malaria

Community Health Workers tasked to end malaria in Rwanda

Despite drastic efforts to end Malaria, Rwanda is one of the fifteen countries in Africa that are still burdened with the epidemic. In 2016, Malaria cases had an upsurge with an eight-fold increase from 564,407 cases in 2012 to four million in 2016. To boost the efforts, the...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 8:53am

Rwanda to host global summit on Malaria and NTDs

The Ministry of Health Monday held a preparatory meeting of the Kigali Summit on Malaria and NTDs that will take place on the sidelines of the 26th Commonwealth Head of Government (CHOGM) meeting to be held in June this year. Diseases like elephantiasis that affect lower limbs and...

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 7:11pm

Are fake drugs hampering the fight against malaria?

Every year, from 2000 until 2015, the global health community celebrated its success in reducing the number of cases of malaria – even hailing it as one of the greatest global health success stories. But progress in eliminating malaria has slowed since 2016. Why? The burden of falsified...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:21am

Rwanda to unveil new plan to eliminate malaria

Rwanda is set to launch new initiatives designed to ensure a malaria free society. Rwanda joins the international community to mark World Malaria Day today, Dr Aimable Mbituyumuremyi, Head of Malaria Division at Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), told The New Times that the new initiatives will focus...

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 8:08am

China donates anti-malaria drugs to South Sudan

The Chinese Embassy in South Sudan has donated anti-malarial drugs worth over five million yuan (744,000 U.S dollars) to strengthen the country's ability to respond to tropical disease. He Xiangdong, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan said the drugs will strengthen South Sudan's capacity to...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 1:53pm

How Rwanda is winning malaria fight

Following the malaria contingency plan that was put in place in 2016, severe cases of malaria and mortality have since decreased by 50 per cent. There has also been estimated reduction in the country’s malaria burden with 430,000 fewer cases recorded in 2017 than in 2016, according to...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:06am

Malaria fight taken to mosquito habitats

Rwanda on Thursday launched larviciding and spatial spraying to control mosquitoes from breeding and hence preventing Malaria. Launched in Kamonyi District, the initiative targets mosquitoes outdoor, finding them in their breeding habitats before they attack homes. “We are using less costly...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 12:33am

Tropical splenomegaly; the neglected condition

Did you know that recurring bouts of malaria could lead to another condition? Health experts say this condition is known as tropical splenomegaly. WHAT IS IT? Cyprien Ntiringanya, a specialist in internal medicine at University Teaching Hospital (CHUK), says many people are not aware of the...

Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 9:50pm

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