinued  to  wreck  havoc  to  fragile  Sub  Saharan African  economies.  Annually,  malaria  costs  Africa  a whooping  $12billion  on  treatment  alone.  It  decimates close to 2 million lives and leaves a feverish trail of 350 million  others  suffering  from  its  debilitating  fever. Looked at critically, malaria is not a stand-alone health concern but a socio-political imbroglio for the continent.

Way back on April 25, 2000, 53 African heads of States and governments met in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, and adopted  the  Roll  Back  Malaria  Initiative  aimed  at galvanizing  efforts  to  halve  malaria  related  deaths  in Africa by 2010. They took this step having realized the burden  posed  on  the  continent's  progress  with  the ravages of malaria.

In this issue of “Eyes on Malaria” we maintain our usual wholistic  reporting  from  the  continent's  malaria  flash- points and look at the progress made so far. Our main feature  in  this  issue  examines  the  latest  arsenal  in  the malaria fight, unveiled by INDEPTH Network under the acronym  INESS.  INESS,  which  stands  for  INDEPTH Network Effectiveness and Safety Studies of Antimalarial in Africa, is a study looking at safety of anti-malaria drugs and their effectiveness in real life situations.

INESS will collect  and  collate  data  on  the  safety  of  anti-malaria drugs  used  in  Ghana,  Tanzania,  Burkina  Faso  and Mozambique  over  a  period  of  four  years.  We  have  a special  no-holds-barred  interview  with  the  brains behind INESS to round up the INESS story coverage.

Well  researched  articles  percolated  with  humorous anecdotes on the effectiveness of ITNs; new findings on malaria treatment using herbs; the search for a malarial vaccine and the link of poverty to malaria are festooned by neatly articulated profiles on Ifakara Health Institute (Tanzania), George Joaki Centre (Malawi) and Navrongo Health Research Centre (Ghana) are also on offer.

Indeed in “Eyes on Malaria” we retain our authoritative stance on malaria. A collector's item and a researchers pride. Enjoy the read.

Charity Binka
Managing Editor

EDITORIAL TEAM
Eunice Menka
Wanjohi  Kabukuru
Georgina Arthur
Elizabeth Gyemfa Anim.

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