Malaria Consortium supports one last season under the ACCESS-SMC project in Nigeria
For the 25 million children who live across the Sahel, where there is a seasonal surge in malaria incidence, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool in the fight against malaria. SMC is an antimalarial drug that prevents children under the age of five years old from getting malaria during the four month rainy season. One treatment per month reduces malaria cases by as much as 75 percent.
London, UK 19th September 2016 – Donors met at the fifth replenishment conference of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on 16-17 September in Montreal, Canada to pledge US$12.9 billion to fight the three targeted diseases. This historic financial commitment will contribute to saving eight million lives between 2017 and 2019, as governments, civil society and the private sector aim to accelerate progress against these killer diseases.
London, 28 July 2016 - This summer seven countries across the Sahel will embark upon the second year of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) distribution as part of the ACCESS-SMC project. SMC is a lifesaving preventive malaria intervention during which teams of national health workers deliver SMC treatment to children under five.
Abuja, Nigeria 15th June 2016 - “Mortality rates in those states where we ran our severe malaria project fell from 25 to just one percent. These results are, in part, due to the project and show that the use of injectable artesunate for severe malaria works.”
London, England – The United Nations General Assembly, together with a collection of world leaders, international nonprofit organisations, celebrities and religious figures, are meeting in New York for the sustainable development summit this weekend. It is expected that UN member states will formalise the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which come to an end this year – and discuss a range of critical issues such as poverty, health, gender equality and the environment.
New project prepares to provide seasonal malaria protection in Zamfara and Sokoto
(Nigeria) As World Malaria Day 2015 approaches (25th April), a new project in Nigeria prepares for the distribution of preventive malarial treatments to an estimated 792,132 children under five years old, in 2015 alone, in Zamfara and Sokoto states.
￼￼• Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) prevalence rate in Aweil center was 5.7 % (3.8 - 8.6 ￼95% C.I.) in May 2014 which exceed WHO’s threshold of 2.0 %. ￼￼
• Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) in Aweil center was 21.1 % (17.1 - 25.9 95% C.I.) ￼There was no significant difference in the prevalence rates between May 2012, 2013 and ￼May 2014(P>0.05).
A universal LLIN campaign to distribute 21 million nets across Uganda reached completion last weekend and was marked at an event in Kampala. The first distribution of its kind in Uganda, the 16 month campaign represents a significant landmark in the country’s efforts towards malaria control, distributing one net for every two people, in households across the country.
London, June 13th: Although it may be relatively unknown to many and is one of the so-called ‘neglected tropical diseases,’ dengue is one of the fastest growing emerging infectious diseases in the world. Over 40 percent of the world’s population is at risk of contracting dengue, and the World Health Organization estimates that there are between 50 and 100 million cases every year – the vast majority in the Asia Pacific region, where 75 percent of cases occur. This is an enormous increase (approximately 30-fold) from the global burden just 50 years ago.
NACE “GENERATION NUTRITION” PARA ACABAR CON LAS MUERTES DE NIÑOS POR DESNUTRICIÓN EN EL PLAZO DE UNA GENERACIÓN
Las muertes infantiles por desnutrición aguda podrían acabar en una generación, según la nueva campaña global lanzada hoy por Acción contra el Hambre y una coalición de organizaciones no gubernamentales.
8 May, 2014
Largest grant yet for seasonal malaria chemoprevention
UNITAID has awarded up to $67 million to Malaria Consortium to oversee the largest-yet global programme to increase seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) across the Sahel region of Africa, where malaria remains the leading cause of severe illness and mortality in young children.
Les décès d'enfants liés à la sous-nutrition peuvent être enrayés en une seule génération : tel est le message lancé par une coalition d’organisations humanitaires. La campagne internationale intitulée "Génération Nutrition" dénonce le sort des 52 millions d'enfants dans le monde souffrant de malnutrition aiguë, soit 1 enfant sur 12.
Les décès d'enfants liés à la sous-nutrition peuvent être enrayés en une seule génération : tel est le message lancé aujourd'hui par une coalition d’organisations humanitaires. La campagne internationale intitulée « Génération Nutrition » dénonce le sort des 52 millions d'enfants dans le monde souffrant de malnutrition aiguë, soit 1 enfant sur 12.
Generation Nutrition – report shows ending child deaths from hunger in a generation is now possible
Child deaths from acute malnutrition could be ended in a generation, according to a new global campaign launched today by a coalition of leading international development organisations.
2014 Malaria Consortium Progress Symposium in Asia
At the joint international tropical medicine meeting, held in Bangkok in December 2013, Malaria Consortium hosted a symposium on resistance and elimination in the region. 'Taking the resistance out of elimination', highlighted current efforts to combat drug resistance in Asia as well as the major barriers faced in combatting resistance in the region, including reaching migrant populations and improving surveillance and information systems.
Malaria Consortium is delighted to announce that it has received a Grand Challenges in Global Health grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www.gatesfoundation.org ) for an innovative community dialogue project in Mozambique to help reduce neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
Malaria Consortium announces a new multi-country programme to improve diagnosis of pneumonia in four countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The programme aims to reduce child mortality by identifying the most accurate and user-friendly diagnostic tools for the management of pneumonia in Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Cambodia.
Pneumonia is a leading cause of death in children under five, often as a result of late care-seeking, inappropriate treatment due to a lack of awareness of pneumonia symptoms and misdiagnosing symptoms as malaria.
The interagency field handbook was developed to set out effective malaria control responses in humanitarian emergencies, particularly during the acute phase when reliance on international humanitarian assistance is greatest. This second edition represents a thorough updating and revision of the first edition. The structure remains similar, but includes an additional chapter on humanitarian coordination. All chapters have been revised to reflect changes in best practices, improvements in technologies, availability of new tools, and changes in WHO recommendations.
A Malaria Consortium symposium highlighted the need for increased innovation as part of malaria elimination efforts, during the Sixth Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference in Durban.